This is an interesting photo because Montoya has seen the photographer while I haven't. This time I'm looking towards the trail, and she is preparing for what will be a very hard spook! Since we're climbing a little rise in the trail, I am leaning forward a bit to really get off of her back which will allow her to use her hind end more freely without also having to support my weight.
We finished the 50 mile course 17th out of 57 riders with a ride time of 6 hours and 33 minutes. We had an advantage at this race as we were on trails that we had ridden many times. I was in charge of marking all of the final 30 miles of the course so Montoya knew exactly where we were going.