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Plano, Texas
United States
Children's Hospital of Plano
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 56m 21s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I woke up at 5:15 and ate breakfast. After getting the last things ready, I headed to the course. When I got there, I went to the bathroom then to the start line: no warm up because the ride was so long and I could just use the first few miles as warm up.
Event warmup:

None. Not much time between when I got there and when I started.
  • 2h 56m 21s
  • 57 miles
  • 19.39 mile/hr

With this being the longest I'd ever ridden in one day, I didn't know what to expect. I started pretty comfortably then only got faster from there. The first 20 miles went very smoothly. Then I stopped at a rest stop to get some more nutrition,but not for very long. The next stretch I was feeling good, so I went a little bit harder(somewhat because of pressure from my dad, he wanted to make sure I had nothing left in the tank at the end :). This section was made up entirely of rough country roads, so that made it a bit more interesting. At mile 44, I stopped one more time to fill my bottles and get some food. On the last stretch my dad and I joined a large group and were able to hold a pretty solid pace.
What would you do differently?:

not much. I wasn't trying to race, so it was as good as I expected it to be.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, ate some free tamales.. that's about it.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Only my fitness.

Last updated: 2016-04-01 12:00 AM
02:56:21 | 57 miles | 19.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A pretty much out and back course starting and ending at the children's hospital.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2016-04-23 2:17 PM

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2016-04-24 7:15 AM
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Eugene, Oregon
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That is an awesome split! Sounds like a fun and challenging day. Keep up the good work!
2016-04-24 7:02 PM
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Great job Connor!

2016-04-25 9:08 AM
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Southampton, Ontario
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sounds like a solid ride, nice job
2016-04-25 9:18 AM
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Katy, Texas
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Solid pace for your longest ride ever! Nice work!
2016-04-25 10:43 AM
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Congrats on having a very successful longest ride ever!  Free tamales = bonus!

2016-04-25 12:26 PM
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Raleigh, NC area
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Nice ride!  It sounds like a fun event!

2016-04-25 1:27 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
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How awesome that you got to do this one with your dad. Rough country roads could be a challenge. Sounds like you handled it well.

Free tamales, nuff said.

2016-04-28 1:28 PM
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Englewood, Florida
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Good job. Congrats on a good ride and on a good push from your dad!

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