Sunday, August 26, 2007

BCMCA Lake Cowichan 48K ITT

Unlike Saturdays Cedar RR, this was a hard race. 48km (official, unofficially probably more like 49.5) with 440 m of climbing. Throw in chip seal, a couple of idiot young males in pickup trucks and a thunder shower over the last 8km. And legs still tired from the sprint finish from the day before.

Finish time was 1:15:21. Or just over 39km/h. Best time of the day was Don Gilmore with 1:09:37. But he had not completed the RR the day before (flat in first lap) so was fresh. Shane Savage (also fresh I think) did 1:11:20. Fellow VeloVet Michel Pelletier was 1:12:29. This got me 1st in age catagory, 4th absolute time and 5th overall age adjusted.

My power numbers where down about 25 watts from what I should have been able to do on fresh legs. Which probably cost me at least a minute.

The most excitement of the day was getting passed by idiot in pickup going about 100km/h while on my aerobars in a curving descent in the rain at about 58 km/h. The vortex behind him shook the bike a fair bit and made negotiating the off camber turn at the bottom a lot of "fun" as I went over the yellow line briefly trying to stay upright.

Said idiot also almost took the next rider about 200m ahead of me out as he dodged back into our lane (on coming car) and then back out and around. Speed limit on this rural road was 60 km/h!

Bikely route for Lake Cowichan TT.

Power stats for Lake Cowichan 48K TT:

Duration: 1:15:23
Work: 1313 kJ
TSS: 113.6 (intensity factor 0.951)
Norm Power: 304
VI: 1.05
Distance: 49.41 km
Elevation Gain: 440 m
Elevation Loss: 420 m
Grade: 0.0 % (20 m)
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 648 290 watts
Heart rate: 89 176 161 bpm
Cadence: 35 111 83 rpm
Speed: 7.5 63.6 39.3 kph
Pace 0:57 8:00 1:32 min/km
Altitude: 104 253 196 m
Crank Torque: 0 104.8 33.6 N-m
Temperature: 15 25 20.2 Celsius