Several beards took advantage of the beautiful weather on January 31st and raced at the Overdose @ OCNP endurance event put on by Lonestar XC. What made this day extra special was that it was the first race for Nicolas Gauring, James Beas and Marcus Mendoza as BWR members.
Overdose offered several racing options 1 lap dash, 2 lap sprint, 4 lap marathon, and the ultimate test of an 8 lap ultra-marathon. Blake York put in an amazing performance and took 2nd place in the ultra-marathon finishing in 5:35:34. James Beas battled severe cramping by the 4th lap, but he persevered and finished strong, finishing 8th. Randy Davis was feeling great throughout the race and took 13th.
The competition for the 4 lap marathon was intense as 4 riders fought for the top spot, one of which was our very own Nicolas Gaurin. The leader attempted to lose him throughout the race and Nicolas would reel him in every time, getting within 1 second on the 2nd and 3rd lap. Nicolas ultimately took 2nd with a time of 2:26:13. Marcus Mendoza took advantage of his day off from being a bike cop by riding his bike 32 miles and placing 53rd. David Deery put in a stellar performance and finished 90th overall and 7th for the mature gentleman division of 50+.
Our very own team captain, Nick Castro, competed in the 2 lap sprint and came in 107th overall and as the only Clydesdale he dominated that category, taking home a 3rd place flask for the sub-categories. He reported receiving several slaps to his bottom from teammates and may be permanently scarred.
A special thank you goes out to Minh Nguyen and his family. They showed up to offer moral support and the use of their cooler.