|Justine, Ms. Corbin, & I!|
|Justine, Meredith, and yours truly.|
I was somewhat apprehensive about the bike; only because I wasn't sure how the foot would feel after 112 miles. Luckily, I had no foot pain during or after; however, the bike didn't necessarily go as planned. I was really hoping for a blazing fast bike time; it's not like I had any reason to hold back. When I first got out on the Beeline on the first lap, there was an odd noise coming from the bike. I stopped once trying to figure out what the noise was to no avail. On the second lap, fellow competitors were asking me where the noise was coming from; oh boy! I finally waited for sag support and he wasn't quite sure of the issue either, but sprayed some stuff on the chain and off I went. At this point, I really was only concerned that I was doing damage to Jay's bike. At the beginning of the third lap I decided to stop once and for all at the Landis Cyclery tent. While they messed with my wheel, I contemplated throwing in the towel because clearly this wasn't mean to be. Before I could spend too much time thinking about quitting, the bike was ready. Off I went for the third and final lap with not a single bike issue.
|Agitated by my luck, but most appreciative of the Landis guys!|
|The Griswold's at IMAZ.|