Well after being excited for cross season to finally arrive, I now wish it was over. It was all fun and games until the racing started and the rain came. I had to sandbag my first race in order to make it to work after. I was second in the hole shot, dropped the leader in the first set of corners and then bang! a bigger sandbagger than me came around just before the run up. We had a good gap but I felt like I was going too deep too early and held back letting him go, a comfortable gap opened between myself and the shattered field so I just tried not to make any mistakes and then I felt it, a soft rear tire.....I kept on but after crossing the line with two laps to go, it was totally flat and I did my best cat 4 pro move and ghost rode my bike through the line tape and yelled, "this place is a shithole!" which it was. My buddy from work ran up and gave me a wheel, you're not done yet! I pressed on with my eyes crossed in anger and frustration and still finished in the top half after a 5minute wheel change.