Saturday was the second time I raced with Dean on the same team. Last time we raced on the same 4 man team for the 24 Hours of Temecula. It was our second time racing on the Temecula course. We came in second behind Team Sho-Air that time (26 laps vs 25). We raced Manny and George again, both from Sho-Air, for 12 hours and finished second (14 vs 13 laps) on Saturday. I had a great time on a great course on a sunny day. What better way to celebrate my birthday than on a MTB? There's still plenty of work to do before the Cape Epic.
Both Monique and Lou got in 11 laps (first and second respectively) as did Desert Dan. Former teammate, Jason, got in 10 laps for third in the solo men's category. It's good to see friends do well at a race.
Since Dean won't be racing the Transrockies this year I suggested that he do the Ironbike and Lou seconded the idea.
My second race of the year will most likely be a XC race in a couple of weeks-- the second weekend in February.