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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
When I went back and analyzed it, I think the only way I was able to break an hour was because I was hanging on to a fast group that stayed on the gas through the flat part at Rock City.

Also, my first year of racing I was in the Cat 5 race with Nate English at Cherry Pie in Napa. He lapped the field and went from Cat 5 to Cat 1 in a single season, then signed a pro contract the next season. I was still a Cat 5.
And the world tour pros are knocking out 1600 VAM on climbs. Although, one of our 55+ guys had a faster time that the Tour of California pros at Patterson Pass. In fairness, they had been racing for awhile and that climb may not have been decisive that day at that moment.
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