Saturday, June 28, 2008

Cartersville Century

100 miles... well the Garmin says 95.28, last year was 97, who knows. Rode the TT bike, first ride over 55 miles on it, obviously the first century on it. 4:52 ride time. My fastest century I think. 19.5 mph avg speed. No drafting... had to do all the work today. I'd like to say it was easy but... it hurt a bit. Forgot the sun screen, hr monitor and the chamois butter (the later hurt the most). This bike is HEAVY compared to my road bike and carrying 3 bottles didn't help. The legs definitely felt it up the hills, all 4618 feet of it. Garmin only turned off once for a few sections - alright. No hr or cadence but I didn't really care.

Started toward the back of the pack with Keith and Danielle. Rode the first 15 or 20 miles with them. We met up at Rest Stop 31, 55 and 75. I ate at the last 2. Bumped into Blair a few times as well. At mile 75 my feet were cramping. This route flattens out for the last 18 miles or so but unfortunately, there was a nasty headwind to battle most of the way back. Legs started to go right at the end. I don't think I'll do that again for a while (at least a month). 5 hours of kicking your own ass hurts. No food until dinner but Leslie made homemade pizza... mmmmm.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Marc,

    Sorry I missed you at the century. Sue and I didn't draft anyone and both agree with you that 5 hours of kicking ones ass does indeed hurt!!

    I don't think they had all the hills in the area on the course, I think they left a few out :)