The Starting Line
Choose-Your-Own Course: my route was ~16 miles.
There was a race official at every stop to punch your card and track your progress.
The Time Keeper
The Battle for Third!
I actually thought I had a good chance at winning, but the McKinley Hill at the end kicked my ass. I wore Cho-Pat straps on both knees as this was the first time since I injured myself this summer where I was riding hard. I'm happy to report that I had no pain afterward. Woot! More to follow on the injury recovery process...