The Winter Indoor Time Trial Series at the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers kicked off Sunday, January 29 with racers following the profile of the Upper Freehold Time Trial, a rolling 10.46 mile course with 435 feet of elevation. Andrew Kalley and Ann Marie Miller served as "race officials" for the event.
Riders were given a 20 minute warm-up period to prepare for the Time Trial, and then racing started.
Racing a course on the Computrainer was new to many of the riders, and posed new challenges to riders who are familiar with structured interval workouts on the Computrainer. Riders had to ride as fast as possible and shift gears to accommodate changes in elevation. Racers quickly learned it's not just how "fit" you are - it's how efficient you are and how smooth you shift to maintain speed.
The overall fastest Men's and women's times were Robert King, 27:48, and Aubrey Dreker, 31:51.
Congratulations to our first overall winners and all those who raced! Here is a list of finishers:
Robert King 27:48
Nicola Mongelli 28:04
Steven Lesser 28:41
Eduard Vernede 30:49
Andreas Lumineux 37:19
Aubrey Dreker 31:51
Gabrielle Alleau 36:10
Marie Pierre Stark-Flora 43:54
Congratulations to all the racers & thanks to the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers. There are 2 more races in the Winter Indoor Time Trial Series, Feb. 12 and Mar. 19. Here is the link to registration:
Come test your early season fitness or join us to cheer the riders on in the next round of the Winter Indoor Time Trial Series at the Sports Center At Chelsea Piers!
Ann Marie Miller, MA
USA Cycling Level 3 Licensed Coach, ACSM(HFI)