Folsom Bike Race Ride. 30 miles with a couple moderate climbs, some rollers, then a fast return to the starting point.
Still frustrated with this ride. I always blow up at the same spot. We open with about 10 miles of rollers at a relatively high pace, then hit a moderate climb (250-ft at 5%). After the hill, we drop down a quick descent then hit a 2 mile segment with 3-4 punchy hills (~100-feet at 5%) and a gradual climb (200-ft at 3.5%) to a regroup point. After the regroup, we drop down a steep descent, climb one last time (200-ft at 3%) and then take a fast downhill section (10 miles at -1%) to the shop.
I'm good over the first climb, but get dropped on the punchy section and end up in a chase group. Not sure if I'm over exerting on the climb or if I just don't recover quickly enough to keep through the punchy section.
Strava segment of the ride with the warmup section removed (~4 miles of flat/rolling terrain):
Strava Segment | Greyhounds
The section where I start to fall off is from mile 11-13 on the linked segment.