I messed up my start and did a 1h1min28s (24.7mph for 25.4miles lol); this boy did a 46min22s 32.6mph on the same courseI've never done a TT but sometimes pretend I'm doing one when doing solo lanes.
No idea how the speeds in TTs are achieved! I put in a decent effort and can't break 22mph average over 25 miles, often closer to 20mph to be honest!
Most average TT ers are holding that now or better (I am slightly below average myself) and holding down a day job. The pros are doing 30mph+ these daysBut that's their job?
I still think it's impressive that hobby cyclists can hold 25mph+ for 25 miles
My target this year was to get under an hour for a 25miles TT and after last years muck up by me, I was fairly confident I could do it. Saturday was my first attempt on the F2A/25 at Cambourne. When I saw the weather forecast and soaked roads I thought I'd have no chance. Lol, I was wrong I went out and beat the hour by 1 second and 3 minutes a PB of 4minutes 29sMy head wasn’t really in my 25mile TT, it was more in wanting to enjoy what could be the last summer day. Which is probably the route of me messing it up.
Taking ages to clip in (nerve damage) I missed the over bridge, took the road just after it as I was supposed to do but it never felt right (there was no ob, or so it seemed, there was no sign/marshal) so I doubled back in doubt. Then turned left but that didn’t look right either I paused for a sec then saw my latter minute man and saw he was slowing down for the corner so I gave way to him and an equally as lost car. Then started into a strong wind but not the too gusty one I’d feared.
A series of close passes did my head in more, and when I got to the cr@py bit of road with that in my head I rode the whole way covering the brake. To stop me swerving into the close passing cars (I never did)
Ended up with a 44s PB at 1.01.28 (my previous pb was mid chemo though with a severely bruised wrist). According to my Garmin including the giveaway I was 1.00.20 for the 25, so if I get it right the hour is in sight. Turning 45 at Christmas (sorry someone had to mention that event, at least my tree is not up ) I think I’m running out of time.
I got back an it was still early and nice so I went out for that ride. I wanted back for the TdF so I made it a timed one.
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