Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bay Area Super Prestige #1, Candlestick

Raced BASP#1 on Sunday and good God was it brutal. Baking sun and suffocating dust!

What went right: I felt strong. My mounts/dismounts are smoother, didn't seem to loose time on the barriers. Big thanks here to a CX clinic put on by 4x Danish National Champion Joachim Parbo and Sterling Sports Group. Learned a lot about technique and racing smarter. Tried to put it all into practice at BASP.

Also hit the highest HR and highest avg HR I've seen in a race.

Was hot out there!

Not all was good though. One, with the dust and sun, I was dying for a little water by the 30 minute marker. Should have organized something before hand.

Also, over cooked a corner and got myself all tanged up in the tape. Whoops!

Ended up 45 out of 82 finishers. Not sure how many DNFed.

Also, here is some aerial footage from the race.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pentz Road Hill Climb

Was up in Chico this last weekend and decided to do a casual hill climb ITT. Part of a local series.

5.8 mi - 997 ft gain - 15.0 mph avg - 182 bpm avg - 00:23:25

And that was good enough for 2nd place out of 29 people! Neat.

Chilling at the top.

And my lean, mean, 14lb hill climbing machine.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

2011 Sac CX #2

Last Saturday, raced Sacramento Cyclocross #2. Men's, class B. Poorly.

Flat and fast. Main feature of the course was a flat, straight and fast 1 mile stretch. Lot of drafting strategy. Then two sections of barriers and u-turns.

Ended up 15th of 35.

Could have done better if I'd been more aggressive at the start and established a better position. Oh, that and not crashed.

Also need to work on my dismounts and remounts. Lost ground on those.