Get a callup by virtual of stubbornness - show up to every race. Seven of the guys who finish in front of me either don't do the first two races or have already upgraded to B's so I am seventh overall despite my best finish being thirteen.
I start, then my chain stops working! Stop for twenty seconds while I try not to get run over and fix the problem (I just want to give everyone a head start...), a friendly push on my restart helps a bit but now my chain skips in every gear I want to use. Eventually I figure out I can only use 12,13,14,15,17 without skipping.
2008 October 12, CCCX #3, C, Lap 1 of 4, Laguna Seca from Steven Woo on Vimeo.
2008 October 12, CCCX #3, C, Lap 2 of 4, Laguna Seca from Steven Woo on Vimeo.
2008 October 12 CCCX #3, C, Lap 3 of 4, Laguna Seca from Steven Woo on Vimeo.
Lap 4: crash with about two minutes to go when I drift in a corner, hit some gravel on off camber hardpack, correct, and lose traction on the front wheel
2008 October 12 CCCX #3, C, Laguna Seca, Lap 4 of 4 from Steven Woo on Vimeo.
In spite of gearing issues, about the same effort as the other cross races this year so really can't blame mechanical for results...
S: 18.9 kph