Put in a great ride this morning, getting 5th out of 26 in a stacked Cat. 1 (19-34) field. Our start group was massive, with about 60 or so riders, all crushing it up the road to get the hole shot. I ended up finishing 7th overall in my start group. I lined up at the very front and sprinted my heart out for 3rd position coming into the single track. I dropped my chain a few places, chased the leaders, came back at the end on a monster climb and almost caught 4th. Very fun course, another real mountain bikers course. So happy with my result especially going into Sea Otter later next week. Full race recap to follow.