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Half Vineman AquaBike - Aquabike

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Guernville, California
United States
Total Time = 4h 28m 25s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
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Pre-race routine:

My sister in law(SIL) and I were on time and ready to go. We topped off just before we headed out to Gernville which was about 30 min from our hotel. SIL broke the stem to a tire. Great. Ive never changed a road tire but she had many times. TICK TOCK .....At about 25 min into it she finally got it. Loaded the bike up and off we went.
Event warmup:

Got to Gernville with 30 minutes to spare. SIL hopped on her bike and heard some funky noise. Turned out her derailer was on the way out. Repair guy secured it as much as possible and we ran to bike transition to set up.
I was surprised to see so many people in wetsuits but had expected to wear mine. So I Put it on and headed down to water with about 10 before wave went out. Noticed some "odd" stares on my way down to the water. As it turned out I had my dang wetsuit on BACKWARDS!! BACKWARDS!! OMG
  • 45m 29s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 09s / 100 yards

My goal was not to walk at any point during the swim and I didnt. The first 5 or so minutes of the swim were tough. Breathing & exaustiion took over and I went to the sidestroke to catch my breath then back to a solid swim the remainder of the course.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on those first few minutes of ALL my training swims. Its common for me to get exausted those first few 100 yds
Transition 1
  • 05m 48s

WETSUIT STRIPPERS. Wow. I loved it!!!
What would you do differently?:

Note to self: Wetsuit zipper goes in BACK!! :|
  • 3h 35m 8s
  • 56 miles
  • 15.59 mile/hr

It was a good ride for me.
What would you do differently?:

I can always ride more.
Post race
Warm down:

Directly to potty. Holding pee for 56 miles Now I get why some choose to pee on thier bikes. .....but i could NEVER!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Since there was no run after the bike I went all out on the bike.

Last updated: 2012-05-13 12:00 AM
00:45:29 | 2112 yards | 02m 09s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless
Course: out & back in shallow water
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 05:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:35:08 | 56 miles | 15.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Unbelievable course. Vinyards & more vinyards. Stunning. The course was not nearly as difficult as the country roads where I train. There were 2-3 tough hills. The hill @ mile 47 had me at 5 mph.. But I LOVED the flat road areas!!! It was great to ride @ 18-22 mph for several miles!- i dont have flats like those !
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Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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2012-07-31 10:27 PM

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