Real quick as I'm quite ded tarred after four hours drivin' and an hour and 2 minutes of mountain biking with me heartrate averaging 172 beats a minute: raced the Beginner race at South Seatac today and winned the 45 and over division! Yay! Quite excitin'! Ended up finishing ahead of the 35-44 year-olds. As you can imagine, I've been patting myself on the back all evening. (Think I pulled a deltoid muscled too.) I'll write more tomorrow.