Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thursday Night's 25-Mile Time Trial....................

Don't feel like riding it alone?? You can always race as a team too(teams of 2, 3 or 4 - and tandems!) - just let me know at the start:

Thursday, July 30th - Aguas Frias 25-MILE Time Trial - Race # 5 (of 6) in the 2009 Chico 25-Mile Time Trial Series! The Aguas Frias 25-Mile Time Trial will take place on Thursday, July 30th. Registration will open at 5:40pm just south of Dayton 4-Corners on Aguas Frias Road - look for me at the Start with the clipboard. First rider will take off at 6:01pm, and we will go in 1-minute intervals for this 12.5 mile out, 12.5 mile back in, all-flat Time Trial. I will most likely be at the turn-around too, but it will also be marked. A map of the course can be found here: (RACE #5 in the 2009 Chico 25-Mile Time Trial Series)


Category "A" Men:
1. Ken Petruzzelli 38 points
2. Jeff Ochs 32 points
3. Greg Watkins 16 points
4. Mike Smith 14 points
5. Eric Ayars 10 points
6. Jim Clark 8 points

Women's Category:
1. Joanne Gilchrist 42 points

Women's Masters 45+ Category:
1. Margaret Bomberg 38 points
2. Kim Agur 28 points
3. MaryAnn Bachus 14 points
4. Grace Twedt 12 points
5. Sue Kamrar 10 points

Category "B" Men:
1. David Dura 28 points
2. Alex Albrecht 14 points
3. Brian Ray 12 points

Men's Masters 45+ Category:
1. Tom Murphy 32 ponits
2. Kenny Price 28 points
3. Jim Greenlee 26 points
4. Jim Roberts 14 points
5. Roy Holley 10 points
6. Hal Tacker 10 points

Men's Masters 55+ Category:
1. Jim Mensching 56 points
2. Skip Lees 44 points
3. Dan Spencer 12 points
4. James Gilchrist 12 points

1. Skip Lees 40 points
2. Tom Murphy 38 points
3. Kenny Price 26 points
4. Jim Roberts 14 points
4. Mike Smith 14 points
6. Brian Ray 10 points
7. Alex Albrecht 8 points


1. There will be more than 1 course used for this year's 25-Mile Time Trial Series. The courses will be around the Chico area - Aguas Frias Road, 7-Mile Lane and possibly others. The idea is to get a feel for the various 25-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 one that is thrown in on a different weeknight - or on the weekend. ALL of these Time Trials will be flat to fairly flat. There will be 6 Time Trials that count towards this Series - 1 per month from April through September 2009.

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 25-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 4 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 25-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. However, the Race Director reserves the right to DQ anyone at any time - usually for flagrant violations of common sense. ;)

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

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 Time Trial Training & History:

Hope to see you out there!!

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