That is some fun and competitive racing.
The course is a bit out there. I rode about 9/10 miles from my place. I actually got a flat about a mile from the course and had to do a quick fix.
The course is tough stuff. It is a moto cross park after all. Some serious sand. Deep ruts. Tall ramps. Good stuff.
So how'd I do??
In the intermediate race I placed 6th of 14.
Top half on a course I have no experience in. Good deal.
I also know what kind of training I need to do to simulate race tempo.
In the Open (fast) race I placed 7th of 11.
It doesn't really look like it, but I did WAY better in the second race. It is a tougher one.
Really, every lap got better and better. I started learning the lines. I began to learn and trust my tires.
I was given a nick name by the announcer...
Big Air (last name here)
Well. There is an enormous table top that you climb to get to the finish line.
I used the climb to advance a position, and ended up kinda popping a little air on the flat where the "officials" sit. The announcer commented on it.
Then, a few seconds later, I was cookin' it to create a gap between me and the dude I just passed.
I come up to some small table tops, and got a some authentic air (for a cross bike).
That sealed the deal.