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Georgia Cup Crit - Cycle

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Gainesville, Georgia
United States
71F / 22C
Total Time = 27m 48s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate lunch with my Mom between the TT and the start of this race.
Event warmup:

Rode for about 30 minutes on the course to get a feel for the corners. Mostly easy with a few laps at "race pace" to get the cornering down.
  • 27m 48s
  • 12 miles
  • 25.90 mile/hr

Well at least I didn't get dropped although I did get lapped (so did the rest of the field by two guys on a breakaway). It was a fun race. There was a wicked headwind on the backside that hit you like a brick wall when you rounded the curve. It played a role as that was where the peleton split for the first time. I am just happy that I held on for deal life until the end.
What would you do differently?:

More high intensity training, more time at or above LT. This was a fun race for me and was basically a hard track type workout on the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Coasted and soft pedaled a couple of laps after the race was over.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough LT work, not training for this type of race, no teammates.

Event comments:

Highly recommend doing one of these races.

Last updated: 2006-04-09 12:00 AM
00:27:48 | 12 miles | 25.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
If you have ever done a crit then you know the first few laps are crazy stupid fast. I think we were doing 28-29 on the first two laps.
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Flat rectangle around downtown Gainesville with a sneaky little hill on the back short side followed by a small incline to the Start/Finish line.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 96
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-04-09 3:57 PM

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2006-04-09 7:44 PM
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2006-04-10 6:06 AM
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In my bunk with new shoes and purple sweats.
Subject: RE: Georgia Cup Crit
Riding that race without a few compadres was right down studley. The speed is fantastic and what better way to prepare for some 1st place bike splits. Man I would love to try that, heck I'd like to just train for it. Congratulations, that was a great effort.
2006-04-10 10:15 AM
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HOLY COW ... look at your avg mph!! 25.90 mph over 12 miles is smoking fast ... no way I could not get dropped.

Good job!

2006-04-10 10:24 AM
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Edited by oneword 2006-04-10 10:25 AM
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