So, special of 51kms over today, was having a fantastic run up until it all went completely FUBAR
Organisation started me in 70th position today (no idea why), but it was fun as I started passing the first riders just a few kms into the special. Downside? On a tricky nav tulip at km47 I encounter the mother of all clusterfucks, about 20 riders circling round and round. Lost concentration, and 18 minutes to unfuck my navigation.
As a bonus, after getting back on track, another stray rider going the opposite way rams into me, I was riding on the right hand side of the trail.
Result 55th for the day, but very happy I didn't injure myself or the bike and really happy with my pace, which I figure would have placed me just outside the top 10 if I didn't get caught up amidst all the tourists.
Tomorrow we ride two specials, 50 something and 90 something kms, so hope to make up some time.
Brodovitch screwed with this post 04-21-2013 at 08:32 AM