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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dundas, Ontario
Bikes: Race bike, training bike, go fast bike and a trainer slave.
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Did my first TT
It was a 15km TT on a relatively flat course, but it was bit on the windy side. The nice thing is the course is horseshoe shaped so you get into and out of the wind a fair bit. I don't have a TT bike so I just used my Tarmac as is. Tried to stay in the drops as much as I could, but that wasn't much. I need to work on that. I was happy with my result, middle of the pack...Average speed was 32.7km\h...Did it in 27:09...
The thing that got me was how I was able to push away the pain and just keep going. After the first 3-4km my HR was getting close to max so I settled into a pace that had me at about 90%max and sat there until the end.
This is a weekly TT so I guess I'll be able to track my results as time goes on. I really am not expecting to excel at this since my body makeup is more of a climber. The next interesting one for me will be the will climb they have next Thursday. It's about a mile climb that covers roughly 300ft...Not huge, but one of the tougher ones around here. You go up 3x though, so that will be interesting. I've done this climb before, but never as a repeat.
I guess I can now call myself a sort of racer....Next step I guess will be to pony up and get an actual license and do some provincial events and not just the club stuff...
At any rate, I had fun and surprised myself...
Just thought I'd share...
"On the other hand riding down a hill at 55 MPH wearing (essentially) women's underwear and a Styrofoam cup on your head is the epitome of rational life-extending decisions." - RacerEx