"2023 was my 3rd time at Wasau24. They had a record turnout this year, and I knew that the competition was going to be intense. The 1st part of the single track causes riders to be bottlenecked as we enter one by one. My 1st lap was slow, and I ended up in 12th position. I knew I was going to have to cut my pit stops short and pick up the pace. On my second lap, I was pushing it and cleared the 1st technical rock garden section with three riders behind me following my lines. We then entered a flowing part of the trail, and my wheel caught a root, and I went down. I wasn’t hurt badly and jumped back on the bike and caught up with the group again. I continued to do short pit stops then night came. This year I had the best of the best, Monteer 8000S Galaxy V2.0 on my handlebars and MJ 906S on my helmet. My night lap times were 15 to 20 minutes shorter due to being able to see better at night. See more do better! I was at 14 laps and had just enough time for one more lap and tried to chase down 2nd place. Unfortunately, I couldn’t catch him, so I ended up 3rd place. Stats from the race,15 total laps, 195 total miles, climbed almost half of Mount Everest, and burned 6500 calories. Great people, and great race."