We like to do a Time Trial at the start of the season and again at the end. The idea is that you can get an idea of how fast you are now and how much you've improved by the middle of August.
It's a pretty simple format. We line you up individually and send you off every 10 seconds on a marked 10 km course. You go as hard as you can, sweat a bit and stun yourself by realizing that yes, you are a Bad Ass! It takes a little organizing to make it happen. We preload our iPad with Timing software and give you all numbers. You stick them on your helmets and ride. We'll have a little warm up in the area before we ride.
What we have found is that some of you are a LOT faster than you think you are and this is the ideal opportunity to find that out.
A couple of years ago we had one rider who insisted she was a Group 4 rider who had the fastest time overall!
After all is said and done, you will know what you can do. You may decide to stay where you are or go up or down a Group, the choice is always yours. We'll have the results by the end of the ride and we can let you know right away.
We've normally used Hwy 734 by the Brandt house but I've found a new location that should work out a little better for us.
Head out on Arcola towards the Bypass. Go under the Bypass, past the Bypass entrance and then take your next left to the Service road, then take an immediate left again. You'll see the truck and you can park along the road there.
We will be using the south service road as there is little traffic, the speed limit is 70 and the pavement is fabulous. I'll be out there a little earlier and will mark the course for you. It's a simple out and back.
And that's it, it's fun and educational!
See you tomorrow at 6.
Mark and Theresa.