At Edgefield, I talked about the guy who said, “I can’t hold you off any more.” He sat up, and I pounced. After a day or so, I remembered that someone said that to me AGAIN going into the last little bit of the race at PIR. It was in the twisty-turny tree section, and the guy basically pulled over to the side to let me pass. I don’t remember what he said, but it was something like, “you go ahead.”
Nice, right? No. Dumb. Because I crashed right after that and the guy passed me. He sits up, feels lame, and then sees me crash. Do his competitive juices kick back in, or does he feel some sort of pity? It shouldn’t matter. In the last part of the race, never quit. It’s cyclocross. Anything can happen.