Still not sure exactly what happened. Not ten seconds into the race, we're flat out and setting up for the first turn. I notice someone take a hero shot to the inside and before I know it, Periso's forced into me and I'm sliding on my side in a cloud of dust and carnage. Get up, bloody elbow, wheels don't turn, fork is tweeked, crooked bars, seat is jacked. Due to the epicness of the course I happened to pack a multi tool just for survival reasons. Spend a good 5 mins adjusting brake pads, checking things over and pounding the saddle back into a ridable position. If I can finish one lap, i'm in it for the long haul. Lap 1 & 2 are spent working through traffic, by the 3rd lap I'm into the back of the Elite field. Salvaged what I could. Finish, first-aid, Culvers, home.
The weekend was by no means a loss. In fact, Sunday morning was as good as it could get after seeing Kelli finish 2nd in her first WORS race ever! Couple that with a fun weekend of hanging out with good friends and teammates and an epic course, there was plenty to smile about after.