Today I DNFed round 2 of the Brownbacks Hope XC series, dropping on lap 4 of what would probably have been 6, and I’m reasonably sure I was on for a top ten finish in my category. I’m not even certain how it happened. One minute I was blasting down from the top of the course, the next I couldn’t pedal because I had somehow managed to tie my chain in a knot. One look at it was enough to tell me that I wasn’t going to get to the finish without wheeling the bike all the way, so I parked myself up at a marshal point with my mate Chris and watched the last half-hour of the race go past. At least it was lovely and sunny. I’ll be back in September.