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Another tandem TT report
Haley and I did another time trail this past Saturday. This one was a fairly flat 10 miler on a chip seal road. My wife got out of bed with us to come along and cheer us on. The alarm went off a 5:50.
At this race they used a chip attached to our number for timing so that was kinda cool.
There was one other tandem team there for us to race against. They were adults on a Burley Tosa w/ a carbon fork. I told Haley that we were really racing against ourselves and she knows we normally can't keep up with adult teams. So the deal was, that if we beat our previous best avg. mph of 19.15, then we would all go out for ice-cream. But, if we averaged over 20 mph then we would get Graters ice-cream. The girls really like Graters so mom was really cheering us on.
Well we came in at 28:34 for a 21.00 avg.
We were very happy. The other team beat us by just 46 sec. Haley was really bummed that we didn't win anything. It's funny how much those cheap medals and trophies mean to little kids. I was really proud of her for being a good loser when she told the other team good job.
I think I could have done the turn around a little better and we kicked it up to 25 mph for the last 1000 feet. This tells me that we left alittle on the table. I don't think we could of made up 46 sec. though. I just tell Haley that these races are just for fun and that when she gets a little older, then well really terrorize these little small town TT's
Thanks for reading
P.S. On Sunday we did Haleys first Metric.