By David Goodwin
Published 03/29/2022; Updated 03/29/2022

I’ve done a lot of TTs and HCs over the years, but I don’t remember one that was as frigid as today. I’m sure there were some but maybe my rapidly aging body is starting to dislike riding in cold weather. A lot of folks opted for the “warmer” part of today (which was around 4 to 5 pm when the winds were about 20 mph, the temperature was around 35 and the wind chill was not nice), including me. I thought I could take advantage of the north wind but as almost everyone remarked, it was mostly from the west and made the 7 miles south really challenging and the final 2 miles really a struggle.

Only one PR today – congrats to Ben J for a seriously fast time. He brought a newcomer, Cole E, who also had a very good time.

Anyway, glad that one’s in the books!

Here is a link to the series so far:

Time Trial/Hill Climb Series

And finally, today’s results:

1. Ben Jankowski; Time: 21:56; 25.17 mph; 14 points
2. Jonathan O’Keeffe; Time: 23:24; 23.59 mph; 13 points
3. Cole Ellison; Time: 23:33; 23.44 mph; 12 points
4. Zinj Guo; Time: 23:47; 23.21 mph; 11 points
5. Andy MacDonald; Time: 24:08; 22.87 mph; 10 points
6. Henry Wheaton; Time: 24:24; 22.62 mph; 9 points
7. Henry van den Broek; Time: 24:37; 22.42 mph; 8 points
8. Frank Sleegers; Time: 25:00; 22.08 mph; 7 points
9. Roger Stawasz; Time: 25:15; 21.86 mph; 6 points
10. Tim Cary; Time: 25:23; 21.75 mph; 5 points
11. Melissa Warwick; Time: 25:31; 21.63 mph; 4 points
12. David Goodwin; Time: 25:42; 21.48 mph; 3 points
13. Madeline Nagy; Time: 26:31; 20.82 mph; 2 points
14. Tim Pitkin; Time: 27:46; 19.88 mph; 1 points

Next Tuesday is the Leeds to Chesterfield Hill Climb starting from Spring Street in Leeds.