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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Precision Bikes
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Total Time = 24m 14s
Overall Rank = 2/19
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Changed to cycling clothes at work. Drove the 10 minutes to race site.
Event warmup:

Because of the July 700 Club Bike Challenge, I had to make sure I at least got my daily average T.I.T.S. in, so I rode the course as a warm-up, stayed around 20-22 with a couple of spin-up segments. Returned to start, signed up, was last on the list, so I rode around for another 10-15 minutes just to keep the legs moving.
Bike
  • 24m 14s
  • 10 miles
  • 24.76 mile/hr
Comments:

Good start, spun up the hill on the little chainring at 22-23mph, maybe a little too hard. Settled down at a a hair over 25mph and watched the heart rate. LTHR is around 154, when HR got over 156 I backed off, when it got under 152, I picked it up.

Averaged 24.9 at turnaround, lost 0.3mph off of that average in making the turn and re-accelerating. Light breeze was evidently blowing out, was a harder to maintain speed coming back. By the time I got to the hill again, I knew I needed to get back on the 39 to spin up. Barely managed to average 20 going up, crested, shifted to the big ring and hit it hard for the last 3/4 mile, stayed real close to 30 the whole way.
Post race
Warm down:

Continued pedaling, turned around rode back up the hill. Who's your daddy, hill! Also thanked God that I didn't have to run!

Finally got my breath back, went check the results and I was second. Not a bad showing for my second ever time trial. Of course, the guy who won averaged 26.2, which tells me I still have a ways to go! ;)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Pain tolerance.

Event comments:

Low-key event hosted by our best LBS, brings out all the bike racers and stud triathletes. This was the first one I was able to make this year, first one since last July, as a matter of fact. No prizes, no awards, but it makes for a good, fun hard training ride.




Last updated: 2006-07-11 12:00 AM
Biking
00:24:14 | 10 miles | 24.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 2/19
Performance: Good
AHR-154bpm
Wind: Little
Course: Five miles out on Lake Martin Road, 180 degree turn, then back to start. There's a ~40-foot hill about 3/4 of a mile in, that you cross again at 9.25 miles. Other than that, it'ss flat as a pancake, through the Lake Martin Swamp.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-07-11 9:19 PM

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2006-07-11 9:23 PM
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Sweet!

Ride lots really works! Of course I'm sure you were riding your red bike too!

2006-07-11 9:39 PM
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Nice ride, bear!
2006-07-12 7:01 AM
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Sweet. 
2006-07-12 8:25 AM
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OK...so maybe there is something to this red bike thing. Smokin', Bear! But around here we call "40-foot hills" speed bumps. Just sayin'.
2006-07-12 8:32 AM
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Nice ride bear! I bet you achieved this kind of speed by doing squats with 3000 pounds right?


2006-07-12 8:45 AM
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run4yrlif - 2006-07-12 8:25 AM OK...so maybe there is something to this red bike thing. Smokin', Bear! But around here we call "40-foot hills" speed bumps. Just sayin'.

Oh, I agree, but it would have been a dull RR if all I talked about was how flat it is. Speed bump breaks up the ride, slowed me to 22-23 on the way out and made it hard to hold 20 on the way back. Did give a boost to push around 30 for that last mile

2006-07-12 8:52 AM
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I assume you were using your new aero wheel setup.  How much do you think that helped?

Mark

2006-07-12 8:58 AM
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RedCorvette - 2006-07-12 8:52 AM

I assume you were using your new aero wheel setup.  How much do you think that helped?

Mark

Good question, hard to answer. I was talking to my friend about this post race, even thought about starting a "How Much is Me and How Much is My Bike" thread here to discuss it. Last year when I did this time trial, I averaged ~21.7, same bike, same engine, stock wheels. Certainly the aero wheels aren't worth 3mph, but I'd have to say they're worth around 1mph at least.

Regardless, everyone there had a similar set-up, aero front, disk rear on a TT bike. Most had TT helmets, skinsuits, shoe covers, friggin' ear covers, that I didn't have. I rode in a baggy tank top and my well-ventilated Team In Training helmet.

2006-07-12 9:07 AM
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  Disks are cool, but you gotta back it up!

I'd say you backed it up!

2006-07-12 9:33 AM
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all i can say is - ZOOM.


2006-07-12 10:02 AM
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Nice!

Wish we had short time trials around here (that would count as a warm up workout for a 40k TT).

Congrats on the 2nd overall! Keeping that pace up will get you a sub 1 hour 40k TT, which is smokin'!
2006-07-12 11:39 AM
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the bear - 2006-07-12 9:58 AM
RedCorvette - 2006-07-12 8:52 AM

I assume you were using your new aero wheel setup.  How much do you think that helped?

Mark

Good question, hard to answer. I was talking to my friend about this post race, even thought about starting a "How Much is Me and How Much is My Bike" thread here to discuss it. Last year when I did this time trial, I averaged ~21.7, same bike, same engine, stock wheels. Certainly the aero wheels aren't worth 3mph, but I'd have to say they're worth around 1mph at least.

Regardless, everyone there had a similar set-up, aero front, disk rear on a TT bike. Most had TT helmets, skinsuits, shoe covers, friggin' ear covers, that I didn't have. I rode in a baggy tank top and my well-ventilated Team In Training helmet.

So 1 mph for the wheels leaves about 2 mph for an improved engine.  .     

 

2006-07-12 11:49 AM
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RedCorvette - 2006-07-12 11:39 AM

So 1 mph for the wheels leaves about 2 mph for an improved engine.  .     

Yep. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Though I am thinking about doing the next one on my MTB just to see...

2006-07-12 12:48 PM
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Fast ride Bear. Nice!

2006-07-12 3:31 PM
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Wow, smokin' TT.

When and where is this held? I'll be in Lafayette the first weekend of next month.

Edited by camy 2006-07-12 3:33 PM


2006-07-12 3:37 PM
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camy - 2006-07-12 3:31 PM Wow, smokin' TT. When and where is this held? I'll be in Lafayette the first weekend of next month.

First Tuesday of the month. Just happened that last Tuesday was the 4th so they moved it back a week.

Let me know your plans, maybe we can get together for a ride. If it's the weekend of August 5th, though, I'll be in Shreveport for River Cities. Will also be out of town the following weekend.

2006-07-12 3:43 PM
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Yeah, I'm driving down on the 3'rd and coming back on the 6'th or 7'th. I figured the TTs would have been on the weekend.

Oh well, if I see you on I-49, I'll honk.
2006-07-30 12:29 PM
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NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!
2006-07-30 7:48 PM
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Big ride, Bear.  Awesome.
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