I counted about 20 in the singlespeed div. The most I've seen in a while. Kenny set a blistering pace from the start and pretty much pedaled away from the group on the first lap. I was in a dog fight with a few other riders for 2nd place. I managed to save a little kick for the final climb and get enough of a gap before the final downhill to keep 2nd place.
My lungs were a little seared from the effort. Probably only minor internal bleeding. Race pace is a lot different than training rides.
It was good to see all the other racers back out of hibernation with their pasty white legs. It's been a long winter
Thanks to Brandon "Touch of Evil", and Rico twin #2 for the road trip. Good times
The post race chill with Kenny and Nick (photo taken from Miles)