Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yuma, AZ
Bikes: 2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 2005 Specialized FSR XC Comp, 2008 Blue T16, 2009 Blue RC8, Fetish Cycles Road Bike
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Race report... or... something report
TT - abysmal. Simply stated, I suckaged. My worst 3 minute 30 second power in months @ 394 watts. (62 watts off my personal best). Started too hard, not warmed up well.. all of it.
Crit - rolling start 1 lap, feeling ok. Second lap.. wow, lots of shoulders and elbows being thrown around today. Bumpity bump. Third lap, course narrowing, holding position (I'm in front of the guy trying to edge me off the left). His front wheel snags my rear wheel - holding on for dear life. He goes down, I'm upright... coolness (that I'm upright still - not that he went down). Turn right, turn left, turn right, turn left, turn left... um... something feels wrong... Turning right... oh that's smushy. Turning right again... yep, really smushy now. Look down, punctured rear. Damnit. Pulled off - member of opposing team offers me a wheel. Cool. Look at derailleur while pulling off wheel. Cable housing is shredded and cable is frayed. Screw that. DNF.
First mechanical in a race in 2 years of racing. It happens, I was upright, minimal injuries. Found out the guy that went down after running into me went down in the grass -he finished the race off the back but finished with no injuries to bike or person.
Envision, Energize, Enable