I just finished a stage race, and while my results in the two road race stages weren't anything to write home about, they weren't really disappointing either. The TT was another matter; I lost BIG time there. Of course I want to blame my equipment (or lack thereof) for my failure.
I have a 54cm Allez that is sitting around collecting dust (I now ride a 56cm Tarmac that fits better). After being destroyed in the TT, the idea of converting it into a ghetto-TT rig ("ghetto" b/c it would be budget-limited - likely a hodgepodge of used parts) is dancing in my head. I had promised myself that I wouldn't spend any money on non-essential equipment for a while, but I love breaking promises that result in me getting new stuff.
Would it be worth it to get a TT cockpit, aero helmet, and set forward seat/seatpost? Or at this point (rookie racer), should I just suck it up and train more?