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Denver, CO
United States
American Cycling Association
69F / 21C
Total Time = 29m 10s
Overall Rank = 8/17
Age Group = Cat 4 Women
Age Group Rank = 8/17
Pre-race routine:

Well, for the first time in 4 races, I actually had nothing to bitch about when it came to the weather. Today was a beautiful day. No rain (ok, a few sprinkles from a passing cloud), no hail, no gale-force winds, no freezing cold temperatures. THIS was perfect bike racing weather. I was so happy.
Event warmup:

Warmed up on my trainer for a little over an hour. During this time, the wind went from non-existent to gusty and back again. There were some thunderstorms going through the area and we got some sprinkles, but I was sitting there praying that it would die down before my start time came. By the time my start rolled around, there was probably the least amount of wind I'd ever felt out at Cherry Creek Reservoir.
  • 29m 10s
  • 10.5 miles
  • 21.60 mile/hr

I set a PR today! I've never gone under 30 minutes on this course, and I did it today. I was so stoked! Plus, my placing in my category is probably the highest ever too. I kept on looking down at my speed thinking "Wow, THIS is how I can ride with no wind to screw with my mind!" I felt really strong too. I cut almost 3 1/2 minutes off of last week's horrendous time in the nasty weather. That's pretty good.

One thing of note: there were a LOT of bugs. I got quite a few in my mouth due to the fact that I had my mouth open sucking in air. Hey, it's protein, right?
What would you do differently?:

Not much!
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much except genetics. I did pretty much the best I could do.

Last updated: 2005-05-05 12:00 AM
00:29:10 | 10.5 miles | 21.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/17
Overall: 8/17
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back on the road surrounding Cherry Creek Reservoir.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2005-05-05 9:46 AM

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Extreme Veteran
Denver, CO
Subject: Cherry Creek Time Trial Series #4

2005-05-05 10:24 AM
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Evergreen, Colorado
Subject: RE: Cherry Creek Time Trial Series #4

Nice job!!!! Congrats on the PR!  Guess all the nastiness the past few weeks DID make you stronger

I think I must have inhaled about 10 bugs on my ride last night too - ack.  You know you're way into cycling when the thought of eating bugs doesn't really bother you all that much anymore...

2005-05-05 11:46 AM
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Helena, MT
Subject: RE: Cherry Creek Time Trial Series #4
Awesome! Way to go Stacie! That's a seriously fast avg time. I'm very impressed!
2005-05-05 12:09 PM
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Mechanicsburg, PA
Subject: RE: Cherry Creek Time Trial Series #4
"Ohhhhhh..... The sun will come out tomorrow, tomorrow..."

Glad to see everything worked out so well last night - that's great. Congratulations on the course PR!

2005-05-05 2:04 PM
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Official BT Coach
Englewood, CO
Subject: RE: Cherry Creek Time Trial Series #4
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Way to work hard yu studette! Congrats!
2005-05-05 6:46 PM
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Littleton, CO
Subject: RE: Cherry Creek Time Trial Series #4

Excellent ride!  Very cool that you set a new PR!  All that winter riding paid off

I'm dying to know what sage advice Mark gave you that pissed you off enough to cut 3 1/2 minutes! LOL

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