I registered the other day for one of my first proper road races. Yeah, I did the Superior Bike Fest Crit a couple of years ago and the road race too. It’s been a while since I slapped a number on with skinny tires on tarmac in any case.
Yeah. Right about there.
I have to admit, I’m not 100% positive which direction we’re going over that hump. I guessed clockwise, but I’m not sure it really matters. It’s the only meaningful climb during the 22 miles of the race. I had been briefly pondering strategy for this race until I saw the profile. Now the strategy is simple.
Stick with a group until mile 11-ish.
Light it up on the climb.
No coasting on the descent.
Hold it to the line.
Can I win it? Depends on who shows up. At least I know what I have to do.