Who ran over the plant?
Visited the local BMX track on Friday
The race started on Saturday morning at 6:30 am. Not really being a person who has legs in the morning I decided to take it slowly at the start and hope to pick up the pace a bit later after the good ole pistons had received their proper warmup. So I took the three laps around the race track pretty easy.
After the intial three laps the route took us through the countryside of Sebring for an 89 mile out and back. I began to pick the pace up a bit as I continued to warm. Good thing my body was beginning to warm up as the air temp certainly wasn't rising at any record setting speeds. I ended up finishing the first 100 miles in a personal best time of 5 hours 21 minutes.
Once done with the first 100 I joined the other speed demons on the short loop which consisted of an 11 mile circle around Sebring. The last 3-4 miles of which were blazing fast! Good thing as the first 7 or so miles were into a strong head/cross wind which found many a rider, including myself, struggling to keep pace.
Sometime soon after my knees began to ache and I could feel my stomach starting to become upset. I was only able to ride a couple laps at a time before needing to come into the pits and get off the bike for a few minutes. Those few minutes felt like a few seconds and I was back out there.
About the 22 and half hour mark, it began to rain quite hard. At that time, I decided to end my race as I was having a hard time controlling my body temp and my knees had been screaming at me for the past few hours to stop. I ended up winning my age class with a total of 304.8 miles. JB took third in his with an impressive 353.8 miles! Way to go JB!