Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
Bikes: 2004 Cervelo Soloist 105, 2005 Apollo Apex, 2006 SCOTT Speedster S30
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My first 40k TT
Well it was a 40K 2man TT at our local ardmore race zone.... and out and back course towards the coast.
I ended up partnered up with Gary Ulmer, father of the very famous Sarah Ulmer! We set cranking off along the flat at 40 - 46kmh (40k = 25mi). The course was lovely and flat - to start with. It steadily got more and more rolling, and really made it hurt - especially when i bashed my knees on the aerobars :@!
I had my Cervelo with Stock 28mm front rim and 62vette's rear OCR Ritchey rim, and aerobars - nothing flash today! Gary had a stock Look Carbon bike.
I rode alot on the front, while Gary caught his breath (hey, he's older than I first realised!) so pretty much alot of the work was mine
With the hills and a very slight wind I was happy with my result of 1:07:21, and I feel that if it was a flat course we would of gone under 1hour for sure, let alone if I had the Disc on!
I am very happy at how I handled myself throughout the race, and Gary mentioned that I had a nice smooth riding style with good technique. "I just need to increase the bore of the pistons", I replied.
I feel stoked, and just thought that I would share