Did my first 40km (actually 41.2) ITT yesterday (previous longest 20.6). Not only did I do a PB (not hard given it's my first!), I also did my first "better than age standard" ride. I also managed an average speed greater than for the 20.6km which was on the same course but only two laps. It was pretty hot, I ran out of water with about 8km to go. Hit an energy flat spot with about 6km to go but hung on to do 1:06:10 (37.4kph). Previous ride on this course was 33:40 (36.7kph) over half the distance. Part of the course has been resurfaced since the earlier ride which was lovely to ride on. I feel I could do better. I went too hard on the first lap (minute faster than next three) and my tri-bars where not quite right, they need to be wider. State Champs next weekend so an opportunity to do better. Other a.b'ers: Byron27 tore up the course in under an hour (only 4 out of 65-odd managed that, not including a rider who was "relegated" for drafting, first time I've seen that at an ATTA event) and Gumby who did the 20.6km ride last year improved his speed by 1.65kph since May last year. Despite the pain, I felt pretty happy afterwards! Recovery ride this morning was a leisurely 29kph. DeF. -- e-mail: [email protected] To reply, you'll have to remove finger.