THC team mates MC Chewning, Scotty P, Michael Starr, and Zach Cahill battled the elements and the elevation at the epic Mitchell Memorial road race. The 8.2 mile wooded and wild course featured a steep, wicked curvy downhill section with at least one off-camber turn, a few sharp banked curves, which led to a long fast rolling section, then cut right to kick up a bit, back down, and then right again into a long, curvy and sometimes bitingly steep uphill section, with a flatish finish area at the top. Done several times at race pace and the boys calves threatened to jump ship and hide in the woods. The weather just upped the ante; 30+ mile per hour wind gusts and patches of rain made the top section a brutal battle to hold a line in the headwind and the slick wet roads made for a white-knuckle descent. But the race went on, fast and ferocious. The boys did well to survive the course with the best finishes from Scott who soloed in to take 1st in the CAT4 race and Michael Chewning’s 10th in the CAT3’s.