Elephant Rock - CycleTour

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Douglas County, Colorado
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 25m 33s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

rode 1 mile from truck to packet pickup. I was going to do a 10-15 spin warmup, but found out there was not timing/official start. It was just a free for all, so I just decided I would warm up on the way.
  • 2h 25m 33s
  • 27.11 miles
  • 11.18 mile/hr

I did ok on hills, I would like to have done better, but I didn't stop. I did feel strong towards the end of the race. All in all, I am improving, getting much stronger/faster, and had a lot of fun testing myself.
What would you do differently?:

be better prepared for hills.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

no event timing, kind of took the drive out of me.

Event comments:

This is advertised as a race, but no timing is done at all. Kind of defeats the point. I really don't like paying to go on large group rides. It was supposed to be about seeing how competitive I can be in future races. As it is, I still don't know if I could race a tortoise or not.

Last updated: 2011-02-15 12:00 AM
02:25:33 | 27.11 miles | 11.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
I chose the 25 mile fat tire course. It was a pretty good course, except for a really washboard road at about the 1/3 mark. 3-4 miles of really hard riding on the bum. In all, not much of a fat tire course, you would be better suited with a CX setup. The closest thing we saw to dirt, was one very hard packed dirt road. Everything else was paved/gravel roads. Beautiful scenery, and a fun ride, but not the billing the promoters set this up for.
Wind: Little
Course: Some of those back country roads are so washboard that you can barely ride over them.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 1