Besides the comical downhill start on an SS the first 7 miles or so went pretty fast. On Orchard I had a little road rage issue and tried to pass in what I now know was not a good spot. Someone jumped on my wheel to come with me and caught my back wheel. That knocked me off my line and I locked handlebars with the guy I was passing and the next thing I knew I was eating it. I went down pretty hard. I was mostly concerned with the new glasses that were delivered earlier that week, not my face and appendages. I was pissed. If they were broken someone was going to get it...I kind of remember getting back on the bike. I'm pretty sure I was ghost riding for some time after that. Webb confirmed after the race that I was pretty out of it and somewhat nasty to him when he tried to help me. Sorry Webb! I do apologize!
By the time I got into the Beaver Pond trails I was feeling it. The arm was hurting. I could still grip the handlebar. It was opening my hand that was the issue. Good thing I didn't need to do that. I was finishing. I was pissed I crashed and I was finishing.
Two dorks trying to get a podium shot.
TAKE A PICTURE ALREADY!
It turned out to be a great day and a great race. Thanks to everyone at Dark Horse for making it happen. You guys put a crazy amount of work into it and it shows. Thank you!