Last night was the fourth Lewes Wanderers‘ club 10m TT at East Hoathly (G10/87). Conditions were breezy, even windy in places. As last week, most of the headwind was on the homeward stretch, though it was predominantly a crosswind.
After a couple of faster rides for the last two weeks I managed to put in my slowest ride of the season on this course. This was still a minute faster than last Thursday’s effort on the Pevensey minefield though. Winner Nic Baldo went 7 seconds faster than Thursday. The handlebars, with their jury rigged props in place, stayed put – hooray!
I lost time most of the way around the course – 5-10 seconds per mile. I was on training wheels and wearing a standard road lid, so some of the losses were probably due to aero inefficiency and increased rolling resistance. The rest were due to me being distracted by the new job starting tomorrow.
Race stats: Time: 26:51 (22.35mph). First 5 miles: 12:09, last 5 miles: 14:42. Top speed: 30.9mph. Slowest mile (6): 3:11 (18.85mph), fastest mile (5): 2:15 (26.67mph). Average HR: 164bpm, maximum HR: 169bpm. Average cadence: 72rpm. 21st of 29 finishers. Winner: Nic Baldo (PBScience.com) 20:39
After bigging up PBScience last week I should also mention Trainsharp Coaching. Lead coach Jon Sharples is a member of In-Gear Quickvit Trainsharp and co-sponsors the team.