Folsom Rodecross #4 A’s 45+ (10/20/21):
Folsom Rodecross #5 A’s 45+ (10/27/21):
For this race, I decided to push out air pressure, going lower than normal. To my dismay, they took out the power climb on each lap that I’d used all series to make differences in races and they replaced it with a stair climb up the rodeo arena and I hate running! Oh well, I got a good start, went up the stairs the first lap in the lead. I had to make it through lots of traffic dressed in Halloween costumes (one guy had a giraffe costume with a head that extended probably 20 feet, no idea how he made it through all the trees without losing his giraffe head and neck 😊), built up a big lead by mid race and was cruising along. I noticed with about 3 laps to go that my rear tire was feeling squishy, by 2 laps to go the rear tire was definitely going flat (experimenting with low air pressure was backfiring). On the last lap, I milked it, leaning over the front wheel but the rear wheel was completely flat with about 1/3 lap to go so I took it easy around the corners, sliding around. Still won by about 2 minutes despite completely flat rear tire. I ended up winning the 5 race series with 4 wins (they count best of 4).