OK, back to the race. The weather was a bit on the cool side with temperatures hovering in the mid 60's by start time. A solid Westerly wind (as evidence of an American flag blowing near the start) was also cooking up some antics of its own.
There were three riders who broke the old course record of 54:20. One of these riders was none other than Aurora local Chris Mosora (Verizon) who rode a 54:15 for the third fastest men's time of the day on a single speed, fixed gear bike! Talk about fast, this guy looked like he was riding a motorcycle! Way to go Chris! Debbie Dust (PACT) 102:09 rode the second fastest women's time of the day followed by none other than Diane Roanhaus (RVO) 103:53 who finished third on the women's podium. Awesome job ladies!
Other notables from the area were Brian Harris (PYOC) 54:26; Mike Jones (PACT) 55:13; Brian Akers (WDT) 56:48; Peter Allen (XxX) 56:51; Dan Madsen (ABD) 57:04; David Irion (Endure It) 57:40; Ron Madsen (Freeport Bicycles) 58:53; Ken Roanhaus (RVO) 59:08; James Snedden (ABD) 59:08; Loch Miwa (Flatlandia) 59:09; Doug Peterson (WDT) 59:53; Don Lowe (Mack) 1:00:00; Rob Jungles (ABD) 1:00:13; Bob Marshall (ABD) 1:01:52; Stephen Miwa (South Chicago Wheelmen) 1:07:35; Nancy Haymann (Albertos) 108:37; Marilyn Powell (ABD) 1:11:39; and rounding out the best in the area was Stacy Appelwick (Endure It) with a 1:14:14. Great job to all the riders who made the journey. Complete results will be posted on www.dicetraining.com and www.ambikerace.com
A special thanks goes out to the race promoter Donnie Miller (DICE) and the folks in Cordova who allowed us to use their Park and Township Civic Center to stage the race. Donnie is unique in that he knows many racers by first name, and he really goes the extra mile to put on a first class event each year! Thank you!
Next up.... Allvoi Cup #2 pursuit results and sub hour club additions.