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Mount Diablo Hill Climb - CycleTime Trial


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Lafayette, California
United States
C4 Racing
90+F / 32C
Sunny
Total Time = 38m 28s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Stretch, sun screen, eat, hydrate, bathroom.
Event warmup:

Warmed up on my trainer before heading off to the staging area.
Bike
  • 38m 28s
  • 6.29 miles
  • 9.81 mile/hr
Post race
Warm down:

Coasted back down the hill and back to the high school parking lot, which was about 8 miles away from the finish line. Stretched a little, hydrated more, changed clothes, and headed home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was my first hill climb TT, ever, so I approached it with an open mind. Basically, I entered because I enjoy climbing hills on my bike and this simply sounded like a lot of fun and something different, and it proved to be a blast. I'll be back next year for sure. I tend to be the type of person who enjoys the challenge of not knowing what lies ahead on a course, so in some respects I felt in my element in this TT.

Although I do a lot of hill climbing during my regular rides, I haven't trained for going all-out on a hill (i.e. "Wow, this really hurts - what the hell was I thinking?). So, by the time I reached the finish line, I was feeling a little queasy, like I could puke. Lovely. So, I'd say that if my training were geared more specifically toward TTing, I would have performed much better. All things considered, I'm happy. Looking forward to my next hill climb in Sept.

Event comments:

1st year that the C4 group has hosted this race. Nice event.




Last updated: 2006-05-22 12:00 AM
Biking
00:38:28 | 06.29 miles | 9.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind: None
Course: 6.29 miles @ 1,751 elevation gain. Smooth pavement, almost no shade to speak of, no breeze, and very dry. My God, was it ever DRY!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2006-07-08 7:34 PM

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Subject: Mount Diablo Hill Climb


2006-07-08 10:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Mount Diablo Hill Climb
Congrats on finishing your first TT.  You've been gaining speed on the hills all year - next year will be even faster.
2006-07-08 11:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Mount Diablo Hill Climb

coloradoclimber - 2006-07-08 8:42 PM Congrats on finishing your first TT.  You've been gaining speed on the hills all year - next year will be even faster.

Thanks....too bad we didn't know that spectators could wait at the start, otherwise you could have brought your bike & made the trek up there from the high school, too.   

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