My racing buddy in South Carolina has set up his summer TT event again this year and just posted it. I am going to use this as a reason to get out there on the bike at least once a week. Lets face it I have lost my motivation and it is showing on the scale. Seeing that he is doing this has me lifting my head and both chins. This is free to join and it was extremely easy to participate in last year. Since all other events this year seem to be getting canceled this may be the only event that won't. I already have a segment setup east of Greenwood that is an easy warm-up from the Clarks School parking lot. You can set one up in your neck of the woods if you don't want to travel to mine. You don't have to be a competitive racer to join. consistency is the name of this game. I was third last year until R.A.I.N. and then finished out 20th I think. Please read below and ask me any questions if you have them. No you don't have to ride a recumbent to participate though it sure does make it more enjoyable.
Cruzbike Time Trial Challenge 2020
The 2020 Cruzbike Time Trial (TT) Challenge Series is a 21-week cycling challenge that is created and administered by Larry Oslund. It is officially approved by Cruzbike.
Week #1 will begin on Monday May 4th - and last through Sunday Sept 27th.
If you participated in the 2019 Summer TT Challenge, this will be very similar, utilizing an outdoor 12-mile Strava Segment, it will just be 21 weeks instead of 12 weeks this year. You can even use your save Strava Segment if you were happy with it.
Anyone can win! Based on Alvin Maxwell’s live Time Trial Series in Washington, NC, this series is designed to give everyone an equal chance to win – male and female, young and old, any bike type, regardless of rider conditioning. The rider that is the most consistent and improves the most over the course of the series wins. There will also be weekly winners so everyone in the series has the chance to win at some point!
All riders ride their courses as hard and fast as they can (no sandbagging!). This will be your initial Personal Best (PB). Each rider will receive 1 point that rides during this 1st week. There will be no weekly winner the first week. The cutoff for submitting your segment each week is Monday at 11:59 p.m.
Scoring is based on how many riders are competing. After the cutoff for the week, each rider’s time offset from their Personal Best will be used to determine the placing and points for that week. If 20 riders compete, then 1st place gets 20 points, 2nd place 19, etc. If 10 riders, then 10, 9, 8, etc. If there is a tie, the tied riders will get the same number of points.
To encourage consistent all out effort and disincentivize sandbagging, we are creating a new weekly bonus point system:
Anyone joining after the first week will be considered a new rider and receive 1 point after their first ride regardless of what week it is. If there is more than 1 new rider, they all receive 1 point. If you do not ride, you do not get any points. If you ride and get last place, you still get more points than the rider that did not ride at all!
You can ride your segment anytime within the week from Monday at 12:00 am to Sunday at 11:59 pm. We will announce a weekly winner along with the cumulative points for each rider on Tuesday.
Weekly standings will be posted on the Cruzbike forum.
The participant with the most points after the 21 weeks is the winner.
Anyone on any bike can participate as long as they can ride the same 12-mile TT route once each week. The results will be available on the Cruzbike forum.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
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