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Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 3:17pm
by pq
I've raced loads. Track mostly but also time trials, road races, cyclocross, mountain bike, rollers. I've also ridden those events that people these days call races but which really aren't.

Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

Posted: 30 Nov 2020, 5:20pm
by mattsccm
I don't think you would enjoy yourself if you deliberately made your first TT over hard. No point in riding the unicycle if you have a road bike etc. I am 2.5 minutes faster now than I was at 18 when I was 3 stone lighter . A fair chunk of this is a mix of better riding skills and some nice bought speed, much of which wasn't an issue as a kid. A nice aero position is dead easy to get and make a huge difference. My Cevelo TT bike is old enough to use a 1" headset and cost me 28- quid. Chinese deep carbon rim and a freewheeled HED disc rear. 9 speed Dura ace group set.
I also have a set of plastic disc wheel covers on another wheel. Add a clip on TT bar and and a cheapo seat and seat post which is reversed and a few seconds to fit and you easily convert a road bike to something dead aero.
No one is judgemental at a club TT.