Canada Rd. low-key TT has a Merckx category - no equipment. How about adding this to the upcoming TTs on the NCNCA calendar? It could even be men and women combined. Racers could just compare their times to others in that field who race the same regular racing category, e.g., W3.
At Dunlap, I'd say 80% of the 24 starters in the W3-4 field had full TT equipment (and even some of the 10-12 juniors!!). Fine for those who want to play that way, but for others the price per use is way too high. It's hard to know how much is the equipment verses the engine, but we will never know without a commando category.
California Road Club