By David Goodwin
Published 04/19/2022; Updated 04/20/2022

The forecast for the hillclimb between the hours of 5 and 7 pm changed from mostly sunny, to rainy, to a weather advisory, to locust and tornadoes, back to full sun and then a tsunami at 6:45 pm. Luckily, I decided at 4 pm not to cancel and instead, left my house at 5, did the hillclimb and rode home by 7 and saw incredible sun and clouds and lighting as I rode west. Not a single drop of rain! There was wind, a cold cold wind, but I’m glad that I didn’t cancel.

Lots of other folks too joined the fun – 24 total. Strava seemed to be about 10 seconds faster than real time but I had to guess at a few times as there are still people out there that don’t seem to own a timing device. If you notice your results are waaay off, let me know, otherwise I’m going to leave things as they appear below.

Two newcomers tonight – Salem and Jo. Welcome! Six PRs as well – Henry, Sam, Charlotte, Schuyler, Gus and Ben J – Gus beat his best time by over 4 minutes! Must be nice to go from a talented youngster to a talented young man! Great job everyone!

I’m toying with the idea of changing the starting time in 2023 to 5:30. Think about it and let me know if that is better than 6:00 for you. Pros and cons for sure.

Here is a link to the series so far:

Time Trial/Hill Climb Series

And finally, today’s results:

1. Nick Hight-Huf; Time: 14:19; 18.02 mph; 24 points
2. Gus Lellman; Time: 14:56; 17.28 mph; 23 points
3. Patrick Sullivan; Time: 15:20; 16.83 mph; 22 points
4. Ben Jankowski; Time: 15:25; 16.74 mph; 21 points
5. Sam Veggeberg; Time: 16:20; 15.8 mph; 20 points
6. Patrick Ryan; Time: 16:29; 15.65 mph; 19 points
7. Salem Mazzawy; Time: 16:30; 15.64 mph; 18 points
8. Cole Ellison; Time: 16:34; 15.57 mph; 17 points
9. Andy MacDonald; Time: 16:41; 15.46 mph; 16 points
10. Schuyler Lockwood; Time: 16:42; 15.45 mph; 15 points
11. Zinj Guo; Time: 17:08; 15.06 mph; 14 points
12. Charlotte Lellman; Time: 17:44; 14.55 mph; 13 points
13. Jonathan O’Keeffe; Time: 17:47; 14.51 mph; 12 points
14. Ben Winter; Time: 18:06; 14.25 mph; 11 points
15. Melissa Warwick; Time: 18:18; 14.1 mph; 10 points
16. Jo Glading-DiLorenzo; Time: 18:37; 13.86 mph; 9 points
17. Joe Lellman; Time: 18:46; 13.75 mph; 8 points
18. Frank Sleegers; Time: 19:00; 13.58 mph; 7 points
19. Madeline Nagy; Time: 19:23; 13.31 mph; 6 points
20. Henry Wheaton; Time: 20:03; 12.87 mph; 5 points
21. David Goodwin; Time: 20:07; 12.83 mph; 4 points
22. Eric Winkler; Time: 21:28; 12.02 mph; 3 points
23. Ignacy Gaydamovich; Time: 24:10; 10.68 mph; 2 points
24. Roger Stawasz; Time: 24:17; 10.62 mph; 1 points

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