Friday, April 30, 2010

Another day at the Gila

Zack just finished with bike check
Jon ready to race
More Jon
Joan lined up
Off she goes

Out to Tyrone to watch the time trials. Very extensive bike check this year including measuring the bike, measuring the bike with the rider on it, and weighing the bike. The time to do this caused something of a clog and made some almost late to the start. A few were sent back to fix their bikes. One guy had to just go get his road bike when his TT bike did not pass.
Jon had been having trouble with his TT bike and it gave him some trouble on the course as he finished much slower than he should have. The rest of the team did about as they expected.
Greg Krause came in second in the cat 2 group and was notified today that he just has to fill out an on line form to get his cat 1. Congratulations to Greg.
Joan did her first ever time trial as a cat 4 with the cat 3/4s and did great. She came in 15th. Congratulations Joan.
The boys wanted an early dinner, so we hit Jalisco's at 5. The waitress took Jon's order wrong so his meal was comped along with 4 orders of sopapillas. Wm enjoyed chatting with their host, Rich, who provided their housing.
5 was a good time to go out as many other teams came later and had to wait a long time. I think Axel Merkx, such a tall guy, and his entire Trek-Livestrong team, including Taylor Phinney had to wait at least 1/2 hour. That team included today's stage winner Jesse Sergent. They were still waiting when we left, but I got the impression that they cleared our table of 8 in about 1/2 a minute and then seated them.

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