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Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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2013-09-09 CCC IBC No-Drop 18:00 ride
Josh 2004 Happy
First ride with Carrolton Cycling Club. First half was Intermediate and No-Drop mixed. We maintained 16mph average, which was awesome. We split off before MacArthur while headed east on I think Royal. Euphoria kicked in somewhere before the split. From there, the pace dropped quite a bit for us, barring a few attacks. There was a pretty serious hill. I tried to keep up with Sharon, but I let her slip ahead, lest I run out of steam before the end of the hill. I ended up being third up. Because of the initial high speed, we had 2 other newbies who hit a wall, and were falling behind. Sharon went back once, and another lady in a red top stayed back as sweeper to bring them in as it got dark.

Overall, the ride was awesome. Very pleased.

Distance: 25.08 mi
Calories: 2,134 C

Time: 1:35:54
Moving Time: 1:32:30
Elapsed Time: 1:57:39

Avg Speed: 15.7 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 16.3 mph
Max Speed: 29.0 mph

Elevation Gain: 764 ft
Elevation Loss: 758 ft
Min Elevation: 434 ft
Max Elevation: 581 ft

Avg Power: 151 W
Max Power: 850 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 216 W

Avg Temperature: 89.5 °F
Min Temperature: 88.0 °F
Max Temperature: 91.0 °F


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In a no-drop ride, there should always be a sweeper. Also, a no-drop ride should not greatly exceed the stated pace unless all members of the group can keep up.

If we were around our stated 13mph, and they couldn't keep up, then that would be bad form on their part.

In this case, it was bad form for the leader and for the group to ride so much faster. It's possible these 2 might be discouraged by the pace enough to not come back (first rides).

Ideally, if there were more of the slower riders, there could have been a C group in the 11-13 range to take the slower riders on a shorter route.

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