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Time Trial Questions for everyone??????????????(12 posts)

Time Trial Questions for everyone??????????????BAi9302010
Mar 17, 2002 1:53 PM
I asked this question back in December and got a few hits, so I'll try it again. What are your personal bests in the different time trial distances?

On my local 10 mile course (pretty tough. 5 miles slightly downhill, turn around and 5 miles back up.), my personal best back in December was a 27:42 on my old 1988 Cannondale Criterium w/ 32-spoke wheels and nothing aero, also, with the tool bag under the seat, the bike weighs about 25 pounds.

On Friday, I did the course for the first time in 3 months(having done no riding or training over the winter) on a time trial bike that I built recently. The tt bike is a Giant MCR, with a trispoke rear wheel, an 18 spoke front wheel and a Profile aerobar/bullhorn setup. I clocked a 27:15.

On Saturday, I did the course again with my Cannondale and clocked a 26:45, the only aero thing that I used was a skinsuit. Next weekend, I'm going to do the couse again and I don't think I'll have any problem breaking 26 minutes.
20.08(10 miles)nmjim hubbard
Mar 17, 2002 4:02 PM
hot dang, you did a 20:08!!!!BAi9302010
Mar 17, 2002 4:48 PM
How did you manage that? What were you riding and what was the course like?
20.08(10 miles)nmvon flash
Mar 17, 2002 5:18 PM
That's almost thirty mph.
Are you Cat 2 or a Pro?Kerry
Mar 17, 2002 5:32 PM
The course record for our local 10 mile TT is 22:10, set by a very competitive Cat 2 rider. This course is flat, out and back, dead straight, about 1/2 protected by trees and 1/2 open and within 50 ft of being exactly 10 miles. 22:10 is just over 27 mph. To beat this time by 2 full minutes and raise the speed to 29.8 mph, you must be at least a Cat 1 racer, or perhaps a pro. 20:08 for an honest 10 miles (with a turnaround?) is awesome.
re: Are you Cat 2 or a Pro?cyclopathic
Mar 17, 2002 7:45 PM
the friend of mine did 40km in 52:14 when he raced cat 2
gimme another 15-20min, put 6-pack at the finish line, hmm
Are you Cat 1 or a Pro?Kerry
Mar 17, 2002 5:34 PM
The course record for our local 10 mile TT is 22:10, set by a very competitive Cat 2 rider. This course is flat, out and back, dead straight, about 1/2 protected by trees and 1/2 open and within 50 ft of being exactly 10 miles. 22:10 is just over 27 mph. To beat this time by 2 full minutes and raise the speed to 29.8 mph, you must be at least a Cat 1 racer, or perhaps a pro. 20:08 for an honest 10 miles (with a turnaround?) is awesome.
Greg LeMond did a 17:36 for 10 miles.BAi9302010
Mar 17, 2002 6:39 PM
Bet you guys didn't know that Greg did a 17:26 (I'd bet it's the world record). It was on the way to winning the final TT of the 1989 TDF. He clocked 25:57?(can't remember the exact #s) for 24.5km. In doing so, he set the record for the fastest ever stage of a TDF, except for Chris Boardman's '94 prologue(that doesn't count though, because it was only 7.2 kilometers and he was riding the Lotus bike)

The British national record is an 18:19, held by Stuart Dangerfield and they are one of the biggest time trial countries in the world.
Greg LeMond did a 17:36 for 10 miles.Galibier
Mar 18, 2002 2:18 PM
That was one of the classic performances in cycling history. We shouldn't forget that LeMond nearly died in 1987 when he was shot, yet he returned to victory in the 1989 Tour with a phenomenal time trial on the final day of an epic three-week battle against Fignon. Had LeMond not been shot, he may well have won the 1987 and 1988 Tours, giving him five Tour victories. Also, the 1985 Tour should have been his, but for his sacrifice so that Hinault could claim his fifth Tour. LeMond seems to catch a lot of abuse nowadays, but he was a great cyclist.
Nothing specialjim hubbard
Mar 18, 2002 2:42 AM
I work a 40-50 hour week, get maybe another 20 hours training on top of that. As for class well that is an American ranking so I don't know. The course is along the cities waterfront and passes a series of hills passing in and out of a series of bays,so shelter is provided from one side. The day that I rode that the wind ways up a bit. The course record is 19:25 set by Graeham Miller.
re: Time Trial Questions for everyone??????????????SingleThreaded
Mar 18, 2002 12:09 PM
I took my Stumpjumper MTB with 1.5" slicks out last summer to a local 9.6 mile TT to see what the local talent had. I finished in 27:30 for a 20.2 mph average and was dead last in the 30-40 mens/road age group (25 entrants in age group). Winning time was 19:25 (just under 30 mph). I gained a pretty good appreciation for the investment alot of these guys and gals had in their bikes and wheels. I was a bit surprised to see how fast some of the women rode, too. Little nimble things coming in under 23 minutes (25+ mph); they actually smelled pretty good as 3 of them passed me even with my 30 second stagger.

As I had done no training whatsoever at that point, this summer should be much better with the upgrade to a sweet road bike. It was a good thing none of these guys were laughing. (At least not out loud).
re: Time Trial Questions for everyone??????????????fuzzybunnies
Mar 18, 2002 5:34 PM
27 flat on a rolling 10 mile rolling course with no aero assesories, the course record was 24:10 set by a cat 2. Didn't do to bad for my first one. Hope to be under 25 min this year on the same course.