just a quickie - need to catch a flight.
pace started a little easier and then picked up on the course that they will be using for nationals.
on the most technical section of the course, i burped my front tire. i'll spare the details, but i got it fixed and lost at least 20 minutes or so.
after that, i started picking off riders again and ended up riding the tech section on the second lap pretty conservatively since i was out of c02's, my pump was no longer in pocket, i left my saddle bag open and lost my multi tool and i gave my only tube to a stranded rider.
ended up in the top 20 or so for the day, think i finished overall 15th or 16th.