by JJ Schmidt
I was looking forward to this time trial, because three of my teammates were
also doing it. We all started within a few minutes of each other. I started out quickly trying to get my speed up, then tried to settle in where my HR was about 175. I was able to pass two people in front of me but got passed myself at the 5K mark. I was able to keep my concentration up and only spaced out for a couple of seconds. I slowed down too soon for the turn, but hit it hard to get my speed back up. Two more riders passed me after the turn, but I didn't mind because it was Gary and then Jimmy. I passed a couple more riders before getting passed once again myself. At the 1K mark I started to give it everything I had left which got me third place, 1 point in the TT series and a new max heart rate of 197. I was only 4 second behind the second place finisher. I analyzed that one all day. I was pretty happy with my finish and proud of my team! Jimmy and Gary both took first and Ken was right behind me in fourth. I would also like to thank Robert for coming out and supporting us.