And got my butt whooped!
Rode the Tom's Farm Time Trial in Corona this morning. According to my friend's car, it was 29 degrees F when we got to the (dirt) parking lot. It was way too cold. Any moisture on the ground was ice.
My start time was 9:23 am so the temperature must have been close to 40 degrees by then but a water main or something broke near the start area flooding a section of road. They ended up moving the start to the other side of the flood which was OK for the race but we still had to ride across the flooded road gingerly. My clean and shiny time trial bike got fairly dirty.
So the road problem made the race shorter but that didn't help me. After being off of the bike for over a week because of the flu, the cold and a headwind on the outbound leg did not make for a good time (in more ways than one). Even though I hit 38 MPH on the way back, it didn't make up for "hitting" 12 MPH on the way out.
Anyway, I beat a few guys in my age group. I was 2 minutes behind 2nd place (don't ask about 1st place). My 21 MPH average was a lot slower than my last (23 mile) TT which was 24 MPH. I guess that I didn't want to set the bar too high for my first race of the year.