Flatted out of the Granogue race today. The first tyre went flat on the first lap “prologue” loop. Or I should say, I flatted it on a rock. I did however, baby it to the pit, get the spare bike and proceed to flat that somewhere in the next lap.
Not even my new kit could protect me. From the rocks. I was even running a hard pressure! (over26 psi for me: 2bar! 2bar!)
I did get to buy a spare Dugast off of Stu from cyclocrossworld and I am spending yet another evening gluing up wheels. (thanks stu, you helped me out in a pinch.) I spooged a ton of Stan’s in the blown FMB in an effort to revive it. It seems to be holding air now so, I may just run it tomorrow. I dunno.
I cannot really comment on the race today. Botched my favorite race, missed some UCI points, wasted 2 brand new tyres! I am a bit of a headcase right now. Hard to take it all in stride. Woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning too.
The racers who raced looked awesome. Parbo had a rough start and pulled it together to have a good result. 6th place for him.