This race was a lot of fun. It began with about a mile of road before we got the single track. I got to the single track behind a kid with checker pants. Don’t know who he is (I think his name is Nick) but he got a lot fast from last year. Going up the first climb I passed Nick and Ekram passed me so at the top of the climb I was on Ekram’s wheel and Nick was on mine.

Me and Ekram decided to try and break away from Nick so we went a lot faster in a fast, flowy section and opened a gap. All this breaking away made me tired. Ekram soon dropped me too and I was left on my own ahead of Nick. I came to a technical section, which was very muddy and slow.  I passed a bunch of people through this section. I caught up with Ekram at the very end of the technical section and found that he had bike problems. As the race came to a close,  I was in first out of all the juniors and for the final stretch along the lake I passed many of the adults. Finished first, but paid the price by having to spend almost three hours cleaning my bike after.