Nice job Sean. Good seeing you out there.
This was the first race on my new bike, and I didn't really check anything or make sure things were right before I raced it. Par for the course. In my race it was super muddy, and in some spots that were off camber you couldn't even ride them, had to walk, and slipping most of the way. First thing I noticed was my rear brakes were sticking, and not really working either. I would come into a sharp turn hauling ass, lock on the rear brakes, and I think actually pick up speed instead of slowing down.
Then I would try to modulate the front, which of course put me on my head.
I think I crashed 8 times in this race maybe? All by myself, except for one which I pile drove another guy, had to untangle my wheel from his pedal, and then hopped on to find my chain off. Lost quite a few spots on the last lap from that.
Had a decent race considering I did Cheq 40 the day before and I was wasted. Wish I would have had brakes, that would have helped a ton. I did the flyover every lap even though it was super slippery. I live on the edge.
It was faster, mainly because you got so much speed going down. I passed a few guys each lap there. Not exactly sure where I finished, but I was muddy as hell and cold after I washed off my bike so I just hit the road.
The kid was sucking wind, and I think is sorry she hasn't been training much at all. First thing she said when she came in was, "how can you make me fast again dad?" "what do I have to do?".
She got killed by girls she was beating last year. Her lack of training shows, and I think she is gonna have a tough year.
Gotta learn somehow though. At least there is a good group of kids that do this and she should stick with it and at least learn a few things about hard work, sacrifice, and reward, and how they are connected.