Cycling53:04 8.89 mi (10.1 mph) +224m ahr:174 max:181
Cyclocross race out west of Baltimore. It was muddy and rained for parts of the race, so the usual. I started poorly because the person in front of me didn't clip in, so I was fighting through traffic for the first 2.5 laps. Eventually I made it to the front and led the race for a lap, but then got passed and worked with another guy on a mountain bike to build up a big lead on the last lap. On the last lap, as I was thinking about when I would attack to try to get away, I dropped my chain into my spokes and had to stop to faff around with that. I hadn't realized that I was fighting for the win, so I was heading to the parking lot to leave as I heard my name called out at the podium. Lots of podium prizes, including a bottle, socks, handlebar tape, and other goodies.