did they give you the option to go another lap?
In my first race ever, I got 6th of 8 in the old man single lap (10.5 mile) class. Not too bad considering I've ridden the bicycle a grand total of 7 times this year.
I was quite surprised how easy it was to ride a bicycle through tight trees - the motorcycling experience paid off. I was even more surprised at how much easier it was to ride a motorcycle on the trails this past Monday - my hour ride turned into 1hr 45 minutes and I wasn't even tired (and only flew off the bike once). I think there is a lot to be gained from this mountain bike thing.
God. Family. Motorcycles. Guns. Music. Books. Dogs. Beer. Baseball. Work. That about covers it.