Saturday morning was the third winter mountain bike race. It was a relay race, and we went up with a group of three teams. Marni and Michelle were one team, Chris and Shawn were another, and Erik and I were the third(singlespeed). The race started with a time trial format, with one rider leaving every 30 seconds. We each did two laps, a first one consisting of 2 miles of snow packed riding, and then a 6 mile ride on the road. Erik and I were the third team, and I went first. I had a decent start and pushed myself pretty hard. After a little over a mile, Shawn (crazy fast) was in my rearview mirror. I tried to pick up the tempo a bit to hold him off as long as possible, but I took a corner to tight, got into some deeper snow, and went over the handlebars. I quickly remounted and took off. Shawn passed me quickly, but I still had a decent time. I started my second lap and tried to get into a good rhythm. I knew with my 32x20 I would easily spin out on flat sections and downhills. Two geared riders passed me within the first mile. I used them as carrots and paced them pretty much the whole way to the finish, yo yoing a bit. Shawn and Chris won the race overall, Erik and I finished first in the singlespeed category, and Marni and Michelle finished 2nd in the women's category.