July 2nd was super hot. I had lots of water, lots of good food and was feeling ready for a 40-mile ride. However, the race can be summed up in three pictures:
This was me on the first lap. I was feeling good, attacking the hills and putting in lap times that would have easily grabbed me 2nd place in the 30-34 Sport men. The second lap was pretty good too, really. Going into lap three, I grabbed a fresh bottle and headed out again. About halfway through the lap, this happened:
That left me looking more like this:
Not much more to say.