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Cat 5 Time Trial times for 7 miles?(15 posts)

Cat 5 Time Trial times for 7 miles?timwat
Aug 26, 2003 10:18 AM
I'm thinking of trying my first ITT in 3 weeks.It is a 7 miler which I assume is mostly flat(central Georgia) Anyone have an idea of what cat 5 times usually run in an event like this? I'd like to do a few test runs and see how bad I'd be spanked before commiting. Also, I'm curious about cat 5 criterium avg. speeds.

Thanks in advance
re: Cat 5 Time Trial times for 7 miles?No_sprint
Aug 26, 2003 10:29 AM
Cat 5 crit times in my area were around 25+ avg. Cat 4 are around 27. Flat. Our weekly crit practice which is about cat 3 is about 30mph avg. for one hour.
re: Cat 5 Time Trial times for 7 miles?rogue_CT1
Aug 26, 2003 11:47 AM
All Cat 5 crits are at 22.7 mph every race, no matter the course or conditions. Really, there is no way to know for sure so just go out and give it a shot. That is what the rest of us did.
what would the difference be?The Human G-Nome
Aug 26, 2003 12:54 PM
would getting spanked by a wider margin be more humiliating then just being spanked? it's your first TT so don't worry in the least about how well you do in comparison to others. just do your best and be grateful for the experience.
Gotta agree with you...biknben
Aug 26, 2003 4:02 PM
In a crit or road race it may be embarassing to get dropped and have to ride by yourself. In a TT,
i everyone
is riding by themselves. The only person that will know if you got spanked is you and the timekeeper.

Go for the TT. Give it all you got and see how you do.
my times as a cat v racer in an itt....brad nicholson
Aug 26, 2003 4:11 PM
this is my first season of racing and i am cat 5 as well and i raced in a local time trial series that was rolling hills and wind (oklahoma) and my times were around the 23-24 minute mark. email me at if you have anything further you care to ask...
Post on RACING forum? (nm)Kerry Irons
Aug 26, 2003 4:42 PM
Kerry, you are too funny...biknben
Aug 26, 2003 5:26 PM
This is not intended to flame or insult you but I can't help chuckle when you post these responses.

I understand why you are doing it but the other forums are getting almost no traffic relative to the General forum. If people only posted on the other boards they would get no response and go elsewhere.

This thread actually is posted on the Racing forum and has just 48 hits while it has nearly 400 here on the General board.

When I posted my RBR ride announcement a couple weeks ago, I cross-posted it from the Rides and Clubs forum. It has two dozen hits over there. It had nearly 1k here. If I didn't post it on the General board, I'd be riding by myself.

Are there too many forums? Are the links to them not visable enough? I don't have a solution but you've got a long road ahead of you if you insist on educating every newbee that comes around here one at a time.
please post in Site Suggestions Forum ;-) nmDougSloan
Aug 27, 2003 2:51 AM
about 25 mph for winner nmDougSloan
Aug 26, 2003 4:50 PM
about 25 mph for winner nmTNRyder
Aug 26, 2003 6:09 PM
Damn I'm slow, my best speed for a 20k ITT was 19.5mph!
Aug 27, 2003 2:50 AM
You have room for improvement. It is something to work up to. I know many riders who have ridden over 200 miles over 20 mph, no drafting. In a typical USCF short time trial, no wind, no hills, if you aren't close to 25 mph, you're not even in the game.

re: Cat 5 Time Trial times for 7 miles?filtersweep
Aug 26, 2003 6:38 PM

Above link contains the results of a 7.2 mile TT that is local to these parts... or

if you want more.

Winners are at 28+ mph... I'm guessing Doug is quite right about 25 being ballpark for a cat 5 who is serious.

I'd check the actual results pages of the TT you plan to ride-

here is a valuable link for computing ave speed for TTs

BTW- I think actual race performance will be much better than anything you muster in a trial run.
that Mulrooney charactar ...bicycle268
Aug 27, 2003 4:54 AM
seems to win a lot in that area. Except for the time the Schroeder Iron guys came to town. Mulrooney didn't show up.

seriously though those are good reference points to gauge times.
Excelllent info. Thanks all! (except kerry)..nmtimwat
Aug 27, 2003 5:05 AM