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Old 03-22-15, 10:27 PM
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Ontario Cat 3: 12/51 or something. I'm a little disappointing with the way the last lap worked out for me.

I felt unusually calm during the morning/day prior to this, and that sentiment carried up until about 5 to go. Prior to this, I just stayed in the top half of the field, chillin'. With 5 to go I'm staying in the top quarter, and in the top 10 with 2 to go. Ontario has big laps - 1.2mi. Come 2 to go, I'm sitting 5 or 6th wheel and two corners + 1km out, perfect. I jumped on an anticipated train going up the outside that was very fast... just two guys and a sprinter. I was then 4th of 5th wheel into the finishing straight and didn't have the fitness or the mental toughness to got for the win. When the rider in front of me sprinted from ~400m or so out (far), I just didn't go for it and sat down, losing a few places in the process.

Retrospectively, I knew I could have jumped onto the 3rd position rider's wheel (I think he won), but I may have puked or something. Regardless, I could have grabbed his wheel, maybe not passed him, but scored at least 2nd. That would have been worth a small amount of puke in my mouth.

Reviewing the power file, there's nothing ridiculous, but I definitely need to work on my top end. The last four minutes were at ~120% (350w for me), which isn't ridiculous, but may suggest that I could stand to be a little more efficient with riding near the front. The last min totaled 523w, which really took the will to sprint out of me rolling into the line. The train that I jumped on was really haulin'.

At any rate I wasn't discouraged for very long, knowing that I will only get more focused, powerful and efficient as I continue to train and race. My next block in April: Short, AC and sprint style efforts, with certain workouts focused on anaerobic recovery vs maximal power output. My goal races are in May and June.
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Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
Bethel Crit 45+, 2nd of 53

Last lap, super strong guy OTF solo, two chasers. On the back stretch the whole field was trying to get on @gsteinb's wheel, so I figured what the heck and took a flyer from a minute out. Passed the chasers and was surprised to make it to the line clear of the field. I got away with one and don't expect to get away with it again, at least not with these guys.


Bethel Crit 3/4, 7th of 59

TKP, CDR and I played a friendly game of who can finish the race on the fewest watts. I spent about half the race caboosing it up at the very back. The problem with the very back is that you have to close gaps when the guy in front of you throws in the towel. I had to close a big gap with about 4 to go which was too bad. There were two guys OTF but I had no idea, I couldn't even see the front of the race from where I was for most of it. Moved up with one to go, got a clear shot at the line from 100m on the inside and tried to sprint but I had absolutely nothing. A lot of guys got bottled up behind a crash on the other side of the road. I don't care for all the crashes in 3/4 races.

@theKillerPenguin, @carpediemracing: I got 214 NP, 181 AP. What did you get?
All my stuff was a bit iffy yesterday, forgot to turn on camera, forgot to turn off Strava for 90 minutes, forgot to zero SRM (it ranges from 308-328 right now, not sure what that means but I set it to whatever comes up), and speed pick up part of wire broke Thursday (so SRM doesn't automatically start). I see 58 min of data in GC but I don't know how to get avg/"xPower" (their NP) for a random length of ride time. 30min is 235 AP, 206 NP, and I have 235w AP for the 56 minutes the SRM was on (I woke it up manually and it turned off while I was mulling around the crash scene).

I thought I was feeling really bad but I guess I was just working really hard, with the non-zeroed SRM a minor factor.

My teammate hit the deck first? in that crash. He moved left, started to pass the guy in front, then the guy in front moved left, hooked his bar. That made him turn right and sprawl. I missed his head by a few inches, rode through the right side of the people crashing. One guy broke his collarbone but was okay otherwise, no head anything like last week. I slowed/stopped, turned around and went back to check on people.

I was behind @globecanvas when he closed that gap. It was from the end of the first straight to the middle of the back straight. He kept looking down a touch like maybe he was going to pull off and I was like, "Please don't pull off". He closed the whole gap. I see a 30s effort that was about 350w and I was glued to GC's wheel.
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First races of the year on Saturday
Philly Phlyer ITT: 7th out of 15

Only my second time on my TT bike since getting it finished up and I paid for that towards the end. Course was roughly 14 miles with four 180 degree turnarounds. I was definitely feeling a little over confident and went out a tad to hard and was struggling to keep my power up in the last couple miles. Some good advice to others...always know the course! I didn't know the course exactly and when I came up the last climb I didn't realize the finished was shortly there after and I kind of took it easier than I should have, which probably cost me some time. Otherwise happy with form this early in the season.

Philly Phlyer Road Race 3/4: 11th of 40ish
Didn't have much expectations coming into this race and like the TT was simply using to see where my form was and to open up the legs for the season. Course was 5 laps with a short climb (< 1 mile) and then a little punchy hill shortly before a round about that led to the finish. There was some action, but nothing was really sticking. With 2 to go at the top of the punchy hill I made a dig and was off on my own. A friend from another team joined me shortly there after. It was a good move, but as another rider tried to jump across he brought the rest of the field and that was the end of that. Last lap up the punch I was in good position (4th wheel on the inside) until some sketchy riding and riders swerving caused me to lose a couple spots. I should have made an effort at the top to get into the round about in better position because I realized that pretty much where you went in at the round about is where you finished. I picked off a couple people in the sprint, but was definitely to far back to seriously contend.

All in all a good weekend and now getting ready for the real racing to start
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Congratulations guys!!!
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Old 03-23-15, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
forgot to zero SRM ... 30min is 235 AP, 206 NP, and I have 235w AP for the 56 minutes the SRM was on ... I see a 30s effort that was about 350w

I win the fewest watts award! I think your PM was reading high, but never mind that, I used fewer watts than CDR in a race... legendary!
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Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
I win the fewest watts award! I think your PM was reading high, but never mind that, I used fewer watts than CDR in a race... legendary!
Nice job on the racing, btw.
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Likewise dude.
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Great job over the weekend guys!
Some of you are just starting your season, while I did my last race for a while.

South Mountain Circuit Race. 1.2 mile circuit with a half mile 5% average climb each lap. This is a great venue but has really low turn out the past couple years. With that in mind and knowing that the women's fields would be small, I raced a Master Mens race first (finished in the group,there were 3 guys way off the front). It was fun and challenging. I won the womens race but there were only 2 of us! Sometimes it pays to just show up...literally pays in $ and prizes! :-)
So, I'll take a break for a while. I've done 15 races so far this season, many podiums and great experiences. Hope to do a couple road races this summer, maybe an out of state crit and possibly Masters Nats again.
Looking forward to seeing how the rest of you do this season!
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Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
@theKillerPenguin, @carpediemracing: I got 214 NP, 181 AP. What did you get?
Obviously you didn't ask me, but I thought I'd chime in from the "wasn't drafting much" side of things. I went 301 and 339. Spent just a wee bit of time in the wind.
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Hi, were you at Bethel?
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Originally Posted by ShutUpLegs View Post
First races of the year on Saturday
Philly Phlyer ITT: 7th out of 15

Only my second time on my TT bike since getting it finished up and I paid for that towards the end. Course was roughly 14 miles with four 180 degree turnarounds. I was definitely feeling a little over confident and went out a tad to hard and was struggling to keep my power up in the last couple miles. Some good advice to others...always know the course! I didn't know the course exactly and when I came up the last climb I didn't realize the finished was shortly there after and I kind of took it easier than I should have, which probably cost me some time. Otherwise happy with form this early in the season.

Philly Phlyer Road Race 3/4: 11th of 40ish
Didn't have much expectations coming into this race and like the TT was simply using to see where my form was and to open up the legs for the season. Course was 5 laps with a short climb (< 1 mile) and then a little punchy hill shortly before a round about that led to the finish. There was some action, but nothing was really sticking. With 2 to go at the top of the punchy hill I made a dig and was off on my own. A friend from another team joined me shortly there after. It was a good move, but as another rider tried to jump across he brought the rest of the field and that was the end of that. Last lap up the punch I was in good position (4th wheel on the inside) until some sketchy riding and riders swerving caused me to lose a couple spots. I should have made an effort at the top to get into the round about in better position because I realized that pretty much where you went in at the round about is where you finished. I picked off a couple people in the sprint, but was definitely to far back to seriously contend.

All in all a good weekend and now getting ready for the real racing to start
Given the sketchy acute-angled turn into the finish, i'd say that was the smart decision. Last year, I had thought the turn would be further down the road and kept going once i entered the round-about. When i went past the exit to the finish was when i realized i overshot the exit and had to unclip and turn around...
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Hi, were you at Bethel?
Assuming you mean me, yes, those are 3/4 numbers for yesterday. I was in the break.
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Nice job! That would really have been something if you won the lowest-watts award while in the break

Maybe you were the tall (taller than me) guy I talked to for a minute at the trailer about series points?

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Mason Lake RR round 3. 72 miles of wind and rain

10/58. 3rd in the bunch kick. Needed 9th for an upgrade point damnit!

We only had 4 in the race, 2 teams had 8+. 2 of our guys said they were good for a break, and I said I probably did not want to be working in an all day break so my plan was to try to set something up for them. As such, I followed an attack and then went over the top about 5 k into the race in an attempt to set up a counter. It worked, and a group or 10 with good representation got off the front. For the next 40 or so miles, I just sat in and made sure I was in a safe position. With about 18 or so miles to go, or 1.5 laps, people started attacking and I said f it and went with some and launched a couple. For some reason no one wanted to work once we got a gap, and after a couple efforts I just decided to sit in. I made sure I was in a good spot coming into the sprint, 3rd wheel about 5k out then about 10th at 1k after a big train went to the front that I latched on to. I had a decent kick but this sprint is pretty long so no huge power number but the 3 of us at the front of the sprint put a good amount on the field. Almost got the guy in front of me as he was fading for 2nd in the bunch sprint but ran out of room.

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Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
Nice job! That would really have been something if you won the lowest-watts award while in the break

Maybe you were the tall (taller than me) guy I talked to for a minute at the trailer about series points?
Quite possible, if I was confused about whether you meant upgrade points or series points? I'm 6'5" and was wearing black and red.
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Yep. E-hi!
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I win the fewest watts award! I think your PM was reading high, but never mind that, I used fewer watts than CDR in a race... legendary!
So a question - I've never seen AP higher than NP and definitely not by 10% (235 vs 210). Not sure if that's indicative of something wrong with my SRM, battery dying or something. Wire harness has crapped out so I have to put on a new one.

And the printer died (had to go to the refurbished one that I bought last year as a back up), another powerful walkie talkie (for the marshals) stopped transmitting… ugh. I still haven't glued a tire on that front wheel from 3/15's puncture. Lots of stuff to do.
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6 View Post
Obviously you didn't ask me, but I thought I'd chime in from the "wasn't drafting much" side of things. I went 301 and 339. Spent just a wee bit of time in the wind.
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haha I know who you are now. Kinda funny, the intraweb vs real life thing. My teammate was at a loss after the race, it was like he got blindsided while looking at the threat. When you went that was that.
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haha I know who you are now. Kinda funny, the intraweb vs real life thing. My teammate was at a loss after the race, it was like he got blindsided while looking at the threat. When you went that was that.
From my perspective, he raced brilliantly. Nothing he should've done differently. He's terrific.
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So a question - I've never seen AP higher than NP and definitely not by 10% (235 vs 210). Not sure if that's indicative of something wrong with my SRM, battery dying or something.
When you gave the numbers originally I just assumed you wrote it backwards. If you look at the actual data is there a big power spike right at the beginning or end of the recorded data? That's just about the only scenario where AP > NP. It doesn't indicate anything being broken necessarily, but that's a big difference, you might have gotten a bad data point recorded right at the end or something.

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When you gave the numbers originally I just assumed you wrote it backwards. If you look at the actual data is there a big power spike right at the beginning or end of the recorded data? That's just about the only scenario where AP > NP. It doesn't indicate anything being broken necessarily, but that's a big difference, you might have gotten a bad data point recorded right at the end or something.
The whole race I captured (no speed and my HR strap kept dropping):


The last 3 laps, for detail (no weird spikes in the whole race). Spike is the hill each lap, 2 minute laps give or take, and I stopped in the sprint because of the crash so I never jumped, and in fact I was soft pedaling going into the sprint due to the mass of riders in front of me:


The numbers from GC:
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From my perspective, he raced brilliantly. Nothing he should've done differently. He's terrific.
That's what I mean. It was one of those "I did everything right and then the guy just absolutely blew me away. What could I do?" kind of things. He actually looked stunned when he was talking to me.
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That's what I mean. It was one of those "I did everything right and then the guy just absolutely blew me away. What could I do?" kind of things. He actually looked stunned when he was talking to me.
That probably means little more than I timed it nicely, but it was very nice of him to say. I admire pretty much everything about the guy, particularly his great attitude and obvious commitment to his kids and family. I strive to be just like that.
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149th in the p/1.

But not last!!

it probably doesn't make u feel any better, but 20th in the p/1 field won sea otter in the past..
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