San Dimas Stage Race

Yesterday I drove east to San Dimas for the first of three days of bike races. Stage 1 was a 3.8 mile hill climb time trial. I warmed up on the kwaz trainer for almost an hour before my start. The kwaz trainer is really smooth, quiet and a pleasure to ride.

The course went up Glendora mtn road and had a bunch of switchbacks. I can’t remember how many I was concentrating on breathing. I’m sure at some point I’ll be able to focus on more than one thing at a time, maybe when I’m re-seasoned.

I tried as hard as I could and afterwards I couldn’t really think of anywhere I could have made up time. I was pleased with the effort.

I finished in 16:14, and the winner did 14:00. That’s quite a bit faster.

Interesting thing about this? He averaged 16 mph and I averaged 14 mph.

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