Downhill from here
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South of the 22nd parallel
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Just did my first road race!
It was awesome, I never thought I'd be able to go so fast for ten miles! It was a ten mile time trial on rolling hills in just about perfect weather - 69 F, 6 mph winds. I threw on some aero bars a couple days ago and did one 12 mile ride with them. In hindsight I'd want to do a lot more testing/tweaking with saddle/bar position; it was not really that comfortable but I did notice a pretty huge difference in speed compared to normal. I'd also want to get a recon to the race site done, it ended up taking a LOT longer to get there than I thought. I only had about 8 minutes for a warmup because I got there late and I think that really slowed me down in the beginning - my time out was a minute slower than my time back (or is that normal?). Anyway, it was a lot of fun to finally sack up and compete
If I can lose some weight (I'm nearly clysedale and 5'8") I'll do the next TT which is up Mt. Tantalus, which is one of the best rides in Honolulu.