Friday, May 4, 2007

Why I like the TT (yeah, I'm weird)....

OK, so I should really be finishing a term paper and getting the web site all primped for the product launch on Monday, but I just can't help myself. I need a diversion.

Me in full-aero tearing it up at the Danskin Tri in 2001.

I know some of you will think I'm a freak, and I know I totally blew in Madera. But, I really, really like the TT. And, as a woman of larger stature with monstrous, sustained-power, gear mashing legs, I think I can get better at this discipline. Though, I shudder at the idea of buying yet another bike....

1. The TT is about discipline. I like discipline. This is a good thing for me.

2. The TT is about self-motivation. I'm actually more self-motivated than pack motivated. So, another good thing.

3. The TT is about pushing yourself into the red zone and then pushing a little harder. I'm just masochistic enough to be able to do this.

4. The TT is about sustained power rather than surges. I really hate the surges.

5. You know going into the TT exactly how hard you are going to work. In a crit or road race, you never know if people are going to take a nap or attack like banshees. You never know what you're getting into. I like predictability.

7 comments:

CyclistRick said...

I wondered where that picture of you terrorizing the ladies over in Sac-town went.

Perhaps we should get some aero bars, again, so I can curse as I install them on your bike, reminiscent of something I read recently :-)

As I was saying last night, while we sat in that sketchy taqueria, perhaps some 1st Thursday we should cross the hill so you can try the Swanton TT. ???

Chris said...

I have a time trial on the calendar for later in the year. I am looking forward to giving it a try.

You should buy this:
http://www.cervelo.com/bikes.aspx?bike=P3C2007

chatterbox said...

wow, chris - only $4500. Actually, it's not the money that's the issue - it's the storage. Sigh.

c-rick - yeah, we should go over the hill some time....

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Unh. I really need other people to beat for motivation...otherwise the ADD kicks in ("oooooh, pretty colors!").

marscat said...

i have tooth pick legs, no discipline, the attention span of a gnat..makes sense why i suck.

chatterbox said...

panda and marscat - you guys are funny! thanks for the laugh. i'd never thought about the effects of ADD on bike racing....

Kimberly said...

i've only been in one TT, so I wouldn't really know if I like them yet! I have one at Kern, though...I need aero bars for the next one! Good luck in your next one! I think i'm doing the team TT in June....so i better learn to like them.