How did the Snowbird ICUP race go? This pictures tells it all. After keeping my 2nd place position well into lap 3 with all the hard climbing out the way, my chain broke. I still haven't learned my lesson from Leadville. I found myself staring at my chain in the dirt asking myself why I hadn't bothered to:
1) Swap out the chain before the race. It had been creaking and popping for the past month and I knew it was on it's last leg.
2) Pack a quick link or chain tool.
The overall objective for the day was to log some race pace miles and make myself hurt. I accomplished my objective but a podium spot would have been a nice touch to my race.
I threw my chain around my neck and descended the "DH of Sketch" (named by Bob S.) and hiked/ran until I got passed by the 3rd place Singlespeeder. Then I pulled the plug and found a jeep road and hiked back to my truck.
DNF. It has a nice ring to it, yeah?
P.S. After suffering on lap 2, I looked down at my full water bottle of CarboRocket and started to drink the magic juice. The stuff works wonders. By the time I past through the start line at the beginning of lap 3, I felt strong like bull and found my legs again. Probably why I broke my chain. I blame it on the CarboRocket!