just a quick update before i jump in the car for the drive back home.
rained through the night, didn't stop until 1 hour before race.
any sections that had any loose soil turned to clay and made conditions super bad - things got better by the 2nd lap as the sun came out and dried things up.
too bad i was a victim of the clay and had my rear deraileur ripped off - and i forgot to take a hanger... dah..
chased and chased - caught up with hendershot and nearly caught him. mark ended up winning the duel for 5th and we shared a beer and some laughs about it after.
for pics, check out jeff's site...
and - thanks go out to both jeff at ergon and justin at princeton tec for being impromptu pit crew members for the day.