Allez Allez wrote: Percrime wrote:
. And everyone in front of me is someone I would consider quick
Dam 30 seconds of improvement needed to be considered quick. Plus what is standardised time
Standardised time is supposed to take into account everyone of different ages and gender. Basically, it is a formula that was developed by lots and lots of time trial data on thousands of people of different ages. On the ATTA website there is a spreadsheet that you can plug in the distance and it will tell you what time you should be able to do for your age and gender.
It is based largely on a flat parcours so a hilly course or hill climb TT will be harder to match your time for your age. It is a bit weird for teams because it is based only on the eldest rider in the team and obviously a team will be quicker than an individual anyway. ie. that is why Celtic Decor did a +21:14 and Rob Regester only a +5:33. As you can see James Timmer-Arends did a +14:19 because he is much older than Rob.
To put it simply, the closer you can get to 0:00 or a higher + standard time the better.
One last thing is that everyone aged between 18-35 are considered the same for male and the same for female, from age 36 and over you are allowed a bit of time each year.
Hope this all makes sense!!!