Time Trial PB's

Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by Spartak, 13 Sep 2013.

  1. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    There are a few Kent courses that have superfast starts and manage to finish just short of the return hill. I think there are regulations concerning the distance between the start and finish lines so that a course designer can make a course "safer". Must be just lucky that as a biproduct the course ends up being a bit quicker.
     
  2. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    Most are out and back to some degree . At least most of the opens and club TT's i have raced .
     
  3. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    The F11/10 is like that . You get the down hill but dont have to race back up it . Also the H25/2
     
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  4. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Has the memory of a goldfish

    Location:
    Bedford
    There was a course, which I can't remember the number of now (E3 maybe?), which ran along the south side of the Thames. People used to go down there and knock two or three minutes of their PBs, due to having the prevailing wind blowing you one way and lots of lorries sucking you along the other way.

    I never rode it but I did do the E4 (revised), which ran along the A13, to the north of the Thames. That course had no lorries! I still have my start sheets actually. I may scan some of them later and post them, as they make interesting reading.
     
  5. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    The E8, I think was a fast course, starting near Brentwood/Mountnessing. Went west towards where the m25 now is then retraced.
     
  6. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Has the memory of a goldfish

    Location:
    Bedford
    The one I'm thinking of started going east mate, as did the E4. Maybe I should have ridden it, then I would know the route! lol
     
  7. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Has the memory of a goldfish

    Location:
    Bedford
    Unfortunately I can't find any online references to the old TT courses. Maybe somebody should have done a study of them?
     
  8. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    All courses we can race now are here https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/
     
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  9. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Has the memory of a goldfish

    Location:
    Bedford
    Thanks Cuchilo, I had just found this and see some of the courses I rode are still there (even if the road layouts have changed!)

    https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.u...t=0&zoom=8&cenlat=52.110966&cenlng=-0.4919659
     
  10. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Guru

    And the U4. It was retired years ago because of traffic lights on Commonhead roundabout in Swindon but they were removed as part of the flyover works. I don't know if it's been used again since. It's a classic take-your-life-in-your-hands DC dragstrip course with a downhill at the start which you don't have to climb back up again. Probably wouldn't pass a risk assessment, since most cyclist deaths in Swindon seem to be on the A419.
     
  11. viniga

    viniga Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    22:29 Today at the GTR open 10 event on the Eglington course in Irvine. Lifetime and course PB! Bodes well for the season (frantically touches wood).
     
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  12. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Not quite a PB, but pleased to make it to the start line again. Very windy conditions gave me a very slow time of 31:33 on 82" fixed.
    Targets this year to beat my age std (28:48) and then break the 27 minute barrier.
     
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  13. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    What an amazing night last night, everybody went quicker, it was such a calm night. Almost got my age std for this year with a 28:59. This time on my good fixie, with 88" and pointed hat. But still a long way to go for an absolute PB set in '69 and over 5 mins quicker.
     
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  14. DaveT

    DaveT Über Member

    Knocked 6 seconds off my pb with a 24:40 this morning, lacked my skinsuit and held up by a tractor (Devon tt hazards!) toward the end, so promising enough first event of the season
     
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  15. viniga

    viniga Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Our weekly club league has re-started and I managed a CB on the A77 last night with a 23:41. I also rode in the CTT Scottish District Championships at the Westferry course on Sunday, first time on that course so I claim a CB there too of 22:46 :-)

    So form holding, but looks like PBs from now on will need to be on the faster courses though!

    Now preparing for a 25TT, hoping to hit the hour, fingers xd
     
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