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Triple Bipass Ride - CycleTour

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Evergreen, Colorado
United States
Team Evergreen
Total Time = 8h 49m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30 AM ate a bagel and a banana, also drank two 8oz cans of ensure.
  • 8h 49m
  • 120 miles
  • 13.61 mile/hr

Started the ride at around 6:30.
I thought I would use this event to figure out my nutrition for my upcoming 1/2 ironman in Boulder. I started off fairly strong up and over Squaw pass and into Georgetown with no stops. Once in Georgetown, I figured in order to keep the momentum going I would just chug another 20oz of "Ensure" that I froze the night before. My plan was to see if I could stomach it. If I could, that would mean I had a plan to get another 1000 calories on the bike in my next big race. Boy that was a huge mistake, I felt like I just drank a bottle of mud and I had the sudden urge to hurl. This slowed me down considerably from Georgetown to Loveland. I was really bumming. I didn't feel better until half way up Loveland pass when I finally felt like I could pick up my cadence.
Once over the top of Loveland, I started to feel better. So I went aero, and motored down the pass. WOW this was fun, I think it was the best part of the ride. The descent definitely invigorated me, and now all I wanted to do was try and make up for lost time.
I made good time getting through keystone and the Dam road.
I felt pretty good heading up to Copper and onto Vail pass. I basically stayed away from the accelerade, drinking only water and popping salt tablets every half hour. Ate a cliff bar every hour, and snacked on cliff blocks every 15 minutes.
I had a fast descent from the pass into Avon (This part was fun on the TT bike), passing several pace lines along the way. I picked up a couple of riders and we formed our own pace line for the last 15 miles. It was a blast rolling through those traffic circles. I made it from Vail pass to the finish in 65 minutes.
Finished the ride at about 4:40.
What would you do differently?:

Drinking too much of that Ensure was really bad. I need to figure out what I can eat or drink on the bike that will give me a lot of calories but won't make me feel sick.
Post race
Event comments:

Great event as always.

Last updated: 2008-06-23 12:00 AM
08:49:00 | 120 miles | 13.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Average HR was 138
Wind: Headwind
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-07-15 12:12 AM

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