That’s what they call it – The Time Trial, The Race of Truth – Nowhere to Hide, No Real Tactics, Nobody Else to Blame – Just You, Your Bike and the Stopwatch.
It’s been an awful long time since I rode a “proper, full gas” Time Trial – in fact, I promised myself almost 20 years ago that I’d NEVER put myself through that kind of pain again. Yes, I’ll say it again – PAIN. To ride a Time Trial properly, you have to have a certain masochistic streak.
It’s best summed up with a Quote from Chris Boardman (who knows a thing or two about riding against the clock)
Continually ask yourself one question – can I maintain this pace to the end of the race?
- If the answer is ‘yes’, you are not going hard enough
- If the answer is ‘no’, you are going too hard
- If the answer is ‘maybe’ then you are in the right place
I think I had bits of all three today…
Details of the ride on Strava are here
2 hours after returning Home, Showered and Rested, however my Stomach is still upside down and I can still taste Blood at the Back of my Throat.