🎥 Race Analysis: How to Attack the Start of an XC MTB Race (2020 Folsom Lake TBF MTB Expert)

I rode a 12 hour solo Torch Bearer race which went from midnight to noon. It was a small ladies field - maybe 6. It set off crazy V02 max fast. Horrible. I came second. I would say the podium was fought for 8 hours in, but I had to be in the right place to be in contention.
Every body has a plan till they get punched in the face.