Grafton Criterium Tour of Americas Dairyland

June 18, 2011, Masters 123

I signed up to do the full http://www.tourofamericasdairyland.com/ in the Masters 123.

I ended up 8 in the race, but almost got taken down on the last corner by a guy who hit is pedal.  You will be able to see him flipping over on my left.  I posted a short youtube video which you can see here.

I spent the first 45 minutes of the race “tail gunning”.  I got a poor start position because the field had lined up while I was still warming up.  There were a few crashes in the women’s race right before our race, so I thought I had some more time.  It worked out fine because unlike the day before at Thiensville, I knew that I could get to the front anytime.  Tail Gunning is when you sit in dead last but you time your corner exits so that you don’t have to sprint and you time your entry into the corner so that you don’t have to brake.  This is risky because if there was a crash you could be gapped or dropped.  As you can see by my powerfile, the spikes were much lower than at Thiensville and I was keeping my heart rate below 150 while I was at the back.  I was working on keeping it as easy as possible at the back until I was ready to get to front.

The video worked for the whole race this time.   Again, I used the data screen setup from http://www.biketelemetry.com.  I did not turn off the sound so you will need to turn down your volume.

Below is the powerfile with yellow power lines at 300 and 1000, and red HR lines at 150 and 170.

Grafton Crit:


Duration:           1:08:41

Work:                1056 kJ
Norm Power:    296
Distance:          30.213 mi

 

 

Min
Max
Avg
Power:
0
1430
256
watts
Heart Rate:
101
171
150
bpm
Cadence:
33
225
96
rpm
Speed:
0
35.1
26.3
mph