Monday, October 4, 2010

on this day in history...

Vaughn makes VeloNews — for the first (and probably the last) time ever.

Here's the picture:

Here's the link.

Yup, that's me in the center of that pile — and yes I did cause the accident. It had just started to drizzle, and we had all taken this same corner at speed in previous laps. About 20 guys wrecked besides me... my wreck just made the biggest pile. I'm all banged up today, but I'd do it again to make VeloNews. :-)

The best part: my wife was standing at this section (where there were about 12 hairpin turns in a row) with both my kids and about 4-5 friends, and they were all yelling "Go Wide!" at the top of their lungs as I was coming into that corner (on the inside, doh!) It may have been too late to save myself from a fall —but— instead off paying attention to the corner, I was looking up at them as I came down the straight away, trying to yell above the crowd noise, "which corner?!" My wheels were off the ground before I got the words out. I actually might not have crashed if I had been paying more attention. Lesson learned - I'm totally ignoring my wife and my friends during races from now on.

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