Alas, another month, another cool & windy TT night.
But we know this is June is Essex County and the best is yet to come. Mark your calendars; round 4 is July 4th.
We Save(d) a Prayer that someone would show up to knock Mark Henry of his lofty perch of fastest time of the year and What are the Chances, but the Notorious Chris Duran, Duran was Hungry Like a Wolf and obliged. Is There Something we Should Know, Chris?
Don’t worry everyone, It’s a New Moon on Monday so next month, all bets will be off. You’ll get him in July. You’ll need a View to Kill, as it’s unlikely he’ll have Come Undone by then.
Six hardy souls braved the elements on Tuesday and will receive 10,000 bonus points! Chapeau, gentlemen! Everyone else, we will be collecting your Canadian citizenship for registration of TT#3 coming up in just four short weeks!
Side Note: thanks to everyone’s participation we were able to donate $950 to ALS Windsor-Essex via the ALS 12-hour run last weekend! With your help, they’ve raised over $40,000 since April 2015 – all of which stays to support families in our region. Thank-you so so so much for your ongoing support.
Fabulous turnout last night to start our fifth season- the best kick-off to our annual fundraiser ever! Conditions were windy and cool, but not awful (says the non-rider :) Notable rides all around! See you May 2nd for the TT2017 2.0
Wark (the re-bearded)
I hope to post Aug & Sept results from last season soon. The problem with waiting so long is you might misplace them in your mess of a desk and after 5 years all these sheets of scribbles start to look remarkable alike…
Round 3 is in the books! Conditions were cool with a good quarter of the course affected by steamroller of a Nor’wester. Fast times, regardless. We can always count on you guys for that!!
Meg’s Picks of the night:
1. Rod Shepley lays down the 5th fastest-EVER Eddy time (by 1 second, sorry Craigie,) taking nearly 2 minutes off his previous best. We may have to re-designate the Rod the Rocket moniker.
2. Not to be outdone, Dionne sets the women’s Eddy record! The timers were getting text message comments on her speed while she was out of the course. Too bad Dionne the Rocket just doesn’t have the same ring. Dionne the Daemon? We’ll keep working on it.
3. Another great turnout means we will be able to donate $700 to the ALS WeCan campaign on ride day: June 25th. Come get down with our sweaty-selves at the after party at Pelee Island Winery – tickets and donations are at: www.alswecan.com
Aided by low pressure off the mid-Atlantic, it was a very fine September evening indeed. Nice enough to entice a whole dog-pile of rookies out to take a stab at their first-ever Time Trial. Welcome!! It hurts here, but people are pretty nice.
First and foremost,
Thanks to everyone that came out this year, we raised $1,170 to be donated to the ALS Society of Windsor-Essex.
There is a beautiful irony to really testing/abusing our own mobility to be able to restore a little to those who don’t get to make that choice anymore. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for helping us to do this.
Secondly, RESULTS. It was indeed spicy; as stated, atmospheric pressure and the wicked wind from the east smiled upon us; that, and 6-odd months of hard work by y’all are reflected in the results. So many PBs and a few new CRs to boot!
Men’s Aero – Mr. Lionel Sanders. Thanks for comin’ out and beating up us mortals. Mt Oxley will need another 5 years to recover.
Women’s Aero – Kirsty Knaziew. Smokin’ HOT – 20th fastest time of the year. SHIZA
Men’s Eddy – Liam Brennan. Every month, driving home after TT, Liam says “I don’t think I’ll ever be able go that fast again.” AND HE MEANS IT. I stopped listening 3 months ago. So proud of my boy :)
Fist Bumps all around! You’re all winners, but we don’t give purple ribbons here.
Chris Duran, Duran
Rod the Rocket
Christian the Flying Panda
Brian the Unbearded
And, for the data hounds: the top 20 performances of the year.
2. Gordon, Patron Saint of Wheatley, sets a big PR on a 68 year-old fixed gear; now official holder of FDTT fixie course record.
Superb job, boys & girls! Rendezvous to follow the final TT of the season – September 1st, 2015. Details to follow on Facebook but please plan on joining us! Note that since this year is AWESOME and August has 5 weekends, the final TT falls before the Labour Day long weekend.
We are officially overdue for good weather, possibly doubly so. When riders open with lines like “at least it’s not 4 degrees and raining like the last time I was here.” Super Duper Kudos to everyone who showed up, dumped out their shoes, wrang out their gloves and were generally Troopers.
In the words of Gordon, “You all deserve a scotch – make it a single malt – and bloody tumbler of it.”
Excellent conditions last night meant that three/four course records were reset – demolished may be more accurate in some cases. Excellent efforts all around, 31 riders on the course under variable East winds and sunny skies. July looks to be SPICY.
New Course Records:
Women’s EDDY – Brenda S: 40.32 (formerly Dionne S. @ 44.09 – 2014) (YOWZA!!)