Hey FTW,I finally got around to doing one race this past year. A hare scramble with some badasses on new bikes. Here's some words on it.
Got back in the groove and was keeping up with dudes on bikes that probably weigh 50lbs less than mine and probably have years more experience racing in this situation. Got to another tricky hill climb 2.5 miles in that wasn't real steep, but about 7-8 bikes were stuck there so I had to wait for some to clear out. Then I got stuck. Spent the next 20-30 minutes trying to get up the thing in various ways. Helped a few up, then I said the hell with it and found an alternate route because I'd already been lapped by the A and B groups.
Got to the finish of my first lap, embarrassingly about an hour after the start. The fastest guys were doing the lap in 20 minutes. Told Jonas to meet me at the van, we had some fixing to do. I tried getting the hand guard back to normal as well as the shifter. Told him about the awful hill I was stuck at forever. Told him my alternate route in case he couldn't make it up it either, tagged him and sent him on his way.