So I did SBT Gravel a few weeks back, and at aid station #1 someone ran over my bike with their truck. I spot checked the bike, fixed up the wheel a bit and decided since I’d flown all this way I’d go on. I rode on and finished the 141 miles (in agony), and after about 30 miles or so from Aid Station 1 I started to “trust” my bike again and figured it was fine.
Alas, today I decided to clean her off and get her back in shape since I hadn’t done so yet… and she’s made her last journey. RIP Checkpoint. At least she went out in style in Colorado.