Ingrid and I raced at the Red 2 Red race over in Echo. There were hundreds of people, two of which were out of shape. I knew it was going to be a hard day as the only thing I've practiced on my mountain bike was crashing on Skyline. It was worse as we got pounded by 20-30 mph winds. We both finished without mechanicals or cramps or losing our water bottles, which was the case for a lot of people. I had a new tricksy backpack that shoots water instead of having to suck on the nozzle. I thought it was crap until about 3 miles from the end when I saw what I was doing wrong. Next time.