The second Cliff Hanger Sprint series was held in Montpelier, where riders went 4 at a time in dead heats to compete for the fastest spots up the stupidly steep hill. I was able to top the first two of my heats with a PR of 1:40:00 or something like that up the hill. Between my heats I watched as other riders dug themselves deep holes in attempts to launch the hill faster than those next to them. Making it into the final round, I was feeling good and sitting on the wheel of the eventual Cliff Hanger Champion, Kip, when my stomach said "that's enough." Though in fewer words, I had to let up my effort and fall back for a 3rd place finish. Next time I suppose I'll try to devour food much earlier... rather than an hour before a competition like that.
Arc hard, ride fast, go plaid!