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asheville training time trial report

Old 05-17-07, 10:18 PM
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Rode the asheville training time trial today a 20k, I planned on riding the fixed gear so I called the promoter ahead to get some ideas on the course, she described it as big ring stuff. I decided on a 53*16. I had added a few things since the last time trial. 175 FSA carbon cranks a 53t chainring, went to a 3/32 drivetrain as well. Had a fitting done, and thought the course would be a good place to give everything a try.

I get to the course to find 'big ring stuff' and understatement. This thing was flat, almost dead flat, it run by a river through a valley. My legs felt horrible, my right had been achey all day I forgot to shave my legs not that it really matters, but i thought I drove all this way I should try.

There were a lot of guys on some fancy bikes with lots of carbon bits and from some big teams, jack and kane, bianchi-hincape, I definatly thought I was out classed.

20 minute warm up on the road and off to my start time, the guy in front of me looks fast and was in my category mens B I wanted to catch him on the out leg. at the starting line the guy is holding me all crooked and I go off the line funny, do a little trackstand catch my balance and I'm off. As always I'm riding too hard off the start gate, 30mph, down to 28 down to 27 and I settle in @ 1k. I caught the guy who started a minute in front of me around the 7.5k mark and was able to get my heartrate up chasing him.

Had to slow down a lot at the turn around since My front brake dosnt really work and slowing down a 53*16 gear from 27mph is kind of hard. I'm averaging 26mph or so and my heartrate is a lot lower than I wanted(around 181 I was shooting for 184). catch my next guy at the 12.5k mark and stat to hammer home. Somewhere inside 2.5ks to go I started thinking about steak for dinner and my heartrate drops to 174, **** pick it up.

I cross the line finding out I averaged 26.2, man thats slow I bet I didnt even do that well.

I check the results a 28:19 for 20k not horrible.
I'm definatly feeling confident going into edgar sotos first stage hoping to put a lot of time on the competition.

I call the shop to find out right after I left A nimble crosswind had come in for the bike, at least I get to use it at the next TT.

Here are some photos of the new bike setup.



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Old 05-18-07, 12:00 AM
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congrats on the 1st place. I'll be doing my first TT in july. Any advice?
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Old 05-18-07, 07:12 AM
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Nice job! I don't see your entry listed in the results, but 25:19 is as fast as Andy Applegate! That guy won the US Masters National Time Trial championship in his age group last year and came in 4th or 5th at Worlds on a borrowed bike (his TT bike was stolen the night before).

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Old 05-18-07, 08:03 AM
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News flash, I am not faster than cat 2s. Also I should wait for official results before assuming victory. I ran a 28:19, I swear that said 25:19 at the course.
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Old 05-18-07, 08:13 AM
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Oh well man. You still won the B's category...

Although from your original report I was freakin' scared At least my sprint is coming back so I can have a chance in a month or two
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Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
Oh well man. You still won the B's category...
Looks like he came in 4th in the B group. No shame in that, though. If the Carolina TT is any indication, there are some freaking fast Cat4 TT guys out there.

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Old 05-18-07, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by zimbo
Looks like he came in 4th in the B group. No shame in that, though. If the Carolina TT is any indication, there are some freaking fast Cat4 TT guys out there.

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Congrats, nice hammer. That bike looks awesome
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