Jed Prentice made the trek out to Loudonville, OH for the Mohican 100, the third round of the National Ultra-Endurance (NUE) Series, finishing 16th with a time of 7:30. The course was fun but demanding, a nice mix of fast singletrack, primitive single and doubletrack, and dirt roads, with over 11,000 feet of elevation gain. However, the longest climb gains 350 feet over a mile, which means means countless short, steep, punchy climbs that take their toll on the legs after several hours of racing. A steep 200′ paved climb immediately after the start, followed by a short rolling section of road leading into the woods makes a fast start and good positioning a must. A $200 preme awarded to the first rider to leave the Loudonville city limits near the top of the climb adds fuel to the fire. (The rider who wins the preme has to finish the race to collect.)
Jed got a good start and went into the woods in a good position, settling into the top-20 and staying there all day. He shredded the singletrack and rode smart on the roads, working with other riders to keep the pace high. After riding in a group of 2-4 riders for most of the day, Jed shredded the final section of singletrack to come in a minute or so ahead of the rest of his group.
You can sit on Jed’s wheel for about 20 seconds in the cyclingdirt.org race highlights video, starting around 1:35
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