I managed a solid 5th place out of 20 racers in the expert 35 and under class. I managed to blow myself up early in the first lap, getting the hole shot at the start of a rather nasty climb, and didn't have the power or ability to recover. I held on and suffered for five painful laps. It was an afternoon race and the sun was out, roasting everyone for each hour long wave. It felt more like a cross race than anything.
The festival was great, and it was amazing to see all the support from the SF mountain biking community. So many familiar faces and friends out on course cheering everyone on. The best part was that it all happened just miles from our place.