Thursday, 11 June 2009

Time Trial

Time trial.
Team time trial.

The Giro, now Dauphine start to be defined by the time separation between contenders achieved by the race against the clock.

It's a race that consumes our everyday life. I've had a couple of conversations and read this (great pictures too) concerning our ever dwindling attention spans and the pressure we have to rush from one daily or work task to the next. It's impact cannot be underestimated, down the smallest of margins, in our daily task's: minutes, in the time trialist's journey: seconds (or fractions of).

We shuffle our agenda's, rush from work to home, surge to change and manage to get through the door to hopefully relax on the bike.

We then proceed to ride tempo to beat our last average and return home as quickly as we can.