After a rather chilly ride down to work, I was pleased that the evening was pleasantly warm, albeit with a stiff breeze. Still experimenting with routes from the OU over to Stony Stratford, on this occasion, I zoomed up V10 and then along H3. Actually the best route so far, in terms of avoiding the need to use redways and the busier MK roads.
I’m never too keen on the Stony Stratford course, mostly due to the lengthy climb up to Nash, which I usually take in too high a gear. Tonight was no exception. The return leg was pretty quick, as I’m happier riding that section in the dry.
The event was the third round of the club league, so I was reasonably happy with my third place (second NBRC rider), though the margin between Tony and me was a bit big for comfort! Interestingly, this event hd more riders than next Sunday’s North Middx & Herts CA ’50’!
I rode home via Whaddon, V1 and H8, then my usual commuting route – took me just under an hour. Unfortunately I must have picked up a flint as I had a “garage puncture” the next morning! See my log of TT punctures.
I was very pleased to see three “first-timers” – I had met two of them in the cafe at Ivinghoe a week or so back and invited them along. They seemed to enjoy the event, and I look forward to seeing them again next week!
Result of the NBRC Time Trial held on Wednesday 21th of May 2008
|Course:- F5u/10 (Stony Stratford) League Round 3|
|Pos||No||Name||Club||Time||Cat||Vets Std||.+ / –||Vets Std|
|2||9||Tony Parks||NBRC||26.30||V43||30.01||.+ 3.31||3|
|3||16||Rob Sauinders||NBRC||27.25||V48||31.11||.+ 3.46||.= 1|
|4||22||Kevin Stokes||NBRC||28.10||V46||30.43||.+ 2.33||6|
|5||17||Geoff Perry||TeamMK||28.13||V48||31.11||.+ 2.58||5|
|9||12||Ian Stokes||NBRC||29.08||V48||31.11||.+ 2.03||7|
|11||11||Brian Primett||NBRC||29.40||V41||29.33||.- 0.07||12|
|13||5||Chris Hartley||NBRC||30.24||V51||31.56||.+ 1.32||8|
|14||2||Andy Lambeth||NBRC||31.43||V50||31.41||.- 0.02||11|
|16||6||Gilbert Wheelwright||NBRC||31.53||V65||35.39||.+ 3.46||.= 1|
|18||25||Steve Wood||Private||32.12||V52||32.11||.- 0.01||10|
|19||21||Mark Kleanthous||TeamMK||32.21||V47||30.57||.- 1.24||13|
|20||4||Tony Brunton||NBRC||32.27||V43||30.01||.- 2.26||14|
|22||15||Gordon Batcock||NBRC||33.01||V67||36.13||.+ 3.12||4|
|24||13||Dave Garrard||NBRC||33.35||V60||34.16||.+ 0.41||9|
|26||3||Chris Parkes||NBRC||34.30||V48||31.11||.- 3.19||15|
|Time Keepers :- Mary Hartley & Tony Farmborough NBRC|