Race Report: Cameron Park Blowout!

This just in from Team IPA racer, Bill Ables – a worthy second place finish:

“I competed in the Men’s Cat 1 50-59 age group, which consisted of approximately 15.5 miles of single track with over 2,200 ft. of elevation. Had a good start and went into single track in 5th place out of 7 riders. Within 5 miles I worked my way to 3rd position but at this point had no idea how far the race leaders were ahead of me. 2nd lap I was pretty much by myself except for the occasional rider from group that started before us. Feeling pretty good at 12 mile mark I started a push to see if I might be able to close the gap on leaders. With less than 2 miles from finish I caught 2nd place rider and made the pass but the leader was nowhere in sight. Finished 2nd with a time of 1:41:55. The course was set up very nice in my opinion with a lot of climbing but with sufficient recovery time between uphill battles. Kudos to race organizers, volunteers and all involved…See you next year!”