Thanks to all the riders who came out yesterday for the first of this year’s Topmkins Eklhart Time Trial Series. Baseline times for the year were set under sprinkling skies dry and moderate south wind. On the men’s side Jon Toftoy (Eden Prairie, MN) set the time to beat so far with a blistering 15:57, one of the fastest times we’ve ever had in an April round. On the women’s side, Loren Uscilowski (Des Moines / VeloRosa) won with a 19:30.
We also learned last night that Kippy’s Place in Elkhart has a nice patio for when it warms up this summer and some humongous tacos!
Thanks as always to our volunteers and official Bruce Pesch for helping keeping everything safe and smooth out there.
Official results have been posted at the USA Cycling website. See you all in May!
A few race day notes for the first round of Elkhart TT Series tonight.
* Online registration closes at noon so if you haven’t signed up, click on over to https://www.usacycling.org/register/2012-1252
* We will have a separate express line for pre-registered riders to check-in an pick up their bib number. If you are already registered you do not need to sign a waiver on site like last year
* We will tabulate and post official results at Kippy’s Place, a newly remodeled bar/grill on Main St. in Elkhart, after the last rider has finished and we get all our stuff picked up. They have food, cold beverages, and are cyclist-friendly. Support Elkhart for supporting our race!
* If you don’t want to wait for official results we will post them within 24 hours zealousracing.com and eventually have them on usacycling.org well.
* We will be taking free will donations to the National MS Society on site. I hear good karma makes you ride faster.
For all other details head to the series page, https://zealousracing.com/events/elkhart-time-trial/
It’s that time of year again! Time to lay it all on the line….just you, and the road, and whatever crazy Iowa winds Mother Nature wants to throw at you.
The Zealous Racing team is happy to announce that this year, ALL PROCEEDS from the Elkhart TT Series will be given to the National MS Society Upper Midwest Chapter.
AND! If you register for the 5-race series, you’ll receive a series t-shirt!
Check out the series page for all the necessary details, then get signed up!
FIRST RACE IS APRIL 12!!!
Sixty-seven riders came out yesterday for a beautiful July evening of time trialing outside Elkhart. A decent southern breeze didn’t slow down times much as many took advantage of their summer fitness to put up PRs. The results file and an updated points standings file can be accessed below. And many of the categories are still wide open. We are working on a special event and awards following the last round of the series on August 11th. More details will be announced soon.
Thanks again for everybody who helps put this race on and thanks to the riders for coming out. See you next month!
2011_Elkhart_TT_Series_Results_4 Elkhart TT Overall Standings
The Elkhart TT Series will resume this Thursday to make up the earlier June race that was postponed due to weather. As of now it looks like we will have mild, dry weather and fast conditions. Come out and test your early summer fitness. Registration begins at 5:00 and closes at 6:15 with the first rider off at 6:30. See you there.
The rain held off for us and we ended up with a beautiful, warm May evening for TT-ing out at Elkhart. Over 90 riders tackled the 12km course and many PRs and benchmarks for the season were set. All in all the average time this month was 4 minutes (or 17%) faster than our blustery kickoff race in April. It was also a very close race at the top of the Mens Open with Derek Cassady setting the pace with a 16:19, just two seconds ahead of JJ Bailey and six seconds ahead of Gerald Johnson. A rockin’ four tandems also showed up to race with the Martin’s nearly breaking 17 minutes. And Julie Zierke-Clarke put down the fastest women’s time of the night at 18:29.
Thanks to all for coming out and a huge thanks to Rachelle Little from Zealous Consulting and all our volunteers who help put on the race. Thank them next time you’re clipping in at the start line.
Category points will be posted next week. Thanks to all who came out.
Results are available for download 2011 Elkhart TT Series Results – Race 2 and at USAC.
A brutally windy Elkhart TT is in the books. We can get every kind of weather in April and it just happened to be an 30 mph crosswind on this particular evening. We had 64 strong finishers cross the line and I am impressed with the toughness I saw out on the road last night. Despite the conditions, I only heard about a few folks finding the ditch, and no one seriously injured. Thanks for a successful and safe start to the TT season. Below are preliminary results. We had no issues with timing last night so they should be accurate but if you think there’s a mistake, please e-mail me and we’ll work to get it corrected. We’ll have series points posted ahead of the next race and I have a few fun things I’m working on for this season… more info to come.
Thanks again to the volunteers from Zealous Racing, our top notch official Bruce Pesch, and everybody who showed up last night.