Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: a few miles from the W&OD Trail, Virginia
Bikes: 2007 Trek 1500, 2002 Trek 5200
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Originally Posted by tylerwal
just looked it up and you do, I remember you getting a flat near the 'hill'
I thought it was a flat, and that my race was over. I pulled over to examine it, and discovered that the skewer had come loose somehow and that the wheel was flopping around in the dropouts (the SRAM derailleur saved it from dropping free entirely). I could've sworn I had it on tight, but I did hit a manhole cover earlier in the race that knocked my left shifter loose and might've caused the skewer to come loose too. I fixed it, rolled into the wheel pit, and the officials allowed me to restart.
In retrospect, I should have followed your move, even if it meant sacrificing my sprint - I'd have had a better shot at the podium. Oh well!