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Vancouver, British Columbia
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12C / 54F
Total Time = 4h 18m 43s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 114/799
Event warmup:

Warmup consisted of riding to start line.
  • 4h 18m 43s
  • 120 kms
  • 27.83 km/hr

Fun ride but bonked at 100k mark. Got into a couple of good pacelines and had lots of fun up to the point where I ran out of steam. Came across a fellow biker who crashed within the first half hour of the ride and didn't look good. Reports say that his front wheel was caught in a drainage grate! Really hope he makes a full recovery.
Got a little warm as the ride progressed and stopped for 5 minutes to remove my vest and arm warmers. Also took a few pain killers and Ibuprofen for some back pain I was having. Made a second stop at a food station to fill my water bottle.
Last 20 k were hard as I had hit the wall. Need to train more for longer distances and learn to hydrate and eat better.

What would you do differently?:

See above.
Post race
Warm down:

No warm down. Was a little chilly in Whistler upon arrival so just got to truck and came back to Vancouver.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training, hydration and food intake made for a tough go in the final stages.

Event comments:

This was a fun event but also challenging. Disappointed about my performance in the last few kilometers but I'll be back next year to try for a time closer to four hours.

Last updated: 2010-02-24 12:00 AM
04:18:43 | 120 kms | 27.83 km/hr
Age Group: 114/799
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Ave HR: 154 Max HR: 175
Wind: Little
Course: Downtown Vancouver to Whistler with dedicated traffic lane for entire course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2010-09-14 12:10 PM

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Subject: Whistler GranFondo

2010-09-14 9:07 PM
in reply to: #3097945

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Subject: RE: Whistler GranFondo
Buddy, that time is epic if you rode the last 20k without any gas in the tank. Congratulations on a season packed with not one, but 2 epic rides. I'll be hitting this race with you next year.
2010-09-23 9:56 PM
in reply to: #3097945

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Subject: RE: Whistler GranFondo
Riel that time was awesome that ride is all uphill or most of it. way to finish it out after the wall
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