What's more exciting than a road race report? A Time Trial race report! Because they are always different. ALWAYS.
Ice Breaker Time Trial:
9:30 God I love Erik Olsen -- finally an organizer who isn't making me sign in at 4am in the morning for a 10:12 start time (I'm looking at you Neal). Had time to hug my kids, take a shower and even warm up. And this new TT bike which I picked up last night looks great. Maybe I should have made sure the saddle height is dialed since it's an integrated seat-post -- nah. Nothing could go wrong.
9:31 Uh oh.
9:45 Hey Matti, can I borrow your saddle? The saddle height is kind high and since I can't cut down the seat post (integrated!) I need a saddle with lower rail height -- really? ah thanks man! You're the greatest!
9:47 Custom diameter rails????? Are you *&^king kidding me? Settle down settle down. You can figure this out.
10:00 OK -- as long as the refs don't disqualify me if I point the saddle tip down I can effectively drop the saddle height. This will work!
10:12 Ok! I am going to kill this. Laugh it up Phillips. Let's see how funny I am when I lap you. On an out and back course. Yah, that's gonna happen and it's gonna happen hard my friend.
10:14 I am crushing this! I've never felt so fast and rolling the big ring and my 11! Feels so easy!
10:16 How is Phillips passing me???? I'm maxed out on my gearing?
10:34 ZiQuan just passed me! Isn't he my 10 minute man????
11:00 This bike came with a compact crankset? I hate myself right now.
Lesson: set your bike up before the race.