Yep. Utah came and went. The riding there was unbelievable. If I lived there I would probably sell all my road bikes and just ride in the dirt. Seriously, what a great place to ride a mountain bike.
The race itself was pretty fun - and the mountain at the Sundance resort are spectacular- Although I would have liked a little longer course as it was only 8 miles long or so. My legs throughout the day were pretty good, but my hands were a mess by the end of it. I kept trying to shake them out, but they still continued to tighten. I ended up 6th on the day out of 27 in the 12 hour solo class. Not too bad for my debut, but I learned a ton on this day and think that I can go considerably faster in the next one. I was lucky enough to have an experienced pit crew as well.
CX season came and is almost over already. I started off mediocre with a 5th. Then had a horrible day and got 17th as my back fell apart (it was sore before the race from doing way too much yoga - seriously! On the Wii even. How embarrassing is that?). Then I figured some things out and got a 2nd, followed that up with a win, and now race the 1/2 race. Good times there. First one I got 10th, but it was really technical which I think helped me. Second one I was 15th as the pace was more than I could handle. 3rd race my bike broke. Piece of crap that I never work on, maybe I should start soon, I just don't have the time to train, let alone work on my bike.
I will pass 3000 miles commuting this week. That's kind of a cool milestone. And I only started to consistently ride to work in mid-April, otherwise I would like to believe that 500 was obtainable.
Not much else going on right now. The strike is over. Work really sucks. My family is pretty damn awesome. I'm going to Disneyland in 2 weeks. Good times!