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    Just did my first road race!

    It was awesome, I never thought I'd be able to go so fast for ten miles! It was a ten mile time trial on rolling hills in just about perfect weather - 69 F, 6 mph winds. I threw on some aero bars a couple days ago and did one 12 mile ride with them. In hindsight I'd want to do a lot more testing/tweaking with saddle/bar position; it was not really that comfortable but I did notice a pretty huge difference in speed compared to normal. I'd also want to get a recon to the race site done, it ended up taking a LOT longer to get there than I thought. I only had about 8 minutes for a warmup because I got there late and I think that really slowed me down in the beginning - my time out was a minute slower than my time back (or is that normal?). Anyway, it was a lot of fun to finally sack up and compete If I can lose some weight (I'm nearly clysedale and 5'8") I'll do the next TT which is up Mt. Tantalus, which is one of the best rides in Honolulu.

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    What was your time?

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    Oh ya, - My time was 27:15 according to my cyclocomp (they didn't have all the times figured out by the time I left).

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    Congrats...have fun!!

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    Congrats indeed! Hope you've picked up the bug...
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    Good job!
    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    i climb at <10 mph. you want to take this outside?

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    Thanks guys!
    I think I screwed up my results, they haven't been able to find a record of me finishing. I had an electronic timer that I put on my front skewer that was given to me from a pile before the race. At the finish line there was something set up that beeped when you crossed it. I thought this automatically recorded your time somehow so I walked over to the tent and put the timer back in the pile after the race.
    Was I supposed to do something else with the timer??

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    12 miles in under 30 minutes, thats about 25mph. Good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshandlauri View Post
    12 miles in under 30 minutes, thats about 25mph. Good job.
    It was 10 miles, so it was more like 22. Still better than I did in my TT last weekend, but mine was pretty hilly.

    And just to nitpick, you didn't do a road race. You did an individual time trial. Opinion: they suck compared to road races. Road races are awesome fun.

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    "And just to nitpick, you didn't do a road race. You did an individual time trial. Opinion: they suck compared to road races. Road races are awesome fun."
    Oh, haha. Didn't even think about this. I was saying "road race" as opposed to mtb race. I should have said road bike race

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    congrats, but TT /= Road Race

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