During the 2nd lap Christopher continued to ride well and actually caught and passed me. That is correct. I got beat by my son. Sure I had some mishaps, but most everyone did. When he passed me I was actually in shock. Was he riding that well or was I just riding like a candy ass? I picked up the pace and caught back up to him and sure enough he was passing other riders. I followed him by a few of the riders, but then when we reached the start of lap 3 and returned to the really slick rocky sections of the course, he left me. Straight up left me.I finally found a good line up Hank Hill and when I reached it on lap 3 I saw that Christopher
had gotten stuck in about the same place that I did. He was lucky because by then there were course workers helping everyone get up. Where the heck were those guys when I got stuck???? I was going to stop and help him, but decide to let him get up by himself. I set off and actually started passing riders on the last lap. The last 5 miles I rode well and it ended up being my fasted lap of the day.