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Old 06-13-09, 02:56 PM   #1
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Read it and weep boys and girls. Read it and weep.

I'm ready for RAIN now.

Entire workout (181 watts):
Duration: 4:39:56 (4:46:23)
Work: 3030 kJ
TSS: 304.7 (intensity factor 0.809)
Norm Power: 198
VI: 1.1
Pw:HR: 11.55%
Pa:HR: 12.24%
Distance: 101.329 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 824 181 watts
Heart Rate: 77 169 145 bpm
Cadence: 20 244 93 rpm
Speed: 2.4 28.3 21.8 mph


That's right. 4:39:56 saddle time with a little less than 7 minutes rest stop time. I had to stop twice to refill my bottles and chow down a banana. Other than that I had around 5 Fig Newman's, a dozen almonds and 5 or 6 Newman O's to get me through.
The 100 miler was done for the Tour de Cure ride inside the Brickyard in Indianapolis. The wind changed every darn lap, sometimes there was headwind on the backstretch, sometimes on the frontstretch.

Two crashes, with one crash maybe 2 or 3 bikes ahead in the paceline. Dude must have clipped a wheel or something. After he was done the guy behind him hit his body and ended up doing a somersault while clipped in. It looked awful. And it must have been awful as the ambulance put him on a stretcher.

Pacelining is not for the weak of heart, neither is racing.
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Old 06-13-09, 03:23 PM   #2
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Would be more impressive if you did it solo...
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Old 06-13-09, 03:34 PM   #3
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Would be more impressive if you did it solo...
Haha.. thanks for raining on my parade
Solo I can't do it, I'm too fat and too slow.
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Old 06-13-09, 04:33 PM   #4
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The 100 miler was done for the Tour de Cure ride inside the Brickyard in Indianapolis. The wind changed every darn lap, sometimes there was headwind on the backstretch, sometimes on the frontstretch.
40 laps of the same 2.5 miles.... Ouch.

The paceline concentration had to be a must to stave off the boredom. Doing that solo would be classified as torture even by Dick Cheney standards.
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Haha.. thanks for raining on my parade
Solo I can't do it, I'm too fat and too slow.
so you saying if i show i will have a post lunch riding partner?? normally post lunch is when i ride the strongest. later.
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Old 06-14-09, 09:28 PM   #6
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so you saying if i show i will have a post lunch riding partner?? normally post lunch is when i ride the strongest. later.
I'll just float in your slipstream
I really want to see if I can do a sub 8 complete time at RAIN. I'm bringing 4 bottles of water and a camelbak. I think I'm going to try to pass all the rest stops until the lunch stop.
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I bet you couldn't help but make race car "vrooms" when you accelerated out of the corners...

Did they give you the customary bottle of milk when you finished?
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That's a fast ride regardless. Nice work.
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I bet you couldn't help but make race car "vrooms" when you accelerated out of the corners...

Did they give you the customary bottle of milk when you finished?
I felt like Lightning McQueen.
And no milk for me. I was an hour late to the start.
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yeah... that paceline was a little sketchy at times... especially when we came into the slower riders that were all over the track.
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The paceline was pretty sketchy at times.. I saw more than one wheel rub. Luckily I was already done before the big crash.
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I saw the aftermath of the crashes. The second one must have been a hard one from the debris scattered on, and off to the inside of the track. I was off the paceline rather early on, but it was fun.
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Did they throw the caution flag and have the jet dryers come out to blow all the bikes off the track?
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Did they throw the caution flag and have the jet dryers come out to blow all the bikes off the track?
I saw an EMT scrapping some leftovers from one rider off the track, but the jet dryers would only have dried the blood.
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