By Michael Bello
Published 02/06/2024; Updated 02/13/2024

For the sixth week of the NCC Zwift Hill Climb/Time Trial Series, we visited Central Park.

This week, our challenge was the Park Perimeter Loop. This 6.1 mile loop includes 413 feet of climbing.

For the second week in a row, Scott took the top position. With his riding statistics presented on his Discord video, the group could see his speed throughout the course. Dusty took second and bested Henry, who completed the podium, which is truly the only placing that matters for Dusty.

Jonathan took fourth by 13 seconds over Zinj.

Andy, Kevin, and Steve finished seventh, eighth, and ninth respectively.

Justine joined the TT for the first time. Her ninth place finish was on a road bike, but she would have bested me regardless since I was doing an endurance workout. As a reminder to all, time trials should be done on a virtual TT bike so drafting is not a factor. For hill climbs, any bike and drafting are allowed (and encouraged).

With five weeks left, Dusty and Henry occupy the top two spots in the standings.

Here are today’s results:

1. Yarosh, Scott; Time: 0:13:13; 27.6 mph; 10 points
2. King, Dusty; Time: 0:13:54; 26.2 mph; 9 points
3. Weis, Henry; Time: 0:14:21; 25.4 mph; 7 points
4. O’Keeffe, Jonathan; Time: 0:14:55; 24.4 mph; 6 points
5. Guo, Zinj; Time: 0:15:08; 24.1 mph; 5 points
6. MacDonald, Andy; Time: 0:15:23; 23.7 mph; 4 points
7. Weinman, Kevin; Time: 0:14:16; 22.1 mph; 8 points [updated time and points]
8. Wysk, Steve; Time: 0:16:58; 21.5 mph; 3 points
9. Mccarthy, Justine; Time: 0:17:16; 21.1 mph; 2 points
10. Bello, Michael; Time: 0:20:39; 17.6 mph; 1 points

*Strava PR

Here are the series standings:

1. King, Dusty; Event(s) 6; Points: 63
2. Weis, Henry; Event(s) 6; Points: 49.5
3. Weinman, Kevin; Event(s) 5; Points: 41
4. Guo, Zinj; Event(s) 6; Points: 39.5
5. van den Broek, Henry; Event(s) 5; Points: 37
6. Yarosh, Scott; Event(s) 2; Points: 22
7. Warwick, Melissa; Event(s) 4; Points: 21
8. O’Keeffe, Jonathan; Event(s) 3; Points: 19
9. MacDonald, Andy; Event(s) 4; Points: 17
10. Long, Thom; Event(s) 2; Points: 15
11. Wysk, Steve; Event(s) 4; Points: 10
11. Hewitt, Mark; Event(s) 1; Points: 10
11. Bello, Michael; Event(s) 6; Points: 10
14. O’Connor, Colman; Event(s) 1; Points: 9
15. Lellman, Charlotte; Event(s) 2; Points: 7
15. Laviolette, Joe; Event(s) 2; Points: 7
17. Wheaton, Henry; Event(s) 2; Points: 6
18. Silva, Tim; Event(s) 3; Points: 5
19. Mccarthy, Justine; Event(s) 1; Points: 2

Next week, we will climb Leith Hill in London.

Participants in the Hill Climb/TT series may ride any time during the day or participate in the group ride version at 6:00 PM. Please visit the NCC Zwift page for the series rules.

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

  • Tuesday 6:00 PM – Time Trial / Hill Climb
  • Wednesday 7:30 PM – Social Ride
  • Thursday Evenings – Road Race (times will vary between 5 PM and 7 PM EST)
  • Sat 9:00 AM – Social Ride

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To learn more about the NCC and Zwift rides, please visit our Zwift page.