Club Time Trial #1 – Wed May 18/16

The first TT of our 4 event time trial series is this week, with first rider starting at 7:00pm!

New for 2016: Due to a road closure on 4th Line, we have moved the Time Trial course one concession west, to 6th Line East. When riding out to the course please allow yourself a few extra minutes, as the course is just over a km further west than in previous years.

Note the schedule for the other events in the series:

  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17

Time trials are a great way to test your fitness.  It is a race against yourself and the clock. Riders start at 1 minute intervals and the challenge is to try to catch the rider ahead of you and not to be caught by the rider behind you!  No drafting is allowed.

We use the same course for each of the 4 TT events allowing you to measure your training progression throughout the season.

The course is 16.7km long, an out-and-back route on the rolling hills of Sixth Line East just north of County Road 51 (road to Ariss)

TIPS

  • maintain a steady power output and heart rate throughout the event
  • have a smooth, regular pedalling technique
  • position yourself to be extremely aerodynamic
  • discipline yourself to operate just below your anaerobic threshold until near the end of the course.

REMINDER

  • please exercise caution during the TT, especially at the turn around, as the roads are open and vehicles can be expected
  • please remember that while waiting for your start to not obstruct traffic
  • please remember to bring your club membership card.

Course Record:  TBD on May 18
Meeting Location:  Start Line – 6th Line East, just north of County Road 51 (road to Ariss)
Meeting Time:  Sign-in: 6:45pm, First rider start: 7:00pm

RESULTS
The 2016 time trial series got off to a great start, with good weather greeting the riders looking to test their legs on the new course. Everyone set a Personal Best time, but top honours on the night went to Benoit Boulay and Tara MacDonald, each setting a course record!

Place Name Time km/hr
1 Benoit Boulay 23:47.9 42.10 CR  PB 100% aero
2 Andy Mill 24:22.6 41.10 PB 98% aero
3 Gabhan Chalmers 24:50.5 40.34 PB 96% aero
4 Kevin Bodbyl 25:33.5 39.20 PB 93%
5 Gord Drewitt 26:45.7 37.44 PB 89%
6 Tara MacDonald 26:55.6 37.21 W-CR  PB 88%

Weather: 14 deg C, clear, 51% humidity, wind NE 6 km/hr, 102.1 kPa

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