The Wednesday-night XC race series has begun, and I got to the first race yesterday. I forgot to bring a memory card for my digital camera, so I can't show you the turnout, but it looked like a record. The course was the inner loop of the 24-hour course, modified at the end so we'd come through the Start/Finish area the same direction we started (upriver).
There's a race for everyone here, from novices and casual racers to bleeding-edge hardcore atheletes. A good contingent of the latter showed up, and had a great race at the front. I sat in 3rd for a while, then ended up sliding back to 6th for the second half of the race. I would've liked to at least be able to contest 5th place, but I couldn't hang. Maybe next time☺
Here's some video from the race: