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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Speed Demon

So you wanna know how fast you need to go in the TT? Consider the following chart:

22.0 Min = 28.6 MPH
22.5 Min = 28.0 MPH
23.0 Min = 27.4 MPH
23.5 Min = 26.8 MPH
24.0 Min = 26.3 MPH
24.5 Min = 25.7 MPH
25.0 Min = 25.2 MPH
25.5 Min = 24.7 MPH
26.0 Min = 24.2 MPH
26.5 Min = 23.8 MPH
27.0 Min = 23.3 MPH

Redlight broke into the 25s last year. Fastest I remember was a dude who pulled a 22 minute ride.

Now imagine what it is like to hold these kind of average speeds! This is with wind, the hill -> everything. That is the beauty of the TT. Your computer will tell you that you need to go faster. You can watch your speed across the course. You know that it is a slight uphill for the last 1K into the finish. While your mind and computer are screaming "Go", your legs and lungs heartily disagree.

To get a place, you have got to fly. The best dudes in our class are in the 24s. That is fully haulin'.


At February 22, 2005 3:25 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

Dang, I'm pretty fast...

Well, no, not really. I'm shooting for sub 25:30 this year, so I have to run 24.7 MPH. Last year's top must have been about 24.3, so I've got to improve some.



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