Another last place finish (8th), however, I felt much better and never hit that wall as I have in previous races. I did take a spill in the first 300 meters that resulted in a nice gash above my ankle, scrapes on my arms, a nice cut to the right knee, and maybe some sprained fingers on my right hand. However, not enough to prevent me from finishing the race. I was geared perfectly, for me that is; 32:21, and everything I was able to climb I went right up. Initially though my HR is was spiking but I didn't feel it and thought something might be wrong with my monitor. To be safe when the alarm went off, I walked.
I brought my camera and snapped a few pictures on the power lines section of the course. Except for the more steeper sections I was able to ride a lot of this part of the course. The diSSent performed beautifully and I am glad that I did a check out ride on Saturday. I never dropped my chain, which I was afraid might happen and climbing felt really good with the FUBars.