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Mt. Tamalpais Hill Climb - CycleTime Trial

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Stinson Beach, California
United States
California Road Club
Total Time = 58m 44s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal, coffee, scrambled eggs, and go to the bathroom.
Event warmup:

Trainer spin for a while
  • 58m 44s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 12.77 mile/hr

My goal was to ride this course in under 1 hour, which I managed to do.
What would you do differently?:

Work more on leg strength this winter, more hill climbing, and train more specifically for bike racing. This year, I just wanted to test the waters and see if I liked bike racing before I invested a bunch of time into it, and so far it's been a lot of fun - certainly motivates me to improve my performance for next year and take it more seriously.
Post race
Event comments:

The group that started ahead of mine experienced a huge pile up that resulted in mangled bikes and injured riders. I can't understand why the race officials allowed the Cat 5 riders to start the race, when emergency vehicles were on-scene to deal with injuries. As a result of allowing us to start the race, the Cat 5 racers nearly had their own pile-up as the riders rounded a blind turn and immedidately found themselves feverishing tring to avoid hitting the back of a Park Ranger's patrol car which was parked on the race course. Not good!

Last updated: 2006-06-13 12:00 AM
00:58:44 | 12.5 miles | 12.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Mass start 12.5 mile hill climb, which starts with 4 miles of near flatness along the lagoon near Stinson Beach. A right turn brought the riders to the beginning of the 4 mile (BoFax) hill climb. At the top of the hill climb, riders take another right hand turn, and begin climbing the 7 sisters - 7 smaller climbs that get progressively larger and steeper. Unbelievably beautiful weather!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-09-17 9:42 AM

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