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Did my homework early for this Friday's TT.(6 posts)

Did my homework early for this Friday's TT.niteschaos
Aug 6, 2003 10:34 AM
I don't have even a moderately flat road around my house for me to do a 3 mile TT on. I do have a 9.98 mile loop that I use for fitness evaluations that I time myself on. It is fairly hilly. I tried it once with a Aerobar and a week later without an Aerobar and was just as fast without the Aerobar, that's how hilly it is (or does that mean I need to practice on pulling harder on the aerobar while keeping the bike rubber side down?). How should I scale my effort over 10 miles of short but steep climbs compared to a rolling or flat 3 mile course?

By the way, 28:24 over the 9.98 mile loop for an average speed of about 21mph.
10 Mile TT should end with an average HR.....MR_GRUMPY
Aug 6, 2003 11:20 AM
of 3 or 4 beats over AT. A 3 mile should be 5 or 6 beats over AT.
How about 1.5 miles out and back...biknben
Aug 6, 2003 11:47 AM
It's probably imposible to make a comparison. You can't come up with a 1.5 miles stretch of flat road? How about a running track or something. There's got to be a way.
A time trial has to have a turnaround......MR_GRUMPY
Aug 6, 2003 1:24 PM
to add to the pain. without it, it's just too easy.(Well not too easy, but just easier)
I wish!niteschaos
Aug 6, 2003 7:51 PM
There is only 0.25 miles of relatively flat road within 20 miles of my house. I am afraid to go out and ride 20 miles to the flat road I wanna use, do two killer TT, then turn around and try to ride back. But I'd feel like a Fred if I drove out there.
FWIW: I drive to my 30 min. TT locationbiknben
Aug 7, 2003 5:29 AM
Every month I do a AT test on a flat section of road. It's a 45-60 minute drive from my house. It's nearly dead flat, straight, no side streets or traffic controls whatsoever. I have other closer options but this one is just so perfect. I drive with my bike to the location and park on the side of the road. Being sure you have all your energy for the TT is not being a Fred.