South Florida Time Trials
I've only been racing bikes since 2008. Last year I did a bunch of local time trials, and did enough to qualify for the points series. I ended up 3rd place overall, and 2nd place in my age group, in the points series, for the 2008 West Palm Beach Race Series.
2009 Race Series
This year, my main race focus was competing in duathlons, so I only managed to compete in 3 of the time trials, not enough to qualify for the points series. On Sunday, November 21, I competed in the last 15k time trial of the 2009 race season. I have been racing in time trials using my Trek Madone 6.5 road bike. But if you've been following the Bike Diva blog, you know that I have recently purchased my first time trial bike.
Bike Diva's Race Results
Sundays race was the very first time trial I've done on my new Cervelo P2C triathlon bike. I finished in 27 minutes and 13 seconds, 2 minutes faster than my previous personal record. Two minutes saved on a 15k (9.6 mile) bike race is HUGE! And the race was held 2 days after I turned 46 - not too bad for an old fart!
I was really happy with that result. I won 3rd place in my age group, got another medal for the trophy case, and won a whopping $10 in prize money. I handed the money right over to my husband, we went out to breakfast after the race, with our On Your Mark racing team.
Bike Diva showing off her new bling2010 West Palm Beach Race Series
Mike Purdy, director of the WPB Race Series, says the first race for the 2010 season will be in February. Visit the West Palm Beach Race Series website for additional information.
Cyclist's at the last 2009 WPB Race Series time trial. Where's Bike Diva? Hint, I'm wearing my green/black Miami Man hat and t-shirt.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva