Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Umm... Ya. What a day

Pic by Lorri
Start of the first wave----- San Bruno Hill Climb

I hadn't planned on going to this race, unless I got home reasonably early from the nights festivities. I did sort-of (@1am) and somehow managed to get out of bed by 8am. I pulled out the road bike and renewed my licence quick and dirty style on the Internet and ran out the door barley getting an espresso down.

I rode out to Brisbane through Downtown and did a nice TT down 3rd Street, all the way to Bayshore. I got there faster than I had thought, with time to spare! I had never ridden this race much less up the dam hill. I was't expecting anything great, I just wanted to finish and go ride for a few hours after.

I got off to a slow start and it took me awhile for the legs to open up. The pace was quick right from the go. I ended up in the wind alot and picked up the pace when I started feeling better just getting into the upper part before the park. It was there I started to reel-in and pass guys that had started to hard and were popping left and right. I kept up a good tempo alternating between out of the saddle and seated climbing. Not knowing the climb made it hard to manage when to tempo and when to turn it up.

There was a big turnout and the sun was shining. It was however, very windy and got worse as you neared the top. I don't know how I finished, just that I did....(uh just checked results, T19:02 good for 12th). The desent was a blast and the return trip on 3rd St. was on hit--hardly any traffic!

I went home quick and headed off to ride for a bit more, out to Corta Madera for some coffee. When it was all said and done, I ended up riding for 4 hours/ 100km.

Phew... Nap time....

Definitely the biggest New Years Day I've had in quite a while.

Good way to start 2008....


Blogger velogirl said...

hey, happy new year! I didn't know you were there or I would've actually tried to take your photo.


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