It's my fault. That's what I think as I go down: "Goddamit, that was my fault." Then I think: "I gave myself that exit line into the gutter - why didn't I use it?" It's amazing the number of thoughts that can you can have while you're hitting the ground.
Even in this crazy cycling world of constant upgrades and never-ending eye-candy, Rapha seemed completely out of my league. Besides, what was the point? They don't even make women's gear. Then I got my hands on a pair of Rapha Cross 3/4 length bibs. I put them on and stood in front of the mirror and did not feel faster. Nor did I look faster. I was extremely skeptical.