2020 Race Report #5: Rock River Multisport 20 KM Time Trial
My fifth race of 2020 was the second outdoor race of the season. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this race has been postponed to a later date in the season. As an alternative, I raced the course virtually through an online cycling workout website called ROUVY, similar to my last race a couple of weeks ago.
My time was 0:36:52 (21.3 mph) for 13.1 miles. When I raced this course on August 24, 2019, I finished in 0:34:25 (21.87 mph). As I previously noted, there are two disadvantages to virtual time trial racing. First, there is no benefit for using aero gear, such as a TT bike, speedsuit, aero helmet, etc. Second, the power trainer reduces the resistance on a downhill section, but there is no coasting. You have to continue pedaling or you will stop. Nevertheless, I was pleased with this result only three weeks into my new training program.
Virtual race replay: Rock River Multisport 20 KM Time Trial
My next race is the WBR Single Bong time trial (hilly 20 kilometers) on Saturday, May 2, in Kansasville, WI. This race is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual version of this race course has already been created, which I will race next weekend.