Wednesday, February 10, 2010

IceTT Report

In short, it was super sweet. Yes, it was hard. It was, after all, a time trial. But as far as hard efforts go, it was on the more enjoyable end of the spectrum, in part because of the incredible dorkiness of it all. Once everyone was back in the safety of the Junk-shon, it was smiles all around. The 12 km course took us east from the Forks to the Hugo docks and then back through the Forks and south to the Churchill docks, before returning back to the finish line/table at the Junk-shon. One of the benefits of the out and back format was the opportunity to see the race unfold in little glimpses as we passed one another. This year we were able to stick to the ice surface. And while there were some speed wobbles and crashes (KK had the most, with 4), and one narrowly averted head-on collision between Cousin Thomas and I, it all worked out pretty well.

As far as the race goes, it was another close one between the Cricket and me. He missed out on the win by just 2 seconds. Jonny G was third. And big Luke, riding a massive gear and road slicks, rode an impressive race to finish 4th.


Chris - 25.18
Craig - 25.20
Jonny G - 26.38
Luke - 27.17
Bill - 28.25
Graham - 28.45
Thomas - 29.44
Kevin - 30.30
Tristan - 31.45

Token photos:

Overall Standings after 4 races:

Chris 40
Craig 36
Kevin 20
Graham 19
Luke 18
Jonny G 17
Thomas 16
Bill 13
Tomek 8
Brad 6
Patrick 5
Tristan 2

The final podium spot is wide open with 5 riders separated by just 4 points. The last two races should be fun.

At the klubhaus, we hammered out the relevant details for the 24 Hour Race and Film Festival otherwise known as Sloth Cross. There will be some sweet bike riding. And some sweet movies. And no doubt other good times as well. The most important thing you need to know is that it begins at 10 am on Saturday and concludes after the mandatory Sal's breakfast lap on Sunday, sometime around 10 am. The pre-race meeting at the Poosher's Palace is at 9:30. Be there.


KK said...

A couple more tumbles on the way home...those River Hts streets are i-c-y.

Oh, I have sore hips today. I'm too old for this.

The Dark Lord said...

Too old for dorky bike races or too old for falling down?

Brad the Impaler said...
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KK said...

Too old for the falling down that seems to accompany said dorky bike races.

The Dark Lord said...

Falling down is not mandatory.

Altona Bicycle Enthusiast Society said...

I can hardly wait for Sloth Cross! It's going to be stupid fun. JS

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