I'm starting in my first official cycling individual time trial tomorrow morning. 40 km (24.85 miles).
Any last-minute advice for me??
I know I need to wear a jersey with sleeves.
Anything else I'm forgetting? I'm worried I'm going to unknowingly violate some arcane rule. Plus it will be my first standing start.
This is the same course on which I'll be riding the Maryland State Senior Individual Time Trials later this summer, to hopefully qualify for the 2009 National Senior Games, so this is really just my first practice ride to preview the course.
I'll get a good warmup and cooldown, since the start is 5 miles from the parking area. My only other plan is to go hard to the turnaround, then go harder.
Goals? I'd just like to get the experience, not screw up too much, not crash, and maybe if I'm lucky break 18 mph.