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Last Race of the Season (Report)

Old 09-03-06, 10:02 PM
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Last Race of the Season (Report)

Thanks for all those that gave me pointers on cornering in the other thread. Fortunately, I didn't need any of those tips for today's race. It was on a .5 oval, slightly banked (car) race track with 30 racers entered in the CAT 5. This was basically a 27mph paceline (albeit a paceline of 4-6 wide by 6-8 deep and bumping elbows). There were several attacks and all pulled back in (including my own attack with 4 laps to go). I managed to hang on with the pack after getting reeled in and had one lap to recover only to sprint back up at 32+ for the final 2 laps. I finished towards the end of main pack.
After only racing 3 races this year (all within the last 4 weeks), I felt good with my progression: DNF, 10 seconds behind the main field, finished with the main field. I left it all out on the course today and almost left more as my PowerBar wanted to come up on the final lap.
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sounds like fun. what was the total milage of the race?
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