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Running and Riding

First USAC Time Trial Results

Our first USA Cycling time trial went smoothly with 8 riders showing some pretty good speed. The previous course record was broken by not one, but two riders. Henry Arias turned in a 13:24 time, beating Will Gonzales’s previous record of 13:30. He didn’t hold the record long. Brock Brinkerhoff shattered the record with a very impressive 13 flat! Turn

2013 Twice Monthly USA Cycling Time Trials
2013 Twice Monthly USA Cycling Time Trials

The preliminary 2013 time trial schedule is set. We have completed a full year of time trials and our club has decided to move forward with a twice-monthly series in 2013. Thanks to the effort of our members recruitment efforts and the recent alliance with the Hunter’s Creek Triathlon club we are seeing much larger (and growing) attendance numbers. With

Fall-Winter Time Trial Series Update
Fall-Winter Time Trial Series Update

With only 9 races completed in the Fall-Winter series there is still time to get in and qualify for the final standings. So far more than 20 riders have competed in at least one race, but only a few have been in more than one. The event is the safest and most relaxed racing environment possible. Aerospace Parkway is deserted

“New Blood” for the Fall-Winter Series Time Trials
“New Blood” for the Fall-Winter Series Time Trials

It was looking like your author would be the only rider in today’s Time Trial. Fortunately, the installation of 2 new water jugs attracted some new riders to give it a try. Carlos Velasquez, Jorge Suarez, Brian Small, and Bill Van De Water joined us today to bring our “A flight” up to snuff. All four riders were able to

Fall Winter Time Trial Series Ready to Start
Fall Winter Time Trial Series Ready to Start

Perfect weather allowed all riders to set new records in the prelude of the Fall-Winter Time Trial series. The temperature stayed in the high 70s to low 80s and the wind was light out of the northeast. Only 3 riders completed the course, with two late arrivals just doing the start for points. Is 7:45 am really that early? This

Summer Time Trial Series ends with Cowbell Classic
Summer Time Trial Series ends with Cowbell Classic

Although Tropical Storm Isaac was in the area, and probably discouraged attendance, the weather ended up being perfect for a time trial, with overcast skies, light winds and cooler temperatures prevailing at the 8am start time. Five riders enjoyed starting and finishing to the sound of a cowbell, and received double points for braving the alarmist weather reports. The first

Penultimate Time Trial Sets Stage for Cowbell Classic
Penultimate Time Trial Sets Stage for Cowbell Classic

Six riders met today to take on the Orlando Runners and Riders Time Trial course in the penultimate stage of the summer time trial series. “This is great.” said first timer Dave Brillhart, who also won today’s event with a blistering 14:25 on the windy, 5.1 mile course. “I see now why you do this every week. This is a

“Cowbell Classic” to End Summer Time Trial Series August 26th
“Cowbell Classic” to End Summer Time Trial Series August 26th

As our summer series comes to an end, there is s till time to compete and qualify for the summer standings. The 26th will be a special event, the first annual “Cowbell Classic” – (there will be MORE COWBELL!) Registration will be at 7:30am at the end of Aerospace Parkway – for a Time Trial, followed by a slower paced

“Off” Sunday Time Trials
“Off” Sunday Time Trials

11 riders came out to try a time trial on Sunday April 15th, at 8am. Although we were being timed, we were not competing with each other. The Time Trial is often called “The Race of Truth”, since it is just you and your machine vs. the road and the clock. All but one (your author) had never done a