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Advice on TT bike adaptation

Old 02-27-07, 01:33 PM
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Advice on TT bike adaptation

I just got a TT rig (Fuji Aloha 1.0) which I've adapted a bit with Dura-Ace cranks, different TT bars
than what it normally came with in the '06 model and a few other things (wheels, etc.).

I'm wondering what other peoples' experiences have been adapting to the TT position. The first week I rode it for 1/2 hour to 60 minutes about 3x/week and noticed right away that my legs were feeling a lot more sore than normal. It was the same feeling I had when my coach adjusted my seat height and it felt completely different in my legs. Now after about 2-3 weeks I've adapted a bit more. However, it still feels like my legs "feel the burn" earlier than normal. Is this how it usually is when getting used to a TT position? In all other respects I feel pretty good - like in my arms and shoulders and core area.

Mostly where I feel a bit of soreness or more burn than normal is on the lower part of my quad, just above the knee and then in the same place except behind my leg but a few inches above my knee.

I have a TT on March 10th and I'm planning to use the new rig, although I'm almost about to say that I migth be faster on the road bike since I feel so used to that position even though it's not aero.

What's teh best way to get used to a new rig? Some of my workouts, particularly the ones with lots of climbing are feeling harder lately just because of how much of a workout my quads get from being on the TT rig on the other days. So in some sense, it's decreased the quality of some of the other workouts.
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