Kennedy Road Time Trial - Saturday August 15th Results
28 riders came to the Time Trial today, 9 rode in Heat 1, and 19 in Heat 2. Once again the skies were clear and the wind was light. In Heat 1 Zak" The Attack" Jackson was the fastest TT bike rider with a time of 20:57.3 closely followed by Peter Henry at 21:02.1, a difference of 4.8 seconds. JD Power after riding 70 km from home to the TT was third with a time of 21:42.0. Our long time member Ed Veal, who has ridden on the track for the Canadian Pursuit Team, and is now trying to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics on a Tandem in the Para events came in at 19:03.9. This is an average speed of 47.2 k/h. Wow! I For a brief moment I thought I was going to make it to the finish line before Ed, but he passed me and disappeared very very quickly. In the Road Bike Category Steve Quenneville was first at 23:17.3, David Pearce was second at 23:34.1, and Paul Belfry was third at 23:52.2. Our ladies event was won by Yasmin Jackson (TT Bike) with a time of 25:47.9. Sue McCallum (TT bike) was second at 26:50.5. Sheryl Potter on a Road Bike came in at 29:57.4. An interesting rivalry is developing between Gord Grimes, Andrew Darke, and Greg Kennedy with a spread of 30" between the 3 of them.
There have been discrepancies between our Webscorer timing app and a few riders with Garmins. The difference is about 5 seconds. To resolve this conflict I have a Seiko stopwatch, which is the Gold Standard for manual race timing with 3 decimal accuracy, and would appreciate it if someone could time the heats with it. I will set it up and all you have to do is push 1 button. This controversy must be put to rest!
Thanks to our volunteers: Victor Tolgyessy timing Heat 2, Adrian Jackson at the turnaround Heat 1, Dan Lundenberg at the turnaround Heat 2, Jan Jensen backup timer Heat 2, and Lisa Zalewski spotter Heat 2. Our TT attendance has increased significantly this year, the Saturday format is really working out quite well. Time trialing is a lot of fun, especially when it is over. It's a quality workout and will improve your riding ability. Why not give it a try.
Next Saturday August 22d we will be Time Trialing at McCowan Road. Then on Tuesday the 25th the Club Championship will be held at the Barrie course. It's a drive, but the course is worth it. It has smooth pavement, very light traffic, and it's a meandering tree lined flat course. It's the best one I ever rode upon. We will be starting at 6:30 at 30" intervals, and will be wearing numbers. A spotter is required. Please contact me if you are available.
A question has arisen about the 40 km Championship on Kennedy on Sept 5th. There will be a 20 km option for those who do not want to ride the full 40 kilometers. When you register for the Championship put 20 km in your entry.