The recent spell of hot and muggy weather continued through to this event, although the lunchtime thunderstorm caused a bit of concern – were this to happen at the event, I could have seen the third cancellation in four events! By 7pm it was rather better than that, but with a breeze that made conditions rather harder on the outward leg.
Annoyingly, I got stalled by traffic at the first and second roundabouts, which always interrupts my concentration a bit. On the dual carriageway, I initially found my concentration wavering, but then set to the task of catching my minute man (which took until some distance beyond the turn). Rounding the turn, I was counting the time off until I saw Tony – when I did see him, it seemed to me that he was on a good ride.
Back of the dual carriageway, and I was horsing down the hill to the last two roundabouts. Unfortunately I was again held up by traffic at both – once by a huge white lorry with a train of following cars that (in discussions after the event) had encountered riders at elsewhere on the course.
I finished in 4th place with 22:19. Tony was in first place with an excellent 21:30, so a nice return to form for him!
|Name||Club||Time||Cat||Vets Std||+ / –||Vets Pos|
|6||Lindz Barral||iTeam cc||22.58||S|