If you look at the map below, you'll find that my first 5m was due N and then NE. With a "robust" tailwind I managed to average just over 20mph on this leg. 20.1mph!! What a joke! I was flying! Maysville is tough because it's roller after roller and on this first "lap"/portion/leg I didn't even feel like I was climbing. You can set up the Garmin Edge500 to give lap times- mine right now at 5m- and it's the first time I went under 15min. I also hit a new high speed on the IF of 40mph. Fast and stable. Fun leg, to be honest.
With the downwind portion off the top I knew I would have my work cut out for me on the return. Strodes Run is mostly downhill run along some train tracks. I put my head down and tried to maintain some speed into the wind, which I did pretty well. At the end it kicks up and climbs moderately into Lewisburg (where my brother-in-law is a fireman) where I picked up the tailwind again. On the headwind portion I still averaged above 15mph, smart on my part to have the headwind portion downhill, eh?
I finished off with a bit of rollers again and then a final .2k hill up to the house for a very energetic 12m time trial. I'll take it. Fun.
|IF via cell phone. Damn it sure can climb!!|