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Pointed back the right direction, I soon passed the two riders in front of me and thought I was in second. I came back through the start in 34 minutes and no one said anything about what place I was in. I headed back into the woods and started wondering if I'd see the first place rider. Then I flatted both tires at the same time. One small cut in each tire that the Stan's couldn't seal for some reason. Having only one tube, I started hiking out. I ran into Walt at the road crossing and he donated and installed the second tube. Thanks Walt! To make a long story short, after another lap I flatted again (this time the valve stem tore out of the tube) and decided to call it a day. Turns out I was in first when I flatted the first time around. Lesson learned: you can ride Blue Mound on XR1s but not at race pace.
Congratulations to Ana for dominating the women's three hour!
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