I know, I know.. Search first, and of course there is the It's my first race thread. This is hopefully asking for a little more specific advise.
Did a test ride of the course last night, and it was a lot hillier then I expected. Had 3 riders and we stuck to a decent paceline 60% of the time. We tend to break up in the climbs.
Times still came in really slow.
The biggest problem I think besides not exploding on the first section of rolling hills is the high speed right hand turn at about 3.6-3.8 miles in. It's a pretty decent downhill leading up to it (You can see I'm going 36), and then a hard right hand turn (I braked to about 10-11mph). Turns are a weakness to me.
The course is all chipseal, but decently smooth (3-4 years old maybe). But some road bumpiness on the finishing downhill stretch (that's going to be interesting).
I'll have 6 laps of this. Any tips, or training suggestions.
Oh and first graph is zoomed in to show the first lap the other two are for both laps I did.