I rode it too, made a couple of navigational errors on section 2 and rode up back to back hillclimbs thinking "Holy shit this is difficult!
Luckily my riding buds aren't quite as dumb as I am and we got it squared away after that.
The course was laid out excellently, the mileage on the roll chart was dead nuts and the ribbons were perfect. Any time I was wondering if I took a wrong turn, a ribbon would appear as if by magic. Excellent job.
I must say, I was both disappointed and disgusted by the amount of trash in the desert close to Lancaster. Building supplies, appliances, furniture, yard waste, and not one, not two, but three BOATS!