Damn, I don't know how you or anyone else got through that mess that fast. I was there and that was a shit show!! I think the front of the race had it much better than the middle and back, as the mud started drying up and was like glue. Congrats. That's one for the memory book!
Thanks! Lots of pushing the bike uphill, then just letting it all go downhill and hoping not to crash :) I definitely agree, I could tell the course was getting worse and worse throughout the day myself, can only imagine after a couple hundred rode it