Thursday, July 09, 2009

2 Time Trials in Chico Tomorrow................

Thursday, July 9th - River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00AM - Beat the heat!!! YES, an early morning version to get your workout in before the day begins!!! Registration will open at 5:45am, with the first rider going off at 6:01am. We will go in 1-minute intervals for this 5-miles out, 5-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. This classic Chico Time Trial course has been used for the last 29+ years. Come on out before work and give this one a shot! WORD OF WARNING - to quote Elmer Fudd, we will be vewy vewy quiet!!! An extremely rough draft of this course can be found here - (yes, the course is really 10 miles, not 9.9). And if you look at the Elevation might tell you why coming back always seems a bit tougher than going out! (Part of the 2009 Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series!) Rain does not cancel!

Thursday, July 9th - Aguas Frias 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00PM - Registration opens at 5:45pm, with the first rider going off at 6:01pm. We will go in 1-minute intervals for this 5-miles out, 5-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. Come on out after work and give this one a shot! A map of this course can be found here - The Start/Finish location of this event is on Aguas Frias Road - just south of Dayton 4-Corners - by the Stop Ahead Sign......look for me at the Start Area with a clipboard. (Part of the 2009 Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series!) Rain does not cancel!


Category "A" Men:
1. Steve Vickery 60 points
2. Ken Petruzzelli 46 points
3. Jeff Ochs 44 points
4. David Albrecht 38 points
5. Paul McIntyre 30 points
6. Josh Rowe 25 points
7. Josh Bullock 22 points
8. Tim Olson 16 points
9. Mike Painter 12 points
9. Mike Cordova 12 points
9. Rich Thurman 12 points
9. Jeff Galland 12 points
13. David Kyle 8 points
13. Greg Watkins 8 points
13. Weston Crumm 8 points
13. Jeff Tse 8 points
17. Eric Ayars 6 points
18. Anthony Ferretti 3 points

Women's Category:
1. Joanne Gilchrist 94 points
2. Michelle Nye 84 points
3. Margaret Jones 34 points
4. Michelle Rossman 22 points
4. Katelyn Nye 22 points
6. Kim Lange 14 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 70 points
2. Kim Agur 56 points
3. Darlene Henderson 42 points
4. Elizabeth Brent 30 points
5. Mary Ann Bachus 24 points
6. Margaret Bomberg 19 points
7. Kate Cavell 12 points
7. Sue Kamrar 12 points
9. Janine Rood 10 points
10. Grace Twedt 8 points
11. Lorna Andrette 6 points
11. Teresa Long 6 points
13. Leslie Clavey 4 points

Category "B" Men:
1. David Dura 84 points
2. Jeff Nye 82 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 132 points
2. Tom Murphy 78 points
3. Kenny Price 38 points
4. Hal Tacker 32 points
5. Tom Tucker 24 points
6. Roy Holley 10 points
6. Joe Sanders 10 points
6. Charlie Pelton 10 points
9. Rogelio Barrera 8 points
9. Clay Johnson 8 points

Men's Masters 55+ Category:
1. Jim Mensching 136 points
2. Mike Trowbridge 60 points
3. Skip Lees 60 points
4. Kerry Maxwell 20 points
5. Clayton Anderson 16 points
5. James Gilchrist 16 points
7. Dan Spencer 10 points
7. Bill Brent 10 points
7. Walt Schafer 10 points
10. Gary Fowler 8 points

Junior Men's Category:
1. Ben Mallory 72 points
2. Jesse Mallory 42 points
3. Kevin Nye 28 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. Jeff Nye 60 points
2. Tom Murphy 59 points
3. Mike Trowbridge 44 points
3. Kenny Price 44 points
5. Ben Mallory 38 points
6. Skip Lees 36 points
7. Joaquin Garcia 16 points
7. Jesse Mallory 16 points
9. Clayton Anderson 13 points
9. Kevin Nye 13 points
11. Josh Rowe 12 points
11. Mike Painter 12 points
11. Matt Carlson 12 points
11. Tim Olson 12 points
11. Weston Crumm 12 points
16. Clay Johnson 10 points
16. Joe Sanders 10 points
16. Jeff Via 10 points
16. Michael Dufresne 10 points
16. David Albrecht 10 points
21. Gary Fowler 8 points
22. Darius Vixie 6 points
22. Bernie Huffrogge 6 points
24. Bill Brent 4 points
25. Anthony Costello 3 points
26. Jonny Pierson 3 points
27. Nicolas King 3 points
28. Jeff Weisener 3 points
29. 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