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Six Gap Criterium Race Report

Race summary
Excellent course in downtown Dahlonega. Excellent way to end the season winning three primes, although I repeated my Pepper Crit mistake from 2008 of confusing the last lap of the race with the suicide prime. I thought we still had one lap to go and was going to forego the suicide prime in favor of an attack on the hill to try to win the field sprint. Unfortunately, it was actually the last lap! Oh well, that mistake lit a fire under me for the 2009 season so I am hoping this bodes well for a really good 2012 season!

2011-09-24 Six Gap Criterium power map

Power/heatrate data
While the course in downtown Dahlonega was an excellent technical course, it made for some goofy Strava lap times as the laps overlapped each other. I tried my best to pick out the lap splits, but I think there may be a couple missing laps. I goofed up the final sprint thinking that the bell lap was for the suicide prime when it was actually the final lap. I was all ready to attack on the hill for the last lap but realized that the race was over … what a sinking feeling. Also, my heartrate monitor has been acting up and it took a few laps before it started picking up the correct heartrate.

NAME   DIST   SPEED    POWER     HR      TIME    NOTE
Lap 1  0.5 mi 23.3 mph 364 watts 115 bpm 0:01:23 Bad HR
Lap 2  0.5 mi 26.2 mph 269 watts 115 bpm 0:01:14 Bad HR
Lap 3  0.5 mi 25.5 mph 301 watts 114 bpm 0:01:16 Bad HR
Lap 4  0.5 mi 26.9 mph 268 watts 112 bpm 0:01:12 Bad HR
Lap 5  0.5 mi 24.5 mph 259 watts 125 bpm 0:01:19 Bad HR
Lap 6  0.5 mi 27.7 mph 310 watts 182 bpm 0:01:10 Bad HR
Lap 7  0.5 mi 24.5 mph 169 watts 166 bpm 0:01:19 HR OK
Lap 8  0.5 mi 24.2 mph 265 watts 164 bpm 0:01:20 
Lap 9  0.5 mi 27.3 mph 414 watts 172 bpm 0:01:11 
Lap 10 0.5 mi 25.5 mph 250 watts 180 bpm 0:01:16 
Lap 11 0.5 mi 24.5 mph 269 watts 170 bpm 0:01:19 
Lap 12 0.5 mi 28.1 mph 349 watts 180 bpm 0:01:09 
Lap 13 0.5 mi 27.7 mph 444 watts 183 bpm 0:01:10 $100 Prime
Lap 14 0.5 mi 26.9 mph 305 watts 189 bpm 0:01:12 Chasing
Lap 15 0.5 mi 25.8 mph 317 watts 186 bpm 0:01:15 Chasing
Lap 16 0.5 mi 23.9 mph 268 watts 178 bpm 0:01:21 Chasing
Lap 17 0.5 mi 25.1 mph 220 watts 174 bpm 0:01:17 Caught
Lap 18 0.5 mi 24.5 mph 240 watts 168 bpm 0:01:19 
Lap 19 0.5 mi 25.8 mph 230 watts 167 bpm 0:01:15 
Lap 20 0.5 mi 21.5 mph 153 watts 161 bpm 0:01:30 
Lap 21 0.5 mi 25.8 mph 294 watts 165 bpm 0:01:15 
Lap 22 0.5 mi 25.8 mph 251 watts 184 bpm 0:01:15 
Lap 23 0.5 mi 25.5 mph 329 watts 180 bpm 0:01:16 
Lap 24 0.6 mi 24.5 mph 236 watts 173 bpm 0:01:19 
Lap 25 0.5 mi 25.8 mph 203 watts 169 bpm 0:01:15 
Lap 26 0.5 mi 26.2 mph 266 watts 165 bpm 0:01:14 
Lap 27 0.5 mi 25.1 mph 291 watts 176 bpm 0:01:17 
Lap 28 0.5 mi 27.3 mph 404 watts 181 bpm 0:01:11 $50 Prime
Lap 29 0.5 mi 22.0 mph 177 watts 179 bpm 0:01:28 
Lap 30 0.5 mi 24.8 mph 266 watts 169 bpm 0:01:18 
Lap 31 0.5 mi 28.5 mph 261 watts 170 bpm 0:01:08 
Lap 32 0.5 mi 26.9 mph 246 watts 171 bpm 0:01:12 
Lap 33 0.5 mi 26.2 mph 216 watts 167 bpm 0:01:14 
Lap 34 0.5 mi 27.7 mph 285 watts 171 bpm 0:01:10 
Lap 35 0.5 mi 25.1 mph 225 watts 171 bpm 0:01:17 
Lap 36 0.5 mi 28.5 mph 386 watts 180 bpm 0:01:08 $50 Prime
Lap 37 0.5 mi 25.1 mph 217 watts 181 bpm 0:01:17 
Lap 38 0.5 mi 22.5 mph 235 watts 175 bpm 0:01:26 
Lap 39 0.5 mi 25.5 mph 243 watts 166 bpm 0:01:16 
Lap 40 0.5 mi 26.9 mph 245 watts 168 bpm 0:01:12 
Lap 41 0.5 mi 28.5 mph 282 watts 167 bpm 0:01:08 
Lap 42 0.5 mi 31.7 mph 525 watts 182 bpm 0:01:01 Missed $150
More laps???      

2011-09-24 Six Gap Criterium power plot

2011-09-24 Six Gap Criterium pedal force

2011 Six Gap Century

What a fun experience to ride the Six Gap Century 15 years after I first rode it in 1996. Fifteen years ago, there were about 200 riders assembled at the North Georgia College campus gymnasium to head out of town to tackle six mountains. On the very first climb, we rode from a sunny valley up into the fog and I still remember thinking maybe this is what it feels like to climb L’Alpe du Huez. Fifteen years later, yesterday, thousands of riders assembled at the North Lumpkin Co High School parking lot to tackle the same climbs. I’ll write up more about how the ride went yesterday and post a race report from the crit Saturday night later, but I wanted to go ahead and post all the data from the ride. As a quick summary, I ended up crossing the line together with Jimmy Schurman (Chemstar) in a few minutes over 5 hours after Mike Stone (Hincapie Devo) flatted on the Unicoi Gap descent taking him out of our three-man group established halfway up the first climb (Neels Gap). Click on each image below for a zoomed in view, all graphs are smoothed at 30 seconds from Golden Cheetah:

2011-09-25 Six Gap heart/rate power data

INTERVAL/POWER DATA SUMMARY IN THE IMAGE BELOW:

2011-09-25 Six Gap interval summary

2011-09-25 Annotated Six Gap power map

2011-09-25 Neels Gap power/heartrate data

2011-09-25 Jacks Gap power/heartrate data

2011-09-25 Unicoi Gap power/heartrate data

2011-09-25 Hogpen Gap power/heartrate data

2011-09-25 Wolfpen Gap power/heartrate data

2011-09-25 Woody Gap power/heartrate data