I’ve been home from the trip for a little over a week and I’m still so totally stoked on it. First off let’s talk about the race. Racing in the desert is fun. It is super-fast and the course is built for speed. The course was low on technical challenge and featured only one descent that lasted about a minute. It was definitely a course that made me realize the importance of the road miles I’ve been missing over the winter. There was maybe 25 seconds of coasting the whole lap. That said it was a blast and everyone from East Tennessee had fun despite missing simple things, like trees and the color green, by the end of the trip.

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