An early morning autumnal fog had just lifted to reveal a gorgeous time trialling morning – sunny and virtually still – as I rolled up the Astwood this morning for the 8th and final NBRC League event of 2010. Unfortunately a week of insomnia and a 24 hour headache didn’t really leave me feeling really up for the event. In fact, had it not been for its league status, I might have given the event a miss (particularly as I was down to ride the North Midds and Herts CA ’50’ the following day). Still, there I was, ready to give it go.
It had been a week or two since my last club time trial, and it was good to catch up with the guys again – some, like Geoff P. have been popping out some good times, while others seem to have hit the doldrums a bit (rather like I feel). Anyway, being a late arrival I ended up as last man off at #10. At the due moment off I went, and despite having to ease off for traffic joining the main roadgot off to a good start. I rapidly found myself at >31mph. “This won’t last” I thought, and so it transpired.
I really didn’t feel able to give the event full whack, and indeed for the first half barely got my heart rate into level 3. Things changed a bit further on, though not enough to rescue my ride – I ended up with 24:13, I think (results to follow). Fastest on the day was Geoff Perry (TeamMK), with James Fox (Luton CC) close behind – a really good ride given James was on a road bike with no tri-bars.
I still felt rubbish at the finish, and headed off home to go supermarket shopping. In the parlance common in my previous club, I went like a bag of spanners. Let’s hope it goes better at tomorrow’s ’50’…
|Pos||No||Name||Club||Time||Cat||Vets Std||.+ / –||Vets Std|
|1||7||Geoff Perry||TeamMK||23.34||V50||27.33||.+ 3.59||2|
|2||8||James Fox||CC Luton||23.48||S|
|3||5||Lindz Barral||i-Team CC||23.54||S|
|5||10||Rob Saunders||NBRC||24.13||V50||27.33||.+ 3.20||5|
|6||2||Adrian Cox||TeamMK||24.24||V49||27.20||.+ 2.56||6|
|7||4||Rob Chaundy||TeamMK||25.44||V58||29.20||.+ 3.36||4|
|8||3||Clive Faine||TeamMK||27.04||V64||30.45||.+ 3.41||3|
|9||1||Karl Reed-Simpson||Private||27.07||V44||26.18||.- 0.49||7|
|10||6||Gilbert Wheelwright||NBRC||27.29||V68||31.45||.+ 4.16||1|