2015 Farm Dog TT Series

and so; it begins:

all you could ever want in a man
all you could ever want in a man

 the 2015 Farm Dog TT series dates –

Tuesday, April 7

Tuesday, May 5

Tuesday, June 2

Tuesday, July 7

Tuesday, August 4th

Tuesday, September 1

hint-hint: it’s the first Tuesday of every month

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

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 – FD TT#6

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.

 

Name E/A m/f Overall time Avg Speed (kph)
Darryl Flacks A m 36.36 40.8
Tony Chau A m 36.46 40.6
Brad Reiter A m 38.16 38.8
Rod Goddard A m 38.16 38.8
Chris Durand A m 38.36 38.6
Pete Bilodeau A m 38.54 38.5
Cristian A m 39.52 37.5
Craigie Marentette E m 40.06 37.0
Rob D A m 40.21 36.9
Dave Petro A m 40.49 36.6
Kyle Wallace E m 41.16 36.0
JIMBO E m 42.07 35.2
Bill Kane E m 42.21 35.1
the DUDE m 42.24 35.1
Greig A m 42.38 35.0
Bill Folliot A m 42.40 35.0
Brian Warkentin E m 42.52 34.9
Laura A f 43.00 34.5
Rod Shepley E m 43.13 34.4
Sherm E m 43.21 34.3
Dionne E f 44.09 33.6
Megan E f 46.25 32.0
Gordon Cook E m 46.34 32.0
Tania E f 50.19 29.5
Liam A m 52.15 28.4
Jen Killbourne E f 53.15 27.9
Tilda DiMenna A f 55.51 26.7

 

August FDTT Results

Better late than never? See you in a few weeks: final TT of the season September 2, 2014.

 

 

Name E/A/ss m/f Overall time Avg Speed (kph)
Colin E m 53.08 27.9
Tim G E m 51.29 28.9
Tania E f 49.42 30.0
Dave F E m 48.08 30.8
Heather P A f 48.02 30.9
Nicole A f 47.58 31.1
Saeed E m 46.01 32.2
Dionne E f 45.44 32.6
Meg E f 45.17 32.8
Jen F A f 45.09 32.9
Laura D A f 44.10 33.6
Chad A m 44.01 33.7
Pete B A m 42.53 34.8
The DUDE E m 42.43 34.9
Brock E m 42.15 35.2
Bill F A m 42.07 35.2
Jimbo E (3 spd) m 41.45 35.8
Sherm E m 41.35 35.8
Cristian A m 41.07 36.1
Daniel P ? m 40.50 36.6
Dave P A m 40.28 36.8
Kyle W E m 39.52 37.5
Craigie E m 39.43 37.6
Kirsty A f 39.31 37.7
Andrew V A m 39.26 37.7
Mike A m 38.36 38.6
Brad R A m 38.19 38.8
Rod the Rocket A m 37.47 39.6
Prakash A m 37.37 39.7
Liam A m 37.32 39.7

 

FDTT July Results

Here they are! Kudos to all that battled the wind; it was WILD. Farmer Doug reports everyone looking miserable heading out at the Fruit Wagon, but that “they were really flying on the way back”

New course record for fixies to JIMBO!

 

 

Name E/A/ss m/f Overall time Avg Speed (kph)
Dave C a m 54.00 27.4
Laurie P e f 53.30 27.8
Tania e f 52.24 28.4
Eric M e m 50.13 29.6
Gordon e m 49.50 29.9
Ken H e m 49.30 30.1
Dave F e m 48.34 30.7
meg e f 47.45 31.2
Lizzie C a f 47.08 31.5
Joey a m 46.44 31.9
Dionne e f 46.34 32.0
Jenn F a f 46.32 32.0
Rob S e m 46.07 32.2
Bill K e m 44.38 33.4
Pete a m 44.28 33.5
the DUDE a m 43.50 34.1
Laura D a f 43.50 34.1
Jimbo 49/16 m 43.29 34.2
Christian a m 42.51 34.9
Greig a m 42.38 35.0
Sherm e m 42.01 35.3
Kyle e m 40.52 36.6
Prakash a m 39.14 37.9
Liam e m 39.13 37.9
Brad R a m 39.03 38.0
Mike M a m 38.54 38.5
Andrew V a m 38.23 38.8
Brendan P a m 37.52 39.5

 

June TT Results – A Wild Night!

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!

Name M/F Overall Time (MM.SS) Avg Speed (kph) E/A
Thierry M 34.17 43.37 A
Darryl M 37.14 39.90 A
Andrew M 37.51 39.51 A
Sergei M 37.58 39.44 A
Prakash M 38.10 38.90 A
Rod the Rocket M 38.52 38.47 A
Mike M 38.56 38.43 A
Craigie M 39.18 37.83 E
Chris Durand M 39.40 37.61 A
Nick M 39.41 37.60 A
Stephane M 40.02 37.03 A
Darek M 40.26 36.81 A
Rick M 40.31 36.77 A
Jimbo M 40.35 36.73 A
Kyle Wallace M 41.24 35.94 E
Tom M 41.38 35.81 A
Greig M 41.58 35.64 A
The DUDE M 42.12 35.19 A
Rob M 42.15 35.16 A
Chad M 42.20 35.12 A
Pete M 43.16 34.34 A
Brian M 43.48 34.08 E
Sherm M 44.26 33.48 E
Christian M 45.12 32.85 E
Laura F 45.24 32.76 A
Bill M 45.30 32.72 A
Liz F 46.42 31.93 A
Joey M 46.57 31.82 E
Daniel M 47.24 31.37 E
Eric M 47.31 31.33 E
Shane M 47.51 31.19 E
Dave M 52.00 28.50 A
Paul M 52.22 28.38 E
Tania F 52.59 28.18 A
Melissa F 53.14 27.89 A
Jen F 53.29 27.81 E
Megan F 54.50 27.19 A

 

April & May TT Results

Farm Dog Cycles Time Trial # 3 - Cedar Beach sunset

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 :)

Ladies’ first:

Name Overall Time (MM.SS) Avg Speed (kph)
Kirsty 42.2 35.12
Liz 48.28 30.70
Dionne 49.19 30.13
Jen 51.5 28.78
Tania 52.58 28.19

 

The Men:

Name Overall Time (MM.SS) Avg Speed (kph)
Prakash 38.04 38.96
Darryl 38.2 38.80
Ryan 38.41 38.58
Rod 38.5 38.49
Brendan 38.59 38.40
Nick 39.49 37.53
Brad 39.5 37.52
Craigie 40.2 36.87
Tom 40.24 36.83
Mike 40.39 36.69
Jimbo 40.42 36.67
Bert 41.07 36.08
Darek 41.14 36.02
Larry 41.18 35.99
Stephane 41.3 35.88
Kyle 41.41 35.79
Cristian 42.02 35.27
Chad 42.04 35.25
Damon 42.19 35.13
Kent 42.57 34.81
Pete 43.05 34.43
Sherm 43.17 34.33
Greig 43.44 34.12
Rob 44.5 33.30
Brian 44.55 33.27
Jeremy 45.19 32.79
Joey 45.53 32.55
Shane 47.5 31.20
Paul 50.51 29.34
Dave 52.01 28.49
Franco 54.1 27.39

 

And delayed results (with apologies!) from an officially tough night – the April Fool’s edition:

Name Overall Time Avg Speed
Brad 41.30 35.88
Prakash 42.40 34.95
Kyle 43.12 34.37
Craigie 45.03 32.91
Chad 46.51 31.86
Sherm 47.10 31.46
Aero Aaron 48.06 30.84
Anne Marie 50.16 29.55
Cristian 50.30 29.46
Matt 51.21 28.94
Shane 52.27 28.35
Jennifer 59.24 25.02
Tania 63.04 23.51

 

Farm Dog Cycles Time Trial # 3 - Cedar Beach sunset

Liam and Meg’s Farm Dog TT 2014

Farm Dog Cycles time trial County Rd 50 Harrow Essex Ontario

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

Categories:

Women’s Aero, Women’s Eddy, Women’s under 20

Men’s Aero, Men’s Eddy, Men’s under 20

 

*NEW 2014*

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!

 

 

Final Results!

It’s a wrap!

TT6.Verns
Cheers!

 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 (meg@farmdogcycles.com) with your email address if you’re interested in being added to the list and I didn’t catch you last night.

Name Div. Time Avg Speed (kph)
Thierry M 34.28 43.23
Daryl F M 37.13 39.91
Wheelock M 39.38 37.63
Craigie M 39.43 37.59
Larry M M 40.05 37.00
Kyle M 40.11 36.95
Sherm M 41.28 35.90
Chad M 41.56 35.66
Bill F M 42.28 35.05
L to the Tucker F 42.37 34.98
Bill K M 42.46 34.90
Greig M 42.51 34.86
Rob M M 43.43 34.12
Pete M 43.51 34.06
Dave – my bike is from 1991 – P. M 44.08 33.62
Tania F 44.1 33.61
Brad MTB Tuck M 44.41 33.37
Jenn F 45.22 32.77
Amanda F 45.33 32.69
Brian W M 45.55 32.54
Gordon M 46.15 32.11
Dave “Bad Boy” Campbell 46.21 32.07
Liz F 46.22 32.06
Adrian  M-U15 46.39 31.95
Dionne F 47.11 31.46
Dave F M 48.3 30.68
Cinnamon Hearts F 50.02 29.63

 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!

 

Come Labour with us?

 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!

Call meg at 519-551-1613 or meg@farmdogcycles.com to let us know before Sunday, September 1st.

 

This is your bike on Autumn.
This is your bike on Autumn.

Results: TT#5

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.

Thanks for coming out and making this fun, kids!

Name Div. Time Avg Speed (kph)
Andrew M 36.41 40.70
Rod M 37.42 39.60
Craigie M 38.51 38.48
Kyle M 39.46 37.56
Dave Petro M 40.35 36.73
Sherm M 40.49 36.60
Brendan M 41.14 36.02
Chad M 41.48 35.73
Rob M M 42.13 35.18
Bill M 43.25 34.27
Greig M 43.42 34.13
Christian M 43.45 34.11
Craig  M 45.28 32.73
Gordon M 45.47 32.59
Adrian M-U15 *47.00 31.53
Ken H M *47.00 31.53
Dave F M 48.41 30.61
Pierce M 49.57 29.90
       
       
Jenn F *44.37 33.40
Amanda F *44.37 33.40
Meg F 44.55 33.27
Dionne F 46.22 32.06
Laurie F 48.52 30.54
Tanya F 49.34 30.04
Tracy F 52.10 28.45

*same time