JimG took the vid-cam in hand and logged some impressive footage of the Men’s B Race in Doyle Park up in Santa Rosa.
Many of which were referenced in the writeup.
They seem determined to award the Singlespeed division Golden Chainring to Paul P., even though their own notes on race day indicate otherwise. And, I do recall nicking him on the last lap.
It’s interesting to compare how course conditions degraded during the day. I was averaging 5:36/lap on the singlespeed, and then 7:18/lap in the geared, old-guys division. Of course, my conditions degraded pretty extensively, too. (And I haven’t checked their math, either.) (And I can’t figure out why our first lap, which was not a full circuit, took longer than our second lap, which was.) (Nor can I determine how the one guy who finished a couple ahead of me managed to turn in a 5:04 first lap, which was significantly faster than anything turned.) (And, of course, the whole idea of “Average Lap Time” is pretty skewed, as with the shorter first lap, that made everyone look a bit faster.)
Because I was not smart enough to get passed by the leader at the right time, it looks like I was last man on the course - rolled around through the mud for just shy of an hour.
That explains why I was having trouble with the whole time-space continuim thing after the race.
Video is almost ready. Did the final edit last night and now just deciding if music adds to the experience… Stay tuned!