Seattle Cyclocross Beverly Park Analysis
Even with the insane weather, I had a great time at the muddy Beverly Park Cyclocross race.
As usual, I was curious how I stacked up against the other riders in my category. This time I did even better, 36/68, almost above the halfway mark.
I was also curious as to how I stacked up against what appeared to be the much faster riders that went after me.
I grabbed all the result data from Seattle Cyclocross and loaded it into Tableau and found some interesting stuff. The Cat 4 races had the fastest average lap times–even faster than the Cat 1/2 elite race. The most likely explanation was that Cat 4 races were the first race of the day when the course still had some terra firma left, where every race after the 130+ deep Cat 4 field was in soupy mud. Plus we only had to race for 30 minutes. The Cat 1/2 guys had to go for a full hour in way worse conditions. It’s amazing they were as fast as they were!
You can check out the data via the interactive widget below. You can filter the race categories by clicking on the right and if you click on the data it will show you all the results below.
Please leave a comment if you experience any display errors with the Tableau Viz widget below. I’m working with them to debug a random logged in Google screen showing instead of the Tableau Viz.