I tried to shame Melissa into hosting an impromptu lobster and margherita after party at her house at the top of the hillclimb but I guess she didn’t already have all the necessary ingredients on hand. What kind of people are these Shutesburians?? I thought most households had at least 24 lobsters on hand at any given time, just in case.
Posts Tagged: Time Trial/Hill Climb
Today was a good day to do the TT sometime during the middle part of the day. There was a sweet screaming wind from the north to give an awesome power assist. By 6 pm, the wind was generally out of the east, making the first 7 miles a bit challenging but the last 2 miles were really nice. I can’t remember a time when there’s been an east wind for the short TT.
Based on the times I’m seeing (since I’m generally way off the back and don’t get to see too much of the real action taking place amongst the younger, faster, fitter set of riders), I think there were some pretty good battles brewing this evening.
The forecast for the hillclimb between the hours of 5 and 7 pm changed from mostly sunny, to rainy, to a weather advisory, to locust and tornadoes, back to full sun and then a tsunami at 6:45 pm. Luckily, I decided at 4 pm not to cancel …
The dreaded first long time trial of the season, and 16 of us answered the call today, 3 earlier in the day and 13 at the appointed time of destiny, 6 pm. The temperature was a very pleasant 68 degrees, the wind she was a-howling, mostly out of the west.
Great turnout throughout the day today with 13 folks racing together at 6 pm and 8 others doing it sometime earlier. I had wanted to do the 6 pm start but wouldn’t have gotten home before dark so opted for an hour earlier. It’s definitely better to do these with others to work with and chase!
I’ve done a lot of TTs and HCs over the years, but I don’t remember one that was as frigid as today.
And so ends a spectacular time trial and hillclimb season. There were a total of 20 events plus 5 that were canceled.