>Season finale

>It’s over. I managed to ride a full season for the first time since the early 1980s. I did ride quite a few club events in 2005, but this year has been a proper, December to October, 46 event racing programme. It’s a pity I wasn’t competitive, but I’ll review the data later and see what emerges.

Today was a great Autumn day. The event was the Hillingdon CC 25m TT on the Marlow course. The forecast was for a strong wind, but the morning turned out still, cold and a little misty. I think the coldness held back the times (I was wearing tights, a long sleeve jacket under my jersey and long-fingered gloves), but it was mostly a pleasure to be out there. I recorded a 1:3:25 – my 7th ‘3’ of the season in 17 rides at 25 miles. I felt pretty strong throughout and finished well. UPDATE: the winner was Barry Charlton (Lyme RC) with a 51:14. I was 73rd out of 101 finishers.

A rider was hit by a car during the event. I hope she recovers soon.

About lancewoodman

Heritage interpreter, playwright and teacher. Living on the South Coast of England.

Posted on October 19, 2008, in Cycling, time trialling. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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