Let me first say a HUGE thank you to Dennis Stryker the RBA and all the volunteers. You make it possible for us
to ride our bikes.
Next let me say that aside from the 2006 300km this was possibly one of the worst rainy, wet and freezing cold
brevets I have ever ridden. Here is the link to the 2006 300km Ride Report where it not only rained on us but it
hailed on us as well. On the 2006 300km we climbed a few hundred feet higher in elevation than this year's 300km
mainly because we climbed from Lake Henshaw to Santa Ysabel on Mesa Grande Road.
177 miles and 13,000 feet of climbing. I was the first rider to come in. I came in with an official time of 12
hours 3 minutes. There was a 1.5 hour time gap between me and the next riders that come in. Approximately 35
riders were registered, 30 or so rolled and about half them DNF'd.
Here are the Official Results
Resorted by Total Time
BIKE SETUP-- Cervelo Soloist SL with Orion II Power Tap wheelset, no aero bars. Chainrings 53/39
Cassette 11/23, two water bottles
WEATHER-- mid 40's and dry at the start, rain throughout the rest if the day, low 40's at elevation and
CLOTHING-- Skins Compression Cycling Tights, Woolistic Long Sleeve Base layer, Cinzano Long Sleeve
Jersey, Defeet wool gloves
NUTRITION-- Infinit Nutrition. Customized formula for Ultras. Use discount Code "Vireo" for 10% off
Some very quick analysis of the numbers from the Power Tap.
1. Of the total time of 11 hours 51 minutes. I only spent 21 minutes off the bike or wheels not rolling.
When you consider there were 3 controls and multiple traffic controls that really isn't much time off the
bike. Let's assume 5 minutes per control that equals 15 minutes. That would leave 6 minutes for traffic
controls and my stop in McDonald's.
2. 6231 kjs is very closely related to the amount of calories expended. A power meter is much more
accurate than the calories consumed calculations done by Polar, Garmin and the like.
2A. The 6231kjs/12 hours equals 526 calories per hour. Knowing that we can only really digest 250
calories an hour this calculation shows how I was going in the red by 270 calories an hour.
3. 181 Normalized Power- is equal to 2.66 w/kg. Low when compared to shorter races like the 200km in
January when I held 3.05 w/kg.
ADDITIONAL SOLO 300km BREVET REPORTS