A summary of my ride:
I didn't get to sleep until 2:00 am on Friday. Saturday, it rained (actually, this didn't effect my speed, but it did f-up my chain), I cramped, my bike cramped, but I shaved 12 minutes off my time last year and beat my goal time of 3 hours with a 2:55. I'm pretty sure my theoretical limit is somewhere around 2:40 - I will shoot for that now.
For a great on-course report of the real race for the podium spots, look here.
Jesse LaLonde was too ill to defend his '07 win. I don't know him and I'm kind of a hater of the single speed thing, but my heart goes out to the guy.