Rode Wilson's Revenge yesterday, a 55 mile monstercross event near Lenoir, NC. Very well run. Arrived Friday night, spent the evening hanging around with some of the great volunteers, slept in the car, and raced in the morning. Rode the new San Jose, which performed flawlessly, though it was way over geared (for me at least) at 42-20. Knew I'd underinflated my tires from the start, forgot to stop at Aid 1 for air, and pinch flatted the front about 10 minutes later on the first double track descent. Knew it was gonna happen the second I saw the gravel. Also forgot a second spare tube, so I changed the front and used my second spare cartridge to top off the back, then kept my fingers crossed and thought light thoughts for the rest of the ride. Got passed by two folks while changing the flat, but caught them as well as three or four other folks over the ensuing miles, ultimately finishing 15th overall and 3rd ss. Nothing like a small field to let us regular people feel good about ourselves. Hopefully the event will grow as its a great course and this was its first year. A good time for sure.
Downtime with coffee before the race
Riders gearing up
The start. I'm last on the left. No, way last on the left.
Nice view near the high point
Climbing on Yancy Ridge
And a trophy!
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