Sunday, June 28, 2009

Chicks Cypress HC

New PB 36:54 (my time, I'll update with official time when posted...)

This is almost 3 minutes better than my previous best time (39:40). That was two years ago in the BCMCA Cypress HC.

A bit different though, today was mass start on the road bike, the BCMCA event was ITT, sepearate starts and I was on the Time Trial bike.

Probably not too much difference though. There is an advantage to doing it on the TT bike, but today I was mostly on a wheel, so getting most of the advantage of drafting. Five or Six of one, half dozen of the other, not sure which had the advantage.. Certainly not enough to account for 2:36 difference.

I was using the Bontrager XXX Carbon rims. These are extremely light, running to about 1.5kg with tubulars mounted (Vittoria EVO CS), skewers and cassette. About 700gms lighter than the Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 with clinchers.

Update: official time 36:59, 11th Cat 4/5 out of 48 starters. There where 25 Masters Men and that would have put me 12th in that field, possibly 2nd in the Masters C field.

Best rides of the day where Sebastion Salas 30:00, Steven Villalobos 30:24. Best Cat 4/5 was Fraser Charles 32:50 and David Stephens 34:00.


Mark said...

Congrats on your PB. Well done.
Your average cadence is 81 and average power is 288, which is on the low side on both counts. Did you use a 12x25 or 12x27? Do you think you would have a better time if you can increase your cadence?

I went up Cypress Sunday afternoon - in my car with my in-laws. :-)