Mountain Biking - Tips for Time Trials
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I am riding in my first competitive Time Trial later today. I have ridden the course a few times prior and know it well enough to feel that is an advantage. Is there any other tips people have for me?
09-03-03, 01:43 PM
Ride fast.... Look fwd... Concentrate... ( as u can tell im not a time trials person...but these ones seem like common sense
09-03-03, 01:59 PM
Pedal Really Really Fast!
I've never done a mtn bike Time Trial so my advice is insignificant at best!
LOL, thanks guys. I especially like A2's 2nd tip. I am not really a time trial person but I plan to use this and the last time trial in 4 weeks as a measure of my improvement over the month.
I've never raced and I only started mountain biking with the frequency and intensity I have now in late July. I am in the best Mtn biking shape I ever have been so I thought I would go try and see what else is out there.
09-03-03, 04:08 PM
thats ok... but as we said neither of us have any time trial experience... its a good idea just to test urself and see how much u have improved
DOnt stack it :P
Well, to report back, all I can say is that it was postponed till tonight. Rain sucks.
09-04-03, 12:27 PM
Tell me about it!
09-04-03, 12:30 PM
a2psyklnut, time to stay in bed under the covers!
With a snorkel.
09-04-03, 12:33 PM
Yeah, and I think it's heading your way!
We're supposed to get inundated through the weekend 3-5 inches per day!
Thanks for the tips.
Ride went well, didn't crash, beat the guy that normally outrides me by 30+ seconds with my chain coming off once and needing a Deraileur adjustment once.
I placed 1st in beginners but don't expect to stay there with my freind being motivated to ride harder now. :)
09-05-03, 02:12 PM
out of curiosity. How is the race set-up? Do you start at 1 min. intervals or how is it done?
Yes you start at 1 min intervals and ride one loop (6 miles). STop and start at the same location.
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