So I admit, I was worried. Worried that my attendance would be low due to the approaching thunder storm. Worried that the rain would stop, then start back up at 6:30 as predicted. Worried that I would have to cancel and reschedule, which any race director will tell you involves much more than picking a new date.
None of that happened.
This is what did:
Attendance was about average. The sunny sun came out so humidity went way up. The wind stopped and the heat index was just what we expect for July. So the show went on. Chris and I were excited to find a last minute volunteer for the turnaround (Thanks Gary Henry!!!) so that we could race. But then, as I was kitting up, I noticed that bike shoes were missing.
Here are the times for those who got the opportunity to sweat.
Rob McKillip New Pioneer/Goosetown 24:51.92
Henning Gerke ICCC 22:14.42
Dan Shaffer ICCC 22:34.56
Matt Hartman New Pioneer/Goosetown 23:52.20
Wayne Fett New Pioneer/Goosetown 24:03.10
Barry Carter ICCC 24:17.38
Mark Constintine New Pioneer/Goosetown 24:50.31
Tobin Jacks 24:51.74
Mike Merulla ICCC 25:08.81
Lucas Llado Iowa Heat 23:59.60
Paul Windschitl 27:27.67
Yigit Aytic 27:48.27
Mark Beatty Twisted Spokes 25:04.85
Steve Hanson New Pioneer/Goosetown 26:13.31
John Burge HBA 28:17.87
Karen Stierler ICCC 26:32.25
Tara Coady New Pioneer/Goosetown 26:57.17
Shauna Dudley 27:39.77
Sarah Barber HBA 27:29.35
Kirschen Seah 34:55.92
Alijah Beatty ICCC 31:48.92
Thanks to all who came to play. Welcome back Karen Stierler!
Please help me spread the word about my Time Trial Series. Triathletes are encouraged and welcome. Juniors are our future, so please encourage them as well! There are more Time Trials left on the schedule so go on...suffar :)
Here are the remaining Time Trials on the local USAC list:
Elkhart Time Trial Series; This Thursday July 11th
Blues & BBQ Race weekend, Clear Lake; Saturday July 13
Iowa Games Time Trial; Friday July 19
Black Diamond Time Trial Series; Sunday July 28
Iowa State Time Trial Championships; Sunday August 4
Elkhart Time Trial Series; Thursday August 8
Monika's Summer Time Trial Series; Tuesday August 13
Iowa State Team Time Trial; Sunday August 18