I attempted a flat 10-mile time trial the other day. Now, you may recall that I did one of those back in June or so and managed to come in somewhere in the second third of the entrants. Honestly, I was pretty excited about my spot where it was at the time.
But now things have changed. I added a set of aero bars to the bike. I picked a course that, although it has no turn around, it also has no tailwind section. But those are the only major differences–and I figure they balance each other out.
So what was the result: I’m about a minute and a half faster now. Why couldn’t that have been the case four months ago? I dunno, motivational issues perhaps(?). Either that, or mebbe those aeros make a bigger difference than I think.
P.S. I think I figured out how I can publish blogs from work. I’ll tell you more about that later.