Newmarket Eagles CC - 40 km 2 Up Championship Team Time Trial - 29/6/19
The Newmarket Eagles held the 40 km Team Trial Championship on the Kennedy Road TT circuit, and it was a good day to hold it. The wind was absolutely calm, and there was a light fog keeping the riders from overheating. 17 showed up for the competition, with 7 teams competing 40 km (2 lap) category, plus 3 riders doing 1 lap for a distance of 20 km. Everyone rode their TT bikes.
The winners of the 2 Up TTT were Mark Gilligan and Justin Rogers. Their posted time of 54:06.2 ( 44.3 k/h) gave them the victory by 8.2 seconds over Shawn Wilcox and Brian Kelly. In third place was the mixed combo of Paolina Alan and Peter Henry who arrived at 55:11.6. The podium was all under the hour and they were smoking! Bill Ross elected to ride one lap (20 km) and did an excellent 32:09.6.
Today there were some special achievements of note:
-Winning “The Team that Tandems Together Stays Together” award, Tim and Lita Dayfoot rode their new Mariposa tandem for 20 km which is as 2 up as it gets and came in at 42:25.6.
-Winning the “Where Did You Come From” award, Sandor Almasi and Allison Mahoney wanted to ride the 40 km separately but due to the way I set up the software, they had to depart together and never separated from each other for 40km. They therefore have been given Defacto Team status for their excellent 1:09:38.2.
-Lastly, we can’t overlook “Team Wrong Way Rodell”. Mike Mandel and Rolston Miller rode past the turn around on Kennedy Road and instead of heading south on Kennedy Road went west on Ravenshoe to McCowan. We were wondering where they had got to when we saw them turn north onto Kennedy from Mt Albert SR. They claimed a 40 km time of 59:12 and because I feel somewhat responsible in their going astray, for assuming everyone knew the course, I am declaring them virtual winners in consideration of their double climb of the notorious Col de Ravenshoe plus at least 6 hills on McCowan.
Our main problem with traffic was from the cycling groups that rode on Kennedy Road. A club from North Toronto arrived at the finish line as 6 of our riders were making their turn for the second lap. Our riders navigated their way through the Toronto riders very skillfully – this was impressive.
Thanks to our volunteers the TTT went very well. At the turn around were Dean Robertson and Andrew Darke, spotting riders was Bruce Telfer and standing in the middle of the road as a beacon at the start / finish line was Tony Osborne. Lauren Moretto was the backup timer and I did the timing. Lauren enjoyed the event and is interested in trying at TT. If anyone wants to see a TT feel free to come out and see what it is all about, you might want to try it.
Below are the times posted by the riders. The time of the second rider of each team is the official time, this includes Sandor! It was a great event and a link to Bill Ross’s pics is attached.
McCowan TT- Tomorrow we will be time trialing at McCowan Road. Start time is 7:00 PM sharp. Parking is at the Holt Free Methodist Church. Volunteers for the turn and start are required. Please contact me if you are available to provide you services.
Sandford Road Race- On Saturday July 6 at 9:00 AM the second race at the Sandford course will be held. We had a good turnout at the last race and hope that more riders will take part. Everyone who participated really enjoyed the race. The format is the Australian Pursuit in which the riders of similar ability are sent off in groups based on their handicap time. The object is to get the field to finish together despite their differences in speed. It’s a good race format and you will become a better rider faster than you would by doing the morning rides.
Four by 3000 - Movie -July 15th - SilverCity Theatre- East Gwillimbury
Demand Films is offering another movie about cycling: Four by 3000 at the Silver City Theatre in East Gwillimbury. It will be showing on a Monday night and is a great way to chill out from a weekend of cycling. Last year the club was successful in getting Le Tour screened at the Silver City Theatre. Due to our success at filling the theatre, Demand Films is offering us a viewing. A review of the movie is on the Pez Cycling website with a trailer. It’s rare that we get to see cycling movies at all, please visit the Demand Films site to reserve your tickets as soon as possible. They need to sell 50 tickets for a viewing, we can do it! Below for your information is the link to the film. Also go to Pez Cycling to read their review. Demand Film shows great movies, you will like it, and learn about the RAAM too.