My recent 20K TT adventure - video included

Discussion in 'Cruzbike Adventures (Solo, Randonneur, Social)' started by LarryOz, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. LarryOz

    LarryOz Zen MBB Master

    ... and no wrecks - even on rain slick roads - that is the best part.
    They have a local Time Trial series called "Lung Buster" . This is the only one I have been able to do this year. It was pretty fun to beat up on all those "old fashioned bikes". I could have had a better time if it was not an "out-and-back" course, but still pretty happy with the result
    I still have to learn how to "go harder" for these short distances too. I am just so used to "pacing" for those longer events.

    Put on your helmet, and stretch out on your recliner and go along for the ride:

    I will also try to go to a 10 Mile TT at the Charlotte Motor Speedway next Wed. Stayed tuned for that video next week. Then it's off to the UMCA Century National Championship next Sat in Washington, NC. I got second there last year, so a little unfinished business. :D:D:p:D
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  2. RojoRacing

    RojoRacing Donut Powered Wise-guy

    :lol bro you got to work on those U-turns

    Come race zwift with me, I'll teach you to go all out for under 1 hour ;)
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  3. trplay

    trplay Zen MBB Master

    Listen to Jason Larry. He is spot on. It would be a hoot to see Jason, Jim, and yourself team up while the tribe is hollering in your ear. If this doesn't push you over the moon you can't get over the moon.
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  4. Gary123

    Gary123 Well-Known Member

    Great ride hope to see you at CMS. First is always good!
  5. Suz

    Suz Well-Known Member

    Wow, just wow. So impressive Larry. Congratulations on an incredible ride.
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  6. Bruce B

    Bruce B Well-Known Member

    Vicarious! You betcha!

    Those numbers are amazing.

    The winner!
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  7. super slim

    super slim Zen MBB Master

    Congratulations on staying upright for a 6th? race in a row!!!
    All on Tubeless tyres?

    I LOVED seeing you pass the DF riders as though they were stationary!!!!
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  8. LarryOz

    LarryOz Zen MBB Master

    I know, but narrow road, laid back seat at 11 degrees, plus extra 4" wheelbase all working against me. I was doing some coast down testing at my neightborhood and found the fast way is to just bomb into the turn as fast as you can hit the breaks, stand up and grab the bike and spin 180, give one push forward and get back in. If you don't have the real estate to actually turn the bike at a decent speed, stopping and pivoting fast like that is better I think.
  9. LarryOz

    LarryOz Zen MBB Master

    Yup - love those tubeless.
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  10. Bentas

    Bentas Active Member

    Just awesome Larry !
  11. RojoRacing

    RojoRacing Donut Powered Wise-guy

    Your u-turn was fine and better than I would expect from 99% of recumbents in a race. The technique I use is similar to what we use in motocross. I unclip my inside foot and hang it out to the side possibly just skimming the ground for confidence as I lean the bike over and complete the turn as quickly and sharply as possible. I using a couple complimenting techniques can also save you a few seconds such having your right foot clipped in and at 12oclock for instant power out of the corner. This will also naturally left you out of the corner as well as accelerate you ahead. Slightly sitting up can also make most people more comfortable with leaning the bike over more as it creates a needed separation between the shoulders and seat back.

    Another thing to practice is pedaling out of the corner with only you right foot clipped in. Getting 1-2 rotations of guaranteed power and forward momentum is better than fumbling with the pedal for 3 seconds with no forward momentum. I'm not saying to always pedal out with one foot, we tend to know mid pedal stroke wether our foot is going to clip in instantly or be troublesome. It's in the instant you need to switch your focus to single leg acceleration just to keep things moving.

    These are just I few things I think can help most of the forum browsers here.
  12. Gary123

    Gary123 Well-Known Member

    Larry won't have to worry about that at cms. Just " lay down" the speed.

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