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El Tour De Phoenix - Cycle


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East Mesa, Arizona
United States
Perimeter Bicycling Association of America
60F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 37m 22s
Overall Rank = 366/894
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4am had breakfast and got my gear together.
Bike
  • 3h 37m 22s
  • 72 miles
  • 19.87 mile/hr
Comments:

It was a slow go up the hills, but for some reason I ride faster than most going down hill. This an A backwards approach, but it seemed to keep me with the group most of the time. I rode with a pretty fast group for the first 45 miles. Then I had to go my own pace through the hills. Got some cramping up Usery at about mile 60. A banana took care of that though. I cranked it out the last 10 miles to get under the 3:45 mark.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more...train for hills
Post race
Warm down:

Had some bananas, bagels, cookies...the usual fare provided. Picked up my medal and went home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training
Just don't have the time to do much training right now. Between 3 kids and both my wife and I working it's hard to find the time.




Last updated: 2008-04-02 12:00 AM
Biking
03:37:22 | 72 miles | 19.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/894
Performance: Average
Min 75 Avg. 150 Max. 175
Wind: Little
Course: Start and end in Mesa. Route went through Mesa, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, out to Saguaro Lake and up through Usery Pass. Some hills around the lake and a 3 mile climb up Usery.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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