P12 Categories carry some weight but the 70+ and 90+ categories were stacked as well with Dylan Casey/Billy Innes, Hutchinson, Nolan, Phipps, Hellman and several other big hitters. Couple that with lightning fast conditions (cool temps and ZERO wind) and you knew there were going to be some fast times.
By the end of the day fastest time was 38:20 by Dyan and Billy of Specialized Masters racing in the 70+ Cat, almost a minute faster than the best time last year. Dan Martin/Mike Margraf were close in the P12 Category with 38:55 I believe. In total 3-4 times were faster than last year.
Bill Sans and I have done this for 3 years now and we’ve been evenly matched each time, making it a challenge and keeping each other honest and smooth through the 40+ minutes of pain. This year we were fortunate to knock :04 off our time from last year for final post of 40:43. But, it was one of those days where the result was really good but I just didn’t feel good and knew I could have done better. Bill was riding well and carried me for a small portion. But with TTs, you just keep your head down and suffer all the way to the end because you just never know who is going to feel better or if you can pull out of the funk only to have your partner begin to suffer or how the “junky” feeling translates to time on the clock when you finish…you just keep it pegged and smooth.
We ended the day 4th P12 and 7th Overall so we’re pumped for a solid result yet know there is still a little room for improvement next year.