Piru 40K TT
Written by Platinum rider Andres Malovas
With the district time trial coming up in a couple weeks it was time to dial in the TT bike, and head on down to the Piru 40k TT. This was my first 40K time trial, and first time on the Piru course. Fellow Platinum Performance team member Tom Anhalt had given me some pointers since I had never metered an effort on the TT bike for that duration, or on that course. With very nearly perfect conditions I set out, and did my best to pace myself like Tom had said. The wind kicked up considerably for the second lap and I was very happy that I didn't go too hard the first 20k, and had something in the tank while fighting the wind. I gave everything I had on the return with the tail wind helping me, and finished the 40k in 57:30. I was happy to meet my goal in posting a sub 1 hour 40k TT, and quite happy it was not only fastest in my category, but fastest of the day as well.