Frostbite Time Trial

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Frostbite TT 8.4 mile out and back course, flat no wind to speak of.

Bike – Leader TT 53-34 X 11-23 Easton Tempest 2 wheels

I am NOTHING (Can’t stress that enough!) of a Time Trialer and I’m still sick (hopped up on cold medicine and coughing up odd things) so I had very low expectations for myself. I know you aren’t supposed to say crap like that but I needed to be realistic. I wanted to use this as a test for my new bike, the wheels and work on my positioning. So I set a meager goal, just PLEASE beat 23 minutes.

When I arrived at the park everyone was already there. Hell, Tony was already sweating from his warm up. Basically, I was running a little tardy and didn’t get the full warm up I needed. While I was spinning on the trainer Martin went off for hist first TT and promptly came back with a flat rear tire. UGH! so he tossed the disc and had to run a Neuvation spoked rear. I should have offered him my Easton rear as it would have helped him more than me but I didn’t think about it until after he rode away. I looked at the time and I have 3 minutes until my start and roll to the line with 20 seconds to spare :-)

I started at 24mph and pretty nuch held it at that EXACT speed except for the turn around (which I missed… there was no one there!!! so I added about 500 meters to the TT) and the end where I was at 26.5 for the last 1k.

I ended up at 22:29 which I feel OK with.

I wasn’t stressed, I was WAY too comfortable (except I need to get a longer stem) and looking back, I could have gone a hell of a lot harder. I have become way to reliant on the power meter at indoor.

Good times and I am super proud of my teammates. Dustin, Brad, Tony, Martin, Jeff W, RC, Guy, Muse all did really well.

It puts me at 15th place out of 17 in the Cat 3 field, pretty close to the bottom. But that’s the good thing about the bottom… there is no where to go but up.

4 Responses to “Frostbite Time Trial”

  • I went past the turn too, all the way to the stoplight. You looked good, your position is way flat! Nice time with that extra half mile! See you at Mason.

    Anonymous — February 25, 2008 at 10:01 am
  • Thanks!

    Brian — February 25, 2008 at 10:03 am
  • What are you talking about? You are a TT machine!

    Jus’ playin.

    When are you going to get rid of that Orange crap and put on some Garage black?

    d-

    Anonymous — February 25, 2008 at 10:06 am
  • Dude, that turn around was a TOTAL joke… For my first ride there was no one there and for my second ride it was in a different location. WTF?!

    Too bad, everything else about the TT was awesome, they were so well organized except for this one _really_ important detail. :(

    Martin — February 26, 2008 at 2:36 pm
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