Fond du Lac Criterium Tour of Americas Dairyland

June 24, 2011 Masters 123

I signed up to do the full http://www.tourofamericasdairyland.com/ in the Masters 123.  Update, I did Greenbush road race but got dropped on the last lap on the last climb which was about 3 miles from the finish.  I tried to get back on but I was cooked.  I was going to race at Schlitz Park but it started raining so I headed home because I hate racing in the rain.  Then I did the Ripon time trial which was rather hilly.  Thursday was Sheboygan, and it was rainy all day.  I did not film the race because I figured it would rain, and I was right.  The race started off dry but after 10 minutes it started raining.  I am okay if it starts raining during a race, but I hate starting a race in the rain. I avoided the many crashes and ended up taking 13th.

In today’s race, I ended up 11th. I was up front with 1 to go, but I was second wheel going along the back stretch and the guy was slowing down.  I wanted to be 3-4 wheel out of the corner because the finish stretch was so long.  So, I dropped the hammer and led out the sprint.  I was first around the last corner, but I was cooked.  I made an attempt to sprint but ended up getting passed by 10 guys.

The video worked except for a 20 second gap where the camera turned off and back on.  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.









Fond du Lac:
Duration:           1:12:24
Work:                1150 kJ
Norm Power:    300
Distance:          33.498 mi

 

 

Min
Max
Avg
Power:
0
1253
265
watts
Heart Rate:
97
167
150
bpm
Cadence:
31
166
90
rpm
Speed:
0
34.1
27.7
mph

Ride Hard,

Steve