Hey Brando, sorry to hear of your luck. Long time. I had surgery on both of my hands in Dec. No more numb hands now riding is fun again. Hey I had almost the same day as you did 4 crashes on the first lap 3 of were pretty nasty. The first was within the first few miles while trying to make up for lost time at the start. I dropped down this down hill and off a 5' ledge with shale rock and some big ones hidden in the brush well I crashed big time. The next won was just after the first river crossing when I hit the big valley. I really thought that I broke my wrist on this one. I remember telling myself that never have crashed this much before. I told myself that one more big crash would probably do both me and my bike in. The 4th and the most embarassing crash came at one of the road crossings. I was running with my bike and I lost my finger on the clutch and my bike was slowly running away from me. I just made it past the road and crashed right in front of the sheriff how stuid that was. I borrowed a gas tank From Jeffs Performance Ellensburg the SX 400 gets lousy mileage. Not wanting to run out like last year. I had a blast and I think I like it more than motocross. I managed to finish 5th in four stroke class and 18th overall. Rod Thanks to the Stump Jumpers a top notch crew!