Grrrrr. We get to the race at 10:30, with plenty of time for me to get ready and warm up. But wouldn't you know it- they combined the A and the B riders, so the race begins about 1/2 hour early. There were 26 laps to go out of 40 by the time we arrived. So naturally I registered and tried to make the best of it. I jumped in with no warm-up, while there were still 23 laps to go. Since there was no time to affix my race number, and since I was a late-comer, I wasn't allowed to sprint at the finish, but that didn't stop me from attacking with one lap to go and almost staying away for 3rd place (two guys were up the road- I was in between them and the main field- but I was caught with 1/2 lap to go) Aside from that, I almost took a prime sprint for $10 (got 3rd) and I worked my ass off at the front to try and catch the two who got away. I was miserable and disgusted for missing the start and took it out on the bike I guess. Oh well- I gave it everything I had, for the time I was in it. A good training session if nothing else- that's why it's called a training race.
Distance: 18 miles- Avg speed: 25.7 mph - Top speed: 34 mph - Avg heart rate: 170 - Top HR: 187
That's me in my new team kit. The perfect color scheme is a nice coincidence, not something I planned.