Here is some video from the River Falls road race of the 2009 Greenville Spring Training Series. I’m sorry there aren’t more angles and more categories covered. My concentration was more on my own race. Even so, there are a good number of the starts included, so you might see yourself in there.
I got a chance to look at my power readings for the race. Funny, I almost always have a higher overall wattage average from my typical “training” ride than I do from a race. Here is a comparison:
River Falls: Entire – 173 watts / 5s – 784 / 10s – 666 / 5m – 280 / 20m – 229
Last Ride: Entire – 181 watts / 5s – 652 / 10s – 467 / 5m – 280 / 20m – 242
What I take from that is race situations actually allow you to conserve your energy much more than just going out to ride by yourself. If you are riding alone and pushing yourself, you most likely are going to be able to put out less energy for the race — saving it for the time you really need it.
Hope all of you heading out to Donaldson Center tonight have a great time. I will not be able to join you, but I’m looking forward to getting out there soon. If anyone wants to send it a report from the evening, I would love to publish it here. Just send it on!