Today, we participated in the second practice time trial this season. The time trial series is a fund raising event for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The four time Trials that are positioned before sanctioned time trial races in the district.
We had a perfect day for the race with clear skies and temperatures in the 50 to 60s. There were 94 entries consisting of individual men, women, teams and tandems.
Our time, by our watch, for the 9.7 mile course was 26:48 which was a 2 minute improvement over last month’s TT over the same course. Out of the total field, we were 46th out of 94 entries.
We were extremely pleased with our time and improvement over last month
. The race was a lot of fun and the people who run the event do a great job in organization and making it safe for riders.
We road as team Genentech. Below is a pic of us, may be near the turnaround, on the course today. Next week, we are racing in the Berkeley Bicycle Club Team Time Trial. This is a sanctioned TT race over a 16.6 mile course with 3 climbs
and 3 fast descents. There are 150 teams signed up with 7 tandem teams. We are riding the course on Sunday for a preview.
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