Registration opened today. For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s the Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell- 63 mile/100 km mountain bike race with nearly 11,000 feet (3350 meters) of climbing in Pisgah:
Most of the climbing is on gravel roads and most of the descending is on single track, with a short hike-a-bike at the top of the longest climb.
This will be my first time doing it and my A race for 2020 (first true A race in several years, actually). Figure I’ll follow the SSB plans followed by sustained power build due to the length of the climbs and likely the century specialty to prepare, along with some traditional XC races in the spring if life allows.