Cheshire grin from ear to ear and gave me a two finger salute. I am a Gurski fan. Auer, Gurski and I talked about dogs and bike racing.
|My TT bike and Auer's TT bike|
A little over a week ago, Auer gave me the call. In his best Mr. T voice, he said, "Hey Man, you and I, we are going to do the two man TT in a couple of weeks." I protested, "but I haven't really done a TT in a while man, I've not been.." He cut me off, "How about this sucka! we're gonna go out and do a tt and have some fun. Now what do you say we gonna get down with our own bad-selves?"
We'll shit, how could I pass. Our next discussion was what skin-suit to wear, he wanted to do storm-troopers which I said at this point would be the same as ghost busters, because if I put on a white skin-suit, I'm gonna look like the Stay Puft Marshmellow man. Not a great look for me.
Evil Care Bear it was.
ITT was first. I had a good ride. Felt good, rode well, got close to my :30 man, only to have him pull away a bit at the end. Wind was weird, but fun. Not really sure how I did. By my clock it was a 24:50ish; the scorers had me at 25:38, and strava had me at 26 for the course, although the segment may not be correct, or it's picking up time I'm standing in line... I don't think I was the only who thought their time was off, but in the end I was happy with my ride. . Something was clearly a little weird here.
TTT this was harder. A storm was blowing in, and the winds picked up. Auer is also a much better TT rider than I am. I was supposed to lead off, but of course missed my pedal. We settled into a good pace and, had we had good ride. We got caught by our minute men just after the turn around. We surged back, but I started to crack a little. Auer let off the gas and we were working together again... I took the final pull and we cross the line. Neither of us felt like our TTT was faster than our ITT, but of course the timers had us a 25:22, which was in line with GPS. Again, another good effort, and I admit in my best Mr. T voice that was fun, in a sick sad way...
Okay, a race report about 2 time trials. I tried my best to make it interesting, because TT's aren't really all that interesting. thanks for reading.
The Mr. T soundboard it totally work 10 minutes of your life...