Sounds about right for one's first good ole BAOC experience... I'm looking forward to running against you in the upcoming races!
Depending on distance, I'm not sure I'd count seeing a rattlesnake as a good experience...
BTW, I saw my first one in 2014, also in BAOC-land (Shell Ridge)
haha I look forward to running against you too and yea BAOC land has occasional rattlesnakes I hear