Seven riders braved the weather and made the drive up to Nanaimo River road last night. Including Eric Rush who gambled on the weather and made the drive down from Courtenay to join in the suffering. There was trepidation from most riders as a heavy fog was sitting on the top of Nanaimo Lakes Road making visibility a concern. But as usual the unique weather patterns around Mount Benson made for a clear course. James Sage set down a fast time to start the season finishing in 21:25.577 holding an average speed of just over 40km/hr, beating Eric by 16 seconds. In third place, in his first time trial on our challenging course was 15 year old Luke Hubner with an impressive time of 23:29.412.
It should also be noted that tonight was the last night for our other youth rider, Jack Mace, to receive a one minute interval lead instead of the standard 30 second gap; as not only was his mother unable to close the gap to supervise his race, but he also beat her time by 15 seconds.
Thank you to the volunteers, Lorrie and Steve for helping out with the start and turn around.
I hope to see everyone at the House of Kiyo Monday night development ride.
Follow this link to register for next week’s time trial:
Registration is also now open for volunteers for our next Aquarius Marine crit on April 23rd: