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Walburg Classic - CycleRoad Race

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Walburg, Texas
United States
AT&T Brain & Spine
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 10m
Overall Rank = 25/50
Age Group = Cat 5
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

Rode for 20 minutes.
  • 1h 10m
  • 24 miles
  • 20.57 mile/hr

The first 11 miles we averaged between 25-30 mph. There were several slowdowns followed by jumps to thin out the herd. My strategy was to ride back on versus jumping to keep up. It worked for awhile. I ended up finishing about 2-3 minutes behind the winner.
What would you do differently?:

At mile 11 there was a hard right turn. It was the decider. I should have jumped for all I was worth in order to stay on. Shortly after this, the winds started. Hard! Had I stayed on the pack, I had the legs. unfortunately, I did not have the leg sto fight th ewind solo. Anyone I picked up would just suck my wheel. So I had to full on sit up to get them to take a pull.
Post race
Warm down:

Short ride back to parking lot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wind! Lots of stinking wind!

Last updated: 2009-02-21 12:00 AM
01:10:00 | 24 miles | 20.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/50
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: Rolling hils. The last 15 miles alternated between a very strong cross wind and a head wind.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-02-21 5:34 PM

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