1. Format will follow the same as yesteryears: 6 PM Registrations, 6:30 start. Park and register at the Cedar Beach Conservation Area parking lot (just south of Cedar Island Yacht Club, base of Heritage Rd and McCain Side Rd Kingsville)
2. Ladies first.
3. First-time riders will ride off the front of their respective gender category.
4. $10 donation/ride – 100% of proceeds to benefit ALS Windsor-Essex. Last year, we raised $816.43 (*not sure about that .43?!) which was donated to the Blake Clifford Memorial Fund. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
5. SHARE THE FREAKIN’ ROAD. Be aware and respectful of cars, adults, strollers, tractors, dogs, kids, etc. The course is open to any and all traffic and obstacles. Grin/grimace and get after it!
6. and finally, some minor details: the course is 24.7 km in length, out-and-back format, turnaround at CREW Winery.
It’s been a long, cold winter and we are so excited to see everyone out again! Hard to believe this is already the fourth year of the series – as Liam likes to remind me, the first ever was just him and Craig (timing is a thankless job, apparently.)
Looking forward to seeing some personal and overall records be DEMOLISHED this summer.
Last results of the year! I know a few riders had their best EVER times, and still others riding for the first EVER times. Dionne Shepley set a new Women’s Eddy Course Record 44:04(!!!) thus providing me inspiration to get out training. (It’s all about me, right?!) Way to go, Dionne!! Fastest times of the night go to Darryl and Laura!
Extra special THANK-YOU to Janelle Barbarian, official Farm Dog timer, who actually delayed moving back to Guelph in order to make the last trial.
Thanks for your patience, everyone! I’m feeling a little sorry for myself for having missed out on all the fun, but it was a fantastic concert!
We seem to have reached critical mass and we are working on something to help us keep track of everyone; stay tuned for July. Liam and I were talking this week and we don’t know of another club-level TT in the province that routinely gets 30+ riders out on a weeknight – so way to represent, Essex County!! Still waiting on a perfect night, conditions-wise – but still 3 months to go! Regardless, Thierry lowered the course mark by 11 seconds from last summer… we’re now down to 34.17!! Must be that French food!
I know there was some confusion on Tuesday – please shoot me an email if you spot a mistake and I’ll get it corrected ASAP. As always, thanks so much for coming out!
Our BIGGEST TT ever – 35 riders last night. Thanks so much for coming out!
**SO MANY new riders last night – if you’d like to be added to our email list, please contact me: meg (at) farmdogcycles (dot) com …we are putting together some BEAUTIFUL FDC jerseys you will want to see!**
I should also point out that the women’s course record DID fall last night…Congrats to Kirsty at 42:20, 17 seconds off of Lauren Tucker’s mark from last year. (Lauren will be around racing at IronHawk this weekend so we could have a rematch!!)
I think it was also the first time we ever had an East wind that stuck around for the headwind coming home. I would say well done in the challenging conditions; after the spring we’ve already had I don’t think it applies. Maybe just Well Done :)
Overall Time (MM.SS)
Avg Speed (kph)
Overall Time (MM.SS)
Avg Speed (kph)
And delayed results (with apologies!) from an officially tough night – the April Fool’s edition:
Happy Spring, everyone. I hope everyone survived the International Day of Happiness and has safely returned to the drudgery of March…but FEAR NOT! The Farm Dog TT is baaaaaack for another year, and our first TT is merely a week away. True happiness awaits!
Our TT dates for 2014:
Tuesday, APRIL 1st
Tuesday, MAY 6th
Tuesday, JUNE 3rd
Tuesday, JULY 8th * Note: Canada Day is a Tuesday, and so this is the SECOND TUESDAY of July.
Tuesday, AUGUST 5th
Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 2nd ** Season Celebration to follow!!
Where: Cedar Creek Conservation Area
Registration: opens 6 PM, ends 6:20
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Women’s Aero, Women’s Eddy, Women’s under 20
Men’s Aero, Men’s Eddy, Men’s under 20
Cost: $5/ride — Donation to the Blake Clifford Memorial Fund to support minor sports in Harrow. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to hang out on bikes and organize these events with such wonderful people. Thanks for helping us support one of our community causes!
Once again, thanks to everyone for coming out! We’ll make plans for TT V2.0 in October – something fun to get us through the winter. I’d like to be able to send everyone their results and keep up to date on events/races/tours etc. – please message me (email@example.com) with your email address if you’re interested in being added to the list and I didn’t catch you last night.
Avg Speed (kph)
L to the Tucker
Dave – my bike is from 1991 – P.
Brad MTB Tuck
Dave “Bad Boy” Campbell
IMPORTANT! Season CHAMPS! Calculated based on best 3 times of the season – Andrew Vendrasco and Amanda Theissen. I’ve got prizes with your names on them! CONGRATS!
We are hosting our 2nd annual Labour Day century this Monday (yup, Labour Day is HERE.) We’ll ride from the Farm, out to Smtih and Wilson Estate Winery, chow down a picnic lunch, sample some wines, load up the truck and then pedal a much more full and tired version of ourselves back to Harrow. Ready for fall – just like that. If you’re into riding for hours, soaking up sun and generally living like a Farm Dog – please join us!
Another TT, another new set of records – despite the fact that the overall average speed of the group was slower this month than last. I think conditions were perhaps not quite as quick. But, we definitely had MORE COWBELL. And fans – they love us, they really love us!
A big shoutout to Adrian – our official white jersey wearer for Best Young Rider (sorry, Craigie!)
September’s date is Tuesday the 3rd and will be followed by a happy hour at Jack’s in Kingsville.