Sunday, September 7, 2014, was spectacular weather for racing!
David G., Alexy U., and me lined up for what would be the last TT for each of us this year, but this time instead of competing against each other, we would be doing the Route 29 TT as a team of three. I was super stoked to be asked to be on this strong team and excited to race.
We had a great ride, all taking equal pulls on the very flat 20+ mile out and back course. The format for the race is unique and nice. After the "out" leg, your time is taken and you have about 1 minute of neutral to U-turn, line up, and start again. This eliminates the need to try to do a fast turn around, especially on this road where the promoter was not permitted to completely stop traffic.
Our out and back legs were very similar, averaging almost 30 miles per hour. We ended up taking the win by several minutes, and we all went home with a little extra dough in our pockets.
BJL Coaching Athlete Kevin E. had a great ride for what would be his last TT of the year as well. Keving scored in the top 10 again and put forth a solid effort on this long course.
I was also excited for my teammate Keith L. who took the win the the Masters 40+ Category in his first TT this year. Actually, it was his first TT is many years and this was a great prep for the half Iron Man Tri that he had a couple of weeks following.
Great way to cap off the TT season. Now, we're looking forward to getting out on the dirt, grass, gravel, pavement, sand, mud, and whatever else will comprise the 'cross courses.
Keep it rolling!
I'm excited to be racing the Route 29 TTT this weekend with David G. and Alexy U. The three of us all stood on the podium for the NJ TT Cup Overall in 35+ Master Men last year. Alexy took the win, David with a close second place, and I was just behind in third. It will be an honor and an absolute hoot to be racning with these two speedsters on Sunday on this 35 Km pancake flat course.
Kevin E. will also be competing in what is NOW his final TT of the year. Next up will be some CX for Kevin, and enjoying some great fall riding.
Should be fun!
Coach B.L. is the head coach at BJL Coaching and an avid racer and cycling enthusiast himself.