The Bad and Very Ugly: At about 10 miles into the race, a group of use where pacing fast thru some singletrack wheel to wheel. All of a sudden we came onto a water drainage. It stuck up about 10 inches....and i hit it. So hard, that I was on the ground before I knew what happen. I didn't even have time to let go of the grips. My face, helmet, and shoulders hit the ground hard and fast. It was one of those moments, where you don't care about the bike but rather first check to see if your nose is straight and your front teeth are still located in their proper location. Lucky for me they were. Without a doubt, the front of my helmet kept me from breaking my nose....if not loose some teeth. A pretty scary moment, that even broke the visor off me MET helmet. I sat and thought...."Do I keep going?" It was one of those seconds were it crossed my mind that I should not be out here racing today....but rather back in bed resting. Screw it! I am here....lets do some mental training.
My computer died in the crash. High impact don't ya say?
Another bruise shoulder. Other shoulder is the same way.
Bloody chin and swollen upper lip. Chicks dig it!
A scraped up stem face plate. How the heck?
Ergon rider, Carey Lowery, takes home 2nd in the womens race. Super Chick, Musto, took the win at the line with a sprint!
A bunch of fast dudes...."Eat-off", Tinker, Brandon, Hendershot...
Ergon SS super freaks, DJ Birtch and Fuzzy, take home 1st and 3rd. FREAKS!!!!
Can't forget to give a huge shout out to Joe-P who took 5th.
Fuzzy!!!! His real name is John, and he's a freak on his bike. I think we need a Ergon Fuzzy grip!?
Rest of my time here will be used for some long hours in the mountains. Then it's up to the DSG 12 Hour for some pit support and demo work. Time to tend to my runny, mucus fountain coming out of my nose.