By David Goodwin
Published 07/25/2023; Updated 07/25/2023

I was so distraught to have cancelled last week’s Deerfield Time Trial due to a weather forecast that entirely mislead me (it was sunny and there were dry roads at 5 pm) that I was determined not to make the same mistake tonight. Yes, there were thunderstorms in the area and MANY folks opted out. However, even though it was a bit murky, it was dry – from 3:45 pm when I left Sunderland until 6:30 pm when I got back home. The light rain held off until 6:35 so I was really happy!

Ryan averaged 371 watts for the climb tonight (and got a PR by 48 seconds for his effort). By contrast, I averaged 221 watts (and was off my PR by over 2:30) which landed me squarely in last place. As Bob Johnson told me at the Major Taylor Hillclimb race on Sunday when I was 6 seconds slower than my age group winning time a few years ago, “What do you expect, man, you’re getting old!”

Here is a link to the series so far:

Time Trial/Hill Climb Series

And finally, today’s results:

1. Ryan Davis; Time: 19:54; 17.79 mph; 6 points
2. Thom Barry; Time: 22:07; 16.01 mph; 5 points
3. Andy MacDonald; Time: 22:44; 15.57 mph; 4 points
4. Zinj Guo; Time: 23:51; 14.84 mph; 3 points
5. Joe Lellman; Time: 24:18; 14.57 mph; 2 points
6. David Goodwin; Time: 25:40; 13.79 mph; 1 points


Next Tuesday is the short time trial, which starts in Whately and ends in Hatfield.