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This are some crazy fast results Q! Top 100 riders with avg mph of 21 or higher over 55 miles. Wow! Maybe someday?!


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Not me! Never! Despite recent injury, I'm about as fast as I ever was, and I never was very fast. :eek: And I never go as fast as I do in this event. This year about 4 minutes off my time last year for six laps. I think it's funny that J and I finished so close in elapsed time. Like two spokes in the same wheel! Oddly I only saw him for a short while when his train passed me and I hung on the back of it for a mile or two. He was hard to spot because he and hundreds of others were wearing the event jersey.
 

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Yup, Rod kinda surprised me, never honestly thought we would see him with so many others out there :) I actually had an Air Force Jersey on. Guess it looks close to the event jersey tho.

Lol, that's just because I was "trying" to hold onto the wheel of the guys I was with. I had nothing left in tank either mentally or physically on the last lap. Got a twinge of a cramp in my right quad and slowed to make sure it didn't out off hand.

I managed to drop any form of nourishment i had and even the GU Andy handed me I missed my jersey pocket and that hit the deck too!

We had plans for a big pasta dinner and that did not materialize as we walked around Crystal City and ended up in Cold Stone Creamery and nobody felt like the had room for a full dinner afterwards ....bad decision :)

After I dropped all the chews and GUs and got the twinge of a cramp I let my mind take over and screwed myself on the last lap. I did have to laugh when I looked at Andy's and saw a 10 mph avg on lap 2. It doesn't sound nearly impressive to say it here but on the second lap I manged to be 70th fastest :) Even that I wouldn't count on because of other timing event errors I have seen.

I was with a strong group of 5 if I include myself. Tony, Charlie, Dave and Andy- all MUCH stronger riders than me! I think Tony pulled us 80% of the time and hardly broke a sweat :)I only managed one good strong pull on lap three and it seemed an eternity and then pulled another group fora bit when I fell off of thrive wheel on the last lap.

I'm happy with the ride And the splits my Garmin shows for moving time:)
 

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Dang it.. Oh well Garmin lap splits which are different than actual event timing
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4 minutes off my time for 6 laps last year. My friend mentioned Saturday that he did six in 2:45 and we crossed start/finish together. I started a little further back this year and it felt like I found less draft. Did I pass you on the last lap? Because our elapsed times are so close we had to pass each other more than once.
 
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