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Everyones homework tonight is to do the 3 mile TT(23 posts)

Everyones homework tonight is to do the 3 mile TTovertrained
Jul 31, 2003 11:19 AM
3 miles out, 10 minute break, then 3 miles back.(3mile=4.83km) Then we all compare tommorow. I'm curious to know how I stack up.
I could probably gimp it in about 1-1/2 hours. nmMB1
Jul 31, 2003 11:26 AM
TT Results Friday!!Marketing Dept
Jul 31, 2003 11:28 AM
Great idea! It is raining here with t-storms on the way. Do I get a handicap?
Actually, I plan on doing it on Saturday butJames OCLV
Jul 31, 2003 11:31 AM
I'm not really concerned with the time or how I "stack up". What I'm really looking for is LT Power/HR data that I can use. As far as predicting LT Power/HR, this test is actually quite good. I've used it with a couple of riders, and the results line up pretty well w/their data from a 40k TT...
no need; I know I'd be around 18 mph now. nmDougSloan
Jul 31, 2003 11:33 AM
re: Everyones homework tonight is to do the 3 mile TTBulldozer
Jul 31, 2003 11:42 AM
I did it a couple of years ago on my mtn bike. I averaged 10'30". I can't imagine doing it in 5'30"....
re: Everyones homework tonight is to do the 3 mile TTaliensporebomb
Jul 31, 2003 11:54 AM
On my fat tired commuter bike I charted my progress a bit
and was timing the first three miles which I'd do flat out
to make some time. Here's an ugly pic of that bike.

I noticed as I concentrated on doing this I got better as
my mileage went up.

19Jun was 12:58 [ugh]
20Jun was 12:07 [better]
23Jun was 10:27 [more like it]

I'd never commuite on my roadie since it'd get ripped off
but I'll have to try it this weekend (can't do it tonight -
gotta go to home depot, wifely command, heh).

Stay tuned for that...
No flat & quiet roads around here after 5:00 AM - nmdzrider
Jul 31, 2003 12:03 PM
ooh...not tonight. I might explodePaulCL
Jul 31, 2003 12:27 PM
My daughter's birthday. She wanted to go to lunch at Frisch's. Me: Big Boy and onion rings. Can't ride. Would explode. Get sick. Ugly, ugly scene. Feel bloated now. A bike ride would kill me.

Besides...I've done the back to back 3mi TT before. I don't remember my exact times, but the first was just over 7min even, the second just under 8 min. It was pretty flat with a small uphill near the end.

Give me a 20mph tailwind and a flat road and I'll do nearly 6 minutes myself and I am NOT fast.
did it last weekend - leg 1 = 8:51, leg 2 = 9:06 (nm)terry b
Jul 31, 2003 12:57 PM
What were your average HR's for both runs? nmJames OCLV
Jul 31, 2003 1:03 PM
I don't track it nmterry b
Jul 31, 2003 1:55 PM
You must pedal funny. nm ;-)Kristin
Jul 31, 2003 1:46 PM
I Just Did it. Time = 4 minutes and 6 seconds.Doc Hollywood
Jul 31, 2003 1:37 PM
Here's how I did it:

With a friend of mine, we measured off three (3) miles with my pick-up truck with my bike in the back in the rack.

We then turned around and went back to the start line, I got out of the cab, and climbed onto the bike in the back of the truck. I synchronized my HR moniter Stopwatch, my watch, and my bike computer timer and said "Go" and he drove as fast as the speed limit would allow for the three (3) miles while I stayed on the bike in the back.

As soon as we crossed the three (3) line, he yelled "Stop" and I noted the time on all three devices: 4:06, 4:06, and 4:03. I think the last one was I little fast I thought we were at least 4:05.

I was pretty spent from my ordeal as I had to be helped of the bike. I couldn't do the repeat trip.
I've only ridden 200 miles this year - just 7 in the past month.Kristin
Jul 31, 2003 1:45 PM
Can I be excused from the assignment? My only goal at present is to complete no more than 25 miles before Sunday. I don't really see the need to try a TT at this point. It would only proove that I can sustain a pace of 15 MPH and that I can still puke. But you have fun, okay!! :-)
well, I've only ridden 200 miles this year, 155 in the last weekDougSloan
Jul 31, 2003 3:05 PM

You can handle 3 miles, surely (er, Kristin) ;-)
Doug, you're a model to new riders everywhereKristin
Jul 31, 2003 8:06 PM
What rule book. Foget the rule book. Got a big event planned but you didn't have time to train. No big deal. Do it anyway. kidding, of course. You're an inspiration. But I think I'll ramp up a little before attempting a mountainous century. ;-)
Aug 1, 2003 5:54 AM
Of course I was exaggerating. I suppose I have a few "base miles" in my legs from the last few years. Nonetheless, just riding smart made a huge difference.

You are on buddy!niteschaos
Jul 31, 2003 1:56 PM
Let's start a handicap with all our measurements from the TT. Then next week we can see who moves up the ladder and who beat who by the handicap. This is gonna be fun.
no can doTypeOne
Jul 31, 2003 2:30 PM
I'm going to have to ride 50 miles to find a place where I can do a flat 3 mile TT!! I have too many hills, stoplights, pedestrians and other obstacles around here (Seattle). Heck, I could find a flat stretch out east somewhere on some country roads this weekend. Maybe.
Honestly, I might find 1.5 miles for a flat out and back, but I'm surprised more people don't have trouble finding a suitable stretch of road for this. :)
I look forward to reading everyone's results in the next few days.
Mt Baker Beach to Seward Parkt0adman
Aug 5, 2003 1:16 PM
is a pretty flat stretch with no stop lights and moderate traffic. The new asphalt from the Stan Sayers pits to Seward Park makes it even nicer!
I'm not in Lance's or Aaron's catagoryLC
Jul 31, 2003 2:55 PM
so I am still trying to break the 7 min mark. Been training and racing for years and 7'06" is my best for a 3 mile TT on a regular road bike.
re: Everyones homework tonight is to do the 3 mile TTCartman
Aug 1, 2003 5:21 AM
On one of my regular bike routes, I do just that, a 3 mile TT. My best has been 9:11, and that is with a couple of hills. It is a good way to measure how I'm doing. I would like to try it some time on a flat to see the difference.