Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Peninsula, N. CA.
Bikes: Orbea Orca - 2007, Orbea Ordu - 2008, Cervelo P3 track, Santana Sovereign tandem
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Originally Posted by cornucopia72
We could not make it this year but we will love to make one of the TT's next year. How was it? How many tandem were there?
Sorry you couldn't make it - there is always next year. It was great - there were three mixed tandem teams - all Bike Forum folks - Cgallagh/Red Rider, Smooooth/his superstoker, and Hermes/VeloDiva. The course is 9.7 miles, out and back, downhill on the way out, elevation gain of 400 feet. Just a light breeze and perfect conditions. (The only glitch was that we missed our start time (even though we were at there an hour ahead of time!) Rule No. 1 - synch your watch with the official time - oh well, through my focus off a bit in the beginning, but we soon settled in.)
There were 74 participants in all categories combined.
The results are posted at: http://scaledup.com/beattheclock/res...verallTime.pdf
Sorry, no pictures so far. The Smooooth team smoked with a time of 25:00 (25/74 overall), with Cgallagh/Red Rider close behind at 25:14 (27/74 overall); and Hermes/VeloDiva at 26:23 (37/74 overall). Although last in the tandem category, Hermes and VeloDiva loved the competition and had their best run on this TT course for the season (we did all 4 Beat the Clock TTs this year) by 34 seconds. We had a nice ride out to Los Altos Hills afterwards with Smooooth and his superstoker for coffee at Peet's and checked out the tandems at Bicycle Outfitters. We missed you Red Rider and Cgallagh!