what were the AP and NP for that bit?
Awesome. I can't wait to get out to a crit... maybe next Thursday...
I'd barf at minute two.
I thought there'd be a bit more of a gap in there, but the big spike really is wide too, I suppose. Cool stuff.
When I looked at that chart the first time I thought it was in mph not kph... Made me want to cry a little bit. Until I convinced myself the entire crit was downhill somehow. That made it better.
Yeah, that threw me too. Come. On. Nomad. How long have you been back in the states?
It's kind of like shock and awe on a bicycle.
2009 mileage = 14,738 miles; 2010 mileage = 15,234 miles; 2011 mileage = 17,344 miles; 2012 mileage = 11,414 miles; 2013 = 12,169
That reminds me that I have to get some short intervals into my training. Crit season is right around the corner.
Flesh this baby out for us.
I'm not crit expert, but for me it was 4 pretty tight corners. Turn one was the widest coming downhill at good speeds.
Turn 2 & 3 were the hardest (Turn 2 is the biggest spike each lap (90° climbing turn - big ring power climb)
Turn 2 was either a tight inside corner at the curb or a wider momentum-carrying turn on the outside where you risked hitting the large grate just off the corner. There were at least two - but I think three - folks that overcooked that corner and got spat out of the pack.
Turn three wasn't quite as tight, but it certainly felt like the inside you could lean into the telephone pole that was up against the curb with your face if you tried.
Turn four was usually the easiest because it had the least momentum before shooting back down the gradual grade to the start finish and the fast turn one again.
After the road race on Saturday and TT Sunday morning, it took me ~20 minutes of the race just to get loose and it felt like I was just hanging on. I'm assuming that the 17-20 minute was two laps I did on the front-ish
I came up the inside around lap 20ish with a slow down in momentum, but didn't have to pedal to get there. I thought I'd be toting up a teammate we had for the GC, but I got there and saw him 2/3 of the way back in the pack again and let the pack move around me.
I probably should/could have done a lot more but simply don't have a lot of crit experience.
Envision, Energize, Enable
Duration: 40:56 (41:00)
Work: 716 kJ
TSS: 59.1 (intensity factor 0.931)
Norm Power: 335
Distance: 17.066 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 1289 292 watts
Heart Rate: 90 194 173 bpm
Cadence: 30 151 104 rpm
Speed: 0 35.4 25.0 mph
Pace 1:42 0:00 2:24 min/mi
Crank Torque: 0 1217 234 lb-in
Yeah, I've been having dreams about that crit