Friday, 3 July 2009

Like Monaco without the yachts....

2nd July TT

Foz send is his report for last night's TT:
Well, there was a time trial on and it was probably about as hot as the Tour de France riders will get when they start their wee race tomorrow. It hit almost 31 degrees in Polmont yesterday - within two degrees of the record for Scotland.

After all the concern about roadworks, it turns out that the road was clear after all. Sorry to anyone who decided not to come but we had two reliable reports of disruption and we had to work on the assumption it would still be there. If anyone local can keep an eye on it next week that would be very helpful - post up any news on the Week 10 thread thanks.

So unfortunately there were only a 8 riders there to sweat it out....very literally. But there were 4 new entrants, one of them a new member (Michael), one riding his first TT in 28 years (Angus).

Matt 'the Medicine' Ball was on a fixed and broke the club fixed record, despite being undergeared and looking like a broken sewing machine on the final descent. Allan McCrimmon keeps going from strength to strength with another big cut in his PB and Neil's second place in his first outing was a great effort. So a small turnout but new faces, new challenges and a lot to be chuffed about in the sapping heat. The only real shame was that the 'fixed tourney' didn't really happen but there are another 8 weeks left...

Me and Craig sat on our backsides with stopwatches and cold beer. This was a great innovation.

1 M Ball 27.00
2 N Fraser 27.28
3 R Dewar 27.45
4 A McCrimmon 27.53
5 A Gallie 28.01
6 J McComisky 28.08
7 J Bird 29.19
8 M McNeechan 30.16

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