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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Dru » Mon Mar 12, 2012 23:16 pm

Surfr wrote:
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Surfr wrote:I spy mgalex on the back there Dru :) Looks like weather was kind too.


Yup, weather was good - a bit windy but sunny and warm.

And yes, MGAlex was my partner. He has second claim at Ajax and we are 'evenly matched' :)


He's my friendly arch nemesis when it comes to TTing. We were extremely close at all distances last season. It's good to have a friendly rivalry to spur you on. Sounds like I have to watch out for you too now :)

Fancy our 10 on R10/17 April 14th? or the 2 Llandovery based TTs the following weekend?


Lets see what happens but possibly - you maybe a marked man :)

Hoping to get over and do the 10 - its one of the Celtic rounds and hoping to support this series. Not sure about the 30 thou.
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby RoadMeridaBen » Mon Mar 12, 2012 23:48 pm

The 30 is part of the spoco series isnt it? hoping to get into the top 3 this year
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby sub55 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 14:54 pm

the WWCL 10 is a Celtic series
the Bynea 30 is a SPOCO

the celtic and spoco aren't the same thing
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Postby Dru » Thu Mar 22, 2012 01:52 am

Dru wrote:Looking for some advice on my TT setup.

picture from my last timetrial events of the season.

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R10_17 with a new pb of 24.48
I'm considering making the switch to ski bend extensions and the shallow S bends are cuasing me a bit of grief on my wrists.

Any Advice gladly accepted

Cheers,

Dru.


Well its the start of a new season and have got the ski bends on the bike, I've also lowered the front end a bit and got an adamo type saddle rather than the fizik.

First 10 of the season in the pouring rain on a slower course and 50 seconds taken off my pb!

Pictures courtesy of IHPhotography (a fellow ajax club member)

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new position - will aim to get lower at the front as the season progresses - won't change it straight away as have some 25's coming up.
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby NapoleonD » Thu Mar 22, 2012 08:36 am

Are you sure the disc covers didn't give you a massive chunk off your 50 seconds? Try concentrating on head position to close the gap between helmet and back by stretching your neck out and down.

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Surfr » Thu Mar 22, 2012 09:05 am

Uh-oh dru's flying early season. Well done. Looking forward to Sunday's showdown
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby RoadMeridaBen » Thu Mar 22, 2012 20:47 pm

Im looking forward to sunday, im number 85 and my bro is number 7, I've got a long wait until im off lol
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Surfr » Sun Mar 25, 2012 19:29 pm

Great ride today Ben. I've got my first race shot of the year on the new bike and I've added 2cm to the stem length since the video a couple of pages back. Now the bike feels sure footed beneath me and I feel no pain on the shoulders as I did with the shorter stem.

It looks to my eye like I could do with getting lower at the front but I know full well that this is not the be-all and end-all of time trialling position.

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby RoadMeridaBen » Sun Mar 25, 2012 19:45 pm

Are you going to be doing the 25/3 in a few weeks now? you should be able to get in now I'd have thought
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Surfr » Sun Mar 25, 2012 21:22 pm

RoadMeridaBen wrote:Are you going to be doing the 25/3 in a few weeks now? you should be able to get in now I'd have thought


It seems rude not to get an entry in doesn't it. It's the day after our club promotion on the R10/17 but I can't seem 10 miles causing the legs any serious issues the following day.
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Mike george » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:30 pm

Here's me from yesterday, I had a disastorous ride but the position felt good, don't think I could go any lower without a big power loss, but may experiment with putting my elbows a few mm closer as the season progresses. Thoughts? (By the way, I have bought the photo but haven't received it yet!)

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Dru » Mon Mar 26, 2012 13:55 pm

Surfr wrote:Uh-oh dru's flying early season. Well done. Looking forward to Sunday's showdown


clearly not as quickly as you are!

Good ride at the weekend.

anyone got any thoughts about stem length on my front end - unfortunately on the 3T bars there is no fore or aft adjustment. Currently got a 100mm stem on there.

I was fairly comfortable front end wise for an hour so will ride next tt sessions and race with a lower front end - but concerned if I need to go for a short stem or not.

Although the pads are in different locations they are on the same height.

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Mike george » Mon Mar 26, 2012 14:05 pm

I think you look low enough in the body to be honest Justin, if you tried to lower your chin so it was level with the front of your torso you'd have a textbook position and the tail of your helmet would be right on your back, it'll kill your neck to start with but you'll adapt over time. I try and think of it as reverse-shrugging, i.e. dont bring your shoulders up but let your neck sink down between your shoulder blades. Stem length looks spot on to me personally, from my experience completely vertical upper arms are uncomfortable and push the rest of your body up.

Oh and sort that bl**dy number out! I reckon you would have gone under if it was flat...............
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby RoadMeridaBen » Mon Mar 26, 2012 18:29 pm

How did you guys get on? no results been posted out yet. I did a 54:25 and think that was 5th overall, was hoping for a quicker ride but I left my food in the house and was starving by the time I got to the turn. Part of team Bynea winning fastest team anyway :D
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Surfr » Mon Mar 26, 2012 19:32 pm

59:23 for me. FIrst 25, so a PB :)
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Dru » Mon Mar 26, 2012 21:54 pm

01:00:20 for me. First 25, so also PB but 21 seconds away from this seasons target. Think from the spreadsheet I finished about 37th from 80 riders?
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby RoadMeridaBen » Tue Mar 27, 2012 17:56 pm

Quite pleased with my time after looking at the results, people who were beating me by 2 or 3 minutes last year, I beat by few minutes, actually training makes a hell of a difference :P
Should get 2nd behind kieron in the Spoco series this year
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Dru » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:42 am

37th for me so exactly half way down.

Last year in the few time trials I did I finished in what seemed the bottom half of the field (actually the bottom 25%) so am pleased with finishing half way up the field in this event and in the top half for my first 10 the week before.

As mentioned I’ve also got time targets for each distance. Have entered the Ogmore Valley 25 at the end of next month, hopefully be able to crack the hour on that one.

Also considering trying a 50 and maybe 100 later in the year, so am happy that my position on the bike is pretty comfortable for a 25.
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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Tri-ing » Sat Mar 31, 2012 16:47 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQB97Le_ ... e=youtu.be

Anyone got any thoughts on this position? I can't go any lower, without changing the stem, which is currently a 0degree stem.

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Re: Your TT position - pics

Postby Matt the Tester » Tue Apr 03, 2012 13:13 pm

seems fine to me mate, just giving my opinion but id wait untill someone who knows what they're talking about turns up :D
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