Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riverside, California
Bikes: Trek 2100 Road Bike, Full DA10, Cervelo P2K TT bike, Full DA10, Giant Boulder Steel Commuter
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I drink water when I am bored, better than eating candy or something. On a normal shift at work I drink 2 L of water but that is on a bike for 4 - 8 hours. Today I am stuck behind a desk (still am right now) and I am still drinking water. It was always under my impression that if you are well hydrated going into the race day you will be better off then trying to hydrate fully only on race day, maybe that is wrong.
For the race I went out on Wednesday and rode the course (I live 6 miles from it) and it is quite flat, only two little climbs. Of course things could get nasty if their is a wind like Wednsday (35 MPH in ontario, headwind into the second climb).
know you have had some lackluster results lately, but be positive, gets a good nights sleep.. I always make sure to drink a full bottle of Accelerade or whatever you use the morning of the race..
Try keeping towards the front 1/3 of the field, do not get too excited and pull too much.. Finishing with the field and seeing how you fare in the field sprint should be your goals.. Remember most breaks in the lower categories will fail, they usually will be field sprints especially on such a flat course like tomorrow..
Thanks for the advice, at this point it would be a victory for me to stay with the pack. As you know I am just out there getting experience this season. I do not have the strength yet to keep up with the more seasoned racers but I try. I feel strong this week and I hope that translates into a better race, my LT test earlier was very encuraging. I will be there most of the day so I can take in some other cats before I go at 3:10pm.
Are you going? If so good luck!
Just your average club rider... :)
Last edited by my58vw; 03-27-05 at 01:28 AM.