Moutain Bike Time Trials, Q
My local community (which I am new to) has local time trials in April for moutain bikes. I have talked w/ the local bike shop and they explained to me the concept of how the time trials work. From what I understand a rider rides different parts of the course and are timed, obviously those with the lowest do better/win. I was just curious to find out from experienced rides of what to expect. And hope some may possibly offer any tips or suggestions of how to best prepare. I have been staying consistant w/ weight training and cardo through the winter season. I have recently changed my routine exercise and lifting to be more in favor of cycling after reading a few books. Im just hoping to get some experince from this deal and learn more of where stand as a rider, etc. I have only started riding as of last summer.
These are very popular where I live in IN and I have done a couple. We lined up by race numbers and classes you were signed up for and were released from same start chute at 2 to 5 minute intervals. Race distance varied by class you signed up for. It was a nice alternative to racing as you were able to focus on your pace and ride. If you catch somebody just announce you are behind and passing on the left or whenever you think you have the room they should give you room. Only other advice is once you feel your speed has dropped pick it back out - pedal into and out of the corners to get speed back up. Unhook front brake and hammer : )