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San Antonio, Texas
United States
Bicycle Heaven
85F / 29C
Total Time = 37m 26s
Overall Rank = 5/25
Age Group = Cat 5
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Rode around a bit to warm up.
  • 37m 26s
  • 13.82 miles
  • 22.15 mile/hr

This was my first time to do a crit race so it was a ton of fun! There was a pretty bad headwind that the pack had to deal with coming out of the last turn and onto the main straight that definitely spread out the field. I moved up from around 10th to 5th on the final sprint so I think with some better positioning on the last lap I can have a shot at going for a win or at least a top three. The top five or so places were only separated by about a bike length.
What would you do differently?:

Work with a couple guys to try and get a breakaway going on the last lap and at least string the pack out a bit to limit the huge cluster of people for the sprint.
Post race
Warm down:

Rode around and drank some water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

First time to race something like this.

Event comments:

Great monthly crit, looking forward to next month.

Last updated: 2011-06-18 12:00 AM
00:37:26 | 13.82 miles | 22.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 5/25
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: 1km loop around University Oaks business perk. Nasty headwind down the main straightaway.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 98
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable 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] 4

2011-06-19 10:37 PM

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