Sat TT_08. ten mile TT , Hatchet Inn.
Our last visit to the Hatchet for this season, always a good test but today turned out to be the best conditions of the season so far. Even so the light westerly made the return trip a gruelling ride as usual. In spite of this we have four beating handicap with the top spot going to William Parnell who we were pleased to see back at another TT. A near 4% improvement is a very commendable one, kudos. Also a special mention of Patsy Fitzsimons who shaved 8 seconds off his handicap. Never to old to improve eh? Youngsters take note
Although on a rare off day ( for him that means a long 21 !! ) Ian Cassidy is still away in a hack over a minute ahead on actual time. followed by Ken O’Neil, Joe Sheehy and Noel Conway, all with 22 minute rides,
On the age std. category it’s great to see competition so close, 37 seconds covering the first four, all with 3 minute plusses and the next four with 2 minute plusses. And riders from age 42 to 73 in the spread.
Best road bike Lenny Carrigan. Good to see that we had three or four road bikes there.
Thanks to Timekeeper Harry and marshal Deanne. No pusher off today so we had to make do with one of Harry’s road cones but it does work ok ( although I had a bit of a wobble with a chain slip on take off ).
Our next Saturday TT on 29th July will now be a 10 TT, held on the Kilcock course, in preference to the Rathcoffey course which saw only a very few out to ride.
Next TT in the calendar, Tuesday 18th July, is the Al Fresco 25 which, as previously announced has been moved to Moy Valley.
Please all make note of these changes.
Make the best of ten day TT’ing break now, plenty of R & R and some quality taper and peaking.