There were close match ups in some categories, and even this past week saw several PRs and strong efforts. Final Series Standings are below, with detailed monthly results further down.
Final Series Standings
Bragging Rights & More
Winners in each category can claim some modest prizes -- pint glasses, T shirts, drink tokens for Big Grove -- while they last. (They're all leftovers from 2019.) Get in touch at CRANDICRacing@gmail.com.
Looking Ahead to 2021
We looi forward to racing again in 2021. Racing live? Virtually? Both? We don't know. Stay in the loop by subscribing to the CRANDIC TT email newsletter.
The June TTs are on!
May is done. 55 riders raced 66 times, some redoing earlier efforts, some racing more than one category. Results below are tentative. If we missed anyone's ride, please let us know.
Didn't get to ride? Or unhappy with that initial effort? Don't worry, with three more months of racing ahead every field is still competitive!
A few more photos and the Series standing will be up soon.
A small turnout by the CRANDIC Time Trial standards -- "only" 26 -- but that just reminded us of how successful this young event has become.
It was a beautiful night, and despite missing a few of the regulars due to illness, injury, and other plans, racers made quick work of finishing off the 2019 series and met back at Big Grove Solon to collect prizes and swap stories.
Thanks to all the racers and volunteers who have made it a great year. And to Matt Hartman and Burne Sippy for the fun photos. And of course, thanks to our host and cosponsor Big Grove Solon.
We're already looking forward to 2020!
Lucky for us, the storm hit early: strong winds, rain, and plenty of lightning.
As a result, the temperature dropped enough to be quite pleasant, the winds died down to nothing much, and two hours later the roads were dry.
Thirty-two racers took a chance and toed the line. They were rewarded with a beautiful summer night for racing and dining.
Thanks to Big Grove Solon for putting up with us, and to Burne Sippy for shots from the turn-around.
The bugs were out in force, but that was the only downside Wednesday for the CRANDIC Time Trial. Hot and windless, the evening was perfect for setting some records, and that we did: a record 42 racers toed the line; a record 14 raced on 1-day licenses; a record 13 raced in the Breakaway category.
Many return racers set new Personal Records including Kent Becker and Tara Coady, who both PR'd by more than a minute. No record, but a definite first: Doug Siemen raced his BMX bike, leading to a new category that we haven't completely identified yet. A lot of strong rides on a hot, windless day.
Photos thanks to Matt Hartman (midcourse) and Burne Sippy (turnaround).
It wasn't pretty, but at least we had a break in the rain for episode one of the 2019 CRANDIC TT Series. A cloudy, brisk 60F, but without much wind. Still, whether due to mechanicals, jet lag, an extra layer of clothes, or maybe lingering hibernation, most of us fell short of any PR effort Wednesday. But it felt great to be back out there.
Thanks again for the photos to our Matt Hartman.
The days were already noticeably shorter on August 1 as the final race in the 2018 CRANDIC Time Trial Series drew 26 racers on warm, breezy Wednesday evening. We finished racing no problem, but by the time racers settled into Big Grove back in Solon the shadows were a bit long. The breezy day, on the other hand, didn't stop Joanna Hall from besting her own course record yet again.
Results were shared. Final standings were figured. Series winnings were awarded, both cash and prizes. Top three in each category of the final season standings earned a CRANDIC TT/Big Grove pint glass to remember the race by. If you didn't get yours let us know.
Special thanks to all the folks that made this series possible: volunteers Brad Roark, Gary Henry, Chelsea Bilskemper, Burne Sippy, and Shawn Meaney; officials and stand-ins Larry Howe, Kirschen Shea, and Brian Abbott; the entire CRANDIC crew, but most especially Tara Coady, Matt Hartman, and Steve Tygrett; Doug Goettsch, Ellee Murphey, Andrew Mitchell, and all our favorite wait staff at Big Grove Solon; Johnson County Supervisor Mike Carberry; and all 50+ racers who joined us for year one of the CRANDIC Time Trial Series.
Any ideas or suggestions for next year would be appreciated. One that we've started already is an email list/newsletter for folks who want reminders of race dates and notices of weather and traffic conditions. You can submit either here:
Photos below by our man in the bushes, Matt "Shutterbug" Hartman. Thanks, Matt!