Well cause I was the only one doing the 20K TT
My goal was to do it under 40 mins, and ended up doing it in 38:43. Here is the link to my run - http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/2715544
This was the fastest ride I have done solo or in a group. Wanted to avg 20mph, but the wind just took too much out of me.
I must say that it was a very hard effort, yet alot of fun! I didn't know what to expect at all, but everyone was very helpful and willing to offer advice.
I started last, and this was a good thing in case I fell at the start. I started off too fast. I don't think your first mile is suppose to be your fastest. We had a decent tailwind on the way out, but I didn't want to push it too hard and not make it back. Once I found a cadence and speed the first six miles just clicked by, I even passed one of the 40K guys, but the return trip was intresting with a 8-12mph wind. It was very diffcult for me to find a speed and keep it. Also every small hill seemed like a mountain towards the end. I can safely say I didn't have anything left at the end. Next month's TT I am going to shoot for under 37 mins. I also rode in the Drops the entire way besides my Start and Finishing Sprint (If you can call it a sprint).
Here are some of the pictures my Dad and I snapped.
Cousin Adam Starting (He got me into Cycling) His Zip Rear wheel got a flat yesterday so he had to use his training wheel.
Here I am about to take off, and hopefully not fall over since this was my first time doing this sort of start.
Me all done!
One of the Team Zipp guys finishing. I think his time was 53 mins and some change. Most of the local TT guys said they where a min or two slower than normal due to the wind.
All in all it was a blast other than getting up at 5:30am. Very fun to blast through stop lights with the police stopping traffic for ME I felt like a pro racer!
I think it is safe to say I'm hooked!