Recently I've taken on the challenge of having the best times of my Wednesday group for each of the NGR Segments.
Today's objective: Segment 4... BING!
Good weather, not too many bugs. Broke my chain just before Junction on the second lap though. It started skipping gears a couple miles earlier and I thought I had that stiff link problem returning, so I was kind of soft pedaling - when the chain snapped I got my foot out of the pedal and stopped without falling over or racking myself. Walked to Junction and then Charlie and Colin helped me fix it good enough to get back to The Church. I think I'm going to have Big Dave install the chain this time.
This rider saw me in the middle of my PR attempt - she probably assumed I'm always that fast.
This is my "pretending not to pose" pose.
Round Two: Joined by JB, Colin, Charlie, Shawn, Kathryn, and Donna.
Shawn had to quit at the Upper Washout (the wuss-out?). So I got an early selflie... filming into the sun like a newb.
Charlie takes the inside line around Chainbuster... chain maintains.
Yup, my chain looks busted.
Peer review confirms my conclusion.
Yeah... the end is near.