A little frustrated today... I was doing the Tour de Syracuse omnium this weekend, which was pretty much my first races (a few citzens races and mtb/cyclocross racing). Short version: I DNF'd both races. Long version:
So friday I am out for an easy ride the day before the crit and get a flat. This is my first flat in over a year, and joke with my buddies that I'm glad I got that out of the way. So of course, 3rd lap of the crit while sitting comfortably in the pack I run over something sharp and put a 1cm gash in my tire/tube. End of race.
What ever, the road race is more my thing anyways. I felt great in warmups (well rested ) and was sitting comfortably in the pack again during the first 8 or so miles, starting to move up to go with any attacks on the hills coming up, when the rider in front of me stops dead on a small roller due to dropping his chain, and having nowhere to go I run into him from behind. The bike was ridable, so I tried to chase back on but the shifting was going nuts and jumping all over the place, and after 5 or so miles of chasing down stragglers who got shelled on the hill, my chain decided enough was enough and snapped (the rear wheel had come off in the crash, must have damaged the chain?). Game over, second day in a row.
Anyone else have their racing "career" get off to such a start? Or just lousy race weekends and want to vent?