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Clermont, Florida
United States
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67F / 19C
Sunny
Total Time = 4h 23m 50s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Parked the car, put the bike together, and rolled up to the staging area. I ate a half of a PBJ and banana in the car on the ride to the event.
Event warmup:

Nothing.
Bike
  • 4h 18m 50s
  • 68.3 miles
  • 15.83 mile/hr
Comments:

Well marked course throughout which was useful. I also used the "Ride with GPS" app that had the course logged with turn by turn instructions and notifications.
I feel like the 2nd SAG stop (on the 68-mile course) was really far after the 1st SAG stop. It would have been nice to have it a little more evenly spaced out.
What would you do differently?:

I would "NOT" have pulled the 3-4 riders all the way for the 2nd leg. I should have pulled off and let them know that I didn't want to stay in the front of our pack. I paid for that mistake on the 3rd/final leg. My legs were pretty trashed and I couldn't handle 3 of the hills and I got off my bike and had to walk the hills.
Post race
Warm down:

Quickly pulled off and drank a clean bottle of water and headed back to the car

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I went too hard on the middle leg and my fitness was not up to par to be able to finish strong. Regardless, I was able to read the signals my body was sending me during the entire ride and respond pretty quickly to what I needed to do to avoid bonking and make it home safe.

Event comments:

Good event location for staging the Start/Finish (Waterfront Park @ Clermont, FL). The hills in Clermont are no joke but it's not anything that you can't handle with even a little bit of consistent bike training beforehand. It's really a good ride/course since you are able to get such long stretches of road without much car traffic if any at all.




Last updated: 2016-02-11 12:00 AM
Biking
04:18:50 | 68.3 miles | 15.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Elevation Gain: 2,679.20 ft Max Speed: 43.5 mph VAM: 330.9 Max Grade: 8.6% Ascent Time: 02:28:03 Descent Time: 01:50:25 Moving Time: 4:18:28 // Stopped Time: 0:48:48
Wind: Some
Course: Hilly roads (not closed course) and mostly back roads. The busier sections had a good shoulder to use.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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