The rovers are one of my favorite clubs as they really put a lot of effort into their events, and this year actually had another two day event. I had heard that Colton Udall had followed Ricky all day on Saturday and only passed him with a mile to go, and I knew that I would not allow that to happen. Truthfully that this point I was pretty tired from the day before. I got a good amount of sleep, but it really isn't good when you are bouncing down the road.I ended up only running the bomb one time, and figured I was just going to play it easy. This race counted for Overall and Open class points, so I really needed to have a good finish. When the banner dropped my bike finally started first kick! I was off, and there was no one around! IT FELT GOOD TO BE HOME!!! By the time we reached the bomb, which was a REAL SMOKE BOMB, it was Kendal and then myself and Colton Udall.Ryan said we were way out front already by mile number 2, and ironically as soon as I saw Kendall, I felt good again and was ready to race! I followed him through the first couple checks, and as we came into the third I could see the Hare was just in front. It was a 90 degree turn down by soggy dry lake, and the wide open desert allowed me to try and make up some time.This time I could really tell that I was making up some time on Kendall. As we came into the home check, I dropped down a hill and could physically see Kendal stopping in his pit, but for some reason I didn't understand how to enter the pit. I ended up going into the finish, and Kendal was out before I had even reached my pit! Ed made sure to give me a hard time, but I was over it because I knew where we were and that I was going to get him.About 3 miles into loop two we went up a trail that my dad and I had actually built years ago for a 100's race. It was good for me because I knew that I could push it on the trail, there was only one option once we got to the top of the hill, and I was going to be first to that turn.Half way up the hill I got past Kendall and I was leading the race. It was nice to be out front again! I led down the hill and thought a tight canyon for a couple miles, but when it opened back up, I missed a turn and Kendal cut back to the inside of me and back into the lead. I followed him for the last 15 miles or so, and finished just seconds behind him at the finish.