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Old 05-26-09, 11:22 PM   #1
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Entered my first time trial

Did it Tuesday evening. It's an 8.12 mile course not far from my house. Rode it in 24 minutes, 34.8 seconds at an avg. speed of 19.5 mph. That's real slow. I wound up 67th out of 75 riders. Lots of fun, though.
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Whoo-hoo! Another convert to the Dark Side of competition!

for stepping up your game and competing. You now have your 1st personal record for a TT.
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Good for you!!

Was the course an out and back or a loop?

Did you ride a TT bike, modify your road bike or just ride it the way you normally have it set up?
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Old 05-27-09, 08:03 AM   #4
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Nice job! You beat 11% of the other riders. Now start training and break even more hearts. Beating young guns makes one feel good, oh so good...
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Did it Tuesday evening. It's an 8.12 mile course not far from my house. Rode it in 24 minutes, 34.8 seconds at an avg. speed of 19.5 mph. That's real slow. I wound up 67th out of 75 riders. Lots of fun, though.
I'll bet I would have finished behind you.............good show.
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Nice going! If you didn't finish dead last at your first TT, you're doing well.

I am envious. They stopped putting on my local time trial just as I was starting to count on it.
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You rock!
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That's getting your feet wet. You would have blown my doors off, good going.
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Good job on the TT ride! Wish we had some short TT's like that around here (or maybe I just don't know about them). All of the timed events I ride in are at least a century, sometimes two.

Still, it's good to go out for 8.2 miles (13.2 km) and redline it for 24 minutes. Was it a flat course or with a lot of climbs? Did you use clip-on bars or did you go full aero TT?

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Old 05-27-09, 02:01 PM   #10
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Good Luck. I would like to try a TT sometime. I am not sure if they have TT races in the Phoenix area.
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Old 05-27-09, 03:46 PM   #11
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The course was kind of an out and back loop. It stuck to the shoulder of a four lane divided highway, so on the way back, we were mostly out of sight of the road we rode out on. Some folks call it a hilly route, others say it's relatively flat, compared to what they usually ride. It has several easy hills, and one tougher one. It also has a good downhill stretch where my unmodified bike can get up to 35 mph if conditions are right. I hit 33 on that part last night against the wind.

I just rode my everyday road bike. No aero bars, no modifications. I just wanted to post a time.

Details here: http://bikenoob.wordpress.com/2009/0...time-trialist/
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I did one yesterday and they are always hard.
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