Tour of Elk Grove Wrap-up

August 3, 2009 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

Not the greatest of performances this weekend, but I was definitely racing out of my league in an elite field of professional cyclists. Also, I think the 6500 miles of driving has caught up to me. Today’s race started out OK as I was near the front and everything was smooth. But then a break went off the front without Ouch/Maxxis. Ouch began to drill it in what the announcer called the “Ouch Pain Train”. I had slid way too far back in the 100+ rider field during some of the “reshuffles” at the 180 degree turn. Eventually, every corner felt like the finishing sprint of a race just to stay on the wheel in front of me. I knew that I was about to crack and unfortunately I was about 35 riders from the back of the pack. Instead of gapping off 35 riders I decided to pull over leading into the 180 — the one place on the course where the field was bunching up and call it a day. Next year I’ll be back and racing the amateur category 1/2 version of the race!

Heartrate data for Saturday’s stage 2 road race:
Tour of Elk Grove Stage 2 Road Race

Heartrate data for Sunday’s stage 3 criterium:
Tour of Elk Grove Stage 3 Criterium

About these ads

Entry filed under: Racing. Tags: , .

Tour of Elk Grove Stage 2 Road Race Meridian-Cuba Challenge

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


See your ad here!

Contact me to see your ad here!
kartoone76@gmail.com

instagram kartoone76

Vulcan sunrise Got to drive by Talladega for the last few laps of the big NASCAR race. Awesome coffee shop... land of 1000 hills... love it!

Kristine’s ToonesFanClub

Brian Toone

Recent Posts

Categories

August 2009
M T W T F S S
« Jul   Sep »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Quick reference stats

Anaerobic Threshold:
Power:315 watts
Heart rate:180 bpm
Maximums:
Power:1097 watts (5s)
Heart rate:198 bpm (5s)
AT power estimated by critical power curve in Golden Cheetah, which predicts I should be able to maintain 315 watts for 1 hour.

Blog Stats

  • 223,049 hits

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 61 other followers

%d bloggers like this: