Sick at home today, so i thought I'd share a race report I shared with my team. On a scale of 1 to 5, my frustration level is at 10 with a road races. Oh well, they can't all be good
***snip*** Kinda pulled my leg/groin earlier in the week, so I was questionable. Honestly I was just hoping to survive w/the pack but I have longer term plans in mind so pulling off was an option if I felt I might cause more injury.
First 1/2 lap the leg was tight I was worried it that was all she wrote. Shortly after the right turn away from the freeway, it didn't stop hurting it just kinda went numb (kinda like getting a tattoo), and I made my way up to Brian's wheel **name of my only teammate in race** and started to feel that my 'maybe' was just upgraded to a 'likely'. Then I heard THAT noise we all hate to hear and somebody told me it was me (!!!!!!!).
As I swapped out the tube and got going there was a guy up ahead and while I knew catching the pack was impossible, 2 is better than 1. Just as I caught him before the hill, tube #2 exploded. I ended up walking up the hill and did some cheering, then got a ride back from a guy who spent his morning cutting sheep's tails saving my cleats from the last mile.
Lesson learned? Not sure. Random people kindly offered tubes, but those Aero wheels require a foot long stem to work, so that was that. According to the Garmin, I spent more time off the bike than on the bike in that race. ***snip***
Too bad, because the weather and the course looked like a fun combination. I saw BrianApp out there, any other BF'ers?
*edited for reading....thanks platypus