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Old 05-16-10, 10:21 AM
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first race results

so today i had my first race. it was a great ride, 4 laps around a 4 mile loop with one 1 mile hill a gradual ascent and a high speed downhill. i ended up coming in 6th, but lead for the first 3 1/2 laps but died at the last climb . i need to start actually training and not just doing school sports hahaha.

heres the info from my garmin:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/33481179
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Old 05-16-10, 10:26 AM
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congrats. I dnf'd my first race due to a flat.
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Awesome job.

If all cat 5 races are this easy, 18 mph average over less than an hour, I could do this. I can do that solo. I did do that solo today.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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Old 05-16-10, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Awesome job.

If all cat 5 races are this easy, 18 mph average over less than an hour, I could do this. I can do that solo. I did do that solo today.
it was a junior race so it wasnt very intense and i really wish i had gotten in mor ethen two rides (the two light rides right before the race) it would have been a much different story
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I'm a junior. How big was the field?
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
I'm a junior. How big was the field?
not too many like maybe 14 15 or so. but i basically did this solo i lead the race for 3 1/2 laps. but i also need to train alot more
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Ah alright.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Ah alright.
im not trying to justify my suckness, just trying to shead more light haha
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No, it's okay. 6th isn't bad at all for a first race.
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Just looked at the map, that's 10 minutes from my parent's house.
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Just looked at the map, that's 10 minutes from my parent's house.
it was a good 40 some min drive to get there, and my dad and i then spent like 20 extra mins trying to find the start hahaha
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Terrific!!! Well done for a first race!!
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[QUOTE=bostongarden;10820605]Terrific!!! Well done for a first race!![/QUOTE

thanks, im looking for a win next time, may actually try to draft ha. its just my a.d.d i cant stand not being in front setting the pace. i also ended up race in our break away 3 guys on the same team, damn i need reinforcements like those guys have
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