Patterson Pass Road Race

Report by Carl Parker Patterson Pass Road Race was my first road race as a Cat 4 racer.  I was really looking forward to this race because it was longer in distance, 65 miles, and had significant elevation, over 6,000 feet of climbing.  That meant a lot more time riding my bike than what I had in Cat 5 races.  And that’s a good thing.  I really like riding my bike.  I couldn’t wait to get this started. The 65 miles consisted of 3 laps.  Each lap started off with a 4mile/1100ft (5%) climb, following that climb was a long…

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