Race Date: January 23, 2016
Race Name/Type: A Race Against Time/ Time Trial
Location: Picacho Peak, AZ
Rider: Jo Johnson
On a windy morning I took off with a 10-15 mph tail/cross wind from the SE heading north on the frontage road of I-10 to the turn around. Ramping up speed steadily until 23 mph then upped it to 25 and then to 26 which I could hold really easily. Passed my 30 second rider at the 5 minute mark and continued to the turn around then the return leg into the brick wall. The wind was enough to almost grind you to a halt. Finding the gear to keep a steady pace was a challenge but I kept looking for it. What was a 15 minute trip to the turn around became a 25 minute trip back to the finish line and of course the road elevation increased a couple hundred feet all the way back too. But I managed to pace myself ok and not burn myself up totally in either direction.
This race is presented by Team Colleen in honor of a team member, Colleen, who fought a brave fight against cancer but lost her life. The proceeds of this event will go to cancer survivors.
Result: 3rd Masters Women 65-69