...in the Sterling Road Race.
Now that I am much calmer, let me tell my tale.
I was riding along with the cat 4s and 5s <35. The crash happened about halfway through lap one, maybe a little later than that. I was riding on the yellow, and a few guys ahead of me were as well. All of a sudden I hear yelling and see three or so people infront of me skidding everywhere with their brakes locked up. As they started to fall over on the left lane, I went way left off the road so I wouldn't run any of them over. The plan was to ride on the lawn and quick jump back into the group. Unfortunately there was a large pile of cut down branches directly in my path. I ran straight into them. I front flipped, then tucked and rolled. My left shoulder was in a lot of pain, as was the inside of my right leg. I was quickly tended to by an EMT.
Here's the result of the crash
end of top tube
top of down tube
I also spent the last 15 mintues pulling shards of carbon out of my leg.
I was dropped off at the start finish where I could view my teammates grab 3rd and 4th. There was a mechanical engineer there that had worked quite a bit in the cycling industry, and he was able to tell me how I crashed and how the frame failed.
In the end it was an unavoidable crash that happened infront of me. I just needed to rant.