Since Nationals is just a week away for me now I really needed to practice my time trial position and because its a new bike and all there was a lot of things that I needed to get used to.
I did a short little warm up ride on my road bike to get myself started and I noticed that today was a really windy day. I thought to myself this will be interesting on the TT bike.
So once I got home and switched everything to the TT bike I was ready to go except for the fact that when I got about five miles down the road I noticed that we had forgotten to tighten the seat down so it was a bit loose and I had to wait for my Dad to drive back home with the motor scooter and then drive back to me with a multi tool.
After that little detour we headed back out to the lake. I could hear my Dad barely ranting on how professional the new bike position made me look, it was pretty hard to hear out of that aero helmet in general.
Once I hit Raytown Road I really started picking up speed, not even really trying.
It was insane, the effort that I was putting out on the TT bike would be the equivalent to my effort to go sixteen miles per hour on my road bike, yet I was doing twenty five not even trying and sometimes holding thirty miles per hour.
The bike was fast period, its just a rocket fast and aereo.
The best part was is that its a bit harder to turn the front fork and this is very beneficial on a day like today. Basically if a gust of wind hits your front wheel it doesn’t sweep your front fork to the left or right instead it keeps it steady, this helps because of the fact that you want to spend as much time in those aero bars as possible.
After the ride I headed over to Mi Ranchito for some grub with my parents.
However, the disappointing part of the day was after dinner I got my butt kicked by my Dad in some FIFA. It really was a sad moment in my life, he ended up beating me in two out of three games.
Tonight I’m actually going to try and fix my sleep schedule and hit the hay a bit early tonight.