Well, unfortunately the batteries in my camera died so no pictures but plenty of exciting things to talk about. Due to some timing mistakes the official results won't be posted until tomorrow so I'm not sure how Michael Cole did in his category. Also, the Eddie Merckx results have yet to be posted so Trevor Doyle's placing is uncertain. Truthfully, the timing has been rather disorganized for this event. Guys, post up when you hear more.
As for my race it went quite well. I set a goal to ride the 38km at an average speed of 42kph and exceeded my expectations by averaging 42.2kph. That, however, was only good enough for fifth place (I'm listed as 6th because the first place guy in our category got disqualified for what I assume was turning around too early). Is it me or are the M3s ultra fast this year? Our times were quite a bit faster than the M2s. Where did all these ringers come from? Oh well, I guess I got beaten fair and square and good on the winner for averaging 44.3. Wow! I'm quite happy with my ride and feel that I could honestly not have gone any faster.
And so we come to the final BCC competitor of the day. Drum roll please. The first BCCer to win an O-Cup this year (correct me if I'm mistaken) is ... Brooke (Thunder Legs) Larson. Yep, Brooke laid waste to the women's Master A category putting more than a minute into second place and over three minutes into third. She rocked the 30km Time Trial in 53:39 averaging 33.6kph in the stiff wind by herself. To put that in perspective, I don't ever remember any BCC group ride of any distance and any number of people averaging that speed. Spectacular. Reminds me of a profound and thoughtful quote from Conan the Barbarian. When asked by a Mongol General, "What is best in life?" Conan replies, "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women [Or in this case men, let's not be sexist]." Way to go Brooke!
Here are the results. They will change tomorrow when they are corrected.