40 minute crit. felt great with the pack on the first few laps, i just stayed toward the back and held a wheel. there were 2 crashes in the first 2 laps (in the same place on the course, the first turn), i avoided both and life was good. in the last turn on the 3rd lap a rider crashed by himself right in the middle of the corner. myself and 2 other riders had to slam on our brakes to not run him over and in turn got gapped right when the pack was surging. it was a gap we could not make up, the other 2 riders didnt want to work together so we were all riding solo until the official pulled us a few laps later.
it was fun until i got dropped off the back, then it just hurt like hell. i will be training harder, eating better to shed some weight, and ill get back out there again to see if i can make it to the end this time.
it was a fun and humbling experience.