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    Definition of pain = 40 km time trial

    Did my first 40 km time trial this weekend. My time was 68 minutes. I was hoping for a faster time but the course was actually quite hilly. All I can say is OUCH! I was chasing the rider in front of me and it took every ounce of strength I had to hold the pace. I loved every minute of it.

    I was wondering if it is worth taking tylenol or any sort of pain medication?

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    You mean as a preventive measure for the pain of a TT?

    I'll leave that one to the TT experts, but as I understand it they always hurt. If they don't you're probably not going hard enough.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    The pain is cleansing, almost like a crucifiction. Embrace and stay in the red zone, recover, repeat as needed.

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    Will be doing 30K TT this Sunday, will see how I will do. I think TT is the only event that shows how masochist cyclists are.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    I'm doing my first TT. Its a 12 mile one. Not to long, but long enough to hurt. I'm really looking forward to it. There is a two man team TT as well that I'm doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle-clops
    Did my first 40 km time trial this weekend. My time was 68 minutes. I was hoping for a faster time but the course was actually quite hilly. All I can say is OUCH! I was chasing the rider in front of me and it took every ounce of strength I had to hold the pace. I loved every minute of it.

    I was wondering if it is worth taking tylenol or any sort of pain medication?
    If you're not hurting, you're not going fast enough. Unless you have some sort of imflamatory pain, like joint pain, I don't think tylenol would do you much good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
    Will be doing 30K TT this Sunday, will see how I will do. I think TT is the only event that shows how masochist cyclists are.
    esparto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle-clops
    ... I was wondering if it is worth taking tylenol or any sort of pain medication?
    Oh ... do you mean take a medicine to help you perform better?

    Hmmm, where have I heard that before?

    Have I doped? Sure! Took Vicodin before rides as my broken pelvis healed ... works great!



    My best 40k TT was 1:00:30 on a straight road bike at Big Flats, WI.

    Yeah, it hurts.

    jw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bonnet
    esparto?
    Yep, thats the one. I had tons of fun. I think there might be something wrong with me.
    One downside was almost being run over by some lady in a minivan driving on a wrong side of the road! I guess she was trying to pass some other racers, but she wasn't doing it very fast. I was talking to someone else who got brushed by a green minivan (same one?), actually tore his bibs!
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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