Today’s weather could have gone several different ways. Luckily, it was pretty good. A few raindrops here and there, a few kilometers of wet road but things worked out way better than I expected.

Posted: June 27, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET

The short time trial is the only time trial where the wind really matters. We race in one direction as opposed to the long one and the Deerfield one. Today’s wind was a disappointment.

Posted: June 20, 2023 at 9:44 PM ET

Lots of close real time and asynchronous times today. The weather turned perfect for the afternoon and the road was mostly dry by 5 pm. There were hundreds of millipeds  (or milli of centipedes) all hell-bent on crossing the road this afternoon. I avoided most of them but am sure I squished a few, especially on the screaming descent.

Posted: June 13, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET

The TT was canceled this evening but that doesn’t mean that nobody did the course earlier in the day. In fact, there were 5 of us that, for one reason or another, went out before the wind a-started a-howlin’ and the particulates from the Canadian fires a-started a-blowin’.

Posted: June 6, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET

I’m not sure if there was a favorable wind window to optimize times. I do know that Cindy tried to outsmart it around noon but don’t think she was successful.

Posted: May 23, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET

My new strategy for all future hillclimbs is to show up at the start, complain how fat and slow I’ve become, how unlubricated my chain is, how I hadn’t shaved my legs in several years, how both of my tires were so low on air that they were rimming out and how I had to wear a kit 5 sizes too big because all I had access to were the clothes from Paul Bunyan’s closet. Oh, and then come in second.

Posted: May 16, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET

I think the 5 pm folks (there were 14 of us) got a bum steer with the wind tonight. There was some assist but by the time I rode back to Sunderland at 5:45, it was all I could do to keep from getting blown down to Chicopee!

Posted: May 9, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET

We had some decent pavement after Deerfield’s Highway Department put in some effort last year to fix up the deep crevasses on River Road. I think maybe one too many search and rescue missions were sent to find lost cyclists and it just became cheaper to fix it.

Posted: April 25, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET