racing 13:00:00 
(not sure what the exact time was - just estimating)
Good times at the FAC Fall Classic with T.Rex and PJ. I was a late fill-in and already had plans to see my long-time favourite band on Friday night, which meant that I had to drive directly to the 4:00am start immediately after the show. Fortunately my teammates had everything already organized and ready to go, so as soon as I was able to find them in the dark, we were able to quickly sort our gear bags and hop into a boat for the paddle start.
Having had the good fortune to often race with much stronger navigators then me (Phatty, Leanimal, Scott P), I normally don't take the lead role, and T.Rex and PJ were very patient with me and a few errors I made that cost us a fair bit of time. I take a little comfort in the fact that I recovered quickly on each one (and the fact that it sounds as though no teams ran a clean race), but the time lost cost us the opportunity to attempt the advanced course. After a very long 75km bike section, I don't think any of us were too concerned... :)
Good fun with great people in the beautiful Fall colours - thanks to T.Rex and PJ for inviting me along, and to Denise for coordinating the awesome accommodations!