About 20 guys showed up for my category (elite). The weather was great 65 -75 degrees abd sunny. This was a course on a ski mountain so there was a good amount of climbing and descending. There was a few technical section thrown in but not horrible; it all seemed ridable except one tricky switchback with a lot of big rocks (not ridable for me anyway).
The fist lap decent I found that my front breaks weren’t working; the pivot pin came out. I tried riding with no front breaks for a while but I ran in to serious issues when trying to ride down the steep switch backs. After almost riding off course a few times I decided to stop and fix it. Fixed it using the pin from my chain breaker tool and some electrical tape to hold it in. The fix worked and I was able to finish; I came in 11th.
This was the series finally of the Mid Atlantic Supper Series (MASS). I was trying to do well in this series overall but the ridiculous number of flats I experienced during races took away any chance of a respectable ranking in the overall. Since I've switched to tubeless it has been a lot better; I went from getting a flat every week to getting a flat every month (on average during races). Hopefully next season will be different with less flats and less excuses.