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The TT Thread
« on: March 30, 2008, 05:49:14 pm »
Post your times below (Distance, course type, weather conditions, bike ridden, time).
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 06:09:23 pm »
I have not completed any TT yet but I am looking forward to try it out. Two hill climbs are litterally next door (Conder Bottoms and Jubilee Tower Hill climbs). Why am I considering a time trial when I am pretty much granted the Lanterne Rouge position? Well, it sounds like a good challenge against myself and  this article on TT for beginners is quite inspiring.

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008, 06:17:07 pm »
Date           Distance         Course type         Weather conditions         Bike ridden            Time
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

clifftaylor

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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 07:30:42 pm »
Sorry for the variation in format, I'm old  :)

All rides on DC courses
All rides on Ribble 653 roadbike with clip-on tribars
All rides had weather of some sort
All rides between 1990 and 1994

10    21.36
25    55.45
50    1.59.30
100  4.23.45
12 hours  223.5

Edit: All rides on 32 spoke wheels with 18mm tubs

David Martin

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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 08:18:19 pm »
Last years best times:
Ribble 653 road bike.
10 miles - 29.17

Fuji track bike 48x16 gear - Caird Park velodrome:
flying 200 - 16.something
flying 400 - 35.something
1600m - 2.25ish

Match Sprint - 100% record (lost every one)

So plenty of room for improvement this season.

..d
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

clifftaylor

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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 09:06:11 pm »
Yay for Ribble 653 Road bikes  :D

gonzo

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008, 09:09:45 pm »
10mi - 22.24 - planet X with zipps (Frome bypass course)
12 hr - 205mi - regular road bike, 32 spokes, no tri-bars, unpleasant weather (Kent 12 hr course)

I've not done any individual time trials between these distances!

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 09:37:32 pm »
24 hr - 373 miles - good conditions, unsupported - Mersey Roads course of course, my first British TT
12 hr - 217 miles - average conditions - on the 24 hr course.
100 miles - just over 5 hours - reasonable conditions - some SPOCO course in Norfolk
50 miles - 2:12 or so - up and down the A50, no fun at all.

All on S&S coupled Frezoni Audax with Profile clip-ons, 32/40 spokes, all except the 100 mile in 2002 (the only distance I repeated in 2003, my last TT).  It seemed like every week or two I was starting another TT half the distance of the previous one.

The only road TT distance done in Australia is 40 km (and that rarely), my fastest was a long 56 nearly 20 years ago on a flat, windless, virtually traffic-free course.  I did a 2:20 100 km team time trial around the same time.  I think I had a steel-forked Cannondale with tubs.

Track TT was 1:12 for a standing kilo - Chandler velodrome - steel Eddy Merckx, 28 spoke tubs, no aero bars.  Flying 200 was 12.35 seconds.

It was nice to be fit once...
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Fixedwheelnut

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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 09:53:29 pm »

Date             Distance         Course type       Weather conditions            Bike ridden               Time

05/07/06           10mls/26.39    Rolling  Q10/26        cleardry             Raleigh 76" gear
12/07/06            10 mls/25.38      rolling Q10/26      clear dry           Raleigh 86" gear
21-22/07/07   24hr TT/334           rolling                   cold drizzle       Lambert 72" gear
15/08/07            10mls/26.45       rolling Q10/26      clear dry           Lambert 72" gear
30/03/08             9mls/29.37        Hillyish Qs/30        wet                  Lambert 76" gear 
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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 03:13:38 pm »
The older I get, the faster I was.

No TTing for me since 2006. Times achieved on a Specialized Allez Comp 2002 with clip-on tribars.

Date             Distance         Course type       Weather conditions            Bike ridden               Time


28/6/06        10m                Flat                     Dry, sunny, don't remember much breeze          24:20
07/6/06        25m                Flat                     Ditto                                                          1:05:10


Hopefully getting better this year. Wouldn't have had any bike upgrades except my spesh frame has just broken, but no plans to buy a TT specific bike.

David Martin

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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2008, 07:32:25 am »
A bright sunny day, light wind but oh so bitter.. It was warm and pleasant when I left home, so I didn't take my long sleeve top. Not feeling terribly enthused, so it was a moral victory just turning up and sticking a number on my back. I decide to keep my fleece on under my jersey rather than freeze.

The course was a minor modification of the usual one, redesigned to avoid roadworks/traffic lights. We start at about 1k away from a roundabout at the top of the hill.

Sitting at the start I can see my breath steaming. My stopwatch has given up the ghost so I will have no pacing guide except the speedo.

Set off. Just before the roundabout I hit a pothole and felt my tri bars drop by a few inches. Somewhat disconcerting. Down the long hill and I was seriously contemplating just turning left and pulling a DNF.

But I hung on there, wondering why I was doing it, cursing my inability to get any kind of rhythm or speed. Clocked 29.15 for the night which made me suspect a generous mathematical error on the part of the timekeepers.

My legs hurt today. But I turned up and set a time, despite a lack of fitness and time on the bike.

..d


"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2008, 09:45:15 am »

10    21.36

Bugger! 21:37 on the E2/10 (Six Mile Bottom) on 15/5/04 (Hutch did 18:38, the fastest ride of the season).

Mind you, that was on an 18lb Giant TCR with rear disc and aero front wheels, and a pretty good day on one of the fastest courses in the country. I reckon you're more than a second better than me.

I think my 22:53 on the Q10/22 (Harrietsham, Kent) later that year might have been a better ride - it's a fairly demanding course.
Profit or planet?

David Martin

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2008, 09:48:01 am »
As I pointed out to one of the other guys in the club, having to go at max effort for 29 minutes is harder than than max for 22...

At least that is my excuse (and the aerobelly).

..d
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Maladict

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2008, 07:04:55 pm »
about Y2K or so I entered a 10 (no idea what cat, but it was flat, on the A10 north of Cambridge).

31.01

given my plan was to get under 35.00 I thought this was quite good but then when you consider I was last by 1 minute I didn't feel so good about it.  ::-)

I am thinking about entering the E3/10 at Bottisham (only a few miles from home) next week.  I should probably renew my membership (membership of BC is current, but not of Cambridge CC).

Fixedwheelnut

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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2008, 08:49:07 pm »

10    21.36


I think my 22:53 on the Q10/22 (Harrietsham, Kent) later that year might have been a better ride - it's a fairly demanding course.

 I have entered the Catford CC Open 10 26th April on that course, I'm not sure wether to leave the 76" gear on or put the 72" back on, it is quite rolling.
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windy

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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2008, 09:05:24 pm »
just looked mine up from a few years ago

5 mile    10-26   K49   Stafford RC club event    3/9/80
10 mile  21-29   K6s   Stafford RC club event    27/8/80
25 mile  57-30   K6s   Stafford RC club event    3/8/77
50 mile  2-2-56  k7     Walsall roads open        10/07/83

and my fastest 4,000m pursuit was 5-02.348 (1/8 finals, national champs, Leicester, 4/8/81)


Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2008, 10:32:29 am »
I have entered the Catford CC Open 10 26th April on that course, I'm not sure wether to leave the 76" gear on or put the 72" back on, it is quite rolling.

Assuming that you still have to get down the big hill at the end with its rough surface, I'd leave the 76" gear on and just tough it out up the drags after the turn.
Profit or planet?

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2008, 10:35:44 am »
...I am thinking about entering the E3/10 at Bottisham (only a few miles from home) next week.  I should probably renew my membership (membership of BC is current, but not of Cambridge CC).

"British Cycling" (so called) is not the governing body for time trialling in England and Wales (oh, dear me, no!).

You need to be a member of a club affiliated to good old CTT to enter time trials - Cambridge CC would do very nicely, I'm sure. Although unless it's a club event, you are almost certainly too late to enter that particular one.
Profit or planet?

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2008, 10:36:59 am »
10 mile  21-29   K6s   Stafford RC club event    27/8/80

Pre tri-bars, too - I take my hat off to you!
Profit or planet?

bobmick

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2008, 10:54:42 am »
I joined a local club this year with the aim of doing a 10 mile TT and then trying to beat it.  Never ridden one before (and I'm in my 40's) so I'll let you know how I did soon.  If I can beat 30 mins (or even get very close to it) first time out I'll be chuffed.

Maladict

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2008, 11:19:40 am »
...I am thinking about entering the E3/10 at Bottisham (only a few miles from home) next week.  I should probably renew my membership (membership of BC is current, but not of Cambridge CC).

"British Cycling" (so called) is not the governing body for time trialling in England and Wales (oh, dear me, no!).

You need to be a member of a club affiliated to good old CTT to enter time trials - Cambridge CC would do very nicely, I'm sure. Although unless it's a club event, you are almost certainly too late to enter that particular one.

Thanks for that clarification.  It is a club event, and you can just turn up on the line and pay £1 according to the website.  This is what I did in 2000.  I was a member last year but let it lap - members get priority.

David Martin

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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2008, 11:57:08 am »
Ours are run under BC (well, Scottish Cycling) which means they cost more and there are other differences (mandatory head gear for one).

..d
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2008, 12:56:50 pm »
...you can just turn up on the line and pay £1 according to the website...
Ah - that's the "come and try it" scheme, the rules for which were always a bit hazy  :)

Still, if you intend to take TTing even slightly seriously, it's well worth being in a club with a TTing tradition.
Profit or planet?

windy

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Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2008, 05:48:34 pm »
10 mile  21-29   K6s   Stafford RC club event    27/8/80

Pre tri-bars, too - I take my hat off to you!

National GHS10 winner in 1976, I was a mean 10 miler in my day.  ;)

Unfortunately the 10 wasn't a national championship event for juniors or seniors at the time, so I turned my sights to the track and pursuiting, and used the occasional '10' as a training event.

I never managed to adapt to the longer distance and achieve the same success at 25 mile



ego suitably massaged

bobmick

Re: The TT Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2008, 06:21:40 pm »



ego suitably massaged

Thats fantastic gurning that is  ;D