As the days become shorter and the weather begins to get colder, the Northampton Cycling Club is preparing to launch its Zwift calendar for Fall of 2021 and Winter of 2022.
And so ends a spectacular time trial and hillclimb season. There were a total of 20 events plus 5 that were canceled.
Hydra Cross p/b Open Square, the NCC-supported and sponsored cyclocross race in Holyoke, was a great success.
Our final hillclimb of the season featured a special guest appearance by local cyclocross legend Anthony Clark, and ended up with Ben taking the overall season hillclimb championship.
At 8:45 AM this past Saturday, September 11, we began sending the first of 116 riders up Mount Greylock for the NCC’s 11th episode of this classic uphill time trial. We send riders up in 20 second intervals, and as they lined up and were individually counted down, 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… go!, I realized that the train had left the station and the race was underway. It would take just over an hour for all the riders to depart, and a bit more than 2.5 hours for everyone to reach the summit.
As our TT/HC season meanders towards it’s completion (one more HC and one more TT), we were treated to some rare stunning weather and conditions for the Deerfield Time Trial.
The Final Group Ride Party will take place on September 8, 2021, 7:30 PM at a High Brow Pizza.
The climb up the Chesterfield wall is never easy, and today was no exception. At the one hour mark we had only covered about 13 miles but the tempo had already changed.