Next race for me was the"Snake River 4" in Okeechobee. It was 28 degrees when I awoke at 6:30 am ....yikes ! (And Yes, this IS Florida).
By race time at 10:30 it was in the 60's so perfect weather for racing. Got a decent start and held on for 3 laps to score another 4th place.
I had the most fun to date in this one as far as racing battles with guys in my class. About three times I got to 3rd position only to lose it a short time later and get passed back by 2-3 guys in my class. My rear brake which sounded and smelled funny the whole race finally gave up working on the last 3 miles of the course. I. Had another rider behind me about an 1/8 of a mile... I could see him cause we were in the open fast field section leading up to the scoring chicane.
I concentrated hard on going fast in the straights and slowing only with the front brake which was challenging as these were fast flat corners and there was a lot of loose grass on top which can get really slippery. I made it to the checkered just 6 seconds in front of 5th place and got my third trophy in three races straight.
All who wander sure as heck ain't lost