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Old 06-24-20, 06:55 AM
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burnthesheep
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Direct sun is a turd. Man, upper 80's felt like upper 90's. Team road ride then cyclocross practice from about 5:00 to 7:30. Rode road for 1:10 or so Z2 then cross for 1:00 in z3 with one hot lap.

Hot lap was a top 3 pr for that course including my races from last year. Woot. I felt a lot smoother after following our team organizer first lap listening to him narrate the course to his younger son on the warmup lap.

I could have gone a bit faster, but I was focusing on getting cleaner faster lines. The uphill straights I just cruised up easy, no skill needed there. Getting those faster corners and transitions right saves tons of time.

Despite taking the uphills "easy", my lap times were within 10sec of my all out race lap times. Better "flow". Would have been quicker if I aired the tires out a touch more. I was too high a pressure, yet again. Need to go tubeless on that wheelset!!!!

Given the heat, good day. Low TSS given lower zones, but good stuff.
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