I'll write a more detailed race report and post more pictures later, but here's a nice little summary of my race in Eau Claire today - that's the baseball-sized swelling on my knee that I earned by taco-ing my front wheel when a risky pass went badly.
Update: I just posted the race report and some more pictures.
And on an awesomer note, how awesome are these pictures of the second creek crossing? Pretty awesome, huh? Unlike the race pictures I try to take, these actually do a good job conveying the steepness of the trail - it was like a wall coming out of the creek. A slippery, slimy wall.