Thiensvillle Crit – Tour of Americas Dairyland

June 17, 2011, Masters 123

I signed up to do the full http://www.tourofamericasdairyland.com/ in the Masters 123.  I am hoping to do a daily post of each race and how I am feeling based upon how I trained.

I ended up 23 in the race, but almost made the break.  After about 36 minutes the break had just gotten away,  I attempted to bridge up to the break but did not make it.  A guy was with me but I could not hold his wheel as we when through the chicane.  I am really pissed at myself for not digging deeper to get his wheel.  This was the race.  About 7 guys were in the break and they were gone.  The course was a great crit course with nice corners and technical chicane with two little hills.  If you notice the powerfile profile, this races was about hitting it hard up the chicane and taking the other corners smooth.  I was hit 1000+ way too often and I was feeling it.  It was hard to move up on this course.  I had a start about in the middle and it took me until I tried to bridge up to the break to reach the front of the race.  As you can see from the powerfile at the end, this race has lots of spikes and the lots of coasting based upon my mainly middle position.

The video cut off after about 60 minutes.  I better not be having more issues!  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.

Thiensville Crit:
Duration:           1:12:20
Work:                1123 kJ
Norm Power:    301
Distance:          32.002 mi
Min
Max
Avg
Power:
0
1322
259
watts
Heart Rate:
105
173
158
bpm
Cadence:
34
191
92
rpm
Speed:
0
36
26.5
mph