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What are your times for time trials?(15 posts)

What are your times for time trials?tt
Dec 22, 2001 11:09 AM
I just wanted to see how fast you all time trialed.
10 mile? (40k)25 mile? anything else?

Also, what are your bike setups that you use in time trials?

The only current(within the last year) time that I have myself is 27:42 for a 10 miler out and back in pitch dark with no light (in the freezing cold) about a month ago.. I was riding a regular road bike w/32-spoke wheels. Pretty crappy, huh? I'll do better next season though.
Now were talking!Big U
Dec 22, 2001 12:43 PM
I have just finished my second season as a Tester and have improved my PB's to:
10 miles 24:33
25 miles 1.06
I am riding a Giant TCR with a Spinergy Rev X on the front and a HED Disc on the back.
My first season PB was 27:57 for 10 miles which was my first ever ride and I did not better it for about 8 months!
This season coming I hope to improve significantly and break the hour for 25 miles on the right course and night!

What are everyone else's PB's?
My best season was 1959...John-d
Dec 22, 2001 1:39 PM
25 miles 1 - 1 - 55
50 miles 2 - 8 - ?
100 miles 4 - 40 - ?
12 hour 218 miles and some yards, my memory has let me down on the details.

Best road race position 8th

Total mileage for the year nearly 20,000

Holiday spent riding the French Alps and the Pyrenees

It was a good year to be 19.
re: What are your times for time trials?MERCKX56
Dec 22, 2001 4:57 PM
10 mile- 23:14
40 km- 55:05 (have done faster, but it was wind aided, so i don't count it!)
best 100 mile (century in a pack of 20!) 3:56
all done on a std. road bike with cosmic pro's ans spinachi bars! yes, they all hurt very badly! should blow up the 10 mile this spring!
I'll bite.lonefrontranger
Dec 22, 2001 5:21 PM
* Best 10 mile time: 1995, Category: Open Women (I am still a Cat IV) Time: 25.32 in perfect calm slightly damp conditions. Bike was a custom Basso steel lopro borrowed from my coach. Old 6-speed Campy NR bits, heavy as hell, with a foam core disk that had to be balanced with lead weights and sounded like a jet plane. Course: flat out-and-back with 2 short climbs.

* Best 40K time: 1997, Category: Senior Women 3/4 at OH/WV Districts. Time: 58.38 on a laser level square course out in the middle of Central OH. Early AM start time, so fortunately no wind, lots of heat & humidity. Rode the Basso again. Won Districts, probably my best race ever, and I felt so bad that AM that I puked 20 mins or so before I started.
novelJack S
Dec 24, 2001 2:35 PM
puking BEFORE a race
re: What are your times for time trials?MikeC
Dec 22, 2001 5:40 PM
1973, 10-mile TT 25:00.00 (that's how I remember).
Bianchi Superleggera, Campy, Clement tubs. And no helmet, of course!
Depends on the bikeKerry Irons
Dec 22, 2001 6:36 PM
Standard road bike (24 spoke wheels) - 10 miles, 24:35
Semi TT bike (rear wheel cover, 36 bladed front, aero bars) - 10 miles, 23.39
And the distanceKerry Irons
Dec 23, 2001 7:29 PM
Just a word of caution. By using detailed survey maps and the fact that our local roads are laid out on surveyed mile sections, we know that our local 10 mile TT is 10.00 miles (within 50 feet of 10 miles!). The first TT I every rode was also a personal best (borrowed bike, 36 spoke wheels) because it really wasn't 10 miles long. If I had to guess, that first TT was closer to 9. So don't bet on the time unless you really know the distance.
re: What are your times for time trials?Tig
Dec 22, 2001 6:58 PM
My very best 10 mile was 23:4-something (can't remember the exact seconds) back in '91. Thats was a about a 25.3 MPH average on a flat L-shaped course in light winds with a rear disk, Roval 24 spoke front, and aerobars. My best track kilo was only 1:17 on a 333 meter track. Kilos are pure pain!

I'll have my first 10 mile TT in 8 years this Feb. This might end up embarrassing! I like TT's because you must focus on controlling your power output so you don't blow up, but push yourself hard enough to keep a fast average.
re: What are your times for time trials?BigLeadOutGuy
Dec 22, 2001 7:16 PM
Thats funny you should ask...I just did test 10 mile TT last week just to see how i was doing...I ran it on my standard road bike..nothing aero about it...took me 23 minutes 8 seconds
it was freeeeeeeeezing too...halfway through my hands and feet went numb
blah on the cold!
From the Old, Slow Guys, Wheelchair SetJon
Dec 23, 2001 8:05 AM
20K, 33:15 = 10 mi., 26:12. 40K, 1:09.40-something. Times posted this year, since I
only started time-trialing two years ago. Standard road bike with aero bars, Rolf Wheels...
nothing special! Will do better next year. Promise!

Just to benchmark, it might interest some of you to know that the fast guys in our 50 - 59 age
group are doing 20K between 0:28 and 0:31 min. and 40K between 0:59 and 1:02. Ditto
for the 60 - 69 year olds. We have one 69 year old who broke 1 hr on 40K last year and an
82 year old who broke 1:04. Something to think about!
Allright...The Conductor
Dec 23, 2001 10:28 AM
I was racing regulary about five years ago, but I was young and restless then, so because the lack of results I didn't do any races until this summer. And I was so pleasantly suprised by the PB-breaking in one of the two 10-milers I took part in! My best in 95 was 23.57, and this year, on the same circuit, it was 22.25!
Apparently, some things get better with age!
I used my standard roadbike with '98 cosmic pro wheels and TTT-Bioarms.
Next year I must get myself a real TT-bike!

Happy Holidays!
I love time trials!aka Cartman
Dec 23, 2001 11:55 AM
I hit my PB this year, last year being my first. A losely organized bunch meets every Tuesday rom May to September. I started out last year with a time of roughly 34 min for 12 miles. this year, I got 31:07. That is on a Bianchi Giro, w/ aero bars. I'm hoping to better myself next season, especially with the addition of a new bike next July.
PR's for time trialssherpa23
Dec 24, 2001 1:24 PM
20k: 24:38 (2001) - rolling course with no wind
40k: 56:24 (1999) - rolling course but strong crosswinds (only 40k I've ever done)
4k pursuit: 4:51 (2001) indoor 250m track
1k: 1:08:89 (1998) 333m concrete track bumpy