Friday, November 23, 2007

BVC Friday - relegated..., 5th

Tonight was a kierin. Got first, but was relegated for coming out of the sprinters lane in the last lap. Not sure why, but I was getting a large amount of "wobble" from the front wheel... So drifted up.

Still from a power perspective it was good, felt comfortable. Was on a 51x14.

Final Sprint:

Duration: 0:40
Work: 22 kJ
TSS: 4.1 (intensity factor 1.917)
Norm Power: n/a
VI: n/a
Distance: 586 m
Elevation Gain: 0 m
Elevation Loss: 1 m
Grade: -0.2 % (-1 m)
Min Max Avg
Power: 68 825 544 watts
Heart rate: 0 162 16 bpm
Cadence: 97 126 115 rpm
Speed: 44.7 57.9 52.8 kph
Pace 1:02 1:21 1:08 min/km
Altitude: 127 128 127 m
Crank Torque: 5.9 72.2 45.1 N-m
Temperature: 20 20 20.0 Celsius

I have a Zipp 404 front wheel that I have been meaning to glue a track tubular onto.. I suppose that this gives me a good reason to get that done.

The last race was a 50 lap Scratch race. I was not really warmed up, so got to the front in the first lap and just warmed up by doing 10 laps at about 43kph. That got the heart rate up and the legs moving. But still left me 30 laps to recover.

I went back to the front with about 10 laps to go. And ended up with the race behind me as I circled around on the blue line. No one else seemed to want to go, so I made the tactical error of going... with 5 laps to go.. Which apparently was about 1 lap to early :-)

The main field kept up, and four riders went over me in the finish straight... I *almost* had enough power, but not quite enough. :-(

Final Sprint (5th):
Duration: 1:21
Work: 36 kJ
TSS: 4.4 (intensity factor 1.394)
Norm Power: n/a
VI: n/a
Distance: 1.125 km
Elevation Gain: 1 m
Elevation Loss: 2 m
Grade: -0.1 % (-1 m)
Min Max Avg
Power: 227 711 446 watts
Heart rate: 0 177 20 bpm
Cadence: 97 125 109 rpm
Speed: 44 57.4 50.0 kph
Pace 1:03 1:22 1:12 min/km
Altitude: 124 126 125 m
Crank Torque: 21.2 67.9 39.0 N-m
Temperature: 20 20 20.0 Celsius

I normally just wait for someone else to go, and then just stay on *their* wheel. I really can't figure out why I thought it would be a good idea to try it... I can do 5-6 laps and win, but only if I can get a good gap. And you just can't get a good gap if you are at the front, even going from the blue line, because everyone else is on the blue too..