Results for March 29

31 brave souls plus our awesome volunteers braved inclement weather and cold temperatures today. No records were set, but there were some fast times despite the conditions.

The results by category can be found here and by overall time here.

Alexander Komlik not only started the event as the first rider, but stayed the entire event and took pictures. Here’s the link to his awesome pictures!

Registration for this Saturday’s BTC TT closes tomorrow (Thursday)!

Registration for this Saturday’s BTC time trial closes tomorrow, Thursday. NO EXCEPTIONS!

The event will be held rain or shine. Snow cancels.

We also need more volunteers since a lot of our regular crew will be out of town. Volunteers and riders will be fed with Patt’s fabulous bakery items. Volunteers also receive free raffle tickets for their efforts. If you can help, please let us know.

Results and impressions for February 15, 2014 – Elvis lives, long live The King!

Conditions were a bit chilly but dry when we set up registration on this somewhat foggy February morning. And out of the mist appeared none other than – Elvis!

Lisa "Elvis" Hern

Lisa “Elvis” Hern

Thus inspired, Jason Saltzman pulverized the record in the Non-Aero Juniors category by over 5 minutes! (Though I doubt he’s old enough to even have heard of Elvis.) Jeromy Cottell/Craig Roemer and Jennifer Zierke/Keith Hillier slotted into second place on the leaderboard in the 2M and 2MW TTT categories, as did Mark King in the Single Speed Aero Men. Liza Rachetto and Jerrold Alcantra made it into 3rd place on the leaderboard in their second run of the day.

Full results by category here, and by overall here.

Here’s a brief report from a personal viewpoint: At the last second, inspired by Elvis’ appearance, I decided to unretire from racing (albeit only for 10 miles), because how often does one get the chance to be held by Elvis at the startline? It was now or never.

Elvis, our starter, holding Sabine Hoffmann

Elvis, our starter, holding Sabine Hoffmann

By the time I was at Edgewood, manned by course marshal Trudee Gardner, I was ready to return to sender, cause my bones and joints were creaking like somebody forgot the oil. But then again, I’m a hard-headed woman and there’s no greater fool such as I, so I continued. By Filoli, I figured out, that it wasn’t my joints but my bike that was creaking, since I hadn’t planned on racing and barely pumped up the tires. With that soundtrack in my head I was all shook up by the time I reached the turnaround with our fabulous, boa-adorned hula girls Debra Paulsen and Mary Marquez. After the brief downhill it was all uphill to the finish and I begged my aching legs, don’t be cruel. I certainly wasn’t ripping it up out on the course and it was a long way to go till the promised land (AKA the finish line), which I finally reached. Finally, the end of the road. I certainly won’t be going to a party with blue suede shoes on my achy breaky legs tonight.

Beat the Clock will be back in March. Until then – a big hunk o’love from the BTC crew.

Beat the Clock TT registration is now open!

Registration for the entire event series is now open!

The links for the TTs lead directly to registration:

Please also support our sister series, the Low Key Hillclimbs. On February 8 the Mega Monster Enduro Ride, a 100 mile ITT or TTT, will take place at the Paicines General Store in Paicines.

And for TT enthusiasts, there is another TT on March 22, the Woodbridge TT (we are not affiliated with the PACERS series).