So Ben and Miles hung out at the team's tent that Friday evening and everyone just bought some dinner and ate together, picnic style, at the Pit Zone. After that, Ben and Miles drove to Glenwood and met up with myself and the two girls at the Cedar Lodge hotel/motel. The kids watched a show or two. Ben and I started watching the BYU football game. I couldn't finish it b/c it wasn't too happy for Cougar fans and so I went to bed - Ben finished the game.
We got up that morning and Ben and I went on a walk in the awesome fall morning. It was beautiful and perfect weather. Then we got back and the kids enjoyed the continental breakfast. Miles and Ben headed out about 9:15 and we girls left by about 10:30.
Miles is in the freshman boys group and there were about 130 of them. As Miles hasn't raced before and thus doesn't have a time, he was placed last in line. Your placement is all related to your previous race finishes. Anyways, Miles had to do two 5.7 mile laps. He ended up passing about 30 other kids and finished 101st. Not too bad! No one passed him. Miles said he passed a lot on the "little hills because kids can't ride fast up-hill." He goes slow on the downhill as he doesn't like to do that fast. But we think he did great! It took him about 70-minutes to do the two laps. He felt just great and was happy to do it and be there! His team took 1st again - they have taken 1st at every race this year!
Ben totally loved being there and loved watching it all. Sometimes, he said, there would be like 8 racers zooming down!
A fun eventful weekend!