Friday, August 3, 2007

1st CAT 4 Race

Entered the PLT TT #2 as a CAT 4. I looked at the age-graded category but the 40-44 field was stacked with some fast old guys that can TT. So I stuck in the 4s and was guarenteed a top 15 (as long as I finished since there were only 15 registered).
I debuted the new Zipp (used but new to me) and my dorky TT helmet.
The new equipment must have helped because I put in my PR for the course at 57:54 (previous was 1:00:38). Good enough for 13th - beating out my minute man by :30 and fellow AAB Jeff G.
It only took 1 mile onto the turn on Benefit for TriPower Tim to catch me (2 min) then Dr. Phil (aka Fat Frogs George) caught me close to the Grits n' Griddle store. I caught my minute man on Lake Drummond.

Yeah, my 1st BAR points as a 4! Looking at the results from the rest of the categories, my time would have got me an 11th in the CAT 5 (edging out JB who crushed me earlier at the Dismal Dash TT) and about 17th or 18th in the 40s.

Next race will be a double for me at the Chesapeake Crit in the Masters 40+ and CAT 4.

Look mom, I'm ranked.

Your USCF Individual Time Trial Cat 4 Standings

1 Rank in your zip code (233xx)
73 Rank in your state (VA)
49 Rank in your riding age (40)
235 Rank in 5 year age range (40-44)
352 Rank in 10 year age range (40-49)

1 comment:

Amos said...

That's a good time. I'm not surprised; you have been riding stronger lately.