Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Twilight Critters

I went out for my first dose of midweek pain at the San Jose Twilight crit last night. It was a blast, though I'm not sure I'd call it a crit. It is more of a really long circuit race/workout. We did 16 laps of about 2 miles each. I learned some good things, especially about how to conserve energy on the hill thanks to Irish Mike from the SJBC. I even threw down a fairly decent 'sprint' at the end, which was more of a seated drilling of the pedals (and I was off the back, so it didn't really mean anything). I still haven't figured out the best line threw the tight turn at the bottom of the hill. I seemed to find the right line about 1 out of every 3 laps.

I think I will definitely go again, because it was fun. Plus, I need to amortize my $40 SJBC club membership over a few more races (each racer has to be a club member for insurance reasons).

13 comments:

CyclistRick said...

Yes my little Crit'ter, you will see more Twilights in the nether regions of San Jose. But first, we must celebrate today, that special day for Ms. Chatterbox. Happy ...day my sweet little racer.

chatterbox said...

cyclistrick - you should telecommute some Tuesday and come race with me in the Cs. You can put your hand on my butt when we hit the hill (only for groping purposes, of course ;))! I love you.

CyclistRick said...

Ms C., then I would have to join SJBC and would need to go a number of times to amortize the cost .... ;-)

velogirl said...

schmoop, schmoop, schmoop. stickiness is oozing out of my screen....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

chatterbox said...

Thanks, VG!

lauren said...

happy b-day!

you guys are so cute.

chatterbox said...

thanks, Lauren!

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

i like ...

Chris said...

It sounds like a great training race. A sprint when you are out of it is more of a mental victory than anything.

marscat said...

i wish that training crit was closer...but then maybe not. we might have to do it.

How long does it continue?

chatterbox said...

marscat - It looks like they are planning to go through the end of August:
http://www.teamsanjose.org/twilights/

Maybe I'll see you guys there at some point!

Flandria said...

happy b-day!

chatterbox said...

thanks, flandria! Good seeing you today. You looked oh so smooth on Burton with your new wheels!