It wasn’t the last.
Remember Facebook’s notes?
Before blogging, I used to write them. And this one showed up in my “Memories” today. You know, that newish feature of Facebook that shows you stuff you posted on this day in years past. Well, apparently eight years ago today I was on sabbatical in Australia being shown who’s the boss by hills. (Some things never change!)
For the unfamiliar, DNF stands for “Did Not Finish”–equivalent to the academic INC, although unlike grad school there is no way to make up a grad of DNF and have it changed to something else.
It might look like we’re waving but really we’re swatting at flies. Oh, Canberra summer.
Here we are warming up. Cornering fast is the trickiest part of criterium racing. Note the hay bales. They are there for a reason. If you don’t pedal fast through some of these corners you get dropped. But at a certain point there is a real danger of clipping your pedals and crashing.
Have you ever DNF’ed? How’d do it feel? Tell us your story. I know it’s better than DNS, Did Not Start!