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Hiram, Georgia
United States
Surge Sports
45F / 7C
Total Time = 27m 1s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45+ Masters
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

4:30 wake-up, shower, get dressed, load the bike, and leave at 5:45 for the 1 hr+ drive to the start, Stopping enroute for coffee, then a sandwich. Arrived around 7:15. Got a great parking spot next to Brett, and Lou.
Event warmup:

20 min easy spin, 5 min @ 90%, 5 min recovery, 3x1 min @ 100%, 1 min recovery in between, 5 min easy spin, and a couple of short sprints on the SCT. Thanks Brett!
  • 27m 1s
  • 9.5 miles
  • 21.10 mile/hr

Generally those that register early, get later start times. I registered in December. Unfortunately a week before the race I found out I had to work Saturday afternoon so I had to request an early start. Of course they hooked me up and I was the very first rider out. No big deal, and it was 20 degrees warmer than last year. Just sucked I couldn't stick around.

I was the first rider off the ramp and went out rather conservatively but still maintaining 90+ RPM and 25 mph until the first long rise. I was pretty amazed that it only took 2:45 seconds for me to be passed. The running joke was that I was the overall race leader for 2:45. Last year It was almost four minutes, however I was pleased that I got passed less this year than last. The turnaround seemed tighter than last year but it posed no problems. I felt pretty strong on the return trip, but kept it consertative untill the last two miles, where I just pushed as hard as I could. I did improve over last year by over 2 minutes and I'm pretty pleased about that. I was dissapointed that I was not under 27 minutes. My goal was 26. I didn't think that was too lofty. I have come to the realization that I'm just not a great TTer and it is a slightly humbling since I'm not used to finishing that far down in my age catagory at races. Doesn't matter though. It was a great event, beautiful day, with awesome friends. Who could ask for more. I'll continue to do this event every year.
Great NAMSC crowd!

What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Easy spin for about 5 minutes.

Last updated: 2008-01-31 12:00 AM
00:27:01 | 9.5 miles | 21.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Forgot my HR monitor. Ooops!
Wind: None
Course: Flat with several slight rises. Out and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-02-18 3:26 PM

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Subject: Tundra Time Trial

2008-02-18 5:31 PM
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Alpharetta, GA
Subject: RE: Tundra Time Trial
Awesome job, David!  Huge improvement over last year!  Enjoyed hanging out in the lot with you, et. al. - already looking forward to next year!
2008-02-19 7:26 AM
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Winder, GA
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Nice work, David! You know.....if they held a time trial at the Gaps, I'm sure you'd be one of the leaders.
2008-02-19 7:43 AM
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Roswell, GA
Subject: RE: Tundra Time Trial
I'm with Mindy.  Maybe we should set up a Hogpen TT.
2008-02-19 10:43 AM
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Atlanta, Ga
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It was nice to meet you on Saturday.  Great job on the 2 min PR too.  Keep up the great work.
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