Lots more NotP2A action this weekend.
Karl Janzen kicked it off early, setting out on Thursday. He ran into some soft conditions on the no winter maintenance sideroads. But he still got a sub 4 hour time.
Saturday saw Albert and Amanda Kleinikkink tackle the strong winds and take on the route using their mountain bikes. I’m sure the westbound stretches into the headwind were tough. Who’s up to challenging their times on a mountain bike? Will we see a sub 4-hour flat bar result?
Sunday saw calm winds, cloud cover and somewhat cool temps. But we had 4 on course that day.
Ryan Grigg smashed out an average pace around 31 km/h. Unfortunately he missed two turns - he corrected them, but it was enough to have Strava not match it up. The two missed turns cost about 10 minutes. Start to finish his time was about 2:54, so that means next try the KOM is probably gonna change hands.
Rob Haskett also was out early morning on Sunday. Rob also had a couple missed turns, but it looks like a time of about 3:10, with 4 minutes on turnarounds. I think a sub 3-hour is totally doable next try.
Drew Molnar has claimed the “coveted” local legend status. He was out on a second attempt Sunday, and he smashed almost 50 minutes off his previous time. Excellent work.
I also had a go at the course for a second time (I’m legitimately curious how Strava tiebreaks the local legend status when two people have the same number of attempts. Most recent? Closest time in between attempts?) I was a lot more motivated this attempt. First time I was recording the route to make the segment, and I rode maybe too hard to the start (the start is almost 40 km from home). So Sunday I took it really easy to the start, I also made sure my ride Saturday was easier. Plus a skinsuit, aero helmet, and my CX race bike all contributed I’m sure. I’m totally happy with 2nd overall. Lol I did have to stop for a pee break, but that was about 45 seconds, and Luke is 2:39 ahead, so I don’t feel bad about that. Taking 26:46 off my prior time was quite satisfying.
Also more Kudos to Lucas Goertz. I went hard on the GVT segment, but he still has the KOM there.
We’re up to 23 total on the board. 25 if you count Ryan G and Rob H.