A beautiful night! Nice to see all those pasty arms and legs make their joyful reunion with the sun. 9 riders and 9 big efforts. Darryl and Julie take the night with some serious speed early in the season. See you all June 5th for Round 2!
Round 5 brought favourable conditions and fast times. Many riders laying down their first times of the year – we will see if these times can be lowered next month!
Round 6 is fast approaching: Tuesday, September 5. Please plan on hanging around for a season-ending tailgate social to follow!
Mr and Mrs Consistency awards go to Dionne and Joey for pretty much exact replicas of their July rides – according to our very sophisticated timing system! Kudos to Mr Pat Bell for a very impressive fast time of the night – representing the Eddy contingent with panache! Chapeau aussi to Julie Reiter for dropping an astounding SEVEN MINUTES this season, earning herself the third fastest women’s course time of the year and a big ole’ bullseye on her back for next month.
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