The first two stops of the North Carolina Cross Series went well for the Hoffs. Being our first cross races we all went away with a lesson well learned. I learned the start is crutial!! Dont be in too big of a gear and make sure you clip imediently otherwise youll be chasing down the entire field which is quite the difficult task. So how did we fare? With a field of over 60 racerson both days, Saturday W.T.G finished a very impressive 5th, TZ crashing in the last lap, waited for me then let me pull him around the remainer and then nipped me for 9th and I brought us home with 10th. Sundays race was much more technical and physically challenging, including one monster bitch of a run up! Much of the same tactics were used from the previous days race, Will stayed with the leaders and did his best to stick with em, I f*ed up the start real bad then had to chace down the entire field, and TZ crashed and was forced to abandone the race. The highlight of the day and the stupided move on my part was the Boonen McEwen style sprint W.T.G and I had for 8th and 9th place. Like a complete moron i decided to pass Will and another guy with less than a tenth of a lap left on the bell lap. Will being the man he is and in no way willing to let me beat him stayed on my wheel and nipped me at the line with a bike lunge . Afterward we both puked out all the liquid that was left in our stomachs (sorry spectators on the right hand side of the course) and collapsed. So all in all an awesome weekend of racing with 5 top 10 finishes and tons of good times, memories and lessons learned (one being dont go out till 2:30 in the am drinking like an irishman before a cross race and expect not to feel like ass and or punk your face off). Viva cyclocross!