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2017/11/05 18:29:51 (permalink)

Borrego Springs World Time Trial Championship - 2017

Quick update on the Borrego Springs World Time Trial Championship.
 
Signed up for and did the 24 hour event. Covered 252 miles (23:37). Off the bike to take rests 1 hour 50 minutes. Every two or three laps (18 miles) stopped to change drink bottles, eat, do some minor mechanical and change clothes. Probably a total of another hour. NO FLAT TIRES!! Providential.
 
I rode the Bacchetta CA2 with the shorter, medium frame. Zipp wheel up front and a Flo full disk wheel in back. 58/42 upfront with 11/36 in back. A few weeks ago I pulled a tendon behind my right knee that restricts my ability to fully extend my leg. The CA3 (longer, large frame) irritates that tendon ...so I rode the shorter bike. No problem.
 
I feared that on the first night we'd have a fierce west wind but that didn't happen. In the late afternoon (hours 20-24) the wind did pick up, gusting to around 25-30 mph.
 
Temp at night got down upper 40F's. It felt a LOT colder. But that is pretty typical on the bike. Pushing into the night, often into a slight wind, wet from sweat ... the windchill goes to the bone.
 
Around 12:30pm (hour 19:30) I got pretty foggy. Sleep dep. Mayby the warm temps. Unsafe to ride so I stopped and lay down (slept) in the van for an hour and twenty minutes.
 
As usual the staff and officials were outstanding. Great race direction.
 
I need to get the cold temp clothing issue straightened out. I should have brought more of my cold weather clothing.
 
Though the WTTC is billed as a `time trial' (ride as fast as you can in the allotted time) that wasn't important to me.
My only goal was to finish. It's been an `off' cycling year for me and I wanted to `redeem' myself.
 
Good baseline for the year ahead.
post edited by Doc Dan - 2017/11/06 06:03:27
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    bentcyclist
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    Re: Borrego Springs World Time Trial Championship - 2017 2017/11/06 07:56:30 (permalink)
    Nice job Dan. Few people on the planet can pedal a bicycle 252 miles in 24 hours.
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    Re: Borrego Springs World Time Trial Championship - 2017 2017/11/06 16:02:10 (permalink)
    Thanks for the ride report. Got any photos? There are a few on the event facebook page but I did not see you anywhere.

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    Re: Borrego Springs World Time Trial Championship - 2017 2017/11/06 18:50:36 (permalink)
    Thanks Ray and Don ...
     
    This was a self-support event for me and I don't have any pics yet.  There were several media staff taking pics so if and when I show up I'll reference them on the B list.
     
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