Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-18-13, 08:56 PM   #1
jppe
Let's do a Century
Thread Starter
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
Posts: 6,499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
First TT of the Year

We had our first of 6 TT's at Charlotte Motor Speedway tonight. Good weather but a little more wind than normal. I have been President of the TT's for several years but I have tried to have others on the Board take over the TT's since the demands of my paying job has greatly picked up. Still working on someone else completely taking responsibility..........

Anyway, I got to the track and after setting up my bike I realized I had forgotten my bike computer. You really need a computer to keep up with the distance as you will lose track of laps after a while. So I went back home to get my computer-fortunately I live not too far from the track.

After overseeing some of the track setup I got ready to warm up for my ride and to my surprise my heart rate chest strap was not in my bike bag where I ALWAYS put it after my last ride. Darn. So I didn't know how much effort I was putting out and how hard to ride.........

Anyway I rode and took it pretty easy as I have a 100 miler this Sunday and didn't want to overdo it. Plus I just didn't know where my HR was in the Zones. I had plenty left in the tank for the last couple laps so I definitely rode slower than normal.

Even with the easier pace I was two minutes faster than my first event last year but about 1 1/2 minutes slower than my PR. Overall I was happy with the results but I know I could have easily been 30-45 seconds faster.

I averaged 24.6 mph and my PR is 26.2 mph over the 10 miles, so room for improvement but not a bad first event. I expect the best time in my 60-64 year old age group will be around 22 min 45 seconds.

It is a fun safe event where you don't have to worry about traffic. I don't know that we have ever had anyone get lost doing one of our rides either!!!!
__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-13, 09:56 PM   #2
BikeWNC
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The TT series are great events. I keep saying I'll make it back down there to do one again but it never seems to work out. I'll do one again I'm sure, just not sure when.
BikeWNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-14, 03:33 PM   #3
Dudelsack 
A might bewildered...
 
Dudelsack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Loovul
Bikes: Bacchetta Giro ATT 26; Lemond Buenos Aires
Posts: 6,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone else do one lately?
__________________
Signature line for rent.
Dudelsack is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:43 PM.