Want. Don't know what I'd do with one, but definitely near the top of the list when I win the lottery.
Roadie Content: TT's and having "all the gear"
Anything stopping people riding that sort of thing in triathlons where UCI rules don't apply?
OP, I raced my first 10TT's with the club last year, on my road bike and no-aero. My times got quicker through the year as I got fitter. I tried changing various simple things like wheels, tyres and chainrings. My PB ended up at 25'15" and I was placing 2nd a few times with that.
This year I started off with my CX bike with trispokes in and times were ok, but not as fast as last year. I went to the skinsuit and angry sperm pointy helmet and times picked up again.
I sourced and put together a TT build from used kit and now PB on that course is 24'17" and I'm getting quicker.
The course isn't a good representation as there's a lot of lumps in it going out and back. Anything 23-24min on it is going very well.
It's not just me getting fitter either as since the end of last season I've been in hospital twice from accidents with 4 broken ribs, a hairline cracked pelvis, dislocated AC joint and concussion, and it takes a while to come back from those.
Finally, all the best and enjoy pushing yourself
I wish 25:14 could come second in my local club 10. Last weeks winning time was a 19:44, and the slowest winner this season was 20:14.
Suffice to say I am somewhere much lower down the leader board!
I only took up testing this season and it is hugely addictive! Same course, no drafting, just you and your bike seeing how hard you can push yourself!
I can't afford any of the flash kit, so I am waiting till the end of the season when all of the fast boys or triathletes sell off their nearly new kit and I will pick myself up some wheels and hopefully a frame.
Just bought a retro TT bike of Ebay to get started. Ridden two club 25's on my road bike a year apart and the second was five minutes faster - all that road racing. I'm not going to enter many TTs, probably just the Hillingdon 10, but I thought it would provide a reasonable fitness benchmark. So this will be joining the TiRed collection tomorrow:
Rode the Silverstone 9-up Team Time Trial last night (Twice). Our team finished 10th and 36th, but I was spent by half way with the fast team, despite every marginal gain (aero helmet, skinsuit and shoe covers).
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