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Re; aarontoy's 3 mile test. I ride & train with Aaron.(5 posts)

Re; aarontoy's 3 mile test. I ride & train with Aaron.brownshadow
Jul 31, 2003 9:39 AM
I'm the buddy who was in the truck with the stopwatch timing Aaron. I'm a witness that it actually happened and it was true and he's not making it up. Aaron is sincere and I didn't make a mistake with the start and stop time. I've been riding road seriously since I was 14 years old. I'm now 36 and I need to tell you that I train with Aaron and he is a gifted sprinter. I brought him in to the sport from mountain biking. On our lunchtime rides, we sometimes sprint the last mile back to work and he always leaves me in the dust at a speed I can't keep up with. I told him to start testing his ability by racing with better riders because I'd like to see how he does. Time will tell what happens. We'll take all of your advise about checking out how accurate the 3 mile measurement was, see if there was a false flat, investigate how much a tailwind was a factor, and measure out other 3 mile flat courses to see what the differences are. Great feedback everyone, thanks to you all. Richard a.k.a. the shadow because I'm always behind Aaron because I can't keep up.
re: Re; aarontoy's 3 mile test. I ride & train with Aaron.Jon Billheimer
Jul 31, 2003 9:52 AM
If this is all accurate, some trade teams would definitely be interested in this guy. He should get up to the nearest university and get some physiological testing done.
It's simple, just re-do it. See my post WAY below. nmTNSquared
Jul 31, 2003 10:11 AM
He must be AWESOME on the MTB as well...James OCLV
Jul 31, 2003 12:24 PM
If in deed the results are accurate, it sounds like he's got incredible muscular endurance. This happens to be the same ability that is used predominantly in mountain biking...
re: Re; aarontoy's 3 mile test. I ride & train with Aaron.CrankYanker
Jul 31, 2003 5:51 PM
You have 22 years of riding/racing experience and you don't know how to accurately conduct a 3-mile time trial?