Despite having raced the XTERRA Real the day before I was excited for the MTB celebration on Sunday. The race conditions were perfect with beautiful weather and amazing trail conditions. After getting my water bottle filled and y warm up done I proceeded to the start line. Looking around at the start line there was lot of fast people so I knew that it was going to be a good race. After the race started I was in he lead group with Justin Smith, Jeff Stilwell, Antonio Miranda, Cody Kaiser, and myself. The five of us stayed together until I decided to make my move about half way through the third lap. After gaining the lead I went hard for the remainder of the race. Not knowing how much of a lead that I had I pushed hard all of the way to the finish and was able to take the overall win in a time of 1:39:39. I would like to congratulate my teammate Craig Manning who finished 3rd in is category with a time of 1:50:08.