I'm Hot For Time TrialI don't know why I become obsessed with certain things, like bike racing in general or The Dover Wednesday Evening Time Trial
in particular, maybe after another cup of coffee I'll figure it out. Maybe not. This thing has been my fitness check for the past few years. I don't go Aero, I don't change up my bike significantly,
I want to know if I have become faster here, here, and here (pointing to my legs, lungs, and head like a three year old nodding "yes" while on the phone with their dad).
This month (it only occurs once per month) I headed down there with Linnea and Colin
we pretty much went TTT pace all the way down, which is a "great" way to warm up. I lined up in second to last position with the a very serious looking Aero guy behind me. I took off, fumbling with my right head phone, had to have my motivational music going, this time it was a mix of Ministry, Rammstein, and Van Halen. "Hot for Teacher" was doubled up because it is such an ideal TT tempo track, I guess that would be an ideal "TTTT". Last time I went with the Cro Mags and after this very scientifical test I have determined that Van Halen makes one ride faster than the Cro Mags. Next month I may experiment with Motorhead or Dragonforce.
Oh, before I forget, the above photo is from this guy he's really quite good. I would say "long story slightly less long here or something like that, but there is no real story here. So I guess I could say "long tangential, babbling rant made short" and tell you that I bettered last month's time by about twenty seconds, but was off last year's best time by seven seconds. And that is about as exciting as watching Golf ,or NASCAR , or Baseball, or the first week of The Tour De France, or...I shut up now.