Thursday, July 2, 2009

Classic Canada Day Classic!

Am I being repetitive? 16 brave souls challenged one of the best rides in the Calgary area as a race and a pursuit race no less. Dividing into three groups with the B having to make up 5 minutes and the As 10 minutes much pain was to be had as the wind compunded the slightly uphill nature of the first part of the course. Which is a fancy way of saying that it was really hilly and everbody suffered a lot as they either tried to chase down or avoid being chased down. The groups did converge and the games began with lots of mixing and matching going on as the course turned North downwind and a somewhat flatter. It was game on and the long gradual slope up to the finish made the selection. Well, almost. Line honours went finally to Rick Courtney by a mere 1 second over Joel Souchette with Clark Ellis 29 seconds in arrears but 2 seconds ahead of the trio of Mike Healy from the B group, Clarence Poon of the C group, and Darren Neilson of the A group. All in all it was great racing and lots of fun to watch. Results were by line honours but I included the net times and the groupings for reference.

Huge props to Darryl Parry for helping out and good luck in Stony Plain this weekend. Regrets to Ryan Barr and Paul Broska who suffered flats, I know you guys would have been in it. It was a good, good time on a great course, we'll do it again next year for sure. Next up is a TT next Wednesday put on by our good friends at Speed Theory. I'm sure it will be something quite interesting and if you're in town this weekend, check out their TT mirroring the Tour prologue which also looks like a great time.

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