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phoenix, Arizona
United States
American Diabetes Association
55F / 13C
Total Time = 3h 20m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Biked 17.5 miles to the ride start line and met up with my group Team What! at our tent site. Had to check in as I did not do the early check in on Tuesday night.
Event warmup:

I ate pop-tarts and then waited 15 min while they talked up the sponsors and started late.
  • 3h 20m
  • 61.5 miles
  • 18.45 mile/hr

Luke and I stoped at every rest area to wait for the rest of our team. This was a ride, not a race. If it were a race, I could not keep up with Luke as he can grind at a good 22-24 mph pace (ex-mountain bike racer!) where I am more of a 18-20 mph when well rested and downhill/flat.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was a blast, and the course was close enough to home to ride there and back to make a 100 mile training ride for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Is an extra 21 mile ride in wind gusts back home a warm down? I caught a headwind for about 18 of those miles and really brought my daily average down from what the first 79 had been built on. However, think of the muscle tension in my legs for the workout!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was a ride, not a race so I was out to enjoy it. That and the four rest stops to re-group did nothing for my time!

Event comments:

Who makes a metric century ride a middle distance in their 100 mile training plan? Those looking to save on parking, ride close to home, and have a great day! I loved this event this year becuase I was trained for it. I was not as trained last year for the Tour de Tucson so I did not have the ability to hammer hills and then chill while others caught up. Yup, today this is a good ride for me, tomorrow- who knows?

Last updated: 2008-02-27 12:00 AM
03:20:00 | 61.5 miles | 18.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: The course is very simular to my normal weekend ride in that alot of it was on Deer Valley, 19th Ave, and Carefree Hyway.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-03-16 5:43 PM

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Peoria, AZ (Near Lake Pleasant)
Subject: Tour de Cure

2008-03-17 3:22 PM
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scottsdale, az
Subject: RE: Tour de Cure
Great job out there! It was a very fun ride!
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