So remember how I was beating myself up? After receiving the ride results today, it is clear I definitely was not the only one having a hard time! There is no way that out of nearly 500 riders, that I finshed as well as I did.
Just some confirmation that this course was challenging for everyone. :)
All in all a great experience (except for the road conditions of the course -- still hated that). Should have the official race pictures next week!