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Mount Dora Bike Festival - Cycle

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Mount Dora, FL
United States
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Did not train. Had a decent breakfast.
Event warmup:

Did not warmup.
  • 1h 30m
  • 5 miles
  • 3.33 mile/hr

I immediately fell behind the rest of the group, which clearly had some training under their belt, or just more biking. The hills which were numerous if not too steep, were extremely hard for me. I kept my positive attitude focused on the beautiful scenery and trying not to get lost. Although I did miss a turn. We were to take a boat ride back to the start, but I arrived last and the rest of the group did not wait for me. I waited about 45 minutes for a SAG to come pick me up, but they never showed. I got back on the bike and decided to ride back. A couple of miles into it I came across a SAG, and I took it the rest of the way. I wasn't too happy w/ myself, or with the rest of the group that did this ride.
What would you do differently?:

Train for the damn thing.
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't do much of a warm down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm too fat, and I didn't train.

Event comments:

Just because this was my worse performance, and I had a bad experience, doesn't mean it was badly organized. I just was pissed as heck about the whole thing, including my performance. But, I turned it around and after I showered and dressed I took some pictures of the lovely scenery.

Last updated: 2005-07-18 12:00 AM
01:30:00 | 05 miles | 3.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Wind: Some
Course: Course was beautiful, but way too hilly for me. I have absolutely no experience on hills, so this was very difficult for me, and aggravated by the fact I did not train.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 6.0
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 1

2006-01-12 4:41 PM

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