I was talking to my coach, Terry Ritter of FPTS, after the race and I commented that some of his other coached racers had done well also in the race. He remarked that he would always feel good if his athletes achieved success, whether he personally had a successful race or not.
I would say he should be happy with the way the year is starting out. In addition to my win:
The winner of the women's Expert/Elite category, Karey Collins, is also coached by Terry. It was her maiden race on her new Giant Anthem Advanced mountain bike, racing for Team Giant-Michigan.
Kevin Skipworth, racing for City Bike Shop, took second in the Men's Sport 40-44 class.
Race results of the time trial