Thursday, August 25, 2011

Results are here for the final time trial in the series

Balmy and breezy typical Iowa weather in August brought 21 racers to hammer out the ten mile time trial course in the lonely town of Lone Tree. This is also the time of year for putting down chip seal. We had some of that on our straightaways, which may have affected some riders finish times. Chris and I did spend a good deal of time carefully sweeping the corners on Monday evening, and we were glad that all kept rubber side down. We did however run into a problem with a motorist hauling a trailer who decided he did not want us on "his road" and buzzed as many of the riders as possible. Thanks to Mark Sorenson who telephoned the county sheriff and Larry Howe who obtained this guys licence plate number. Interestingly, last years final TT had someone run down a number of our signs, as well as calling the sheriff to report that there were bikes taking up the whole road.

On another note: Congrats to Shawna Dudley who won the drawing for the Specialized time trial helmet! You will go fast with it ...go girl!

our results for Time Trial #5 are:

By Category:

Men 1/2/3 Overall:
1. Dan Schaffer, ICCC 22:56.11 2

Men 40+
1. Greg Deuthman, ICCC 22:11.18 1
2. Mark Sorenson, ICCC 23:03.10 3
3. John Stonebarger, unatt. 23:07.50 4
4. Wayne Fett, New Pi. 23:24.34 6
5. Bob Hayes, Harpers 27:54.91 15

Men 4
1. Rob McKillip, New Pi. 23:19.74 5
2. John Burkle, Atlas 24:21.10 8

Men 5
1. Tobin Jacks, unatt. 25:49.53 10
2. Shawn Meaney, unatt. 26:33.66 11
3. Todd Brown, HBA 27:13.80 12
4. Mark Reynolds, unatt. 27:26.88 13
5. Paul Windschtil, unatt. 28:08.06 16
6. Tim Smith, unatt. 28:17.38 17
7. Nic Sabatke, unatt. 30:25.34 19

Women 1/2/3
1. Karen Stierler, ICCC 24:44.43 9

Women 4
1. Shawna Dudley, unatt. 27:32.37 14

Women 40+
1. Susan Sorenson, unatt. 33:01.87 21

Women Breakaway
1. Angi Staley, unatt. 29:54.71 18
2. Tara Coady, unatt. 31:25.20 20

1. Chris & Monika Martin, ICCC 23:35.65 7

Thanks to each and everyone of you who came out to race this season!
Special thanks goes to our wonderful sponsors who came though even in the tough economy! New Pioneer Co-op, Geoffs Bike & Ski, Cafe del Sol Roasting, Bluebird Diner.

I hope to do it again next year, but i would like to hear from you your thoughts etc.


your race director, Monika. :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Last time trial for this race season & other info.

A few notes:

I will be bringing along series results that have been compiled thus far. I few things i needed to change since our attendance for the series did not allow me to use more that two race times to compile overall standings. Most riders have only come to two or three races at the most, and some may not attend tonight's race. Given the situation, I will average the race times for the leaders of each category and that will determine the winners. Those names will then be put into a hat and the winner will be drawn for the prize from Geoff's Bike & Ski which is a time trial helmet from Specialized. The winner can then go to Geoff's and order the correct size and choice of color. We just did not get enough sponsors to get a prize for each category. We did not get enough riders to use race funds for a cash prize either.

I would love to hear from you as to whether you think we should continue the series next season. If there is a consensus that we need another Time trial series, then i will consider doing this again. It takes a lot of personal time and sweat equity to put on races. Frankly, I was hoping more racers would give it a try. If you don't, grass roots racing will go away. The excuse i heard the most was "I don't do time trials" well I hate road races and I do them anyway. It is good practice.

So i am done with my speech and hope those of you that hate time trials and or "they won't help my training" will try it on for size.

Thanks and see you tonight.