Blackburn ITT

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Blackburn ITT

Postby Gunlock » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:38 pm

Anyone else doing the Blackburn ITT series over winter? 2 laps of Yarra Boulevard (E and F grade 1 lap) once a month.

I raced E grade in the first race of the series on my road bike sans any aero gear but since then i've picked up a cheap time trial bike (picked it up for a half ironman early next year, but it'll now see more TT use) so i'm interested to see what kind of time i can pull out over the 2 laps on a tt bike compared to my normal road bike.

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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby dalai47 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:12 pm

I normally race these but am getting my collarbone plated this Wednesday so will be out a few more rounds... Great tough hit out close to the CBD.

I recommend that you practice as much as you can on the new bike before the next round. :wink:

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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby __PG__ » Mon May 05, 2014 5:03 pm

I think I'll give it a crack.
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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby dalai47 » Mon May 19, 2014 3:10 pm

Next BBN Kew TT is on this Sunday. Pre-entries only so get in now!

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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby Gunlock » Sun May 25, 2014 11:22 am

Good day out, roads a little damp but at least it wasnt actually raining.

First time out on my TT bike, felt pretty strange staying tucked for so long.

39:30 and 7th in D.
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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby dalai47 » Sun May 25, 2014 6:07 pm

Well done. Will take a little time on the TT bike to get used to it...

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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby __PG__ » Sun May 25, 2014 6:39 pm

Where are the results?
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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby Gunlock » Sun May 25, 2014 8:12 pm

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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby __PG__ » Sun May 25, 2014 9:54 pm

Thanks. I got 6th in D with 39.21. Broke the 40 minute barrier which was the aim. Had 'fun'. Now have to find some more speed. First I'll start with some racing tires. Am thinking Continental Grand Prix TT. They are the same construction as the GP 4000 s but with less tread. You get less mileage out of them but you save 25 grams. Vittoria tires have no puncture protection (neither does the Continental Supersonic) which seems stupid for amateur racing with no support car.
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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby Gunlock » Mon May 26, 2014 7:25 am

Haha, beat me by 9 seconds! :twisted:

I forgot to move a bidon cage across to my TT bike before i left on Sunday, really would have liked a drink halfway round the second lap.
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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby gromek » Mon May 26, 2014 9:35 am

What sort of averages speeds you guys getting on this TT?

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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby Gunlock » Mon May 26, 2014 10:56 am

At work at the moment so i can't double check, but i think my GPS had me at 31.5 avg.
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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby __PG__ » Mon May 26, 2014 11:23 am

gromek wrote:What sort of averages speeds you guys getting on this TT?

Just over 32.5 km/hr.
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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby nezumi » Wed May 28, 2014 3:07 pm

So was this just the full length of the Boulie, Walmer return - or was it a seperate route?
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Re: Blackburn ITT

Postby __PG__ » Wed May 28, 2014 3:46 pm

Two laps from Walmer st to the roundabout just before the bridge over the Eastern Freeway. They don't use the segment between the freeway and Chandler Highway, presumably because it would be more dangerous to put a turn-around there.
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