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Anyone do their 3-mile TT last night?(23 posts)

Anyone do their 3-mile TT last night?OldEdScott
Aug 1, 2003 5:43 AM
I decided to, after all that brouhaha yesterday over Radical Ron Redux' claim. It's been three years since I did that little Carmichael test. My logs tells me I did it in 7:42 back then.

Last night, same course, same conditions (always hot and never any wind this time of year in Kentucky), I did it in 7:35. (These times may be a little suspect because I was trying to stab the stopwatch at the end while seeing nothing but white and having conversations with dead ancestors). (I'm too old to do TTs.)
How about a mile and a half TT?Chicago_Steve
Aug 1, 2003 5:50 AM
4 minutes 18 seconds for my 1-1/2 mile TT on the ride home from work.

The only problem was I got stopped by two red lights and a stop sign. Plus I had a pretty full messenger bag. And I was riding a cross bike. Finally a cabbie cut short in front of me causing me to slow and swerve around him...

Steve-O (Gassed this morning ;-)
Nope.. Nice slow and easy 25 miles........Dave Hickey
Aug 1, 2003 5:56 AM
I thought about sprinting for 3 miles and decided the hell with it........... I'm too old also. I did my commute this morning in 53 minutes(17 miles). That's a new record for me:-)
Dave, I asked you a question below that's aboutOldEdScott
Aug 1, 2003 6:04 AM
to fall off the page, so you may not have seen it.

You said something to the effect that Radical Ron had been outed and we know who he is (an RBR member). I must have missed that. Who was old RR??
I wish I knew...Dave Hickey
Aug 1, 2003 6:11 AM
He was discovered as a freud but I'm not sure his real screen name was ever revealed. There are members on this board who know his true identity. I guess it will just be one of those RBR legends......................
The big mysteryKristin
Aug 1, 2003 6:25 AM
I MIGHT know who the poster is in real life. He made a comment in a post one day that clued me in to who he might be. (A comment about something that is on his bike that he's known for around here.) However, it could have been someone else I know who was trying to throw me off their scent. Or it could have just been a coincidence. Its been a bummer since he disappeared, I guess he went back to his wife and forgot all about me. sniff. :-(
I'll take you over Rhonda any day:-) nmDave Hickey
Aug 1, 2003 6:28 AM
nope 2hrs ........abicirider
Aug 1, 2003 6:03 AM
and 41 miles oh well with that blazing speed guess I don't need to worry about hanging around the phone waiting for USPS to call me and offer this 40+ year old a contract cant win them all I guess LOL
Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!
Ray Still
Nope, I did 45 miles, top speed 34.5mph avg aboutafrican
Aug 1, 2003 6:11 AM
20 which includes warm up, cool down, and slowing for lights and traffic and toilet break. Top speed was on a slight downhill of a bridge in the pack, at one stage we were holding 31 mph for a while, one dude pulling us for a while, lots of fun. I feel really worked over - it was a great ride.
It's not about how fast you can gostuttsdc
Aug 1, 2003 6:20 AM
As someone who's used CTS, I think most people here have missed the point of the 'field test' to begin with. It's not about how fast you can go in 3miles; it's about the average heart rate you can sustain over that distance. And as you can see, doing this on your outdoor course of choice just offers too many variables to be a true-objective indicator of fitness (unless you do it over and over and over again.)

Your best bet is to do this on a trainer. Do two 8-minute max efforts w/a 10-minute recovery spin in between intervals.
Then compare your average heart rates for each effort.
And don't blow out the first 60 seconds of the interval. Make sure you can get through the whole thing. You should be very well spent after each effort.
If you can do this well enough, you should be able to maintain a slightly higher (heck or equal) heart rate on the 2nd effort.

And as most of you know, this is really only 1/2 the picture. This doesn't even take into account power.
Nope, hill reps at 22km/h. nmSpunout
Aug 1, 2003 6:31 AM
Yes, my homework was done...Marketing Dept
Aug 1, 2003 6:35 AM
3 miles into East Bend, slight over-all climb, lots of humidiy but luckily no t-storms at that time...7:08

10 minute rest then back in 6:45. Heart rate maxed once up to 168 on a 200 yard 42mph stretch.
Yep. Here's the results ...Geardaddy
Aug 1, 2003 6:37 AM
Curiosity got the better of me. So, on my commute back home after work I found a slightly rolling 3 mile course with one lightly used stop sign. I was using my 25 lb. commuter bike and wearing a pack with a change of clothes in it. 1st leg was more into the 5-10 mph wind and a bit more uphill. I started from a complete stop, took HR at the end, waited 10 minutes or so, and then repeated.

1st leg:
Time: 8:50
HR at end: ~150

2nd leg:
Time: 8:10
HR at end: ~160

Overall avg. speed 21.2 mph

Do I get a medal or bozo button or somethin?
re: Anyone do their 3-mile TT last night?Jon Billheimer
Aug 1, 2003 7:06 AM
It must be a liburrel-old-guy thang: my time a couple of years ago was 7:20-something. So Old-Drunk-Ed, you're NOT too old for TTs and sequel-white-light epiphanies at the finish line. Just go join a Fat-Balding-Old-Folks Racing Club. Then you can see Jeezus every week...and no need to sip on the hooch out in the hawgpen! In my geriatric group we have a special bonus for those who don't soil their Depends during or after the Thurs. night races: you get a Free Unsupervised Weekend Pass from the Home!:)-
Aw, OldDrunkEd cain't race. OldDrunkEd cain't hold a line.OldEdScott
Aug 1, 2003 7:18 AM
Bring the whole fat bald peleton down.
i ran as fast as i could from..._rt_
Aug 1, 2003 7:15 AM
my office to my car and then from my car to my front door (~50 meters total distance). i know i did it very quickly because i was only soaked (as opposed to soaked through to the bone) from the pouring rain storm. in addition, i did not get hit by lightening.

rt - closest i came to a bike last night was cleaning my mtb for my race this weekend.
7:40 on one 3 mile leg......BIGBOB
Aug 1, 2003 7:31 AM
I'm 41 yrs old, 240 lbs and do a 3.3 mile TT on a 1.1 mile circular, flat course in an industrial park. Standing start. Computer calibrated using the "rollout" method. A few weeks ago I had an 8:44, this last week had 8:31. If you toss out the extra .3 tenths of distance at my average speed of 23.25 (for the 8:31 time), you should come up with something like 7:40. I'm sure that if I were to try another TT in 10 minutes, I'd end up with something in the high 8 min's as a backup, might just try it next week to see how I fare.

Bob
Big Bob = Big leg! nmpitt83
Aug 1, 2003 7:55 AM
Flats....BIGBOB
Aug 1, 2003 9:53 AM
I can hurt 'em on the flats but not even god can help me when the road turns up!

Bob
i don't think aarontoy is radical ronrufus
Aug 1, 2003 8:45 AM
i think he's that guy last year(can't remember his name) who had just started riding, but was gonna race his buddy in three months and was planning to kick his ass. and then he started posting as his buddy, telling us how the first guy was full of crap.

unless that guy was radical ron too.
re: Anyone do their 3-mile TT last night?wspokes
Aug 1, 2003 8:49 AM
I followed the humorous post of Aarontoy yesterday. I considered a 3 mile TT on my cruise last evening. Can't say I have a real flat section without wind to try this. It is very hilly where I live. So I headed out for a simple ride...turned around and ended up doing an impromptu 4 mile return trip effort as the rain loomed overhead. Total for my trip...8.5 miles in 24.57. That's about a 20.7 miles/hr. Not bad considering the hills and such on my route and best of all...I beat the rain! That involved a hard effort. Unfortunately...I still had to clean the bike because my main road was recently tarred and chipped...or as we locals call it...tarred and tarred...they haven't quite learned the correct ratio of tar to chip here.

I will be interested to see Aarontoys results once they verify the distance and route and time. Hopefully he does indeed go back and try again to redeem himself...
I did. 9.5 inches, hard.CrankYanker
Aug 1, 2003 10:50 AM
I had my best friend verify the distance. It was a warm night and I was laying flat on my back. I could have gotten much better blood flow if I had layed on my stomach, but I couldn't read the ruler under the sheets.
Something like that....asphalt assault
Aug 1, 2003 11:39 AM
I did my 20 mile route in an hour and 7 minutes.