A box came for me on Friday. Inside was this:
Raleigh is letting me demo this bike for my race season.
Here is what went down.
I went out to King’s to do some CX practice last week. After a couple of laps around the course, I was doing some intervals. One minute on, one minute off, at full effort. Suddenly, on #3, I snapped my chain. I didn’t crash, luckily, and at first I thought I had just dropped the chain. Then I realized the chain was just hanging there. In half.
I walked back to the car, totally bummed out. It felt kinna like someone yanked the needle out of my arm mid-fix. I called Dominic, who never answers his fucking phone, texted with Dirty Biker for a few, and drove home, pissed.
Dominic surveyed the damage when I got home. Not only did I snap the chain, but I cracked my derailleur, and the hanger was broken. I thought I’d be racing on a SS the rest of the season, which was fine with me.
Instead, I was given this amazing opportunity to race on a Proper Cyclocross bike.
It’s so bad ass, I cried.
I can’t even begin to tell you how utterly grateful I am for all the gifts in my life. It’s fucking awesome.
HUGE THANKS to Raleigh for hooking me up.
HUGE THANKS to DrunkCyclist.com for letting me be a part of this family.