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After the Triathlon

Unfortunately, I didn't finish the race. About 3-4 miles into the bike, this happened.

 

I was going about 30mph following another racer into a corner. He braked too hard on the corner, causing his rear tire to skid/slide. I had to hit my brakes hard, or hit him, so I ended up sliding, too.

 

The back rim on my bike is ruined. Let me clarify what that means to me. The $500 rim on my bike is ruined. Does that help you understand how I feel about this crash? Not to mention that I've been training for this (and another one after this) since May. The next one is a half Ironman. This one was only a sprint.

 

At least I'll heal. My bike rim needs replaced. Boo-hoo.

 

I had a real good chance of winning my age-group, too. Boo-hoo

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Taken on October 6, 2007