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Tour de Gruene Bicycle Classic - CycleTime Trial

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Gruene, Texas
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = ??/141
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Easy warm up to break up the lactic acid from the Bizarro Du earlier in the day.
Event warmup:

Spin easy for 20 minutes.
  • 41m 45s
  • 16 miles
  • 22.99 mile/hr

I did not do as well in the duathlon in the morning.

For the TT, you signed up by estimated pace, so I was in the 22-24 pace. After the morning event, I thought I was going to be severely humbled. I was not feeling like I could do even 22 on a hilly course.

I am a clydesdale. This is relevant here because of the announcer. Given my pace group, absolutely no one else had even a hint of a gut. Except for me.
I am on the start ramp and the announcer look sat me and says over the speaker, "This is the 22-24 mph group." I just looked right back at him and said,"Oops."

Now I was p..sed and my legs suddenly did not feel so sore. So I don't look like the rest of the guys who can ride a bike. So f-ing what?
What would you do differently?:

I could have signed up for the next speed group down (17-22) and probably placed. But that would have been a hollow placing for me.

Also, this was my second race of the day. So really this was just about seeing what I could do.
Post race
Warm down:

Short, easy spin.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Second race of the day.

Also, my cleats were worn out. One foot kept coming out of the pedal. The cleats have already been replaced this morning.

Last updated: 2009-11-01 12:00 AM
00:41:45 | 16 miles | 22.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/141
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2009-11-01 11:21 AM

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