Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hillsboro Roubaix on a cross bike



Bit of a last minute decision to head over to Hillsboro for the Cat 3 Road Race. Not having a true road bike I opted to race my cross bike. Why not, bumpy roads, bricks and gravel, seemed like a good idea. Made no changes to it, kept my 32 Fango clinchers and gearing was single 42 chain ring on the front with a a 12x27 on the back. I knew going int I would be over and under geared and had elusions of grandeur that this set up would result in a stellar placing; this was about race miles and race level efforts.

My game was played in the back. I wanted to be forced to respond to the changes in speed that are magnified when you are the last rider in the pack. That coupled with the wind power was all over the place. 10 miles in to the 58 miles race I allowed too much of a gap to open up and I began to lose the group, crap. So I put in a 10 min effort to catch back on, came so close but in the end I lost and had to said goodbye to the field. The best thing about this was that within that effort I put out the best 5 min peak power of all time.

I looked back and there were two riders who had also fell off. I waited for them to see if they wanted to work together for a chance to catch back on, they did not want to play that game so I took off looking for other riders who might have fallen off in front of me who wanted to work.

Came up on Erik Seaver who was willing and we worked our way back into town at the base of the hill just as the filed crossed the finish line. While going up the hill I lost Erik so It looked like a solo 2nd lap.

Couple miles into my 2nd lap a few guys from the 40+ group passed by, looked like a 4 man break away. Another mile or two here comes the 40+ chase. I waited for them all to pass then I latched on the back playing the same game as I did before. Stayed with them till the last 5 miles as I again let too big of a gap occur just as we headed back toward town with a tail wind. I put in a good effort to catch back on but did not have the gears to catch.

Ended the day fealing great and accomplished what I came to do. Overall 59th, 14 min back.

Here are the power number any of you power geeks. I had some crazy cadance at times.

RACE DURATION: 2:44:20
Work: 1993 kJ
TSS: 209.2 (intensity factor 0.874)
Norm Power: 232
VI: 1.15
Distance: 56.911 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 873 202 watts
Cadence: 34 201 86 rpm
Speed: 0 39 20.7 mph
Pace 1:32 0:00 2:54 min/mi
Hub Torque: 0 406 68 lb-in
Crank Torque: 0 967 200 lb-in


Peak 5s (677 watts):
Duration: 0:05
Work: 3 kJ
TSS: n/a
Norm Power: n/a
VI: n/a
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 157 ft
Min Max Avg
Power: 448 782 677 watts
Cadence: 76 83 79 rpm
Speed: 19.6 23.2 21.7 mph
Pace 2:35 3:03 2:46 min/mi
Hub Torque: 150 234 205 lb-in
Crank Torque: 0 836 629 lb-in

Peak 10s (615 watts):
Duration: 0:10
Work: 6 kJ
TSS: n/a
Norm Power: n/a
VI: n/a
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 295 ft
Min Max Avg
Power: 535 693 615 watts
Cadence: 90 96 93 rpm
Speed: 19.4 21.1 20.2 mph
Pace 2:51 3:06 2:58 min/mi
Hub Torque: 173 222 201 lb-in
Crank Torque: 481 623 561 lb-in

Peak 20s (536 watts):
Duration: 0:20
Work: 10 kJ
TSS: n/a
Norm Power: n/a
VI: n/a
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 614 ft
Min Max Avg
Power: 319 693 536 watts
Cadence: 83 107 93 rpm
Speed: 18.6 26 20.9 mph
Pace 2:18 3:13 2:53 min/mi
Hub Torque: 81 222 173 lb-in
Crank Torque: 273 623 490 lb-in

Peak 30s (472 watts):
Duration: 0:30
Work: 14 kJ
TSS: n/a
Norm Power: n/a
VI: n/a
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 0.206 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 693 472 watts
Cadence: 83 125 100 rpm
Speed: 18.6 33.2 24.8 mph
Pace 1:48 3:13 2:25 min/mi
Hub Torque: 0 222 137 lb-in
Crank Torque: 0 623 404 lb-in

Peak 1min (374 watts):
Duration: 1:01
Work: 22 kJ
TSS: n/a
Norm Power: n/a
VI: n/a
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 0.432 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 257 538 374 watts
Cadence: 85 102 93 rpm
Speed: 24 28.3 25.5 mph
Pace 2:07 2:30 2:21 min/mi
Hub Torque: 68 131 97 lb-in
Crank Torque: 239 459 340 lb-in

Peak 2min (350 watts):
Duration: 2:01
Work: 42 kJ
TSS: n/a
Norm Power: n/a
VI: n/a
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 0.91 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 4 633 350 watts
Cadence: 85 186 100 rpm
Speed: 23.1 31.8 27.0 mph
Pace 1:53 2:36 2:13 min/mi
Hub Torque: 1 153 87 lb-in
Crank Torque: 0 539 300 lb-in

Peak 5min (305 watts):
Duration: 5:01
Work: 91 kJ
TSS: 11.5 (intensity factor 1.171)
Norm Power: 310
VI: 1.02
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 2.045 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 4 633 305 watts
Cadence: 75 186 91 rpm
Speed: 19 31.8 24.4 mph
Pace 1:53 3:09 2:28 min/mi
Hub Torque: 1 157 83 lb-in
Crank Torque: 0 539 286 lb-in

Peak 10min (272 watts):
Duration: 10:01
Work: 163 kJ
TSS: 20 (intensity factor 1.094)
Norm Power: 290
VI: 1.07
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 3.698 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 736 272 watts
Cadence: 59 186 90 rpm
Speed: 12.2 31.8 22.1 mph
Pace 1:53 4:54 2:43 min/mi
Hub Torque: 0 222 84 lb-in
Crank Torque: 0 706 258 lb-in

Peak 20min (251 watts):
Duration: 20:01
Work: 301 kJ
TSS: 34.4 (intensity factor 1.015)
Norm Power: 269
VI: 1.07
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 7.01 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 736 251 watts
Cadence: 59 186 88 rpm
Speed: 11.7 31.8 21.0 mph
Pace 1:53 5:07 2:52 min/mi
Hub Torque: 0 227 81 lb-in
Crank Torque: 0 706 242 lb-in

Peak 30min (237 watts):
Duration: 30:01
Work: 427 kJ
TSS: 47.3 (intensity factor 0.972)
Norm Power: 258
VI: 1.09
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 10.348 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 787 237 watts
Cadence: 59 201 89 rpm
Speed: 8.6 31.8 20.6 mph
Pace 1:53 6:60 2:54 min/mi
Hub Torque: 0 406 78 lb-in
Crank Torque: 0 967 229 lb-in

Peak 60min (225 watts):
Duration: 1:00:00
Work: 808 kJ
TSS: 86.6 (intensity factor 0.93)
Norm Power: 247
VI: 1.1
Pw:HR: n/a
Pa:HR: n/a
Distance: 20.724 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 736 225 watts
Cadence: 57 186 86 rpm
Speed: 10.2 36.4 20.7 mph
Pace 1:39 5:53 2:54 min/mi
Hub Torque: 0 235 77 lb-in
Crank Torque: 0 706 225 lb-in

5 comments:

  1. Really impressive, Jeff. I made the same mistake as you but at mile 42 and only finished 55th. Sounds like you were working hard.

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  2. Looks like it's time to adjust your Threshold. Nice job! Power on, great stuff.

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  3. Nice job, Jeff. That's a lot of stats. Looking forward to seeing the result.
    Good luck with the final preparations for your race.
    John

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  4. Strong work as always, Mr Yielding!

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