Saturday, August 6, 2011

Southern Crescent Cycling Time Trial - Race Report

The inaugural Southern Crescent Cycling Time Trial is in the books.  What fun!  I woke up at 6am on Saturday morning, drank a smoothie and some coffee, took a shower, got dressed, loaded up my truck, and was on the road by 6:30am.  We met at Epic Bikes to select starting slots and start our warm up ride to the Atlanta Motor Speedway area in Hampton, GA.  The course start/finish and turn-around had been swapped around.  The change was probably good because it put the turn-around, which we had to navigate twice, at the wider and more visible GA20 end of the course on Richard Petty Blvd.  Two 6 mile loops complete the 12 mile course.

The course was not on closed roads so we had to be cognizant of any traffic.  The race started early on a Saturday morning so traffic was probably lighter than usual.

I drew #10 in the starting lineup.  Riders left the start in 1 minute intervals.  My wife Susan and our neighbor Eileen came to watch and take pictures.  They kept David company while all the riders were on the course.

My TT ready 2010 Quintana Roo CD0.1 - all unnecessary equipment has been removed
My TT ready Giro Advantage 2 aero helmet - tape over vent holes
Me at the start of the TT
Race Results
PlaceNameTimeAvg. Speed
1Kimberly Mayben38:0418.49
PlaceNameTimeAvg. Speed
1Neil Farmer30:5522.76
2Ken Barbret32:2521.71
3Carlos Talbott32:2921.67
4John Nolan33:0521.27
5Steve Church33:2621.05
6Roland Grimm34:2820.42
7Derek Smith34:5920.12
8Marriner Smith35:2319.89
9Terry Shave35:3719.76
10Ben Hart37:0718.96
11Phillip Vowell37:2318.83
12Greg Ferrie37:4418.65
13Alan Hudson37:5118.59
14Neil Coleman38:1718.38

Thanks to David Mills for organizing this event and handling all the logistics including, but not limited to, prepping the course, timing, calculating and posting the results.  Thanks to Epic Bikes for always letting the us use the shop as a base of operations and for the free socks.
Southern Crescent Cycling Time Trial

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