The folding bike race was intense. Seeing dozens of folding bikes was intensely unique. Seeing the outfits of other cyclists was intensely fun, and the race itself was intensely exciting and a bit painful. I’m proud of my cycling, since I’ve gone on cycle tours for over 1,000 miles, but that’s mostly slow and steady. This was intensely fast, although the cycling speed wasn’t the most intense part. That part involved my heart rate. It had to be over 200 bpm. I’m not sure if I’ll do this kind of race again, since slow and steady feels better to me, but I’m happy I gave it a try.