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Durango 100 - Cycle

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Durango, CO
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 3h 09m 52s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drove up to Durango the day before. Had dinner at Carver's and thought about my old college days and how good the Carver's beer is. Decided I didn't need a beer before the event and took a growler of the house rootbeer brew and some bagels to go. Went back to the room and cleaned up the bikes.
Event warmup:

Light stretching. As this was a tour as opposed to a race, I started slow until warmed up.
  • 3h 09m 52s
  • 52 miles
  • 17.25 mile/hr

Broke my helmet putting it on at the start(plastic internal support thingee) and hoped nobody "in charge" noticed. Thought about stopping at the course side Wal-mart and picking up a cheap replacement, but didn't want to get any further behind the pack.

Made an effort to pace myself...with it being a downhill course it was tempting to open it up early. Had some mechanical problems at about mile 25, but nothing too significant; gotta get that chain replaced.
Post race
Warm down:

slowed into the finish and did some stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Had some minor mechanical issues. Newer, lighter bike might help...maybe next season. Definately lost time waiting in line for the porta-johnny.

Event comments:

Hope to do it again next year...maybe the entire Century. The Mrs. finished ahead of me by a couple of minutes; said it was the new bike, but I advised her the bike didn't peddle itself.

Last updated: 2004-07-25 12:00 AM
03:09:52 | 52 miles | 17.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Start in Durango, CO and finish in Farmington, NM. The course starts with a steep climb and has some hills, but also has a significant elevation drop. Course was all "right turns" with the exception of the turn for the 50 mile finish.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2004-07-25 9:25 PM

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New Mexico
Subject: Durango 100

2004-07-26 12:26 AM
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Northern VA
Subject: RE: Durango 100
Great job and even better on giving the Mrs her "props"!!!!!!!!!
2004-07-27 2:12 PM
in reply to: #40236

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Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: RE: Durango 100
Great race!  Beautiful part of the country to ride!
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