Put in a new chain/cassette yesterday morning, I didn't set the link pin properly (cause I rushed through it) it was too stiff and caused the chain to jump while on yesterday's ride. Messed with it last night, thought I loosened it up enough 'till I was rolling over to the start line and my chain began to jump. Rushed to find a chain tool, tried to re-set it and missed my start.
first race of the year without rain; it's in the 70s and sunny--a beautiful day. Paid my fee. Now I'm paying the price for being foolish and rushing through a simple job.
I'm really bummed.