Friday, July 4, 2008

Raccoon Rally Road Race : June 27, 2008

This year's Raccoon Rally road race was one of those days for me, when everything went wrong and I didn't have much motivation to continue. First off, the weather flicked us off and gave us pouring rain for atleast 3/4th of the race. Then, my brakes started misbehaving and somewhere along the way, I figured something was fishy. I was riding with the brakes touching the rim and that explained why I missed the surge on the second or third climb.

So I hopped out and spent 10 minutes in the rain, standing by the side of the road, trying to adjust the brakes. No big luck.

The rest of the race was just me trying to finish two laps, 50 miles and 3000 feet of climbing or so. The brake problem showed up again and I spent more time trying to play around with it.

So this was a beautiful race turned ugly by the weather and a host of mechanicals for me. :(

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