Adventure Racing race (MTB) 3:27:15  54.0 km (3:50 / km) +1020m 3:30 / km
shoes: Specialized Epic FSR Mthn 2014
Leg 12, the final one of the race, only a climb and descent of Casper Mountain ahead of us.
We push as hard as possible on the tar roads to the base of the mountain and then up the dirt roads. We had nice solid surfaces compared to the teams behind us who got bogged down in red mud once the midday storms started.
It felt sluggish going up but final split time results showed we were one of the fastest teams on this leg of the race (3rd, only slower than Silva and Yoga). Got to the top just as a massive thunderstorm, wind gusts, lightning and hail broke. We were luckily on the tar descent by then but it was the most atrocious weather I've ever been in during a race. I barely struggled to keep my bike upright with the gusts whilst doing 40km/hr on the descent (no 85 km/hr this time!). By the time we reached the edge of town we were all severely hypothermic and stuggling to control our bikes whilst shivering. We kept pushing hard to warm up again and flew into the finish along the tracks we had scouting well the previous week.
End position 11th. Disappointed about the 6h loss on the second night. We still have a weakness when it comes to bundu-bashing. Without that mistake we would probably have been racing for 8th and ahead of Blackhill, Vidaraid and Godzone who were fading badly and only finished about an hour ahead of us.