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  • Of course, real men race TT's

    56 48.70%
  • Of course not, only freds/posers only do TT's

    3 2.61%
  • Yes, but only if you also do mass start racing you ******

    40 34.78%
  • TT's are stupid

    6 5.22%
  • TT helmets are stupider

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    Poll: Are TT's real bicycle racing?

    Just answer the poll you road nazi scum.

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    Ha, saw this one coming a mile away! I like 'em in a stage race format, but what the hell's the point as a sole race besides just a training marker. (This is coming from a former triathlete too)
    You got it buddy: the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away

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    Quote Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
    Ha, saw this one coming a mile away! I like 'em in a stage race format, but what the hell's the point as a sole race besides just a training marker. (This is coming from a former triathlete too)
    If you have to ask you'll never understand you velo storm trooper. Now back to your copy of Mein Road Kampf and your Jan Ullrich blow-up doll.

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    Uphill TTs: Where money can't buy you (that much) speed.
    "If a non personal post makes you feel as if you've been attacked, maybe the problem IS you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
    Uphill TTs: Where money can't buy you (that much) speed.
    This sounds like a metaphor for my experience with women.

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    sitting in for 80 miles just to jump out in the last 50 meters or drilling it till you puke for 25 miles, which sounds harder. I voted for option 1.

    Side note: I hate to TT
    Side note#2: pcad has a very unhealthy crush on the TT and even more so on the TT topic on BF.

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    The test of truth. And I am a liar. Hide. Me. In. A. Pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    The test of truth. And I am a liar. Hide. Me. In. A. Pack.
    For me, the fear of being caught while in a break is far greater than that while in a TT. It consumes me, and I'm capable of far more in that mode than I am when riding solo (TT) or in the pack.

    Fear and the hormone stimulus associated with it are powerful things.
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    It better be a real race or I'll never see a podium again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
    For me, the fear of being caught while in a break is far greater than that while in a TT. It consumes me, and I'm capable of far more in that mode than I am when riding solo (TT) or in the pack.

    Fear and the hormone stimulus associated with it are powerful things.
    Yeah, I love breaks, but I suck at them. The breaks I can hang in get caught, and I've been unlucky this year in picking the winning break. I had a couple stick, which is better than previous years.

    I would never place in a TT, but I might win a road race.

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    When was the last time someone went into the wind tunnel to improve their aerodynamics while riding on the hoods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcl8a View Post
    When was the last time someone went into the wind tunnel to improve their aerodynamics while riding on the hoods?
    What does that have to do with how hard it is?
    "If a non personal post makes you feel as if you've been attacked, maybe the problem IS you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    The test of truth. And I am a liar. Hide. Me. In. A. Pack.
    The test of the truly boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    The test of the truly boring.
    I would agree it's not a real successful spectator sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
    What does that have to do with how hard it is?
    Er...nothing. What does how hard it is have to do with whether or not it's stupid? Or "real" racing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcl8a View Post
    When was the last time someone went into the wind tunnel to improve their aerodynamics while riding on the hoods?
    I'll bet a lot of top pros have tested it. It would be useful to know the load variances if you're in a breakaway (e.g. what it's costing you to be a little more comfy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I would agree it's not a real successful spectator sport.
    it could be worse, it could be RAAM.

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    I'm astonished nobody has chosen the 'only freds/poseurs do TT's' answer to the poll. What kind of road nazis are you guys?

    Wussies.

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    Is the UCI hour record real racing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I'm astonished nobody has chosen the 'only freds/poseurs do TT's' answer to the poll. What kind of road nazis are you guys?

    Wussies.

    Why are you surprised? We all know that they dont actually pay the fee and enter the start house. Lots of talkin, but no walkin.
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    'Start house'? You must do fancier TT's than Pcad. I was under a little canopy with some guy holding my saddle. No ramp, not start house, no TV cameras, no choppers, nothing. There were a lot of 'DNF's on the result sheet. I suspect that really meant 'did not start' unless this TT turned into a crash/puncture-fest.

    I may have been slow but I did start and finish and I DNC (Did Not Crash). I will learn if this moved me up that daunting USA Cycling ranking ladder even one friggin rung in the next couple of days. It's a long climb boys. On the other hand Pcad has nowhere to go but UP.

    By the way Zipps RULE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    'Start house'? You must do fancier TT's than Pcad. I was under a little canopy with some guy holding my saddle. No ramp, not start house, no TV cameras, no choppers, nothing. There were a lot of 'DNF's on the result sheet. I suspect that really meant 'did not start' unless this TT turned into a crash/puncture-fest.

    I may have been slow but I did start and finish and I DNC (Did Not Crash). I will learn if this moved me up that daunting USA Cycling ranking ladder even one friggin rung in the next couple of days. It's a long climb boys. On the other hand Pcad has nowhere to go but UP.

    By the way Zipps RULE.
    Are the results posted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcl8a View Post
    Are the results posted?
    Not quite yet. Got them in rough form last night. They'll be up on Bike Reg and the USA Cycling website by tonight or tomorrow. I'll link them here when they're up. As usual Dr. W. droped his hamer I think he was probably in the top 5 overall. There were some fast dudes there for sure when more than one guy beats Dr. W.

    Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Not quite yet. Got them in rough form last night. They'll be up on Bike Reg and the USA Cycling website by tonight or tomorrow. I'll link them here when they're up. As usual Dr. W. dropped his hammer I think he was probably in the top 5 overall. There were some fast dudes there for sure when more than one guy beats Dr. W.

    Yikes.
    fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Not quite yet. Got them in rough form last night. They'll be up on Bike Reg and the USA Cycling website by tonight or tomorrow. I'll link them here when they're up. As usual Dr. W. droped his hamer I think he was probably in the top 5 overall. There were some fast dudes there for sure when more than one guy beats Dr. W.

    Yikes.
    Did you break 40km/t? I seem to remember that being a goal of yours.

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