I arrived fairly early at 6am and was glad to get near the front of about 300 riders. Once the ride started at 7am, it was simply getting passed the slower riders and picking up the pace along the first stretch of Nicoll Highway.
I was going at max FTP (32km/hr) on the Brompton upon reaching the F1 pitlane. All that training had paid off as I clocked better than my target time, at 54 minutes for the 23km Straits Time Ride.
According to Strava, I was ranked 9th out of 108 riders. Not bad for someone on a foldable bike! I even "flew" down Benjamin Sheare's Bridge at a breakneck speed of 56km/hr! Was kinda dangerous when I looked at the video...
Can't wait for my first overseas cycling event in KL next month which will be even tougher!