KISS Zwift eCrit Live Final in lovely Long Beach. All expenses paid trip courtesy of Zwift. After a delay due to AV probs, we got underway 15min late. Long WU for me. Only need 25min...on the bikes for an hour. Off the line, pace settled down quickly until the first prime 10k in. Ellen, my Battley teammie IRL, with the lead out, but I took it. I took all 3 to take the cash, Ellen leading out each time. Had to hit 800W on 2 to get the arch. As soon as we crossed the last prime banner, Ellen took off. I went with her, and we worked the field over pretty hard, walking away from the chase for the rest of the race, about 12mi or so. In the final lap, we both had aero powerups. I waited for her to drop hers, then hit mine and went for broke. 893W on the sprint, with 800+ for 15-20sec. Won by a couple of sec. FUN race, amazing wknd hanging with the other racers.
Bike1:47:16 23.4 mi (13.1 mph) +190ft ahr:131 max:171 shoes: Kylo
Sprint work. Pretty much blackout sprints. 5x12s@600+W with 1min rest. Failed one of these due to poor gear choice. Lesson learned. The. 3x30s@500+W. Failed the first 2 seeing major black spots. Settled in and made the last one. Heavy legs from yesterday. Paying for my massive leadout.
Bike22:19 6.1 mi (16.4 mph) +637ft ahr:139 max:172 shoes: Kylo
Bike10:12 2.47 mi (14.5 mph) +136ft ahr:130 max:155 shoes: Kylo
Bike1:26:47 29.47 mi (20.4 mph) +2936ft ahr:164 max:192 shoes: Kylo
First race with Battley Harley-Davidson/Founding Farmers. Honestly, I was just messing with the field at times because no one wants to do any work in the 4/5s. It immediately became apparent there would be almost no sitting in. I cruised to the front with my 2 teammates on my wheel. Pace 19-21mph vs 15-16 when others (mainly a large ProFC team) were on the front. I did way more work than I needed to, but it was a lot more fun, and I at least got a workout out of the race. A few small breaks to hurt ppl, with a bigger feeler on the Trump hill on lap2 to see how ppl were climbing. Actually getting to work with my teammates, which made it more interesting. Lap3 I waited through the rollers, took a short punch at the bottom of the hill, then dropped it and went full out up, over, through the long winding downhill. 4 came with me, including my teammie Laura. I didn’t think I was going to get away solo, knowing that there were quite a few sitting quietly in up to that point. So 7-8mi from the finish, came within 25sec of the 1/2/3 chase pack (3min deficit off the start). Laura gave me a few timely short recoveries. One of the other gals led maybe 90sec. Otherwise, it was just me. Slow build under 1K to go, punched it at 250ish. I knew Syd would be there, and she pulled even with me. There was about a second of doubt, and then I said no way I’m giving this away and found one more gear. Sitting at 16 of 20 upgrade points.
Bike26:10 5.6 mi (12.8 mph) +263ft ahr:130 max:148 shoes: Kylo