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Standing TT Start

Old 07-01-10, 09:03 AM
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Standing TT Start

Any tips other than don't fall over? I've never done a TT, with my first being in a stage race tomorrow. The "TT" stage is actually a 200m sprint, 4 wide, from a standing start. Start in the highest gear, but on the little ring shifting once to the big ring? Start in a lower gear and shift twice? Maybe I should go out and practice these to see what works for me.
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Don't shift the front. Way too much stuff can go wrong there. Start in the big ring.
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Yep, this is where you just crosschain it a bit. Spin way past your normal cadence just to get the speed up so you can stay out of the saddle. Then sit and shift.

FWIW, I usually just trackstand if there's not someone to hold me.
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@MD: This is a standing start. Which means not clipped in. I think.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
@MD: This is a standing start. Which means not clipped in. I think.
huh? Standing start usually just means not moving. I've never heard of a TT require you to not be clipped in.
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I was hoping for a TT start where you had to have your bike and wheels in different locations, assemble them, then roll. I think I'd do well if the distance was short enough.
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I was hoping for a TT start where you had to have your bike and wheels in different locations, assemble them, then roll. I think I'd do well if the distance was short enough.
Ha! Or better yet, make them do a mass start and be forced to swim to their bikes, do the TT, and then do a run afterward for good measure.

...wait a minute
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I was hoping for a TT start where you had to have your bike and wheels in different locations, assemble them, then roll. I think I'd do well if the distance was short enough.
They do something similar in mountain biking and cross where you run to the bike then start. And then you drink beer.
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if there is running involved it better be because your bike is broken as you run to the finish line...
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Practiced a bit last night. 53x18 or one lower seemed about right for the start. I think I'll need maybe 2 shifts. Had a bit of a debate on whether the 10' time gained in the lower gear was overcome by delaying the shift later on in a higher gear. I plan to run the 1st heat in 53x18 and if that doesn't work out, I'll do the second one lower. Will report results.
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