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Post by JohnT » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:25 am

Gold medal for Tripleshot Cycling at the Master's TTT in Duncan!

I'd like to leave it at that - the headline is accurate. But, there is a little more to the story. Joe, Tod, Allan C. and I practised last Thursday and on the basis of that success, entered the Sidney Velo Masters TTT (Team Time Trial) on Sunday. This was a timed (obviously) 40 km race along the road to Cowichan Lake just north of Duncan. 20 kms out, turn around, and run 20 kms back. It was a rolling course, with a bit of a head wind on the way out. Everyone is racing against the clock and departures occur at 1 min intervals. The first part is important.... racing against the clock. So, it's a race....... even if no one else shows up... right? It's still a race. Andrew my son asked the pointed question when I got home... "So, what exactly is a gold medal when you're the only one in the race?" I'm like, "What do you mean?" He says: "OK dad, between you and me, you won"

About eight iTT (individual Time Trial) racers left before us. They made us wait 3 min because we were expected to be faster than the iTT people. We were, for the most-part. Mick Bryson and a young guy from Team Rally (Adam de Vos's team mate) beat us all by themselves. I'll check, but I think (hope) we beat the rest of the iTT field. What we did beat was the 'standard' for our team's average age. Joe can tell us the exact time, but it was about 1hr 5 min, so very close to averaging 40km/hr over the 40km course.

It was a great experience.... we killed ourselves and one another in the nicest way. The guy from Rally beat the 40 km record by 2 minutes. That was astounding. This race has been going on for 40 years..... to be there when the record was broken, and by that amount, was privilege

The Sidney Velo club put on an amazing event.... unfortunately there were more volunteers (and more medals) than participants.

Soon the Master's Club and VCL are joining forces and that will avoid conflicts (e.g., Windsor Park VCL on the same days as Masters iTT/TTT race). I told them that TTT has become a big thing with Tripleshot and that next year they'll have lots of entries. In the meantime, Joe, Tod, Allan and I are the reigning Master's TTT champions. You might pass us this Thursday morning, but remember, we have gold medals under our jerseys ;-)

JT
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Re: Masters_TTT_Results

Post by JohnT » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:49 pm

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Alan's post and image, copied here, reminded me. I bought the new kit ($150) from Dan (posted on the TS classified ads) just for this event. Then one of us (Doh!) shows up with the old old kit.

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Post by AJ Neale » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:45 pm

Judging by the smiles and the report, you must have had a LOT of fun! I know how fast and friendly the four of you are, so even if you hadn't posted the fastest team time, you would have won the spirit/sportsmanship award. Congratulations!! Andrew

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Re: Masters_TTT_Results

Post by JTyre » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:13 pm

Ditto what Andrew just said.

p.s. Alan, please ignore JohnT's razzing about your mismatched jersey. You'd never fall to peer pressure from your other three teammates, would you?

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Post by Alan » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:09 pm

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Re: Masters_TTT_Results

Post by sailor » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:27 pm

Chapeau!

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