Now I have bars for my track TT bike... if I can muster up the guts to actually start doing Kilo and/or Pursuit. I'm torn between the two, since I hate both. I hate them because they really, really hurt and I'm not terribly good at either. Kilo, my best time ever is a 1:08, or roughly 10 seconds off of the World Record. Might as well be a couple light years. I've never even done a competitive Pursuit. I've done a few as training, but that's it. I figure, if I can do a 40K TT on the road, then I should be able to finish a 4K Pursuit on the track.
The darned things just look fast sitting still. They ain't light, but for the track they should be perfect. Since they are aluminum, they should also be stiff enough to hold up to a hard Kilo or Pursuit start. Maybe now they won't have to time me with a sun dial. With these and my Aero Goober Helmet, maybe I can ride a competitive Kilo finally.
I just have to remember what my old coach used to yell at me on my start lap; "BREATHE!" It's amazing how simple that sounds and yet how often people hold their breath on their start laps. In fact, right now, I'm getting dizzy just thinking about it.