You can't win 'em all. I didn't have a great day on the bike. I didn't fully recover from the Napa Valley Dirt Classic last weekend, and insisted on riding a bunch beforehand. I paid the price dearly. I finished in 12th, but out of 21. I think there were a few DNF's, but still not a good result. I was 8 minutes off my time from last year, which was even harder, considering I crashed and it was 90º+.
It started with light cramping, then full on cramps 3/4 of the way through, a crash halfway into the second lap, followed by full on bonking. It was a slow crawl to the finish line. I just wanted to finish, but at least I soaked in the incredible views along the way. Gonna rest up like never before for next weekend's Lemurian Shasta Classic.
Other than the race I had an amazing day meeting my bike's makers, Open, as well as my new employer, Specialized. More on that soon!