Thursday, 17 January 2013

2013 CA National TT Championships - 47.4km/h. Top 10!

Photo by Jason Richards
The lead up events, training sessions, and recon laps of the course were all worth it.

It doesn't matter what brand of bike you're on, or who you're sponsored by in a TT when the clock is ticking. Just ride hard and keep going.

It is only the people around you that count.

- People who went to the event to ring cow bells and shout.
- The people who took photos and posted them online for everyone to see.
- Competitors sharing 'good lucks' at the start and 'well dones' at the end.
- The officials behind the scenes running the show.
- And if you're lucky enough, your own support people handing you a cold drink when you're warming up, or taking your bike off you at the end when all you want to do is collapse in a heap.

All these people are the event.

Mars and Subaru might be plastered all over the place helping CA fund the event but I still had to buy a bloody full priced Mars Bar... and our Subaru!

The biggest surprise to me was how many people followed the results. The messages I received after the race from both cyclists and non cyclists have all been awesome.  Support from the people is something you can't buy.

37km at 47.4km/h was good enough for 10th place at the 2013 CA National TT Championships. Let's go faster next year!

Results: CyclingNews

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