Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Newton Ctr. MA
Bikes: 2 cdale Caad7. Scatantte CX/winter bike. SS commuter.
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Working Man's Stage Race report:
3 day stage race in northern MA. small 2/3 field of 30 racers and early evening starts.
Day 1 was a 6.5 mile TT. It was my first experienc in the new TT position and it seemed to goo well. I averaged 106% for 15 minutes in a new position, so that was nice... but I was still pretty slow, finishing in 18th.
Day 2: slow 44 mile CR/RR witha small hill. I was super conservative until the last lap where the pack let me ride a way with 5 miles to go. No attacks, no huge efforts, just the easiest solo breakaway win ever. Strangely, I wish it was harder. Never the less, I'm stoked and earned some points.
finishline photo: http://www.bikereg.com/Results/2008/...age-Race-2.asp
Day 3: 80 laps on a banked oval car track. points race.
I got shelled, big time. I earned 3 points suffered a ton and really was not having fun. I had good legs, but raced like a scared doofus. It shoved me out of the money and into 10 for the final GC. Great workout though... if I had my PM, i'd guess my NP would have been in the 450watts range. Thats how hard it felt.
cool to race during the week though!!