So all during Friday's practice I was running 5-9 seconds a lap faster than any of the other novice riders in my classes. I figured I'd chase down some experts and race with them to keep it fun, but that this would be a walk-away in the Novice class.
Nuh-uh... This morning every Novice rider was within 2 seconds, and 2 of them posted times faster than mine (and I had dropped another second this morning!)
Okay, so there will be real racing this afternoon.