Indoor TT 12-12-2007

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Bike BMC SL01 51-35 (Q-rings) x 11-23 Ksyrium SL Wheels

It was a bad night.

I’m having crank arm issues, the left crank arm keeps coming loose and it’s driving me nuts! Last week I put some Loc-tite on the crank arm bolt and it held for about 62 miles (last weeks ride) but the first few miles of warm up tonight and then I got the wobble. I’m going to toss a new Octalink BB in the frame and new bolts, if that doesn’t work these cranks are history, I’ll go back to my Aluminum WCS.

Oh… the bad night isn’t over!

I felt like a slug on BOTH TT’s. I just could NOT get my wattage up and I felt so tired. I think I’m still in recovery mode from the run on Sunday. My legs and back were still sore and I had a little cramping issue in my right quad.

Nothing felt right and no matter how long I spun I couldn’t get the legs going. I am now 1 minute and 30 seconds off of my best time from last year. I feel awful.

The thing is I can pound it on the road! I feel so great out on the road with the guys and I know I am stronger than the numbers I’m putting out right now in TT. I just don’t know how to transfer that into a time I can be (somewhat) proud of on Wednesday nights.

I don’t know… I need to work this out.

Tonight Ro and I are Ice Skating in Bellevue. I haven’t skated in about 10 years and I’m scared out of my mind that I’m going to break my ankle. It’ll be a fun date though :-)

3 Responses to “Indoor TT 12-12-2007”

  • Brian, Don’t worry too much about your cycle-u numbers, if you’re riding good on the road that’s what’s Important. I have been beaten many times at cycle-u by guys who never get close to me in a road TT. And I’m not talking about your Club president, we’re close on both.

    Old as dirt — December 13, 2007 at 1:33 pm
  • Save your money and don’t buy a new BB/bolts, if your crank keeps coming loose it’s your crank arm that is enlarged and is toast.

    This happens way too often if the arm walks off the spindle a bit and you don’t catch it in time. :( Nothing to do but replace it.

    Aluminum is softer than steel after all.

    Martin — December 13, 2007 at 10:22 pm
  • Martin… the “bringer of happy news” :-)

    Problem is, they are rand ew Ritchey Carbon WCS cranks. Maybe I’ll shoot them an email…

    Brian — December 14, 2007 at 8:41 am
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