Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Last year, they were doing the "Thursday Night Crits" on a loop out near the end of my 10-mile run. I think I timed some of them doing 29-mph laps there, thought not every lap was that fast. I tried a lap when no one was around and hit about 21 mph, if I remember right. And that about did me in, after just one lap @ 0.92 miles. This was "serious" racing in the sense that they take it reasonably seriously, but it's not high-stakes, high-budget or pro or anything, either. (My lap:
I checked on the results on a 20k time trial up north of here, and the times ranged from about 26 minutes to 46 minutes. I timed myself on a run of similar length, and find I'm at about the 46 minute range. So I might beat somebody. Of course, that somebody might have one leg and be pulling a baby trailer, you never know.
I've never been around much racing, but find it informative just to go to some of these events. They're usually free to watch.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."