Friday, June 20, 2008

Erie Time Trial (Fatheres Day 2008)

Had a really great time this past weekend at the 2008 Rick Gorzynski Time Trial . Had a great turnout for Our Team, Ag3r/ Myself, Brian, Henry, Doug, T. Lyle, Randy, Rich, Ray,Hunter, Shaffer and Hicky all made the trek to the isle and had a great time.

The race venue is pretty cool, although kind of a short race. There was a great turnout though, and the weather conditions were perfect. Not to warm with a light breeze.
I had a pretty god ride, although not as well as I had hoped for. I had pretty much figured that I would be able to break the 30 minute time barrier on such a flat course and great conditions but my system had other plans for me. I am still not 100% sure that my heart went into Affib, although there was something wrong. I did about 20 minutes on the trainer before heading out and really tried to ease into the ride and was feeling pretty good. I had planed on settling in for the first 3 or 4 miles then gradually turning up the gas as i progressed and really hammer the last 3 or 4.

About 3 miles in though I started to loose my breath, this is not a new phenomena for me, but it is only the 2nd or 3rd time it has happened. The other times it has happened my legs have felt fine, I just had no air to make them go. Normally in Affib my legs go completely to mush and this wasn't exactly the case this time. I will have to continue to monitor this phenomenon and really pay attention to what is happening. The other problem I had was numbness in the saddle. This is a totally new thing for me, I have never been numb in the nether regions on a bike before so I was pretty surprised. Of course the bike I was on was borrowed and was a bit too big for me. This was the other thing that had an affect on my time, I had to stand several time to allow the boys to get some blood flow, at least now i can sympathise with those that have this problem regularly.

Overall I had a really great time and look foreword to the next TT.

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