Marky G had dubbed this one PB Sunday and conditions were picture perfect for the penultimate race in the PACC Zero Friction Cycling Time Trials series this summer.
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Great TT conditions for the first race of the 2023 Zero Friction Time Trial series with cool but not cold conditions and a light breeze greeting riders.
The biggest question in the car park this morning was by how much Chris Harper (Norwood) would break the course record. Conditions were near perfect, overcast, a little humid with a light southerly and only a slight chance of getting pooped on by a Corella, so little surprise that the course record and a number of PBs fell.
Sunday mornings. Reserved for sleeping in, late breakfasts and lazy mornings spent in PJs. Or, if you're not right in the head, you get up at dawn to punish yourself in the race of truth!
We are aiming to return to more 'normal' club activities in the week starting 1st June 2020, as permitted by law. While this means we can start to recommence some of our activities, we are still limited in what we can offer. Our interpretation of the Emergency Declaration is we generally offer a non-contact sport (where any contact between participants that does occur, is accidental) and we can make changes to our activities to try to keep riders, coaches, officials and volunteers Covid-safe.
After a season interrupted by an unscheduled cruise ship, a crash and some mixed up weather, the final round of the 2019-20 Zero Friction Time Trial went to plan on Sunday morning.
The rain cleared up like the forecast said, for a mild morning at Outer Harbor this morning with winds getting stronger as the race progressed.
Weather Observations @ 7:30am
Temperature: 15.8 (Feels like 14.2), Humidity 69% (Recorded at Kent Town)
Wind: 13km/h NE, Wind Gusts: 17km/h (Recorded at Outer Harbor)
Fine, clear conditions
Unfortunately due to a rider crashing on the course yesterday, many people's races were affected. Thanks to the riders who stopped immediately after the crash and rendered assistance to the riders involved. Some riders were stopped to avoid further riders riding past the crash site, once emergency services vehicles were called and/or were in attendance. All riders who started yesterday's race behind Rider #29 are therefore shown in the results as 'Not Placed (NP), as are riders who stopped to assist.
Age adjusted results are being wrangled and will be available at: https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/zfc-patt/
For the purposes of the Zero Fiction TT Series, the best 3 of 4 rounds (must ride at 3 rounds) will count towards the Zero Friction Cycling series prizes. Riders who starting yesterday's event but awarded a 'Not Placed' due to the race crash will still have that ride count towards the series, your % race average will be taken on your other rounds completed (eg best two or three as appropriate).
Thanks to the many people who showed concern to the injured rider, Kat Chung-Orr yesterday and asking after her today. She did suffer a lower body fracture and we and the Chung-Orr family thank everyone for their kind concern.
PACC (and SAPOL) reminds all riders it’s the law in South Australia that riders/drivers are required to travel at 25km/h when riding through an emergency service speed zone.
The 25km/h Emergency Service Speed Zone applies on an area of road:
- In the immediate vicinity of an emergency service vehicle that has stopped on the road and is displaying a flashing blue or red light; or
- Between two sets of flashing blue or red lights that have been placed by an emergency worker at either end of a length of road on which an emergency vehicle has stopped.
- It does not apply if you are driving on a road that is divided by a median strip and the emergency service speed zone is on the other side of the road beyond the median strip.
We marked the first day of summer and our first time trial of the series with unseasonably cold, windy and drizzly weather. Despite the BOM showing expected winds of 39 - 44 km/h and rain of 3mm during the event, it was quite mild and reasonably dry from start to finish. A number of those who had entered chose to stay in bed, but some riders who toughed it out were rewarded with PBs.
Today saw the last of the 2018-19 Zero Frictiion Cycling Time Trials at the windless (yes, that's what the BOM says) Outer Harbor. It was a dark start, but the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Regular participants were joined by 25 athletes taking part of the Invictus Cycling Pathways program being held this weekend, so the field was at capacity.