Club Championship ITT - August 25- 6:30 PM- The Barrie Course - Out and Back 15 km
This evening, at the Barrie course, 17 Eagles participated in our club's championship. It was a bright sunny day. The temperature was around 23C, and there was a south wind blowing in the riders' faces on the return leg.
The TT started on time and some good times were posted. The battle for the Championship was a close one between Zak and Shawn with no quarter being given. Zak was behind Shawn by 4 seconds at the turnaround but was 7 seconds faster on the return leg to secure victory. Rolston Miller in his first TT with us this year came in third place to gain his spot on the podium. Yasmin Jackson was the fastest woman and rode probably her personal best with a time of 25:03.9. Her times over the 2 legs were very consistent. In the seniors division Andrew Darke triumphed over Gord Grimes. To address this travesty, next year Gord might upgrade to a carbon bike with drop handle bars. Alex Neytshtadt had technical troubles with his helmet, and started 1':50" later than his start time. However we adjusted his time for the delay and he came in at 23:25.1 with 2 very consistent legs. Lastly Dan Lundenberg blew out his expensive tubular back tire. It was when he had to suddenly stop at the turn and skidded to a stop . This was due to a nice resident who stopped at the turn as she was confused by my presence. By the time she left Dan's tire was exploding. After that Dan observed the turning techniques of several riders. Dan was so moved by what he saw occurring, that he will offer a course next year on proper turnaround technique . The results below have the split times for each leg. The OUT Leg was timed by me, and the return leg was calculated. My math looks good.
Thanks to the volunteers: Sarah Grimes timekeeper, Mike Grimes spotter, me at the turn with assistance from Dan Lundenberg. Also a big thank you to Keith Richards and Dave Viney who located the turnaround. The pavement was resurfaced recently and the original markings were covered over.
Next Sunday we will be TTing at the Pottageville course. The weather forecast is not too promising with a deluge in the forecast. If I feel that a cancellation is in order, a notice will be issued by 7:30 AM.
There have been questions about the Hill Climb series. So far I haven't heard anything, perhaps the school is closed. I will phone and see what happens. I was speaking to Andrew Szsfranski who is familiar with the roads near the Barrie course. Near Mount St. Louis there is a 3.34 km long hill with an average grade of 3% with 110 metres of climbing. It took elite athletes 6 minutes to climb it. The Hill Climb would be held on a Saturday morning on September. More details will follow.