Sunday, 4 October 2009

4/10/2009

SKCC Crit:
Pre race I was nervous, I knew I should be fast enough for a result, I'd even told everyone so.... which just meant that if I didn't achieve one, then it was a greater failure. Especially with the big boy wheels on.

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2nd, beaten by a VIS trackie.

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Sausages Eaten: 1

D: 46.1km
A: 35m

ABOC SSS:
Went with a bigger gear (92" vs 88"), mostly because that's what was on my bike, but also because my strength is up and leg speed down. Did a light warmup on the rollers, then stood around not sure how I'd go. For the flying 200, I wound it up a lap and a half out, dropped in late down the back straight and felt wobbly through the final turn. 13.2.... 0.2 faster than my previous best, but more importantly well faster than Carl who's got all the kit and has been training specifically for this type of racing. :)

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My time was good enough to get me into A-grade for the first time, a blessing and a curse.

First up Chris Ray, a beast of a man. Lost by 1/2 a wheel.

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Second I had Brendan Bailey, who's been seeing some form. Lost by 1/2 a wheel.

Finally I had Dino Apolito, he's been consistently faster on the track than me for a few years, significantly so. Win by 1/2 a wheel.

All three races were good, fast and close. Though the win against Dino was great, I'm pretty happy with how close I got to Chris. He won A-grade today and I forced him to race all the way to the line (sure he miscalculated, but I'll take it).

Sausages Eaten: 11

PMPW: 90kg

1 comment:

Steve Caddy said...

Sausages eaten is a new metric which is difficult to interpret. To understand it properly I expect that a sausages to chicken ratio of equivalence will need to be developed.