Battle the Bear by: Denzel Stephenson
May 6, 2013
This Sunday, May 5th, was our second team race at Battle the Bear. When we pulled up into the parking lot, I felt very welcomed by the Boulder Junior Cycling tent that was wet up there. Tokyo Joes did very well in all the categories we raced in. I raced in the junior men 17-18 group. I was doing very well from the start until the third downhill when I hit my pedal on a rock and crashed. I lost three places but quickly made up two. On the second lap I bonked about a mile from the finish and my legs got very tight and cramped. Other than those two mistakes I did very well and ended up fourth. Thanks a lot to Boulder Junior Cycling/Tokyo Joes for supporting me during my race.