Today I (finally)had one gallon of gas and hit my track. I thought I'd do an "Eddieville"--go for 90 minutes and see where I ended up for laps(Eddieville lap was 8 miles) and average speed, etc, to compare to my race in June. Obviously my track is not the same track , if anything mine would be a "slower" track(much higher percentage of turning, not much space for speed), but anyways...hopefully that would make up for the 5 minute+ handicap the women's next to last start off the line gets, and waiting to get your card punched each lap. SO...I got 21mph avs (my avs at the June race was 16mph), and at 90 minutes I had 31 miles--one mile short of earning another lap(to make 5)--in which case I would have "won" . Convoluted and probably wishful thinking I'm sure, but I thought it was fun BTW, squeezing into that 5 lap pace would place one in the middle of the guy's B and C classes. (yes I spend time figuring this all out ) Then it started raining, sprinkling, enough to turn some of the hard packed clay slimy. So I kept riding till I hit reserve, heh four more miles worth. I got 35 miles on a gallon of gas. So anyways, I was really stoked on what I learned this summer, and I can't wait to see what happens next year! This winter I'm going to use this workout as a guide http://www.alpineascents.com/denali-train.asp and see how it does me. HOPEFULLY this holiday weekend we can go to ride Upper Nestucca(hopefully hopefully camp too, not just the day). It'll be wet! PS, life would be all kittens and butterflies if Santa brings me a hydraulic clutch!