It was war today. The easier gearing I ordered wasn’t in yet, and today was unbelievably sloppy. Back of the field again, mired in muck, chasing down my usual nemesis, who ultimately suffered a fatal mechanical when his rear derailleur imploded. I’m definitely getting stronger, but it’s little consolation when you know you just don’t have the ‘money’ gear. Hopefully we resolve that this week. Ended up 9 out of 13.