Flapjack Time Trial
Wheelman strikes again! Liz and I arrived early, around 8AM, for our 9:25 starts. Plenty of time for our setup and warmups. Gus was there to help me pump my tires and things were looking good. Completed my 30 minute warmup on the trainer and hopped off with about four minutes to get to the start line. Just the way I like it. Kurt and Elliot Anderson were walking by and were giving me encouragement when I began to have trouble clipping in and my front wheel was wobbling. A guy on a trainer yelled, “Hey you’ve got a flat” … I thought, “yes, of course, for I AM THE WHEELMAN!” We tried to replace the tube, but none of them fit my HED tri-spoke. Liz comes up to me and said, “you’ve got two minutes!”. Ugh!! A guy underneath a canopy says, “I’ve got a spare wheel, but it’s not very good”. I take the wheel, Kurt puts it on and I’m off to the start line. They’re calling my name for the last time, I race to the front, they say I have 5 seconds and to put my foot down. I glance at my HR monitor and it is already at 152bpm, my max is 160bpm. Ugh! The rest of the story is pretty mundane, but the lead up was pretty exciting!
I ended up getting second behind Jack Dillon, and edging out Tom Wallace by 23 seconds. I finished in 31:26, 23.7mph average, 20.0mph going out, 29.2mph coming back.
Kurt has his own start time story, Liz did great, Gus was fantastic on, and off, the bike, and Kerry did his first official race! I’ll let them tell their own stories. All, in all, a great day for Aggress!
– Doug Perry
Results for the day:
|Liz Perry||Women 55+ (20K)||35:11||21.19||1/2|
|Doug Perry||Men 65+ (20K)||31:26||23.72||2/5|
|Gus Amado||Men 40+ (20K)||30:49||24.2||2/3|
|Kerry McLaughlin||Men Cat-5 (30K)||52.48||21.18||9/14|
|Gus Amado||Men 40+ (30K)||46:43||23.94||5/7|
|Richard Horn||Men Cat-3 (30K)||46:19||24.15||7/9|
|Kurt Garbe||Men Cat-3 (30K)||46:30||24.05||8/9|