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Joined: Wed Jan 3rd, 2007
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 Posted: Tue Aug 7th, 2007 03:52 am


I love this course.  Out and back, just under 39 Km, a series of gradual climbs, maybe 2 km long, all big ring, well organized, with modest prize money.  This is the 3rd time I've done it and each time I have gone faster:  this year I turned in an awesome PR, first for W masters' (age 40+) and just for some chocolate sauce on the ice cream: best time for all women.  I started 2nd from last in my age group which meant I had lots of rabbits to catch - and I managed to catch about 4 of them before the turn around and the 5th rider about 8 km from the finish.  The only hiccup was at the start when the woman who started just before me must have been in too big a gear since, when the holder let go, she tried to take a pedal stroke and instead veered over to the left, tried to grap the pole for the starter tent and then fell to the ground.  A couple of marshalls/officials got her back up and on the bike, just in time for me to hear the starter say "15 seconds."   Which was enough to boost the HR a bit as the holder wasn't, um, holding me at that point.  We got it together in time for the count down 5-4-3-2-1-GO, only the woman in front had just gotten going again and was still veering over the the left, trying to turn her pedals over.  "On your left" I managed to kind of squeak out, before giving her a rather wide berth and took off.  There went the 10 seconds that would have brought me home under 1:01 !   I had a good ride, kept it steady and focused, and zoomed across the line - glanced at my watch and couldn't quite believe my time:  1:01:09 - nearly 4 minutes faster than my time on the same course last year.  Yippee !!  :D

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