As the last few targeted RR's of the season finish up (July 27th being the last "A/B" priority race) and my first official TT completed at the Stage Race, I'm heavily considering using TT's (sanctioned and non) to keep me motivated towards continuing LTP-boosting workouts into the late summer. I figure the allure of high speed and a new challenge (getting used to being in the aero position) will be fun and motivating.
I've bought a set of base bars/aerobars from Nashbar on killer sale and mounted them on my training road bike (Trek 5500, FTR). I slammed my saddle all the way forward and tilted the nose down enough to not slide off, but to offer more comfort.
I rode the bike today, doing only a few short intervals at FTP. All in all, it feels pretty good.
So now that I'm dealing with a pretty new position, late in my season, should I expect that doing 1 WO per week on this bike will in any way throw off my comfort/efficiency on the Road bike?
I'd like to get my saddle even further forwards, but dont know if I should ease slowly into a more "saddle-forward" position or just go for it all at once.
Will 2x20's (for example) in the TT position have 100% carryover to the road bike, even though I'll be using the muscles in a slightly different way?
Anything else I should consider as I make a mid season foray into TT'ing??
(if I do like the whole TT game, I'll be buying a cheap TT frame with a proper 78 degree STA and get fitted, but until then, this is what I've got to work with.)