A d38 race, or are you coming to the idaho national? That el centro race was some messed up stuff. I just got a brand new husky wr300 and i'm soooo glad I took my kx250 instead (already has over 200 hrs on it). The bike is pretty messed up. brake pads down to metal, every steel part rusted. to make it worse, my fiancee broke her ankle around mile 30, and was only able to make it another 5 miles after that before giving up. Thankfully the club extracted her AND her bike fairly quickly. I ended up 38th overall, finishing in a leisurely 4:20 or so. I think I've spent more time than that just cleaning bikes and gear since we got home, and i'm nowhere near done yet. fortunately, i never got in any particularly deep water. just a crapload of shallow water. Man What a Small world. I'm the one that rode her bike in for her. Sorry for getting it a little more dirtier.