Howdy everyone! Bit of a wacky week, temperatures up and down, and I think rain surprised everyone on Saturday! And probably today, oh and hail.
I'm happy to see we're still getting new subscribers and people jumping in, welcome to our weird little group! 😊
Just a few notes:
Now leaning towards leaving the Female category as-is, there's some bonus prizing that's being arranged that reflects overall finishes, and combining fields would botch that up a bit, so I'm planning to leave as-is.
The illustrious Dan Blackwell has agreed to swap to A as well, tho his brain says he's a B, his legs say he's definitely an A in this type of event. 😁
Newcomers Alan and Mike signed up as C's, but looking at their times I'll be swapping them up to B when I have a minute.
If there are any errors, omissions, issues, concerns, or anything else, feel free to hit reply!
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THIS WEEK IN RIDES
Claire is back, but sadly Lindsay had a bad tumble at the XC race last weekend, and will be out a few weeks.
Louis reigned supreme on Munn with a blistering 8:18, Dan was 20sec behind, and Damian not far behind that. The Burnside 'sprint' went to Damian who smoked the field with a 1:23, claiming the KOM as well! Louis and Harley rounded out the podium there. Neat to see some patterns appearing in strengths! (And I'll have to rejig last week's results moving Dan up, just a heads up.)
The B field continues to grow!
On the Female side, Justine had a perfect week, winning both segments and claiming the Burnside QOM, bravo! Laura and Maria were next fastest up Munn, and Laura and Jill were next atop the sprint segment, and let's all welcome Lara to the field! Jill also collected the Early Bird prize.
The guys have a few more riders to contend with (30 total now) and Munn let Travis show off his horsepower once more, followed by a surprised me, and Peter (who eased off a bit too early apparently). The Burnside sprint had a 3-way tie for the fastest time of 1:27, with Peter, Kirk and newcomer Spencer. I rode Tuesday which had a very favourable tailwind which helped me get 2nd, and Jon Clark claimed 3rd without that little boost!
Sadly no Female riders again this week! I know there are more of you out there, please join in! =)
The Open field gained another two riders, and they claimed top spots, with Alan and Mike seconds apart - and will be moved to the B's. Mikael claimed third (and soon to be first)! Over on the sprint Marc and Matt kept their feud going sharing the top steps, and Kit will soon see 3rd for his efforts.
The Secret Times this week were 10:01 and 2:06, and lots of close calls, but no hits.
This week the prizes from Oak Bay Bikes are getting handed out as promised!
I'll repeat last week's pattern and draw 6 names, 2x Female, 4x Open, and the draw winners this week are:
John MacDonald 🏴🇨🇦
Brandon Smith '78
I'll email you all privately later tonight with details, note that the first to reply will get their top choices!
For Week #6, we'll be giving away the goodies from Fairfield Bicycles. Thanks again to all our supporters, check out that huge prize list!!