Friday, April 03, 2009

Last night's Chico River Road 10-Mile Time Trial Results..........

Hi Everyone! So, we had quite the windy night out there last night on River Road for the 10-Mile Time Trial - swirling winds, clouds off in the distance......tricky weather! Still, we had 17 riders come out to take part in this one - which also served as the 1st event in the 2009 Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series! Thank you all for coming out to this one!! Below are the Combined Results from last night's event - and below that are the Current Overall Standings in the Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series:

Combined Results from April 2nd River Road 10-Mile Time Trial:
1. Jeffrey Galland 23:35
2. Paul McIntyre 24:40
3. Jim Greenlee 25:16
4. Jeff Tse 25:58
5. David Dura 26:23
6. Michael Dufresne 27:07
7. Kenny Price 27:30
8. Jeanne O'regan 28:05
9. Brooks Biertuempfel 28:53
10. Jim Mensching 29:30
11. Skip Lees 30:21
12. Janine Rood 30:43
13. Jeff Davis 30:44
14. Mary Ann Bachus 31:59
15. Michelle Rossman 33:31
16. Darlene Henderson 34:06
Tom Murphy - Flatted


Category "A" Men
1. Jeff Galland (10 points + 2 = 12 points)
2. Paul McIntyre (8 points + 2 = 10 points)
3. Jeff Tse (6 points + 2 = 8 points)

Women's Category
1. Michelle Rossman (10 points + 2 = 12 points)

Women's Masters 45+ Category
1. Jeanne O'regan (10 points + 2 = 12 points)
2. Janine Rood (8 points + 2 = 10 points)
3. Mary Ann Bachus (6 points + 2 = 8 points)
4. Darlene Henderson (4 points + 2 = 6 points)

Category "B" Men
1. David Dura (10 points + 2 = 12 points)
2. Michael Dufresne (8 points + 2 = 10 points)
3. Brooks Biertumpfel (6 points + 2 = 8 points)
4. Jeff Davis (4 points + 2 = 6 points)

Men's Masters 45+ Category
1. Jim Greenlee (10 points + 2 = 12 points)
2. Kenny Price (8 points + 2 = 10 points)
3. Tom Murphy (6 points + 2 = 8 points)

Men's Masters 55+ Category
1. Jim Mensching (10 points + 2 = 12 points)
2. Skip Lees (8 points + 2 = 10 points)


Category "A" Men
1. Jeff Galland 12 points
2. Paul McIntyre 10 points
3. Jeff Tse 8 points

Women's Category
1. Michelle Rossman 12 points

Women's Masters 45+ Category
1. Jeanne O'regan 12 points
2. Janine Rood 10 points
3. Mary Ann Bachus 8 points
4. Darlene Henderson 6 points

Category "B" Men
1. David Dura 12 points
2. Michael Dufresne 10 points
3. Brooks Biertumpfel 8 points
4. Jeff Davis 6 points

Men's Masters 45+ Category
1. Jim Greenlee 12 points
2. Kenny Price 10 points
3. Tom Murphy 8 points

Men's Masters 55+ Category
1. Jim Mensching 12 points
2. Skip Lees 10 points


1. There will be more than 1 course used for this year's 10-Mile Time Trial Series. The courses will be scattered around the Chico area - Chico River Road, River Road, Aguas Frias Road, 7-Mile Lane, Lassen Road, Meridian Road and others to be announced as the weeks go on. The idea is to get a feel for the various 10-Mile TT routes around the area.....and just to challenge yourself a bit! Many of these Time Trials will be on Thursday evenings at 6:00PM - however, there may be a few that are thrown in on a different weeknight - or on the weekend. ALL of these Time Trials will be flat to fairly flat. Most of the Thursday Night 10-Mile Time Trials WILL count towards the Series Overall Standings. (There will be a 25-Mile TT Series, as well as a 6-Mile TT Series, announced soon).

2. ALL riders must sign in this year - Like all the events so far this year, you just need to sign in at the start in order to enter the event. And, as usual in these Time Trials, we will be going in 1-minute Intervals. Again, donations are always accepted and appreciated - but all of the events are FREE!

3. Rain and Wind will not cancel the Time Trials, unless specified by the Race Director. However, crudy air conditions(ex. - last year's Humboldt Fire) will cancel them.

4. Helmets are MANDATORY! So, please....please.....wear your helmet! Please!! AND - Yes, Aero Equipment is allowed!! So.....wear an aero helmet!! Or just a regular one!!

5. All are welcome - you don't have to do the Series - just come on out and give one or two of these events a shot! It's amazing what kind of workout you can get in during a 20 to 45 minute 10-Mile Time Trial! And it's just you against the clock!!

6. Points are used to calculate the Overall Standings in this particular Series(makes it easier for the promoter - sorry!). The point breakdown is as follows: 10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1-1, with an additional 2 points being given to each participant who completes each event. So, 10 points goes to the winner, 8 points goes to 2nd place, 6 points goes to 3rd place and so on.........everyone who finishes 6th or beyond gets 1-point for completing the event. The rider with the MOST points at the end of the Series wins the Overall Title - and the Chico 10-MIle Time Trial Series Championship Trophy, plus whatever goodies we can give you. Points will be broken down by Category. Once you enter and finish an event, you are entered in the Series.

7. The following Categories are eligible for a Series Championship Trophy:

Category "A" Men
Women's Category
Women's Masters 45+ Category
Category "B" Men
Men's Masters 45+ Category
Men's Masters 55+ Category
(If the numbers allow it, more Categories will be added!)

These are the Categories which all qualify for a Series Championship Trophy. If nobody - or very few folks are in one category - we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it. As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event). And, as usual, the Series Organizer reserves the right to re-classify you at any time(within reason and with plenty of notice though.....this isn't the UCI!!!)

8. Finally, remember - these Time Trial events are essentially for practice and exercise - we have fun out there and get a great little workout in, and we get to work on some quality cycling. But, overall, they're no big World Championship/Olympic medals or million dollar contracts on the line. So, with that in mind, just treat 'em as such - a good training event to try some new things, gain some good fitness.....and maybe even get into a "real" sanctioned race at some point in time. Or not. Just have fun with it!! We'll have trophies and hopefully some prizes for the Series winners - and definitely loads of fun....and pain and suffering. ;) But remember - it's all in good fun!

9. Some articles on 10-Mile Time Trial Training & History:

Hope to see you out there!!

Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateurish Cycling Events
Chico, CA