I had a great time at the Total Sports team event again, especially when you are in the winners team!
Sure, I was the mountain bike racer in our team, but this year I almost screwed it up. First of all, I almost missed my transition time. I was too comfortable in the nearby country club lodge drinking coffee, and then during the race I cut my rear tire badly in a rocky descent. It took me for ever to fix it, because I realized the tube bubbled off the cut right away after repumping. So I had to use a gel paper for to seal the cut. Luckily I had a second co2 canister with me. But most of the canister air blew off into the air instead into the tire. That meant I had to ride for the last half hour like on eggs to the beach run transition.
Luckily I could still hand over a 6min. advantage to our beach runner Conrad (former Xterra world champ). Even it's his off season, he did a great run and we finally won by over 4min.