The Port Jervis mountain bike race was a fun exploratory event to complete the season.
I took to the start having about 5 total rides off road on my mountain bike. Why not race, right?
The course started with a fast roll out from town that led into a .75 mile climb into the trail system. The trails were new and the lack of having been ridden in and the fall foliage on the ground presented a very real challenge.
Overall I took it safe and steady and learned a lot along the way. This effort was enough for a 2nd place finish in the 12 mile event.