Tinea Pedis wrote:
From the Stage 2 TT in the Tour de Perth
Road bikes, no TT bars allowed but a disk and helmet.
why the "no tt bars" rule?
a friend of mine raced the tour de perth, he came in ~30th in the TT. he's a young, tiny guy but his power output for the 26-27 minutes on course was ridiculous. made me wince with pain and i'm like 20kg heavier than him.
It seems to me that there's a pretty broad spread of talent from the top to the bottom of the NRS. the top guys are just that much better than the rest of the field. of the east coast guys that I know, some of them are really quick at club level but seem to be a fair way off the pace against the big boys. interesting series though, i'll be paying attention all year and watching the coverage on SBS.
will your team be doing every round? seems like a lot of travelling, including a few remote places which can't be cheap. as an outsider looking in, it seems like a bit more racing around the capital cities might make things a bit cheaper for competitors?
Not sure on why no clip-on bars, to me it seems it was to keep the playing field a little more level.
The top guys really are a level above. I'm going to bite my tongue on some other aspects of it, but the top boys really really do mean business. Same as any sport really.
We won't be doing the whole NRS, don't have the budget for it. And there's more to racing well at national level than having a good club level palmares (as I am quickly discovering).