mas o menos - full update
start was hectic, 20mph+ down a dusty road - i make the first group, but the single track starts weeding out people immediately.
i ride my own pace, hoping to make up places on the big climb about 22 miles into the 22 mile loop. at the top of the climb, i am catching riders, and making up spots i lost in the flatter sections.
i bomb the downhill, take a bad line passing a rider in the 30k race and i end up flatting - the first time.
i pit, get an extra tube and C02 and go on my way, this time i am pushing it a litle more in the first half - and i start catching ridrers. i meet up with yuri before the climb, which was kind of odd as i caught up to him on the same sections on the first lap.
i rip up the climb, i am now one spot behind where i was when i flatted the first time. i can see a rider up ahead of me and i up my speed in hopes of making up at least one more spot.
i catch him right before the downhill. i stay behind him, and as we approached the section where i flatted the first time, i flatted again.
i fix it - no riders pass me.
i ride - about 1.5 miles away from the finish, i flat again. yuri and a few others get by me. not my day by a longshot.
other pics up on flick - sologoat out