Monthly Archives: October 2010

Greenville Fall Cycling Extravaganza Day 1

Quick update from Greenville, raced hard tonight, made it onto the podium in 3rd place. Small but tough field! Strong teams from Hincapie and Subaru (3 riders each), and then a lot of strong solo riders, too. I made it into a couple good breaks, but with the downhill backside of the course and lots of strong riders not wanting to see the race go up the road, it always came back together. With maybe a lap and a half to go two riders slipped off the front and got a few seconds on the field. With half a lap to go, I attacked and was closing when I clipped a pedal hard in the last corner and thought I was going down. I still had a pretty good gap, though, so I was able to hold onto third with only one rider passing me before the line. I believe it was Darius from Myogenesis who passed me just before the line, and congrats to the Hincapie rider (and the whole team) who won. Great race. I think it was Wilmar from Hincapie taking a well deserved win.

Here’s my power stats…

Dist:       24.95 mi (1:00:40)
Energy:     858.7 kJ
Cals Burn:  821.0 kcal
Climbing:     949 ft
Braking:      0.0 kJ (0.0%)
          Min   Avg    Max
Power       0  235.9   842  W
Aero        0  168.3   512  W
Rolling    19   32.8    46  W
Gravity  -551    0.4   466  W
Speed    14.2   24.7  34.8  mi/h
Wind      9.6   19.8  30.9  mi/h
Elev      712    730   753  ft
Slope    -5.1   0.00   5.4  %
Caden       4   79.4   113  rpm
HR        139  172.0   188  bpm
NP 303 W; IF 1.091; TSS 120.4
CdA: 0.342 m^2; Crr: 0.0039
173 lbs; 10/9/2010 3:39 PM
81 degF; 1011 mbar

Ibike power and wind speed data …

Ibike power and wind speed data

Heartrate and power data …

Heartrate and power data

Alabama State Time Trial Championships

Well, I guess my season isn’t quite over yet! Today, I won the Pro/1/2 division of the Alabama State Time Trial. The victory should have gone to Mike Olheiser who had already caught and passed me, but he had a flat tire and had to turn around. I was 3 seconds off of the fastest time of the day, which was put in by a strong Cat 3 rider Peter Dudle (Competitive Velo). I opted to do the race Eddy Merckx style with no aero equipment because I couldn’t get my clip-ons mounted on my handlebars last night. Still, even without any aero equipment, I was able to put in the second fastest time of the day out of all categories missing Peter’s time by just 3 seconds!

The course was challenging as it rolled constantly across the terrain, with one larger hill being the namesake of the course “Firetower Hill”. Since this was an out/back course, you got to see every hill twice — including Firetower because the turnaround was a couple miles past the bottom after you descended on the funnest part of the course. Check out my topocreator maps below:

2010 Alabama State Time Trial Championships – Firetower Time Trial (2D) 3D view of the 2010 Alabama State Time Trial – Firetower Time Trial

No heartrate data to post because I forgot not only my new iBike power meter but also my Garmin in the frenzy to get out the door this morning after a late night working. I got a good warm-up pre-riding most of the course. I started out fast, but I knew that the best thing I could do was try not to blow up on the early hills. That stayed my strategy pretty much throughout, and I was very happy with my time.

Alan Laytham was out on the course taking pictures, and he snagged this one of me on the descent off of Firetower Hill a couple miles before the turnaround.