Monday, August 31, 2009
4 hour century... sort of. My first time at this event. Missed the start, chased for 10 minutes (at 302 avg watts) to catch the front pack of 60 or 70 riders. Found Reger and one of my Aaron's teammates. Sat in and did as little work as possible for the first 3 hours. Changed my nutrition for this ride and finally got it right without my stomach turning on me. Cool overcast weather for the day. Only one 8 mile section of rough road. Lots of big rolling terrain with mostly stair step up after 60 miles. Reger did lots of work on the front in the 2nd and 3rd hour. There was crash at 82 miles somewhere toward the back of the group. We were down to about 20 or 30 riders from that point. I finished at the font with about 8 people at 4:02 for 101 miles. Garmin says 4:00:34 at 100 miles. Mark Linenberg say he was at 4:00:40 but he started with the main group before me so... sub 4? Great day! Headed to One Love and Share the Road rides this weekend.