And so ends a spectacular time trial and hillclimb season. There were a total of 20 events plus 5 that were canceled.
Posts Tagged: 2021 Time Trial/Hill Climb
Our final hillclimb of the season featured a special guest appearance by local cyclocross legend Anthony Clark, and ended up with Ben taking the overall season hillclimb championship.
As our TT/HC season meanders towards it’s completion (one more HC and one more TT), we were treated to some rare stunning weather and conditions for the Deerfield Time Trial.
We had a sweet night for a hillclimb, warm and a light breeze but dry! Also, I included a status report on Andy MacDonald.
As some of you know, we had a major incident in the long time trial this evening. At the turn onto Elm Street for the final 2 miles, Andy MacDonald went down hard and did some major damage to himself. Other than this, we had 12 other riders complete the race.
Two small changes in the standings after it was discovered that one person’s time was for the wrong hillclimb. A big night for Zinj – winning the hillclimb, getting a PR AND finding himself in the Overall Series lead. Ben is on the top of the hillclimb standings and things are getting close as we enter the last 5 weeks of the series.
I was all set to say that there weren’t any PRs tonight given the significant headwind out of the south south-east but not everybody did the time trial at 6 pm tonight. Andy did it before I even had my coffee this morning and shaved 14 seconds off his best time.
So perhaps the secret to a good hillclimb is to squeeze out of work a few minutes early, ride like a possessed demon to the start line, grab a quick drink from your sister’s water bottle and then go like an even more possessed demon to the top. Yes, that’s what Gus did tonight. Impressive!