Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Results for the third race in the series

We had a typical number of racers show up for a not so typical day in July.  The weather was near perfect.  Upper 70's with a blue puffy cloud sky and some wind to add challenge.  Nothing remarkable happened; no record breaking times or mishaps.  We did have one Junior (Anthony Hamm) traveling from Ottumwa. This was his first race ever! Well Done!  We had another Junior (Willie Oxley) who rode in the Men's category. Great job Willie passing your minute person, which was me!  We always have a great showing of  Men Masters.  As one remarked "this could be called the old mans race."  And why not?  Except for the fact that there are always a few of us women racers who pin the number on and test their strength and stamina. I might add that riding my single non-aero bike gives me respect for all who give this their best shot. 
 Thanks for showing up to race on the beautiful July evening!

Men Masters
Mark Sorenson  ICCC  23:32.91
Wayne Fett  New Pi/Goosetown  24:08.31
Mike Merulla  ICCC  24:35.41
Tobin Jacks  New Pi/Goosetown  24:50.87
Gary Henry  New Pi/Goosetown  25:26.66
Barry Carter  ICCC  25:30.41
Bob Hayes  Harpers  29:06.73

Men 4/5
John Martinek  ICCC  24:36.41
Eric Hamm  27:05.62
Michael Giudici  Dice  27:21.44
Todd Brown  29:29.81

Men Breakaway
Andrew Lidral  26:28.06
Brad Roark  ICCC  27:10.91
Ian Fink  27:19.16
Landon Beachy  Twisted Spoke  27:38.41
Paul Windschitl  28:19.91
John Burge  New Pi/ Goosetown  28:32.06
Willie Oxley  New Pi/Goosetown  29:20.37

Woman's 4
Heather Maher  New Pi/ Goosetown  31:53.66

Women Breakaway
Ingrid Anderson  ICCC  28:09.73
Robin Hayward  ICCC 29:57.83
Monika Martin  ICCC 30:43.26

Anthony Hamm  32:28.34

Once again and always, a big thank you goes to our people who help me keep the race series going:
Larry Howe, Jason Teggatz and Rick Hopson for race assistance; Our sponsors, Geoff's Bike and  Ski, New Pioneer Co-op, Bluebird Diner and CafĂ© del Sol Roasting

Mark your calendars the FINAL race will be August 12th!
until then keep posted on  IBRA, Bike Iowa and the Iowa City Cycling Club website.


Monday, July 7, 2014

flooding not a factor, so on with the race.

After the busy 4th of July festivities, I knew it was time to get back to business.  The first thing on my agenda was to take a ride and check out flood damage to the course.  I also must admit, I was pretty sure there was going to be water somewhere over the road especially after seeing flood warnings on the Weather Channel banner stating the Iowa River going over in Lone Tree.

As we did see a lot of flooding, there was no water over any roadway that would effect the race.  However if you ride up from Iowa City you may already be aware that Sand road is closed from Hills intersection to Hwy. 22. 

The race is on and I hope that Mother Nature will decide that we have enough water for now.  The only water I want is in my bottle, nice and cold, pre race!