Monday, June 4, 2007
TTrying to gett Resultts
I did my first 'real' TT since Berkeley Hills yesterday - the Dunlap TT. It was 34km.
I went pretty fast ~20mph. But not fast enough. The only improvement I made to my setup was to put mini clip-ons on my road bike. I pushed really hard with good wattage and pushed stronger as the race went on, and the legs were burning the whole time. And, I started getting the inadvertent snot flowing out the nose at the end (a sure sign I was working hard). However, it appears if I'm going to be good against the TT specialists, I need to train more specifically for the event (maybe 1 x per week and hit the local TT mock races), and I probably need to get a real TT-type setup for the bike.
Cyclistrick and I were thinking of modifying his abandoned Trek Y-foil with cowhorn/TT bars and a more forward seating position, since it's nearly a complete bike that's already paid for. And, we have a Nimble rear tubbie that came off his Colnago that I could use.
At least I look fast!