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anyone doing the Flanders (NJ) time trial?(7 posts)

anyone doing the Flanders (NJ) time trial?bicycle268
May 5, 2003 7:42 AM
Hello all. Just wondering what to expect. The race flyer states that it's a short 11.1 mile loop but when I spoke with the promoter he explained that it's mostly rolling with one really hard hill.

thanks.
Quinn
he was rightclimbo
May 5, 2003 8:35 AM
I'm not doing it, but, he's right about the course. The hill is early on (about 300-400 feet of climbing I think) and then it's rolling hills the rest of the way. i.e. up and down. So, usually, better climbing TT'ers do well at this. Some years they have disallowed aero equipment. Not sure what the rule is this year. I suggest you ask them before you get there if it's not on the flyer.
no aero allowed this year....bicycle268
May 5, 2003 9:29 AM
.. and thanks for the input. I guess I should get ready to suffer!!
always suffering in a TTclimbo
May 5, 2003 10:24 AM
try the PA State ITT also. It's later in the year and goes up and down constantly for 40 kms. That means pain !!
cool!! I dig pain....but one more question..bicycle268
May 5, 2003 10:54 AM
The promoter stated that they let riders go in 30 second intervals. with no drafting allowed, isn't there gonna be a huge bottleneck at the base of the big hill so early on?
nah, 30 secs is quite a long time, it'll be fine. nmclimbo
May 5, 2003 3:20 PM
nm
PA ITT hurts.jw25
May 5, 2003 12:33 PM
I did this 2 years ago (injuries derailed my season last year) and it's got maybe 500 yards of flat in 40K. Always up and down, up and down. I got bar-end shifters just because of this - I can probably save a minute not having to reach over to the STI's to shift.
I still managed to break an hour, which was my goal, but it's a challenging course, believe me. If you like pain (and what self-respecting TTer doesn't?), come on out. I'll see you there.