The "water feature".
Men's B's line up, thinking they're ready to start.
Paule tells the B's to leave their bikes on the road.
Men's B's retreat for Monte Carlo style start.
Men's B's ready to run to their bikes while official makes bike check.
"Riders" running toward their bikes.
The melee to pick up the bikes begins!
Chrome rider (left) got a good start.
Is that cleavage?
Mid-way through lap 1, riders exits water feature.
B rider enters the water feature.
The steepest run-up on the course, really a crawl-up.
Nice form, nice bike, nice dress.
Crossing one of the four large logs on the course.
Roaring Mouse rider shows pro form carrying bike through mud.
Overnight and morning rain made for a muddy course: perfect for 'cross.
Studio Velo costume.
Making it look easy....
Top of challenging dual climbs: tree at top made for tricky control.
Rider taking the outside line.
Jester rides through a large puddle.
Rider warming up over wood chip piles.
Not everyone took the logs with the same grace.
You can tell this man is ready for the A race.
The A Monte Carlo start: nice mount.
Bike wash, body wash.
A rider enters the water.
Marc Pro - Strava rider exits the water feature.
Roaring Mouse rider shows how to handle the water.
Nice mount from the Mouse.
A rider trying to make up lost ground.
Water damage degraded photos, but this shows A riders passing through the "fly under".
Top two women pass under the fly-under. Second place ran and lost a small amount of ground.
Rachel Lloyd fits her shark head under the fly-under.
Dinasaur avoids extinction in the fly-under.
Katy Jossy loses her head-bottle in the fly-under.
Tim "Mankini" Simanski ready for action.