CCCX Circuit race #1
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
4.3 mile loop, for 75 minutes, Several rollers, but no climbs that were sustained, or serious terrain features.
2013: 1st Cat 4
Cloudy, fair weather, some wind.
Andrea Turner, raced 1st race as Cat 4, with her group, but not racing together (our group did an additional lap).
Team - help Andrea on a sprint if I was with her at that time.
Personal - Only 3 girls including myself - no point options - so practice attacking and sprints.
Aggressive on the downhills, get them excited to wear each other out on the hills, and sprint for the finish.
Sadden to only have 3 girls including myself in the race. Knew that points would not be an option because of the low turnout, so turned this into a practice race. Awkward at the start because we race with the pack of 18+ Cat 4 girls. Practiced racing as if I was apart of their race, and on the last lap, go out of the way. The other two ladies and I catted briefly into our last lap whether we’d play cat and mouse to the finish or decide on a sprint location. Though friendly, nobody trusted anyone, so there were some mild attacks. I won this same race last year by getting a gap on the final descent and sprinting in for the finish. I tried that same strategy this year, and they caught me going into the climb for the sprint. My strategy backfired, and I essentially lead them into the sprint for the finish. Good practice race, but not my smartest move at the end.
I need to conserve better early in the race. I attacked once and chased two or three times.
I need to wait for the finish sprint, took it too early on this one.
When my power meter says low battery, it really means it’s dead.