The wonderful Beat The Clock TT series is closing after the next event so I am attempting to cement my place in the records books in the Fixed gear Categories before this chapter draws to a close. I decided to ride the penultimate event in the Fixed/Single Speed non aero category (no skinsuit, deep dish wheels, aero bars or aero helmets)
The weather was absolutely perfect on the Canada Road Course and the turnout was really good but I was the only one daft enough to be riding fixed. Despite still recovering from a bout of Salmonella Poisoning I felt really good on the way out and managed to hit the turn 2 seconds up on my personal best. Unfortunately I went off the boil on the return leg and my lack of riding over the last 2 weeks left me with very hollow feeling legs over the climbs on the last 3 miles. How badly I blew up is well illustrated on the graph below.
Time: 25m25s (course record 24m50 4/25/2013) 35 seconds slower than my best.
I was still really happy with my time and thoroughly enjoyed the event. My stomach felt a bit iffy when I finished but I am glad I entered. It is such a shame that the next event will be the last. I am going to have another attempt at the record on the last event.