Saturday, August 9, 2008

Squamish TT - Rain - 53:00

Rain that falleth like the gentle mist NOT...

The Squamish ITT organizers (Escape Velocity) thoughtfully provide a starting house and ramp (actually just the team trailer, but it works well...) And yesterday I was totally soaking wet by the time I was at the bottom of the (1.5m) ramp :-) Total deluge. Followed me out until I was about two thirds of the way to the turn-around and then stopped. Of course by then I was sodden (my clothes, skinsuit, socks, gloves, weighed 4 lbs by the end, yes I weighted them after I got home), couldn't see the Ergomo through the fogged glasses so had little idea about time or pacing, etc etc. The wooden bridge was a tad slippery so slowed down (and sat up) for that.. Just about ran over the marshalls at the turn around when the brakes took a bit to dry out the carbon wheels, so you can't say it was a super fast turn around...

Anyway, 53:00 bang. Or 50 seconds slower than the pre-ride last week.

I'll post a link later in the week once I get the full results into the online google docs year-2-year summary.