You're certainly progressing, will you be joining us again on the circuit?
I'd say that's pretty unlikely Nath. I may be better, but i'm still not good enough IMO. We can discuss "oh i only needed XYZ at this and that race", but the simple fact is, based upon what i've seen, what i know and from CHs racing and segments etc, i'm still going to be dropped uncerermoniously from a Hillingdon race.
I'm still not against the idea as a concept, but until i feel i can go there and have at least a possibility of holding the bunch, it's just a waste of £20. Add to the fact i no longer have a road bike
Well done on the class win but as a training tool why on earth wouldn't you want to be in the B's chasing faster, stronger riders rather than trying to manage power outputs to stay within category limits?
I backed off in the last 300m, not the last 15 mins. In a 1hour race, the MAX i'm going to average is 3.0w/kg, so i'm still a chunk under the Cat limits. In some races i can win/podium, but in plenty of races i'm getting dropped by the really quick C's. So i honestly don't believe i'm not pushing myself at this stage.
The problem you get at this stage is when you're really close to the top of C, you're WAY out the back of B's. I'd last about 400m in a B cat, nothing is going to change that at the moment, i simply don't have it. The only thing that would happen is for me to end up riding alone, TTing it and watching 99% of the Bs pull away and leave me. In the C races, with a decent field, i get a decent battle a lot of the time
In Zwift land a lot of it is about motivation, playing close to the pointy end of a race motivates me more than being out the back.
so wanted to see if I could at least manage a 20mph average. Turns out I was just about able to do so (20.4mph average)
That's mightly impressive !