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Grafton Criterium – Tour of America’s Dairyland – Day 3

Dropped a LOT of money at the bike shop today to buy replacement pedals.

Today started out with a trip to Wheel and Sprocket – very nice bike shop based out of southeastern Wisconsin. I picked up the Speedplay pedals shown above for $352. With that fresh on my mind, I was really hoping to win some money in the race tonight at Grafton. I finished 14th last year, but this year I rode a really good race until 2 laps to go and finished out of the points and out of the money. The highlight of the race turned out to be taking 4th in the mid-race USA crits points prime. I missed the counter-move that ended up sticking even though I was right there when the move went. I was still recovering from trying to go for the prime and then being in a five-man break for a lap. I fought hard to stay towards the front, and with two laps to go I was sitting third wheel. Unfortunately I got bumped kinda hard going into Turn 5 and started losing position from there all the way to the end of the race and finished maybe in the top 40 or maybe not. Update – just saw the results – 51st. Wow, there were a lot of people in front of me.

Here is all of my power and heartrate data…
Strava map highlighting one lap of the course. Here is the link to the interactive Strava data – http://app.strava.com/rides/763664

One interesting note about the power graph below is how visible the mid-race prime and break are — particularly in terms of cadence and heartrate — much, much smoother in a break than accelerating, braking, etc… constantly in the field.
iBike power data for grafton criterium

NAME	DIST	SPEED	 POWER	   HR	   TIME
1 lap	0.8 mi	24.2 mph 310 watts 152 bpm 0:02:04
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.5 mph 400 watts 163 bpm 0:01:49
1 lap	0.9 mi	27.2 mph 420 watts 162 bpm 0:01:50
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.0 mph 388 watts 165 bpm 0:01:51
1 lap	0.9 mi	27.0 mph 422 watts 167 bpm 0:01:51
1 lap	0.9 mi	27.2 mph 440 watts 166 bpm 0:01:50
1 lap	0.9 mi	27.0 mph 422 watts 165 bpm 0:01:51
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.7 mph 419 watts 161 bpm 0:01:48
1 lap	0.8 mi	29.7 mph 440 watts 165 bpm 0:01:41
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.2 mph 403 watts 166 bpm 0:01:50
1 lap	0.9 mi	27.0 mph 400 watts 166 bpm 0:01:51
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.7 mph 436 watts 163 bpm 0:01:48
1 lap	0.9 mi	26.3 mph 385 watts 160 bpm 0:01:54
1 lap	0.8 mi	29.1 mph 476 watts 166 bpm 0:01:43
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.5 mph 415 watts 162 bpm 0:01:49
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.3 mph 430 watts 168 bpm 0:01:46
1 lap	0.8 mi	29.4 mph 481 watts 169 bpm 0:01:42
1 lap	0.9 mi	29.1 mph 495 watts 170 bpm 0:01:43
1 lap	0.9 mi	28.8 mph 482 watts 168 bpm 0:01:44
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.5 mph 430 watts 166 bpm 0:01:45
1 lap	0.8 mi	29.1 mph 467 watts 168 bpm 0:01:43
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.7 mph 413 watts 169 bpm 0:01:48
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.0 mph 420 watts 169 bpm 0:01:47
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.5 mph 412 watts 167 bpm 0:01:45
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.5 mph 405 watts 168 bpm 0:01:45
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.2 mph 386 watts 176 bpm 0:01:50
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.7 mph 394 watts 170 bpm 0:01:48
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.3 mph 393 watts 168 bpm 0:01:46
1 lap	0.8 mi	26.7 mph 385 watts 165 bpm 0:01:52
1 lap	0.8 mi	26.0 mph 307 watts 166 bpm 0:01:55
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.0 mph 422 watts 167 bpm 0:01:47
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.0 mph 420 watts 171 bpm 0:01:47
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.5 mph 390 watts 170 bpm 0:01:49
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.2 mph 388 watts 171 bpm 0:01:50
1 lap	0.8 mi	29.7 mph 453 watts 173 bpm 0:01:41
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.8 mph 429 watts 169 bpm 0:01:44
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.8 mph 447 watts 169 bpm 0:01:44
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.2 mph 388 watts 165 bpm 0:01:50
1 lap	0.9 mi	26.3 mph 399 watts 168 bpm 0:01:54
1 lap	0.8 mi	26.0 mph 360 watts 168 bpm 0:01:55
1 lap	0.8 mi	26.7 mph 416 watts 174 bpm 0:01:52
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.0 mph 319 watts 170 bpm 0:01:51
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.5 mph 434 watts 172 bpm 0:01:49
1 lap	0.8 mi	26.7 mph 379 watts 174 bpm 0:01:52
1 lap	0.8 mi	26.0 mph 412 watts 174 bpm 0:01:55
1 lap	0.8 mi	27.5 mph 378 watts 177 bpm 0:01:49
1 lap	0.8 mi	28.8 mph 467 watts 184 bpm 0:01:44

Finish of the women’s race

This looks dangerous – bike swallowing railroad tracks encountered during warm-up ride (not in the race)!

Sandy Springs crash, videos, and race report

Summary – racing well, but missed break which lapped the field. I was working hard to stay at the front with 2 laps to go when my front wheel started to slide out on the fast downhill turn #3. I straightened up to stop the slideout, but that meant that I wasn’t going to be able to finish making the turn at 32+ mph. I ended up slamming into the barriers shoulder first at 32.3 mph according to my iBike. Here’s the same explanation in video form at the hospital:

I am incredibly sore on both sides and the back of my neck. Here is a picture showing the bruising and swelling around my neck and where the helmet straps cut into the skin. Same thing on the other side of my neck. Ouch.
bruising around my neck
shoulder swelling
Sandy Springs crash power data annotated
Warm-up, race, and trip to hospital

More videos from the race…

Heartrate and power data…
2011 Sandy Springs power data annotated
2011 Sandy Springs heartrate data annotated
2011 Sandy Springs heartrate data summary

Strava lap data… http://app.strava.com/rides/536484

        MI	FT	MPH	WATTS	HR	TIME
Sandy 	0.6	32	15.3	143	118	0:02:22
Sandy 	0.6	32	14.2	112	117	0:02:33
Sandy 	0.6	32	16.8	136	115	0:02:09
Sandy 	0.8	32	10.3	135	119	0:03:31
Sandy 	0.6	32	25.5	310	150	0:01:25
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.9	423	166	0:01:15
Sandy 	0.6	32	29.3	449	168	0:01:14
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.9	425	168	0:01:15
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.1	386	169	0:01:17
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.5	435	169	0:01:16
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.5	418	173	0:01:16
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	401	173	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.7	357	174	0:01:21
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.5	433	173	0:01:16
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	354	171	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	368	172	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.4	381	174	0:01:19
Sandy 	0.6	32	30.9	518	178	0:01:10
Sandy 	0.6	32	29.7	454	176	0:01:13
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	331	172	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.4	384	174	0:01:19
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.4	367	174	0:01:19
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	322	172	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.4	354	172	0:01:22
Sandy 	0.6	32	30.1	456	176	0:01:12
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	357	172	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.9	452	180	0:01:15
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.9	456	187	0:01:15
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.4	354	182	0:01:22
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.7	363	171	0:01:21
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.1	370	168	0:01:20
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	371	170	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	29.3	407	174	0:01:14
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.1	343	171	0:01:20
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.4	383	171	0:01:19
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	361	173	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	371	172	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	359	172	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.1	353	172	0:01:20
Sandy 	0.6	32	25.2	311	173	0:01:26
Sandy 	0.6	32	25.5	324	172	0:01:25
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	323	171	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	25.8	324	175	0:01:24
Sandy 	0.6	32	26.1	337	175	0:01:23
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.1	349	174	0:01:20
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.1	352	173	0:01:20
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.9	428	175	0:01:15
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.4	363	176	0:01:19
Sandy 	0.6	32	27.8	401	178	0:01:18
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.1	409	179	0:01:17
Sandy 	0.6	32	28.1	405	180	0:01:17