Race Date: 1/26/2014
Race Type: Time Trial
Riders: Jo Johnson
A Race Against Time, Picacho Peak TT on 1/26. For this 20K TT, my first race this year, my goals were to 1) control my effort as I tend to go out too fast, 2) push hard and 3) finish on the podium. As this is a flat out and back route on freeway frontage road there are no terrain obstacles, however, the wind is usually a huge factor and this day was no different. A south wind of 9-10 mph was terrific on the first half heading north to the turn around but it was a wall to climb all the way back. Unrelenting wind with some gusts to boot. On the first half you could look at the riders clawing their way back on their second half. I knew I was in for it. My result was that I hit 28 mph the first half and 15 mph on the way back.
My power was the same in both directions. Final time put me in second place for my age group, just a few seconds behind first. My Cannondale EVO, "White Knight" with the PT wheels worked wonderfully. I am really happy with the set up and the results I am beginning to see. Plus one of the riders I met afterwards liked our kit design and complemented me on the kit colors. All goals met.
Jo Johnson: 2nd