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With all this talk of the 3 mile TT...(11 posts)

With all this talk of the 3 mile TT...Julie C
Aug 4, 2003 7:15 PM
I know that this may sound kind of naive, but I've been riding about 2,000 miles per year for a couple of years. The last 3-Mile TT I did I clocked 8:18 on a relatively flat course with a crosswind. There aren't many times to compare with for women.... I was wondering if someone out there could tell me if this time is any good. I'd really appreciate it!

re: With all this talk of the 3 mile TT...CritLover
Aug 4, 2003 7:27 PM
That sounds pretty good considering the amount of riding that you do. You must be really strong. My last time was 7:22 and the second one was 7:28. It was a few months back when I actually had some form. If you did some TT specific workouts you would kick my butt in no time!
There goes the old egoMR_GRUMPY
Aug 5, 2003 4:47 AM
I did one last weekend and only managed a 7:48. I need to get faster, or younger, or both.
Looks like you and I would haveOldEdScott
Aug 5, 2003 6:01 AM
a hell of an old guys' 'bunch sprint.'
Yeah, I can still sprint pretty fair......., butMR_GRUMPY
Aug 5, 2003 7:00 AM
It's the hills that kill me. I remember the "good old days" when I could charge up sprinter's hills in the 15, and then keep it rolling on the other side. Now I usually take them in a 39 X 15. Life is sad.
re: With all this talk of the 3 mile TT...CalmedDownRonPruitt
Aug 4, 2003 7:50 PM
That makes you two times faster than me.
What's the bike setup that you used for this?James OCLV
Aug 5, 2003 6:17 AM
TT-specific, or std. road bike?
Mine was a standard road bikeMR_GRUMPY
Aug 5, 2003 7:09 AM
with a pair of Profile bars. A Cosmic front, and a 7 speed disc in back with a 12-18 on it.
re: With all this talk of the 3 mile TT...aliensporebomb
Aug 5, 2003 10:44 AM
Geez. We'll just call her "Fast Julie C" from now on.

(Hiding under a rock).
I used a standard road bike set up and I've just turned 17..nmJulie C
Aug 5, 2003 12:07 PM
I used a standard road bike set up and I've just turned 17..nmjhart11
Aug 5, 2003 5:42 PM
So an 8:18 is 21.686 mph. That bodes well, especially if you are new to the sport. I remember thinking that my 19 mph average was okay when I did my first time trial ever, 7 years ago. I would have been thrilled with 21.anything, starting out. If you race Women's cat 4, then you could firgure out the other women's average Time Trial speeds to get an idea of what the competition is capable of.