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Got up early and hit the road for the first race of many to come in this spring MTB season. This would be my first race in the 30-35 catagory which is much more compedative.

I got there and was reg’d by 8:30 took the next 30mins to try and warm up a bit as I now know that a good start is key! The bell rings and I get a great start! nail my pedal the first time and I’m in a good spot amongst the Experts.

We hit the first climb which was the bridges switch backs and I’m a bit redlined from the pace, legs are good lungs are burning!!! The dragons back was fun I was rocking that decent! We cut up the ambulance road and down the tunnel of love and over the whoops. 35min lap, I was feeling good but I thought I needed to dial it back a bit. So I did and while I cleared the whole course again (no dabs at all!) I was 4mins slower:( 39 mins…. Yea

I dialed it back too much, not really in any one spot just on the climbs in general. Ended up 7th in 30-35 the 4mins would have gotta me 5th 😦 Live and learn as I learned to get a good start and I did and now I know never let up! NEVER!


Route: Elev. Avg: 1682 ft
Location: Aguanga, CA Elev. Gain: +7 ft
Date: 01/31/09 Up/Downhill: [+1617/-1610]
Time: 09:01 AM Difficulty: 4.2 / 5.0
Weather: Fair
  54 F temp; 46% humidity
  54 F heat index; winds SE 3


Distance: 11.92 miles
Time: 1:28:04
Speed: 8.1 mph
Pace: 7' 24 /mi Heart Rate: 179 bpm (Avg)
Calories: 565 192 bpm (Peak)



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Speed (mph)


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