Thursday, September 18, 2008

Clark's TT: Pain & Suffering

I am slowly gaining confidence on my single speed. Today I took it to Corner Canyon for the first time and was pleasantly surprised that I was able to ride everything I normally do. For some reason I thought having only 1 gear would limit what I could ride but happily I am finding that isn't the case at all. In fact, I seem to be riding faster on the single speed. That still seems counterintuitive to me but hey, who am I to argue with success?

Case in point being my time up Clark's this evening. It's been a while since I last attempted the Clark's TT. I wanted to see if I could make it up Clark's on the single without exploding and figured I might as well time myself while I was at it. There were a few moments when I found myself on the edge of a blow up as I climbed up to the gate but I held it together and surprised myself with a new personal best of 12:44 - 46 seconds faster than my previous best time set on my full suspension BMC! I'm thinking that going sub-12 will be one of my 2009 season goals.

If you haven't done the Clark's TT yet now's the time to hit it. Road, cross or mountain bike it's all good. Just get yourself to Draper and ride! The trail is in great shape and the weather is fantastic.


KanyonKris said...

Nice job on your first SS TT!

Anonymous said...

Nice time. Single speed is the way to go on that trail.