By David Goodwin
Published 08/23/2022; Updated 08/23/2022

It’s not often I get to highlight my weather forecasting skills, but, DANG!!! – I nailed it tonight! I didn’t think that canceling made any sense. Sure, the roads would be wet but the big storms had just rolled through around 5 and there was a clearing that looked to be destined to hold for a while. As it turned out, the hillclimb was done under mostly sunny skies and the skyscape on the way home from 6:30 to 8 was absolutely spectacular. Lots of clouds and mist mixed in with blue sky and low angle sun. Stunning! I almost stopped to take some pictures.

Good participation today and this evening. Only 3 of the 12 did the HC earlier in the day. And what a great surprise and treat to have none other than George Clooney join us. Fantastic!

Three PRs today – Zinj by 3 seconds, Ben by 36 and Hen III by 1:38!

One final note, our one wayward non-participant from last week came back to the fold tonight. So happy!

Here is a link to the series so far:

Time Trial/Hill Climb Series

And finally, today’s results:

1. Patrick Sullivan; Time: 20:30; 16.95 mph; 12 points
2. Patrick Ryan; Time: 20:31; 16.93 mph; 11 points
3. Ben Winter; Time: 21:09; 16.43 mph; 10 points
4. George Clooney; Time: 22:44; 15.28 mph; 9 points
5. Andy MacDonald; Time: 22:46; 15.26 mph; 8 points
6. Zinj Guo; Time: 22:47; 15.25 mph; 7 points
7. Jonathan O’Keeffe; Time: 23:21; 14.88 mph; 6 points
8. Melissa Warwick; Time: 23:53; 14.55 mph; 5 points
9. David Goodwin; Time: 25:20; 13.71 mph; 4 points
10. Madeline Nagy; Time: 26:02; 13.34 mph; 3 points
11. Henry Wheaton; Time: 27:20; 12.71 mph; 2 points
12. Roger Stawasz; Time: 29:10; 11.91 mph; 1 points

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