It was one of those days when I looked at the radar on my I-pad every hour to find out how the evening race might fare. Much cooler temperatures and the possibility of thundershowers steered most away. Also, unknown to me, (I need to read my bikeiowa e-mails) a time trial on Sunday, took a few of my regulars. That's my vent part.
Nevertheless, those who did race with questionable evening skies looming seemed happy to be there. YES happy to be there, and all did well. Some took great lengths to attend. One flying in (on a plane) just hours prior, a few riding down from Iowa City, and most just rushing post work in their cars to get there on time, registered and warmed up. Thank you.
65 degrees, slight drizzle and stronger evening winds, ever changing, pushing in a shower is what our conditions were. Here is what we did given that:
Rob McKillip NewPi/Goosetown 24:19.03
Henning Gerke ICCC 22:43.95
John Stonebarger New Pi/Goosetown 23:33.56
Wayne Fett New Pi/Goosetown 24:23.85
Mike Merulla ICCC 25:24.99
John Martinek ICCC 24:37.35
Brian Eppen ICCC 22:43.20
Jeff Barnes ICCC 24:20.56
Andrew Lidral 27:18.81
Joe Brennan New Pi/Goosetown 28:18.85
Tara Coady New Pi/Goosetown 28:21.60
Shauna Dudley 27:35.63
Heather Maher New Pi/Goosetown 33:26.49
Kim Eppen ICCC 26:53.38
Ingrid Gronstal ICCC 29:41.60
Monika Martin ICCC 31:00.42
Thanks again and always to the people who help make this happen; namely, Jason Teggetz, Larry Howe, and Doc Hopson, who's shadow I did see at turnaround.
Be sure and support our terrific sponsors: Geoff's, Bluebird Diner/Café, New Pioneer Co-op & Café del Sol Roasting.
Our next race is JULY 8 Hope to see all who came today and some others!