FORTUNE 700 ALL FIXED 2 STAGE RACE... 1 DAY
NOVEMBER 7th. 2010 Start time:12:00 noon
All Fixed Gear Fortune 700 Two Man Time Trials & Curcuit Road Race.
Rosebowl, Pasadena CA.
Men, Women, Junior.
Lap is 3.3 mile in length and consists of moderate turns and a slight uphill finish.
Possible addition to course is pending.
Presented to the top three (3) finishers in each field.
Additionally: Prizes will be given to the Overall top three placers in each category as determined by
finishes in the Road Race and Time Trials.
Helmets are mandatory!
Fortune 700 Rosebowl Two Man Time Trial Training Tips
Communication is by far the most important thing you need to do.
“Slow down, I can’t keep up.”
“My legs feel great; how about yours?”
Constantly talk to each other and monitor how each of you are feeling and whether the pace is working
for both of you. HELP EACH OTHER OUT. Praise each other for good pulls, particularly in the wind. Talk, talk,
Always, always, always —- be aware of wind direction, particularly after a turn. Find the “sweet spot”
behind your partner or to his/her right or left.
3. Stay Together
Time is measured based upon the second rider crossing the line. Finishing 30 seconds ahead of your
partner may be wonderful for your ego, but is terrible for your results. Stay together on the straight-aways;
stay together on the turns. Turns are critical; you can lose precious seconds re-grouping. Smooth
acceleration out of the turns. Remember the person behind you needs to stay on your wheel. Ride very very
close to the wheel in front of you. Inches make a difference in energy saved.
One minute is a good amount of time to stay in front. However, it may very well be that one of you is
stronger on the day of the race; it might even be the one who is normally not as strong; the body is different
from day to day. Let the stronger cyclist pull LONGER, not harder or faster; let the slower cyclist pull shorter.
5. Leave your ego in the car
It is called a “team time trial.” You both need to finish together. It makes no difference that one of you
pulled for a longer total period of time than the other; it is your finishing time that counts.
6. Get behind your partner as fast as possible
When rotating positions, the faster you get do it, the less you are hanging out in the wind. Stay tight, not
just front to back but side to side when you are rotating positions. Don’t swing out real wide; stay close. If
you are in the back during a turn, make certain that your partner knows that you are still there. If you have
fallen off during a turn or otherwise, scream out so that your partner waits for you.
7. Have fun
Individual time trials can be psychological hell. Team time trials, are an absolute blast. Enjoy yourself. Not
many people in the world can do this.