Sunday, May 4, 2008

WarpSpeed ITT - 3rd Cat 4 - 26:50

Fantastic conditions today. Not too hot, not cold, just a hint of wind, sun was out mostly...

My time at 26:50 was a lot faster than last year's 28:15. But I suspect that everyone's time was faster. I'll summarize overall results in another post after the full race results are posted.

Mike Sidic and Sebastion Salas where back again to show me how to do TT's :-) Mike getting about 26:30 (TBV) and Sebastion about 26:45 (TBV). This should be the last race I'll have them to deal with. I think they both have enough upgrade points to get pushed up to Cat 3 :-)

This is a 19.3km dog-leg course. Just under 2km south, then 8km west in a straight and flat line, then turn around and return. The biggest undulation in the course is perhaps 2m. What wind there was slightly helped on the return.

This course, in these conditions, calls for the traditional TT pacing strategy. Start easy and then gradually ramp up as you go. I managed this reasonably well. My best 20s, 30s, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, and 20min ALL terminate at the finish line. The best 5s and 10s both start at the starting line.

This translated into a slightly better return time even though the (slight) grade is against you on the return.

I had one small problem. I was going to use my Bontrager Aeolus 6.5's with Veloflex Record tubulars. But the front had a problem with the valve, so I had to use the Aeolus 5.0 on the front. The 6.5 would have been better in these conditions (no side wind).

Warp Speed ITT

Duration: 26:53
Work: 493 kJ
TSS: 45.4 (intensity factor 1.006)
Norm Power: 307
VI: 1
Distance: 19.272 km
Elevation Gain: 33 m
Elevation Loss: 30 m
Grade: 0.0 % (3 m)
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 935 306 watts
Cadence: 28 135 89 rpm
Speed: 10.7 49.5 43.0 kph
Altitude: 70 87 78 m
I'm still trying to get my Pavg numbers up for this length of ride.

After the race a small group rode over to pre-ride the Team Coastal Campbell Heights RR course.