Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Meridian Road 10-Mile Time Trial Tomorrow.............

Thursday, June 18th - Meridian Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00PM - A newer course to try out in the 10-Mile Time Trial Series. We'll be heading to Meridian Road, just north of Chico for this one. This is a straight 5-mile out, 5-mile back in Time Trial - the course has approximately 130 feet of total climbing....primarily on the way out. Registration will open at 5:40pm with the first rider going off at 6:01pm. We will be going in 1-Minute Intervals. You must sign in at the start! The Start/Finish Line is just past the left sweeper turn on Meridian Road......the turn-around is before you get to Lassen Road(this is the same section of Meridian used on the Paskenta Century). Riders will travel north for 5 miles, then back south for 5 miles. An approximate map of this course can be found here: Look for me at the Starting location with the RACEmobile(the greenish Mitsubishi POS car) and the clipboard. (Part of the 2009 Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series!)


Category "A" Men:
1. Steve Vickery 60 points
2. Jeff Ochs 44 points
3. David Albrecht 38 points
4. Paul McIntyre 30 points
5. Ken Petruzzelli 24 points
6. Tim Olson 16 points
7. Josh Rowe 15 points
8. Mike Cordova 12 points
8. Rich Thurman 12 points
8. Jeff Galland 12 points
11. Josh Bullock 10 points
12. David Kyle 8 points
12. Greg Watkins 8 points
12. Weston Crumm 8 points
12. Jeff Tse 8 points
16. Eric Ayars 6 points
17. Anthony Ferretti 3 points

Women's Category:
1. Joanne Gilchrist 70 points
2. Michelle Nye 50 points
3. Margaret Jones 34 points
4. Katelyn Nye 22 points
5. Kim Lange 14 points
6. Michelle Rossman 12 points
7. Megan Murphy 11 points
8. Mary Reyes 9 points
9. Caryn Jones 8 points
10. Megan Kurtz 7 points
11. Christine Lewis 3 points
12. Claudia Avalos 3 points

Junior Women's Category:
1. Katelyn Nye 32 points
2. Margaret Jones 24 points

Women's Masters 45+ Category:
1. Jeanne O'regan 60 points
2. Kim Agur 44 points
3. Darlene Henderson 32 points
4. Elizabeth Brent 30 points
5. Mary Ann Bachus 24 points
6. Sue Kamrar 12 points
7. Margaret Bomberg 11 points
8. Janine Rood 10 points
9. Grace Twedt 8 points
10. Lorna Andrette 6 points
10. Teresa Long 6 points
12. Leslie Clavey 4 points

Category "B" Men:
1. David Dura 72 points
2. Jeff Nye 48 points
3. Joaquin Garcia 24 points
4. Michael Dufresne 20 points
5. Brooks Biertumpfel 16 points
6. Matt Carlson 12 points
7. Jeff Via 10 points
7. Pat Beckley 10 points
9. Shawn Hughes 8 points
10. Jeff Davis 6 points

Men's Masters 45+ Category:
1. Jim Greenlee 108 points
2. Tom Murphy 72 points
3. Kenny Price 28 points
4. Hal Tacker 22 points
5. Joe Sanders 10 points
5. Charlie Pelton 10 points
7. Clay Johnson 8 points
7. Clayton Anderson 8 points

Men's Masters 55+ Category:
1. Jim Mensching 102 points
2. Mike Trowbridge 48 points
3. Skip Lees 36 points
4. James Gilchrist 16 points
5. Kerry Maxwell 12 points
6. Bill Brent 10 points
6. Walt Schafer 10 points
8. Gary Fowler 8 points

Junior Men's Category:
1. Ben Mallory 46 points
2. Jesse Mallory 42 points
3. Kevin Nye 18 points
4. Darius Vixie 16 points
5. Bernie Huffrogge 9 points
6. Anthony Costello 8 points
7. Jonny Pierson 6 points
8. Nicolas King 4 points
9. Jeff Weisener 3 points
10. Johnny Borg 3 points

Merckx Division:
1. Tom Murphy 51 points
2. Kenny Price 34 points
2. Jeff Nye 34 points
2. Mike Trowbridge 34 points
5. Ben Mallory 26 points
6. Joaquin Garcia 16 points
6. Jesse Mallory 16 points
8. Matt Carlson 12 points
8. Skip Lees 12 points
8. Tim Olson 12 points
8. Weston Crumm 12 points
12. Clay Johnson 10 points
12. Joe Sanders 10 points
12. Jeff Via 10 points
12. Michael Dufresne 10 points
12. David Albrecht 10 points
17. Kevin Nye 9 points
18. Gary Fowler 8 points
19. Darius Vixie 6 points
19. Bernie Huffrogge 6 points
21. Bill Brent 4 points
22. Clayton Anderson 3 points
23. Anthony Costello 3 points
24. Jonny Pierson 3 points
25. Nicolas King 3 points
26. Jeff Weisener 3 points
27. Johnny Borg 3 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:

Merckxian Category - NO aero equipment!
Category "A" Men
Women's Category
Women's Masters 45+ Category
Category "B" Men
Men's Masters 45+ Category
Men's Masters 55+ Category
Junior Men
Junior Women
(If the numbers allow it, more Categories will be added!) (Can not enter more than 2 Categories per event).

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 Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, CA