First bike race and it wasn't great. I started too close to the back and missed some moves. When I tried to go, I readlined. I dropped off within 3 minutes of race start and was never able to get back on the group. Road with a girl a bit, but she got ahead of me. She was within eyesight, but I never made headway. There was a crazy headwind on the way out. I loved the tailwind and descent on the way back, but was exhausted by the end. I could have maybe used more nutrition. My hip bothered me a bit the last few miles. Really bummed, but guess I'll have to try again.