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2007 Bloomin Metric - CycleCentury

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Norwalk, Connecticut
United States
Sound Cycles
65F / 18C
Total Time = 4h 10m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

As Such this wasn't a race. Just a tour around Connecticut
Event warmup:

Ran back and forward to my car as I couldn't decide to wear a jacket as it was raining and cold. Decided not to which was a good choice as it warmed up I just froze for the first 20 miles.
  • 4h 10m
  • 65 miles
  • 15.60 mile/hr

This was the 30th anniversary of the Bloomin Metric (2,000 - 3,00 Riders). This is a fun ride/tour around Fairfield County in Connecticut. (Where I live)

Started in Norwalk at Calf Pasture Beach headed along the coast. then inland up into the hills. I have ridden this route quiet a few times as I do a lot of my training here/ LOTS of hills. Really enjoyed the ride went fairly slow with a couple of my buddied from Tri-training. A bit of a change to actaully enjoy the scenery...

Went past a horrific crash on the first desent. 2 middle aged women had clipped each other both weren't moving. Blood everywhere. I thought one of them was dead for sure but heard someone say she had a pulse. After this we all took it easy roads were slippery and there were some very novice riders out there. I hope they were both OK....

What would you do differently?:

Learnt a valuable lesson, I had three beers and a large glass of red wine the night before so woke up hungover. Then at the first stop at 25 miles I had three choclate chip cookies....As a result I started having stomach issues (Cramps) for the last 30 miles very uncmofrtable. While I would never drink the night before a real race this is a good reminder why not to)
Post race
Warm down:

Did a 25 minute brick off the bike.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

2000 people that couldn't ride for Sh*t.

Event comments:

Awesome Ride, the stops were awesome good music food etc. Good value for money

Last updated: 2007-05-14 12:00 AM
04:10:00 | 65 miles | 15.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Along the Coast and then inland
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Post race
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Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-05-21 12:20 PM

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Subject: 2007 Bloomin Metric

2007-05-23 9:59 AM
in reply to: #809880

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Subject: RE: 2007 Bloomin Metric
Sounds like  a fun ride except for the stomach issues and the two ladies that crashed. Hope they're alright. I've ridden hungover before and I can assure you it's not the way to go!
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