By David Goodwin
Published 04/27/2021; Updated 04/28/2021

I’m not all that pleased with the way the real timer vs Strava time issue is evolving. Up until this point, I’ve said that if you send me a Strava time, I’ll simply add 3 seconds. No more! For today’s hillclimb, the Strava time was, on average, 8 seconds faster than actual recorded times. So – new policy – from here on, when you report your time, if you have it, send me both your recorded time and your Strava time. I will then come up with an average time difference and ADD that to your Strava time if you don’t submit a recorded time. Tonight it would have been 8 seconds. I hope this will encourage everyone to time themselves with some sort of timing device and ONLY rely upon Strava for a backup. But please do send me both times if you have them as it will help me figure out the daily number average to add to Strava times. This also requires that you look at the Start and Finish photos on the NCC website and know exactly where they are.

There were some really tight races today. One second separated a lot of places. I’m sure if we had been racing all together, it would have shaken out a bit differently but, this is what we got so far! Zinj and Jonathan seem destined for the same time, no matter what course they do. And the Lellman’s formed a David sandwich but it sounds better if I describe that I was in a Lellman sandwich.

Here’s a link to the 2021 series so far:

Time Trial/Hill Climb Series

And finally, today’s results:

1. Nick Hight-Huf; Time: 13:43; 18.81 mph; 27 points
2. Nick Gaubinger; Time: 15:07; 17.07 mph; 26 points
3. Henry Weis; Time: 15:08; 17.05 mph; 25 points
4. Carson Poe; Time: 15:35; 16.56 mph; 24 points
5. Ben Jankowski; Time: 16:10; 15.96 mph; 23 points
6. Dusty King; Time: 16:24; 15.73 mph; 22 points
7. Andy MacDonald; Time: 16:25; 15.72 mph; 21 points
8. Sam Veggeberg; Time: 16:44; 15.42 mph; 20 points
9. Ben Winter; Time: 16:54; 15.27 mph; 19 points
10. Scott Monroe; Time: 17:05; 15.1 mph; 18 points
11.5. Jonathan O’Keeffe; Time: 17:21; 14.87 mph; 16.5 points
11.5. Zinj Guo; Time: 17:21; 14.87 mph; 16.5 points
13. Melissa Warwick; Time: 17:36; 14.66 mph; 15 points
14. Joe Lellman; Time: 18:12; 14.18 mph; 14 points
15. David Goodwin; Time: 18:37; 13.86 mph; 13 points
16. Charlotte Lellman; Time: 18:47; 13.74 mph; 12 points
17. Chris Armen; Time: 18:54; 13.65 mph; 11 points
18. Frank Sleegers; Time: 18:55; 13.64 mph; 10 points
19. Madeline Nagy; Time: 19:06; 13.51 mph; 9 points
20. Aime Bourdon; Time: 19:17; 13.38 mph; 8 points
21. Michael Bello; Time: 19:34; 13.19 mph; 7 points
22. Roger Stawasz; Time: 20:30; 12.59 mph; 6 points
23. Tim Cary; Time: 20:31; 12.58 mph; 5 points
24. Henry Wheaton; Time: 21:08; 12.21 mph; 4 points
25. Peter Crowley; Time: 21:33; 11.97 mph; 3 points
26. Tim Pitkin; Time: 22:11; 11.63 mph; 2 points
27. Donna Wilson; Time: 23:54; 10.79 mph; 1 point

Next Tuesday is the Deerfield Time Trial, which starts and ends on River Road in Deerfield.