Race Report – 23 Mar 2021 Matahiwi 2Up Time Trial
There were 33 riders who presented themselves for the 2Up time trial tonight. This included 4 riders for the short course. The parcours for the evening was an out and return up Matahiwi road for a distance of 17km. Conditions were good with cloud clearing during the afternoon for a warm and sunny evening with a light wind that disappeared over the course of the race.
On the outward leg Matahiwi road undulates gently upwards with only one short ramp to deal with. Past the single lane bridge were several km’s of new chip which didn’t enhance speed but did cause difficulties for one rider who almost came to grief. The return leg is more downhill then up and gives riders the opportunity to improve their average speed on the run to the finish line.
Dave Drummonds’ good form continues. He and his 2Up partner showed a clean pair of heels (tyres?) to the other riders. They were chased hard by Derek Roberts and Eric D’Arbois. And, showing a remarkable return to form, Shifty and Horse pulled off a podium finish with 3rd place.
1st D Drummond/S Harpham 23:10:43
2nd D Roberts/E D’Arbois 23:49:18
3rd P Sutherland/M Wilkinson 25:59:47
Fastest Female Team
L Mouat/E Lutyens 27:50:23
1st S Goodin/J Blackburn 34:06:17
2nd M Stephenson/L Stevens 40:01:84
Full results on the ACM website. Next week Tues 30 and the final club race of the season Kaituna MSRR 23km