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5 Rules of Perfect Time Trial Pacing

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This is a quick entry regarding another slide from a talk in Portland I did early last year.

When power meters started to gain some traction in the cycling world, there was a small and vocal group that were bound and determined to turn time trial racing, as it pertained to supply side topics, in to a math problem.  There were all sorts of folks talking about algorithms, optimization schemes, constraints...yadda, yadda, yadda.


In fact, I was one of the early guys who coded stuff up and took a hard look at the benefits of a properly paced effort - if I remember correctly there was a meme at the time within the powermeter acolytes that followed the early efforts of mine regarding was all about supercomputers...


In short order it became clear to me that bike racing is, indeed, not a math problem.  And, when it comes to properly pacing a time trial it is best to keep things caveman simple and stick to these five rules:


Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 04:02