A blog of Belgium, bikes, and beagles – Emily in Europe

A blog of Belgium, bikes, and beagles – Emily in Europe

Nationals and Euro Trip Part 1 A blog of Belgium, bikes, and beagles My family (dad, mom, sister, Kerry and I) arrived at nationals on Tuesday. We were there pretty early since my sister was racing collegiate nationals on Thursday. It was nice to pre-ride the course with her and then cheer her on. For me, race day arrived Sunday and geez, it was muddy. During my course pre-ride, so much mud got caked on my bike during one lap the wheels stopped turning! When the race began it was chaos. People were slipping and sliding everywhere, and I got stuck behind a little crash but tried to stay calm and managed to move back up quickly. I pitted right away due to the mud and headed down the first decent. I had a silly little fall which turned out to be more disastrous than I would have predicted. I had dropped my chain and it was hopelessly jammed between the chainring...
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