15. August 2019

Bike the Rock in Heubach – About bad luck and disappointment

I competed the past weekend in a German race in Heubach. Again, the weather has been cold and wet. Even so cold, that it slightly began to snow once. Until yet, these conditions were more of an advantage to me. Unfortunately not last weekend.

After three weeks without racing, I was really looking forward to race again. I quite liked the course and the weather should not affect me. That’s what I thought. I didn’t expect these technical problems. The mud stuck during the race on my bike and it got worse and worse. The chain dropped off the chainring several times. Again, and again, I had to stop and to get the chain out with force. Therefore, it was impossible to find my rhythm. I was angry and disappointed. Every time I went faster “chhhhhh, päng, krrrr” and the chain dropped off again. I wanted to throw the bike into a corner and give up. However, that’s not my style. I finally crossed the finish line after 4 laps (one lap behind). Well, “next race, next chance”. See you in Albstadt.

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