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Discussion: TT Challenge

in: veinbuster; veinbuster > 2020-05-02

May 2, 2020 5:35 PM # 
'Bent:
Good on ya- looks tough to do right. You’ll be strong as a bull by the end.
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May 2, 2020 7:57 PM # 
veinbuster:
It will definitely be tough to place well. 21 weeks is a long time to be a bit faster every week. I’ll try to find a low wind day each week. I’m going to start by trying to increase weekly speed by about 0.1 km/hr.
May 3, 2020 11:09 AM # 
'Bent:
So tempting to sandbag and go easy the first time. Not sure I could resist.
May 3, 2020 3:38 PM # 
veinbuster:
Well, the points awards are designed to favour sandbagging. They could almost call it the Cruz Sandbaggers Challenge.

I will start with a solid training effort, about the effort on my first 20km today (Sunday) on the Giro. About midway, I’ll switch to a faster bike with one water instead of two and fewer tools. I’ll finish on the Strada, unless I break down and order a light weight Raven/Basso/such like.
May 4, 2020 11:20 AM # 
'Bent:
Do they still make the Pelso Brevet? That looks fast!
May 4, 2020 12:56 PM # 
veinbuster:
Yes, the Brevet is available. I agree that it should be fast, but I think the high bottom bracket gives it similar limitations in traffic to what I have with my old Bacchetta Strada.

I will try one and a Freestyle when Florida becomes safe to visit.
May 5, 2020 12:25 PM # 
'Bent:
Freestyle looks impressive too, if a bit heavier.
May 5, 2020 6:04 PM # 
veinbuster:
The weight is the main reason I didn’t just order one. I would like to be around 20 pounds and John indicated the best he can do with the Freestyle is closer to 25.

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