THIS WEEK IN RIDES
It's still rather quiet in A-ville, but no shortages of amazing efforts!
The Squaremeat is back to compete with our speediest female riders, but had her sights on the 'full' Neild segment this week, so her (still very fast) time was part of a longer effort, but K :) was zoned in, and only one of five riders to crack 8mins on Walfred, and the fourth fastest time overall on Neild. Dang. 🔥
Julian was the only Open A to hit the segments this week, but crushed them once again! He nearly cracked 6mins on Walfred, and his 3:17 earned him the KOM on the Neild segment. This guy is on fire!!
Once again only two of the B ladies made it out, but happy to see Laura B is back! She took both top times, but Jenn R is now sitting on a healthy lead in the Overall.
The Open B field grew by 6 this week, including two newcomers!
On Walfred, Tyler Venn rode into the top step of the podium, and Spencer wasn't far behind to earn 2nd, and Logan was the final rider to crack 8mins. Neild earned Travis Field his first win of Season 2, but newcomer Colin Daniels was just a second behind, and I'm surprised to find myself on the final podium step on Neild! (Again, I'd have predicted a more favourable time on the technical Walfred segment, go figure!)
Happy to see four ladies out in the C field this week! Kathy had a pretty good lead on Walfred, with Suzy and Wendy on her heels. But Neild saw a change in positions, and Suzy edged out Kathy by 9 seconds, and Wendy once again in third, with Lani not far behind (and lots of segments to go!) 😊
With Matt and Marc in the B's, the C times were much closer, and Mikael swept the podium this week, tho Tyler G and David B weren't far behind on Walfred, and their positions reversed on Neild. Kit's off to a good start as well, and I'm sure we'll see him keeping these others honest!
BONUSES & CURSES
As mentioned, Julian claimed another KOM, so 5pts for him! Adam W was the Early Bird, but he also claimed the LL status, so those points cancelled out. John MacDonald, last season's Early Bird record-holder, claimed LL on Neild so lost 5pts there. The Secret Times were 7:10 and 5:59, which I didn't see. And Logan aka @totaloutdoorsbc on IG posted a fun video, and he gets the 5pts this week for the Socialite award.
This week's prizes are the items from Fairfield Bicycles, with a fun array of items!
Looking at the group numbers, I've drawn 4 names, 1x A rider, 2x B's and 1x C, and our lucky peeps are:
Congrats! I'll email you all privately later tonight with details, note that the first to reply will get their top prize choices!
For Week #4, more prizes from Cycles West will be up for grabs!
Thanks again to all our supporters, check out that huge prize list!!