I flatted about 4 laps into the race at the furthest point away from the pits and by the time I was done with my little 10 minute jog, the lead riders came through.
Once I got my spare bike I chased and pulled at the finish line.
The fans were pretty rad, I was running my ass off and I got more cheers and support than if I was on the bike. They were pumped, I was suffering.
Parbo had a point: “How many flats have you had this year?”
WTF?! I just glued that file tread FMB tyre on 2 days ago. Total use: 10 minutes.
Everybody got clobbered today. The euros are building up for their national championships next weekend and are on fire.
Thanks for the support everyone, it was rad to connect with pals and see everybody at the race today. most of the cx campers are skippinng Torhout tomorrow while I am skipping Loenhout the next day.
Then taking a couple days to recover before Diegem, a race I would like to do well in.
Barb Howe fell pretty badly today and I know she is OK, not sure what the damage is, she went to the hospital, I’ll know more tomorrow at Torhout.