Subject: RE: Marble Falls Triathlon : Official Thread
Well I hope everyone had a better race than mine. I suffered my first DNF in any race, ever (my name didn't even end up on the race results, mercifully). Had a pretty bad swim, a slow-ish T1, rode up 281 to 71, finished the 71 piece and was just back on 281 when I ran over the rumble strips in the shoulder, slammed my aero bars down, which cinched my front brake, and I went over the bike (really it felt like the bike just disappeared from under me).
Fortunately a race volunteer (Sean) was right there on the other side of 281 and he came over to help immediately. A woman who was racing stopped to get my bike (which was in the middle of 281) and I had dragged myself off of the shoulder asap after I stopped sliding. Sean called another volunteer who picked my bike and me up and took us back to transition. An EMT cleaned out the more severe part of my road rash and put something on it. I waited around for a bit, decided I felt ok but wanted to get going back home.
I seem to be ok today - I've got a pretty nice road rash across my backside and my left shoulder is extremely painful (went to the dr. and had x-ray today to be sure), but I'm nearly certain I didn't break or dislocate anything. Hoping for no major rotator cuff or other injury. Ugh.
Sorry I didn't get to meet any of you all. My next race is the TriRock Austin on Labor Day and I should be more than ready for that when it comes. Congrats to everyone who finished the race!