Haha, I just found this image while I was rummaging around on the wsc24 site. I had forgotten how muddy those last dozen hours were. Surprisingly my race jersey looks relatively clean but I guess a lot of rain will do that. ;-)


This image was taken just after I had just finished an interview upon crossing the finish line and now I was wandering back to my pit with that 'Ahhhhhh, is the race really done?' feeling.

If you look carefully you can see a piece of shrubbery hanging from my right ear helmet strap, that was from going down after hydroplaning through a couple of hundred feet of watery mud during a high speed downhill section, eventually the wheels went out from underneath me and I face slid to a stop in the middle of a green-slime ditch.

Good times!