Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Yankee TT 2012

Yankee TT is the first race of the MMBA Championship Point Series.  This year the registration was caped at 700.  I raced Sport 35-39 which had 40 entries.  This was large field compared to other CPS events.  Since the race is about 2.5 hours from home I decided to stay in Saugatuck, Mi.  Lisa and I were able to get a last minute room at a B&B.   The drive to Yankee Springs was only 45 minutes and I was able to get a good breakfast and great night sleep.  We got to Yankee about and hour before my start time so I could get ready with my 2012 Team Kit. 

My race began at 12:40 and I was off to a decent start.  I settled into a decent pace and seemed to have plenty of energy toward the end of the lap.  My goal was to finish with a better time than 2010 but I did not have an expectation in terms of a finishing position.  I wanted to use the race to gage my fitness and see where everyone else was.  The field was fast this year since the March weather allowed people to get out and ride early.  My finish was 23/40 with a time of 57:34.  I'm happy with the fact that my time was almost 4 minutes faster than 2012.


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