2022 Race Report #4: Bryce Master 19 KM Time Trial
My fourth race of 2022 was the Bryce Master 19 km Time Trial in Harvard, IL, a flat out-and-back course roughly 75 miles west of Chicago. This was a one-hour drive one-way. This is the first time I’ve raced this course on my trike. I’ve raced it four times over the past several years on my standard time trial race bike.
The weather was hot (90 degrees) with high humidity (70%-90%) and light winds (4 mph gusting to 9 mph).
I completed a warmup on a side road for 5.82 miles in 0:28:35. Average speed was 12.2 mph; maximum speed was 17.8 mph. Average power was 245 watts; maximum power was 351 watts. I was unable to pair my power sensors with my computer, so I estimated my average and maximum power numbers by averaging my previous two race results.
I moved to the start line on schedule. But, we waited in the hot sun for almost 15 minutes for the first rider to start his run. Similar to my last race, my average speed for this race was slightly slower at 15.7 mph; maximum speed was 22.3 mph.
There were again several takeaways from this race. First of all, I really suffered from the bumpy road surface. There is no cushioning on the trike’s seat. Second, I was disappointed in the failure of my power pedal sensors. When I arrived at the start line, I thought I had successfully activated them. Finally, I replaced my rear tire with a slightly heavier one with better rolling resistance and substantially better puncture protection.
BY THE NUMBERS:
- Race Distance: 11.15 miles
- Time: 0:45:28 (h:m:s)
- Finishing position: 2 of 2
- Avg Speed: 15.7 mph
- Max Speed: 22.3 mph
- Avg Power: 245 watts (est.)
- Max Power: 351 watts (est.)