Things went pretty much perfect for me on Sunday. The weather was cool, and my equipment was awesome. My legs were great, and I rode as hard as I possibly could. Sadly, I didn't see everything to fruition. My back brake was rubbing, and it slowed me down. I wasn't excited to be passed by multiple people, but I knew I wasn't dogging it. I suffered in for a time of 30:43, 10 seconds slower than last year. Ironically, I put out 20 watts more than last year.
Michael took the win over Danny and Jake. They were really moving.
I felt bummed that I had a mechanical issue, but at the same time, I did it to myself. I'm still feeling silly, and a little peeved. However, I rode as hard as I could, which all that I asked for.