Me in the mud

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That's me in the blue kit with the white helmet popping into frame after about 5 seconds. I love the slow motion because watching it is a close feel for what it felt like to ride through 6 inches of mud and water with biblical rain falling on you for 45 minutes of racing. The whole race felt like it was in slow motion.

Also, my god, when I'm heaving and gasping for air am I really that fat looking? I've lost about 12lbs in the past few months but it'll take another 25lbs before I start being remotely competitive even in my low race category.