What a humbling course. Just when I thought I was learning how to do this, the wall put me back in my place. Saturday, I dropped my chain falling over the 1st time up the wall. Couldn't get it back up w/ the FD, had to stop & do it manually. Got passed by ~15 people. I almost wrecked in that entrance into the woods every time. On the 2nd lap, I forgot to shift down to the small ring in the woods, had to unclip, & then run the bike up as there was no good place to remount w/ riders all around me. It was a rough day.
On Sunday, I was running late, missed my 1st "call up," & got stuck on the 2nd to last row. For some reason my handling seems to improve in the mud. I saw people wrecking all around me but I was staying up. I felt pretty good until I got ran over while dismounting up the wall on the 2nd lap. My right knee was pushed into my chainrings. I finished the last lap w/ blood pouring down my leg. It wasn't too bad then but I've been hobbling around ever since. As long as I'm healed for both races next weekend. I still haven't seen my placings though.