The last race always has some type of snafu, for lack of a better word. One year we shortened the course last minute. Another year the Sheriff paid us a visit and an angry motorist ran down a few race signs. This time, while preparing to set up registration in Dougherty Park, I was told that I needed to move my vehicle because it would surely get blocked in due to football practice in the park. As a steady stream of cars were coming into the lot, we decided to set up shop at the school parking lot just down the street. Let's just say, I have made wiser choices in the past. I apologise for my crankiness at registration, due to the fact that I had no helpers as they were at the old post directing riders back to the high school lot. Thanks Matt Hartman for helping me corral the remainder.
Lesson: It's football practice, not a football game and my car is staying where its at.
Other than that, you couldn't of asked for a more beautiful evening; 70 degrees, a slight wind from NNE maybe about 6 mph. I think quite a few racers had a personal records because of these ideal conditions. The fastest time belonged to "The German" Henning Gerke, 22:14.25. Now, this is what I LOVE about time trials. Dan Shaffer's time was 22:15.66. That's incentive for Dan to come back next season!
enough commentary, here's the dope:
Dan Shaffer ICCC 22:15.66
Rob McKillip Goosetown Racing/New Pi 23:58.85
Henning Gerke ICCC 22:14.25
John Stonebarger Goosetown Racing/New Pi 23:12.62
Matt Hartman Goosetown Racinig/New Pi 23:19.52
Wayne Fett Goosetown Racing/New Pi 23:32.22
Tobin Jacks 23:57.80
Mike Giudici DICE 26:40.94
John Martinek ICCC 25:13.11
Chris O'Hara 25:46.43
Tarryl Bockelman 26:13.07
Todd Brown HBA 27:52.35
Steve Hanson Goosetown Racing/New Pi 25:52.20
Andrew Lidral 26:24.21
Paul Windschitl 27:16.55
John Burge HBA 27:44.84
Vladimir Badovinac 27:55.66
Tara Coady Goosetown Racing/New Pi 27:35
Sarah Barber HBA 26:05.86
Shauna Dudley 26:59.18
Amaris McCann 28:59.40
Kirschen Seah 34:31.96
The Martin's ICCC 23:36.17
Our Special thanks goes to Rick Hopson for turnaround support and for his support of racing in Iowa in general; my officials for the season, Larry Howe and Brian Abbott; My husband, Chris Martin and my son, Oskar Martin, for putting up with me and unyielding assistance. To Jason "Poncho" Teggatz for his commitment as an assistant and for Gary Henry for getting me out of the weeds. Finally, to ALL OF YOU who came wind, cold, hot or shine, to keep it going. I do this for you!
To my sponsors: Geoffs Bike and Ski, thanks for years of top support! New Pioneer Coop, a big thanks for your support of bike racing and bikes in general! Tommy Connolly & Jon Wilson of Bluebird Diner/cafe my gratitude for your thoughtfulness and friendship! and last but not least, Steve and Linda and staff of Cafe del Sol Roasting for providing us with fresh roasted coffee as prizes!
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