I noticed the yellow brick road wasn't there only because I had read about it. This was my first HIM, and while I'm bummed I didn't get a chance to make some rounds and track down fellow BTers, I did finish at 5:43. My family had a great time, we met some crazy cool people and made some new friends (we even ran into some old ones from back home)! Definitely hope to be back next year, maybe strong enough to have an outside chance at Vegas. (Well, one step at a time - gotta move into the top 25% first!)
By Vegas you mean Mont-Tremblant. Vegas isn't the World Championship next year. I'm thinking about signing up for the Vegas race tho.