Archive for August 2, 2009
Technical course, strong wind, light drizzle, and a very fast race made for some tough racing. Unfortunately, I still ran out of gas with two laps to go and then came off the group with half a lap to go after fighting hard all race to stay as close to the front as possible. I was pleased with how I was able to maneuver within the peloton and also stay out of the wind and conserve as much energy as possible by sticking to the philosophy of passing people whenever possible. I am still hopeful for today’s race as it is shorter and a little less technical. We completed yesterday’s race of 97 miles in 3 hours and 33 minutes for an average speed of 27.3mph — even with all the braking and accelerating from the 26 turns on the course!!!
Kristine took this awesome picture of Josiah in the feedzone, and she also did a great job getting me a water bottle in the 20+mph feedzone frenzy!
Here is the topocreator map I created of yesterday’s road race course with its 26 turns!
One of the things that I am happiest about this season has been my performance in the Georgia Cycling Grand Prix. Here is a screenshot of the current standings … while it is fun to be at the top of a list with so many professional riders, the reason is that the pros only did one or two of the races whereas I have done nearly all of them!