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Race Result

Racer: Jill Smulson
Race: Covered Bridge Metric Century
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2010
Location: Lancaster, PA
Race Type: Bike - Century
Age Group: Female 25 - 29
Time: 3:53:50
Comment: Despite the rain, a great ride!

Race Report:

The Covered Bridge Metric Century is one of my favorite rides. My goal this year was to break 4 hours. The last time I did this ride, I was at 4:03. The weather report said no rain until after 3, but it had been drizzling on and off all morning. Some roads were wet and others were dryish. Going into the lunch stop, I felt great. I checked my pace and everything looked good. Ten miles or so from the end, it started raining pretty steadily and then turned to down pour. I figured my goal was out the window, preferring caution to speed. Plus, I was holding back a little since IronGirl is next week. I didn't even want to look at my computer. Over the course of the ride, I went through 6 covered bridges and passed a lot of horse and buggies. At the finish line, I checked my computer and was very happy with my time. Next year (with hopefully no rain), I will do even better!