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. on
Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / – Vets Std
                 
1 8 Simon Cannings TeamMK 26.21 S      
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
6 19 John Buchanan NBRC 28.15 S      
7 23 Lindz Barral TeamMK 28.25 S      
8 20 Glenn McMenamin NBRC 29.01 S      
9 12 Ian Stokes NBRC 29.08 V48 31.11 .+ 2.03 7
10 7 Martin Paul NBRC 29.34 S      
11 11 Brian Primett NBRC 29.40 V41 29.33 .- 0.07 12
12 27 Neil Mitchell Private 29.49 S      
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
15 10 Stuart Chung NBRC 31.50 S      
16 6 Gilbert Wheelwright NBRC 31.53 V65 35.39 .+ 3.46 .= 1
17 1 Alan Lawson NBRC 31.58 S      
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
21 26 Richard Golding Private 32.55 S      
22 15 Gordon Batcock NBRC 33.01 V67 36.13 .+ 3.12 4
23 18 Chris Selley NBRC 33.21 S      
24 13 Dave Garrard NBRC 33.35 V60 34.16 .+ 0.41 9
25 24 Leah Williams Private 33.53 L      
26 3 Chris Parkes NBRC 34.30 V48 31.11 .- 3.19 15
27 14 David Skeggs Private 34.43 S      
                 
Time Keepers :- Mary Hartley & Tony Farmborough NBRC