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May 27th, 2014

Blazing Saddles RR – Jed Pope 5.25.2014

Todd, Adam and I raced the last round of the BS series. The start was blazing fast like always. I jumped out front quick knowing there were some fast guys from Chico and that Todd would be hammering it hard. Todd went by me up the first climb like I was tied to a post then two more guys came by. I knew I didn’t have a lot in me for this race as I was still recovering from last weeks race. I told myself just try and keep them close and get them on the down hill! About half way up I was starting to feel the heat and getting hot so I just held a good pace to the top. I hammered into the down hill thinking there is no way I’m catching theses guys I lost too much time on the climb and then I started to see some dust up ahead.  That’s all I needed for me to keep hammering this slick down hill. I got by one of the guys just before the bottom, then I could see second place just in front of me now. I tried to close the gap to him but just couldn’t get there. I finished third over all and first in my class so I was super pumped on that; considering that last year I could barely walk due to my back injury.  Todd ended up winning the race and Adam finished sixth, we represented Owens pretty well. Just wanted to say thanks for everyone’s help getting me back on the bike, couldn’t have done it without you guys! Thanks again Owens for the support! See everyone soon.

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