Hilly, heavy chip seal, tire pressure TT, questions
Pretty new to TT, and I could not find answers to these questions in the TT thread.
I am pretty new to TTs, and never ridden one as hilly as the one I have this weekend. It is 12 miles, with a bunch of rollers that are mostly 6 to 8 % grade, with one hill that has a 12% section in it. I have ridden the course twice and not sure how hard to attack the hills. Also, most of the course is a heavy "chip seal". I rode it today with 110psi, (normally I ride 115psi) and felt like I was vibrating down the rode, instead of smooth contact. I weigh 175lbs and have a fairly stiff TT bike.
1. Should I kill it on the hills, and coast down? How should I approach the hills?
2. I've read too much pressure is as bad as not enough, any suggestions?