Really don't care to write a lot so...
Got there in plenty of time to ride the course as a warm up. HR was a bit higher than I like (note to self: NO(!) Starbucks 1 hr before a race.). Steady headwind out.
I was 4th out and set my pace at what HR I thought I could sustain, turns out the wattage was higher than I thought but since it was a "B" race to see where I am at I didn't worry about the power. Saw my first rider coming back when I was almost to the turn. Passed one guy at about mile 6 then another at mile 7. Crossed the line and was able to get the helmet off before the coffee and half a bagel was deposited on the road.
Beat by less than 6 seconds. Bottom step of the box. No pictures. I'll leave those to Valygrl and Sara