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Re: Calga TT

Postby philip » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:32 pm

Kev365428 wrote:Remember, a rearward trajectory with the snot, should equate to an increase in forward momentum.

hah. better get Alex to update his equations.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby ft_critical » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:37 pm

philip wrote:Did the 25km solo this weekend in 39:00 giving an average speed of 38.5km/h.


That is fantastic. Did you podium? Seriously that is encouragement to get off the front in RR-Crits in your own right.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:45 pm

ft_critical wrote:
philip wrote:Did the 25km solo this weekend in 39:00 giving an average speed of 38.5km/h.


That is fantastic. Did you podium? Seriously that is encouragement to get off the front in RR-Crits in your own right.

It's good going for sure but would be outside top 10 I'd say. Winners usually post times in the 34 to 35 minute range.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby philip » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:52 pm

ft_critical wrote:That is fantastic. Did you podium? Seriously that is encouragement to get off the front in RR-Crits in your own right.

They've just put the results up, I was 14th overall, my time was actually 38:59 so I have a fair bit of work still to do, first place was 35:06. Pretty happy with it being my first solo TT though. There was a lot of serious gear up there! Will go back again for sure. It's funny that I say that now though - while doing the TT you're just in pain pretty much the whole time thinking "why the hell am I doing this!?" but as soon as you cross the line your mentality totally changes and you think "wow that was awesome I've gotta come back and do it again and beat my time!"
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Re: Calga TT

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:11 pm

philip wrote:
ft_critical wrote:That is fantastic. Did you podium? Seriously that is encouragement to get off the front in RR-Crits in your own right.

They've just put the results up, I was 14th overall, my time was actually 38:59 so I have a fair bit of work still to do, first place was 35:06. Pretty happy with it being my first solo TT though. There was a lot of serious gear up there! Will go back again for sure. It's funny that I say that now though - while doing the TT you're just in pain pretty much the whole time thinking "why the hell am I doing this!?" but as soon as you cross the line your mentality totally changes and you think "wow that was awesome I've gotta come back and do it again and beat my time!"

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Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:03 pm

Phillip, where are the results? What's the profile of this particular route?
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Re: Calga TT

Postby philip » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:19 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Phillip, where are the results? What's the profile of this particular route?

Results for yesterday are here: http://www.atta.asn.au/db/002.php?page=event&rideid=nsw4_11, index of more results here. This is the profile:

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so on the way out it's mostly a gradual uphill, except for "blood hill" which you get to climb on the way back. Coming back is fast, I didn't check my time at the turnaround point though so not sure what the time difference is. The road is pretty dead too.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:49 am

Alex, is that the course we did the NSW TTT on last year?
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Re: Calga TT

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:17 am

mikesbytes wrote:Alex, is that the course we did the NSW TTT on last year?

No
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Re: Calga TT

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:24 am

philip wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:This is the profile:

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As an indicator, that's not too bad.

Just to be a little pedantic though (and it may of course not be your picture), course elevation profiles should be plotted as a function of distance, not time as this one shows.

Doing it versus time makes the downhills appear steeper than they actually are and the uphills less steep than they actually are. It also gives the impression that the outward leg as being further than the return leg, which might be OK if you are traveling near the speed of light, but not at regular TT speeds.

On the Calga 24.X km course, the out leg is usually a couple of minutes slower than the return, depending on wind. On a very windy (60km/h) day once I had a 6-min difference between outward and inward legs.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:06 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:Alex, is that the course we did the NSW TTT on last year?

No


The 2009 one?
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Re: Calga TT

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:56 pm

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mikesbytes wrote:Alex, is that the course we did the NSW TTT on last year?

No


The 2009 one?

The course used by ATTA has never been used for a championship*. They courses have shared some roads though.

* At least not for many years.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:57 pm

Thanks Alex, I've been wanting to come out and do the ITT but the dates have clashed so far.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:57 am

mikesbytes wrote:Thanks Alex, I've been wanting to come out and do the ITT but the dates have clashed so far.

ATTA is always the first Sunday of every month, with the very rare exception of some Januarys when it might be moved to 2nd Sunday.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:44 pm

Haven't got my calendar out in front of me, but I think that makes the next one the week after Canberra (have you entered, they have a new M4/5/6+ category). If so I might be able to make it
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Re: Calga TT

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:11 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Haven't got my calendar out in front of me, but I think that makes the next one the week after Canberra (have you entered, they have a new M4/5/6+ category). If so I might be able to make it

Canberra Tour clashes with the first round of the masters super series. That's where most of the top NSW masters riders will be.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:33 pm

So I should be at the pointy end in the Canberra tour :shock:

Crafty was suppose to look up the Calga TT record for a fixie, but didn't get back to us.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby Ross » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:34 pm

Anyone doing the NSW Individual Time Trial Championships at Calga on 24th July? http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/cy_nsw/ra ... /11114.htm
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Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:35 pm

Ross wrote:Anyone doing the NSW Individual Time Trial Championships at Calga on 24th July? http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/cy_nsw/ra ... /11114.htm


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Re: Calga TT

Postby Ross » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:11 pm

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This is a map of the Calga NSW ITT Championships course.
Are there hills on this course?
What's the road surface like?
I presume the road is still open to the public, what's the traffic like?
Are there any 'budget' hotels near by?
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Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:42 pm

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Re: Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:51 pm

Ross wrote:Anyone doing the NSW Individual Time Trial Championships at Calga on 24th July? http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/cy_nsw/ra ... /11114.htm

I took bronze M5 on a road bike, bit of a surprise.

I'm hunting for info for the Aussie ITT. By last years times, I'm in above my head

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Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:52 am

ATTA are running their ITT at Calga this Sunday
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Re: Calga TT

Postby vander » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:12 pm

I did the Calga TT today with just me and my bike, TT bars were still in the mail (I bet they come on monday). It was a really good morning warm but not too hot and not a breathe of wind. I went out at 9:40, apparently they had their biggest field in a long time. I pushed really hard although my HR was not right up my RPE was I was focusing on not pushing too hard up hills but pushing hard over and down them, though I dont think I did this well. I ended up with a time of 41:39 (my timer said 41:35 but theirs might of been more accurate), for my first crack at it im pretty happy with that. Will be interesting to see what TT bars and the rest do for me, as well as some more training.
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Re: Calga TT

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:41 pm

What was your average speed?
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