Chris and I arrived in the farm around 8am. The place was already so packed that we had to squeeze in between two cars and set up our base camp. Chris started the race with two solid laps. We alternated every two laps. Over 12 hours later, I finished the race with lights on.
The race course was hard packed and smooth. I was glad to have brought my geared full suspension, but regret that I didn't run tubeless - two snake-bites! Who would've thought Leesburg land could be this tough.
But I'm grateful all I had was flat, because it could be worse, as I saw this guy's teammate came back after the first lap with a broken carbon handlebar.