after last week's cyclocross mud fest in Boone, where i bent my frame, i thought i'd take a week off of racing to go to some friends' wedding in Baltimore. unfortunately, when traffic slowed to a stop, the guy behind me didn't, leading to my second bent frame in a week.
no one was injured. fortunately, the other guy, who was at fault, was insured. unfortunately Park does not make a somewhat offensively-named tool to fix this sort of thing. in any event, Boone was the last race for the old Subaru.
on a more encouraging note, my brother bought a used cyclocross bike off eBay last week and promptly did his first cyclocross race in New Jersey this weekend. i think it was actually his first real bike race ever (duathlons don't count as real bike races) and he's ready for more. rather than chastise certain people i know who have cyclocross bikes but haven't been racing them, i'll just make a plug for possibly recruiting a new BCC member to represent in the Mullet State.