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6.9.08

[Moblog] Velo Classic


Road cycling competition has come to Oak Ridge with the "Fall Velo Classic"! In addition to "Open" and "Masters" divisions, several professional riders have come to Oak Ridge for time trials, road race and "criteriu

I've signed up for all three - the photo below was taken just before my time trial on Bethel Valley Road (on the grounds of X-10, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory). Then a 68-mile road race in the hills around K-25 later today (yikes!) and a 0.9-mile, 25-minute "Criterium" loop tomorrow around historic Jackson Square.



UPDATE: My official time in the 8.2 mile closed-course time trail (along relatively flat Bethel Valley Road) was 28:05. Slowest of the day in all categories.... Good thing I really enjoy this stuff.

4 Comments:

At 6/9/08 08:39 , Blogger Jay@Soob said...

Best of luck!

 
At 6/9/08 15:21 , Blogger deichmans said...

Thx Subadei! I was pleased with my time (anything less than 30 minutes would have worked for me :-), and I now have a good baseline to grow from.

This also made me appreciate even more that Trek Madone I used at the Dancing Bear Bike Bash back in April (which effortlessly kept up with the peloton).

 
At 22/11/08 07:28 , Blogger Van said...

We had to be neck and neck for that proud time. I was last in my catagory. By the way, do you know where I can get photos of that time trial?

 
At 30/11/08 06:49 , Blogger deichmans said...

Van, Send me a note to shane (at) deichman.net and I'll get you in touch with the guy who took many of the Time Trial pix.

 

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