I decided at the last minute to register for the Cholla Challenge, I pre rode the course the week before and told my self I would not do it. It was a good course up until 7 miles into the course when you navigate through sand wash after sand wash. I decided to do it anyways feeling I would regret watching it from the sidelines.
The race started out ok as I was in second place leading the pack out for the first 3 miles. The first place guy was gone gaining miles ahead of all of us and probably should not of been riding in the sport group. Soon after mile 4 I faded back a few spots and just tried to keep the leaders in sight. As the first loop was about to finish with abour 1000 yds to go I came out of a gravel wash with a flat front tire. I pulled off to fix it and rider after rider passed by and I soon told myself it was over. I debated to toss the towel in since I was at the beginning of the second loop but I thought I just as well get a ride out of the day and try not to take last. I caught a few guys and still finished. The wife put in a great race and finished 2nd. She had first and lead the whole race but got caught and passed the last mile to the finish. She was mad!!
I still needed to get my swim so we took the kids to the pool and put in 1000 yds in the pool.