7th place for me yesterday in a strong xterra pro field. I had a metric crap-tonne of fun racing the SE Champs. Here's a bike smile pic to prove it. I had a standard swim for me, and was performing the best I ever have on the bike in an Xterra. When I rode up to a guy as strong on the bike as Brian Smith is, I knew it was going to be a ripper of a day. Unfortunately I dropped my chain twice before I realized my derailleur clutch was just barely in the open position. Ugh. Getting off of your bike three times in a race is not the best route to the podium. 😂 Anyway, the run was hot as blazes, so congrats to everyone who finished. You deserve a cold one. Or two. You deserve lots of cold stuff. Happy with my fitness, and pretty pumped to build on it. Excited for a weekend back #inbend for Sisters Stampede!