The rain came in like mad for our local time trial series wrap-up. Rider leaving the start line before 8:20am reported getting smacked by hail on their outbound leg. By 8:45 gusty winds were blowing and the team was divided on which weather event was worse. Many of us use the painted white line on the edge of SR14 as a guide we we can keep our heads down, but not this time. Too slick.
We heard many mutters of, “mother nature always gets a podium.”
We second that. Third and fourth it, in fact. Jeff & Rae played bikes in the fixed gear division (4 riders this time!!), Shez biked aero age group and Ry went in mens standard.
Even though the sun didn’t come out until we were all done, it was still a great wrap up to our TT series and we are eternally grateful to our friends at Summit Freewheelers and Stark bicycle Club for keeping us rolling and always giving us more bananas than we can eat!