Complete Set of Databased ABC, CFC and OBC Time Trial Events

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Almonte Area Time Trial Series - 2017-Jul-18 - 15km (Clayton Rd.)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.4C, Wind: SSW 10km/h, Humidex: 35, Relative humidity: 54%, Dew point: 18C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27.6C, Wind: S 14km/h, Humidex: 34, Relative humidity: 57%, Dew point: 19C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25.8C, Wind: S 16km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 67%, Dew point: 20C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

The time trial was held under overall good conditions with a clear sky, temperature of 26C, and a light southwest wind. Seven riders started and finished. Three season best times were achieved. The next 15km time trial will be July 25, sign in at Union Hall starting at 6:30pm and the watch starting at 7:00pm.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female127.136 km/h (33:10)27.136 km/h (33:09)0.000
Male639.764 km/h (22:38)35.314 km/h (25:29)2.323
All Riders739.764 km/h (22:38)34.145 km/h (26:21)3.580

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-Jul-18 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.4C, Wind: SSW 10km/h, Humidex: 35, Relative humidity: 54%, Dew point: 18C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27.6C, Wind: S 14km/h, Humidex: 34, Relative humidity: 57%, Dew point: 19C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25.8C, Wind: S 16km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 67%, Dew point: 20C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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Hooray - Sunshine, warmth and manageable winds! Some went faster than their season-series best to celebrate, while the rest of us went slower to enjoy the conditions.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female637.267 km/h (24:09)33.377 km/h (26:57)2.852

OBC Open TT Series - 2017-Jul-13 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.8C, Wind: E 13km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 55%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.6C, Wind: ESE 13km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 57%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20.4C, Wind: E 13km/h, Humidex: 23, Relative humidity: 60%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2017-Jul-17 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.



15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1339.735 km/h (22:39)35.881 km/h (25:04)2.788
Male4346.193 km/h (19:29)39.776 km/h (22:37)3.054
All Riders5646.193 km/h (19:29)38.871 km/h (23:09)3.416

Almonte Area Time Trial Series - 2017-Jul-11 - 15km (Clayton Rd.)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 21.7C, Wind: SW 5km/h, Humidex: 30, Relative humidity: 91%, Dew point: 20C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 16km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 21.3C, Wind: S 9km/h, Humidex: 29, Relative humidity: 94%, Dew point: 20C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 19.9C, Wind: SW 14km/h, Relative humidity: 96%, Dew point: 19C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Despite wet conditions we had two starters and perhaps because of the wet conditions we had six volunteers. Thanks to all who made this rainy evening a success.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male244.850 km/h (20:04)42.061 km/h (21:23)2.788

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-Jul-11 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 21.7C, Wind: SW 5km/h, Humidex: 30, Relative humidity: 91%, Dew point: 20C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 16km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 21.3C, Wind: S 9km/h, Humidex: 29, Relative humidity: 94%, Dew point: 20C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 19.9C, Wind: SW 14km/h, Relative humidity: 96%, Dew point: 19C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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Torrential rain fell at 15:00, leaving big puddles en route to the time trial. Four women felt lucky enough to show up, but when rain began to fall just after the clocks were started, one withdrew, leaving just the stubbornest three. Rain gear likely slowed Karen as much as "Music & Beyond" slowed me. Jean on the other hand had a season-series best. Jean is exceptional in the consistency of her 15km yearly best WTT results over the past 28 years.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female332.413 km/h (27:46)29.939 km/h (30:03)1.755

Almonte Area Time Trial Series - 2017-Jul-09 - 40km (Franktown - CR10)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 16.5C, Wind: SW 8km/h, Relative humidity: 83%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18.3C, Wind: W 14km/h, Relative humidity: 72%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19.1C, Wind: W 14km/h, Relative humidity: 69%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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Anne-Marie comments: Promise of better conditions than during the June event brought out 19 riders for the second 40km time trial of the season. Indeed conditions were better with mostly clear skies, a temperature in the low 20s, and gentle westerly winds. Eighteen riders finished. Chris Mullington, attempting the course for the first time, unfortunately punctured and could not finish. There must have been something in the air as there were 8 personal best times, 2 course bests, and 1 season best time on the day. I have used Celia McInnis' database to make these conclusions. There will be a 15km time trial on the Clayton Road course July 11, 2017 with sign in at 6:30pm at Union Hall and the watch starting about 7:00pm. The next 40km time trial on the Perth road course will be held on August 6, 2017 with sign in starting at 7:45am.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female233.180 km/h (1:12:20)31.958 km/h (1:15:05)1.222
Male1644.185 km/h (54:19)37.237 km/h (1:04:27)3.431
All Riders1844.185 km/h (54:19)36.650 km/h (1:05:29)3.658

OBC Open TT Series - 2017-Jul-06 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27.0C, Wind: SSW 19 gust 32km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 59%, Dew point: 18C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 26.5C, Wind: SSW 17 gust 33km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 60%, Dew point: 18C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.8C, Wind: SSW 13km/h, Humidex: 30, Relative humidity: 62%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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There were considerable gusts of wind from the SSW tonight which seemed quite difficult, at least when riding a hybrid bike! Forty-three of the fifty-seven participants who had ridden earlier in the series this year were slower than their season-series best, and the average Performance Ratio relative to previous season-series cube speeds was .9482.





These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2017-Jul-12 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.



15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1336.961 km/h (24:21)32.504 km/h (27:41)4.322
Male5648.043 km/h (18:44)39.665 km/h (22:41)3.575
All Riders6948.043 km/h (18:44)38.316 km/h (23:29)4.662

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-Jul-04 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25.6C, Wind: WNW 16km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 35%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25.2C, Wind: N 11km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 32%, Dew point: 8C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23.9C, Wind: NNW 14km/h, Relative humidity: 36%, Dew point: 8C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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Nine women came out to ride tonight's WTT event. The air pressure was higher at close to 102kPa, but it was sunny, warm enough (25C) and calm enough with diminishing winds from the Northwest to allow all but one of tonight's riders to improve upon their 2017 15km best.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female939.187 km/h (22:58)35.045 km/h (25:40)2.731

Almonte Area Time Trial Series - 2017-Jul-04 - 15km (Clayton Rd.)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25.6C, Wind: WNW 16km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 35%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25.2C, Wind: N 11km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 32%, Dew point: 8C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23.9C, Wind: NNW 14km/h, Relative humidity: 36%, Dew point: 8C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

The fifth time trial of the series was held on July 4 on the Clayton Road course. Eight riders started and frinished on a near perfect clear calm evening. Mike Nash was the fastest rider. There were 5 season's bests recorded at this time trial The next 15km time trial is July 11, 2017 with sign up at 6:30pm and the watch starting at 7:00pm. The next 40 Km time trial is this coming weekend, July 9 at Calvary Christian Academy in Franktown with sign up starting at 7:45am and the watch starting at 815am. Please email Les Humphreys at leshum@magma.ca or call him at 613 256 2498 if you intend to ride this event. We are still in need of volunteers for 40km time trials on August 6 and September 3. Remember that the time trials need volunteers as well as riders. Please let me know if you can help out.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male843.796 km/h (20:33)34.673 km/h (25:57)4.428

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OBC Open TT Series - 2017-Jun-29 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 16.4C, Wind: ESE 12km/h, Relative humidity: 99%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 10km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 16.5C, Wind: E 10km/h, Relative humidity: 100%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 6km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Thunderstorm with Light Rain. Temperature: 16.3C, Wind: ESE 12km/h, Relative humidity: 100%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 5km.

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These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 16:30 on 2017-Jul-03 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.



15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female434.997 km/h (25:43)32.780 km/h (27:27)1.391
Male842.353 km/h (21:15)39.570 km/h (22:44)3.035
All Riders1242.353 km/h (21:15)37.307 km/h (24:07)4.127

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-Jun-27 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15.6C, Wind: SSW 8km/h, Relative humidity: 89%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 14.9C, Wind: SSW 8km/h, Relative humidity: 86%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 14.2C, Wind: S 7km/h, Relative humidity: 86%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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It was cool at 15C and the dark sky showed rain in neighbouring areas, but we were fortunate to have virtually no wind and absolutely no rain during the time trial. Only four women showed up to ride, but the two of us who had already done a WTT 15km event this season both improved upon our season-series best. Fastest of the evening was MINIME (turn 13-14 years in 2017) rider Jazmine Lavergne at 25:52. This was just her fourth 15km time trial ever, the first two as part of a team with her sister Stephanie Sothcott, and she has improved significantly each time. Good riding, and great help from our volunteers who did everything from photographing to emergency bicycle repairs in addition to more normal time trial assistance duties.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female434.794 km/h (25:52)33.714 km/h (26:41)0.861

Almonte Area Time Trial Series - 2017-Jun-27 - 15km (Clayton Rd.)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15.6C, Wind: SSW 8km/h, Relative humidity: 89%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 14.9C, Wind: SSW 8km/h, Relative humidity: 86%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 14.2C, Wind: S 7km/h, Relative humidity: 86%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

The fourth time trial in the 15km series was held on June 27 on the Clayton Road course. One rider started and finished. Cool rainy conditions (10C) with gusty easterlies prevailed during the event.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male137.526 km/h (23:59)37.526 km/h (23:59)0.000

OBC Open TT Series - 2017-Jun-22 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.2C, Wind: SSW 16km/h, Humidex: 25, Relative humidity: 56%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.8C, Wind: SW 16 gust 31km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 52%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20.7C, Wind: S 10km/h, Humidex: 22, Relative humidity: 53%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:30 on 2017-Jun-22 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. There are some known errors in the results which will be fixed at some point.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1340.449 km/h (22:15)34.821 km/h (25:50)4.184
Male4347.745 km/h (18:51)39.769 km/h (22:37)3.040
All Riders5647.745 km/h (18:51)38.620 km/h (23:18)3.940

Almonte Area Time Trial Series - 2017-Jun-20 - 15km (Clayton Rd.)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.7C, Wind: WSW 28 gust 39km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 49%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.5C, Wind: WSW 26 gust 41km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 47%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 21.4C, Wind: WSW 22 gust 35km/h, Humidex: 23, Relative humidity: 51%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On June 20th , four riders started and finished the third 15km time trial of the 2017 season. Weather was sunny and 22C but gusty southwest winds greeted riders on the return leg. Larry Burge was the fastest rider posting a season's best time. The next 15 km Time Trial will be on June 27 starting at 7:00 pm with sign in starting at 6:30pm. The second 40 km Time Trial is on July 9th , meeting at Franktown at the Christian Academy School Parking lot with sign-in starting at 7:45am. Please contact Les Humphreys (613 256 2498 or leshum@magma.ca ) before July 8 if you plan to ride this time trial.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male438.933 km/h (23:07)32.257 km/h (27:54)5.055

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-Jun-20 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.7C, Wind: WSW 28 gust 39km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 49%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.5C, Wind: WSW 26 gust 41km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 47%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 21.4C, Wind: WSW 22 gust 35km/h, Humidex: 23, Relative humidity: 51%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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Yet another tough Tuesday time trial with winds gusting from the WSW at about 40kph. Nine women rode the event, and four actually managed to equal or improve upon their previous season-series best - probably benefiting from the lowish air pressure and taking full advantage of the wind speed on the outward leg of the course. Here is a graph showing ho w tonignt's participants have done so far this season. There was a fair amount of motor traffic tonight which delayed several riders at the turn-around - Dianne Marleau being the most inconvenienced. More worrisome this season has been the number of men that have started riding in close proximity to WTT participants during the event. This interferes with our race. We don't really want to waste air during the time trial asking these men not to draft off of us, or worse yet to give us a draft off of them, especially when such a communication is not even heard by a rider who is plugged into some motivational fortissimo piece of music!





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female937.604 km/h (23:56)33.010 km/h (27:15)3.533

Almonte Area Time Trial Series - 2017-Jun-18 - 40km (Franktown - CR10)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.4C, Wind: S 13km/h, Humidex: 32, Relative humidity: 86%, Dew point: 21C, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 16km.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25.5C, Wind: S 20 gust 34km/h, Humidex: 34, Relative humidity: 78%, Dew point: 22C, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 16km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.5C, Wind: S 21 gust 30km/h, Humidex: 36, Relative humidity: 77%, Dew point: 22C, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Apart from the 30+km/h gusts from the South (side winds!), it was a nice morning for a 40km time trial - warm and low air pressure, The wind were the most difficult for us on the way out with several riders indicating that their return speed was five to ten times faster than their E RESth first leg. The results shown below, are not official, It was difficult to dcipherpher the penmanship, so there may be some updates.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female434.524 km/h (1:09:31)30.623 km/h (1:18:22)2.337
Male741.237 km/h (58:12)35.879 km/h (1:06:53)3.318
All Riders1141.237 km/h (58:12)33.968 km/h (1:10:39)3.922

OBC Open TT Series - 2017-Jun-15 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20.8C, Wind: ENE 17 gust 31km/h, Relative humidity: 41%, Dew point: 7C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20.6C, Wind: ENE 17 gust 32km/h, Relative humidity: 41%, Dew point: 7C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19.8C, Wind: ENE 16km/h, Relative humidity: 44%, Dew point: 7C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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The weather forecast was "iffy" (predictions of thunderstorms), but 46 people showed up to ride tonight's TT. The wind was from the ENE gusting to 32km/h, so the return trip was quick. Fastest man of the night was Derek Gee at 18:44 - even without all his aero gear! - and fastest woman was Karol-Ann Canuel with 19:46 which was good for 4th overall. Of the 37 participants who had completed an earlier 15km TT this year in this series, 18 (almost half) improved upon their previous season-series best. As well, 8 people improved upon their 15km previous database best! Special congratulations go to Carson Miles and John Vincent Corpuz. Carson Miles is in his first year as a junior, and his times have come down precipitously in his five seasons of riding - from 27:39 in his 13th year to tonight's 19:21. John Vincent Corpuz only began doing time trials last year, and tonight was the first time that he broke through the 40km/h barrier. Way to go!







These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:00 on 2017-Jun-15 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.



15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female945.531 km/h (19:46)37.073 km/h (24:16)3.893
Male3748.043 km/h (18:44)39.508 km/h (22:46)3.740
All Riders4648.043 km/h (18:44)39.032 km/h (23:03)3.892

Almonte Area Time Trial Series - 2017-Jun-13 - 15km (Clayton Rd.)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.5C, Wind: NNW 20km/h, Relative humidity: 34%, Dew point: 8C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.0C, Wind: NNW 19km/h, Relative humidity: 35%, Dew point: 8C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 22.9C, Wind: N 18km/h, Relative humidity: 33%, Dew point: 6C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan commented: Five riders started and finished the second time trial of the 2017 season. During the event winds were light, it was sunny and the temperature was 23C. Mike Nash was the fastest rider with a season' best time. Chad Dempsey and Scott Smithson also achieved season's bests. A welcome back to Larry Burge and to Dave Dickson whose ride was a personal best. The next 15 km Time Trial will be on June 20 starting at 7:00 pm with sign in starting at 6:30pm.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male543.831 km/h (20:32)35.932 km/h (25:02)5.771

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-Jun-13 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.5C, Wind: NNW 20km/h, Relative humidity: 34%, Dew point: 8C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.0C, Wind: NNW 19km/h, Relative humidity: 35%, Dew point: 8C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 22.9C, Wind: N 18km/h, Relative humidity: 33%, Dew point: 6C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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Nine women came out to ride under sunny skies. The wind, mostly from the north, slowed us down virtually every where, but the temperature (24-25C) was about double what we had last week, and this allowed the three of us who also rode last week to go faster.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female936.936 km/h (24:22)33.285 km/h (27:02)3.012

OBC Open TT Series - 2017-Jun-08 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.6C, Wind: S 10km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 36%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25.5C, Wind: SSW 13km/h, Relative humidity: 34%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.9C, Wind: SW 14km/h, Relative humidity: 37%, Dew point: 8C, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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A nice evening - sunny, warm enough (25°C) and not too windy (less than 15km/h) drew out 65 riders. The fastest woman of the night was Karol-Ann Canuel with an impressive 19:33 (46.036km/h). She was just 8 seconds off of the women's course best of 19:25 which she set last June 16 under slightly more difficult conditions. Only Derek Gee was faster tonight with his time of 18:50 (47.788km/h). He was farther off of his database best of 18:07 which was set on 2016-Aug-18, but he had the energy to go out for another lap of the course afterwards! Thirty-one of the forty-four who had already participated in this series this season improved upon their previous season-series best, while fifteen out of the sixty riders who had done a previous 15km time trial managed to improve upon their previous 15km database best. Congratulations, and welcome to the five riders who enjoyed their first OBC 15km time trial!





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1346.036 km/h (19:33)36.712 km/h (24:30)3.729
Male5247.788 km/h (18:50)39.878 km/h (22:34)3.364
All Riders6547.788 km/h (18:50)39.245 km/h (22:55)3.666

Almonte Area Time Trial Series - 2017-Jun-06 - 15km (Clayton Rd.)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 11.8C, Wind: NNE 14km/h, Relative humidity: 93%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 12.8C, Wind: NE 16km/h, Relative humidity: 83%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 13.5C, Wind: ENE 5km/h, Relative humidity: 71%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

The big change from last year is that for 2017 the Lanark County time trial series is now part of the OBC time trial program. The first in this series for 2017 was held June 6 on the Clayton Road course. Details of the scheduling of the Lanark series can be found in the calendar on the OBC website (ottawabicycleclub.ca). Seven riders started and finished. Despite cool conditions (10C) with gusty easterlies prior to the start, it was calm on the course with clearing skies during the event. Fastest on the night was Mike Nash. Young rider Chad Dempsey has returned to do time trials for a second year. Three riders, Pamela Ross, Ron Ross, and Brendon Gorman did the course for the first time. Scott Smithson was welcomed back to time trialling after an 8 year hiatus. The next Time Trial will be on June 13 starting at 7:00 pm with sign in starting at 6:30pm. The first 40 km Time Trial is on June 18th, meeting at Franktown at the Christian Academy School Parking lot at 7:45am for sign-in with the watch starting at 8:15am. Please contact Les Humphreys (613 256 2498 or leshum@magma.ca ) before the 18th if you intend to ride this time trial.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female130.151 km/h (29:51)30.151 km/h (29:50)0.000
Male643.548 km/h (20:40)35.802 km/h (25:08)5.972
All Riders743.548 km/h (20:40)34.995 km/h (25:43)5.872

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-Jun-06 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 11.8C, Wind: NNE 14km/h, Relative humidity: 93%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 12.8C, Wind: NE 16km/h, Relative humidity: 83%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 13.5C, Wind: ENE 5km/h, Relative humidity: 71%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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The first 15km TT of the 2017 WTT season was tonight. Much of the day was accompanied by rain showers, but magically the skies dried just in time for our time trial. Thank goodness, because it was pretty chilly at 12°C. Likely this is why nobody improved upon their best speed of the season. Here is a graph showing how tonight's riders have done so far in the 2017 WTT season. We're hoping for warmer, sunnier conditio ns to draw out more women. Detais are at http://ottawabicycleclub.ca/wtt, if you are interested.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female536.462 km/h (24:41)32.419 km/h (27:45)2.908

OBC Open TT Series - 2017-Jun-01 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 14.6C, Wind: WNW 17 gust 31km/h, Relative humidity: 59%, Dew point: 7C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 13.0C, Wind: W 13km/h, Relative humidity: 74%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 13.3C, Wind: WNW 18km/h, Relative humidity: 56%, Dew point: 5C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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It may have been a little windy, not to mention 7°C cooler than average for the first day of June, but the rain elsewhere in the region kept off of the time trial course tonight. These optimal-enough conditions drew out 40 people - two and two-thirds times the number (15) who endured last week's wet, windy cool conditions. Nine of those who played last week's challenging game might still be recovering, but the six of us who came back for more all were faster this evening. In fact, tonight's average performanceratio for riders relative to their previous season-series best was 1.0147, despite whatever mishap caused Dan Markel to be about seven and a half minutes slower than his Good Friday TT. Here is a graph showing how all of tonight's riders have done this year in this series.





These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:00 on 2017-Jun-01 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.



15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female938.325 km/h (23:29)34.730 km/h (25:54)3.110
Male3148.430 km/h (18:35)38.673 km/h (23:16)4.019
All Riders4048.430 km/h (18:35)37.786 km/h (23:49)4.172

20172016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998
19971996199519941993199219911990198919881987
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OBC Open TT Series - 2017-May-25 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 13.6C, Wind: E 23 gust 33km/h, Relative humidity: 95%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 6km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 13.7C, Wind: ENE 30 gust 44km/h, Relative humidity: 94%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Visibility: 8km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 13.0C, Wind: E 24 gust 38km/h, Relative humidity: 98%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 8km.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female440.238 km/h (22:22)33.360 km/h (26:58)4.376
Male1145.226 km/h (19:54)38.992 km/h (23:04)3.384
All Riders1545.226 km/h (19:54)37.490 km/h (24:00)4.439

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-May-23 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 20.4C, Wind: SSW 19km/h, Humidex: 22, Relative humidity: 51%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19.1C, Wind: SSW 12km/h, Relative humidity: 58%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18.3C, Wind: S 9km/h, Relative humidity: 63%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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Of the thirteen women who rode tonight's time trial, 5 were doing their first WTT event of the season. Conditions were a little slower than last Tuesday - season-series improvements were only had by those who only rode in one of the first two hellish WTT events. Here is a graph showing how we have done thus far in the series.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1338.339 km/h (15:39)32.977 km/h (18:11)3.764

OBC Open TT Series - 2017-May-18 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.9C, Wind: SW 34 gust 63km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 44%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 100.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27.7C, Wind: SW 37 gust 50km/h, Humidex: 32, Relative humidity: 47%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 100.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27.0C, Wind: SSW 33 gust 49km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 45%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 100.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 12:30 on 2017-May-22 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.



15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female434.660 km/h (25:58)32.409 km/h (27:46)1.770
Male2548.128 km/h (18:42)37.834 km/h (23:47)3.897
All Riders2948.128 km/h (18:42)37.085 km/h (24:16)4.126

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-May-16 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19.2C, Wind: SSW 7km/h, Relative humidity: 50%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18.8C, Wind: S 5km/h, Relative humidity: 54%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17.9C, Wind: SSE 7km/h, Relative humidity: 59%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

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With a temperature that was 14°C warmer than last week's chilly 5°C, and winds that were 46km/h calmer than the season-opener's 50km/h gusts, 57% more women rode tonight's time trial. Those who had weathered the earlier WTT challenges this year had an average performance ratio of 1.3012 relative to their earlier WTT races! That is saying that if conditions were identical, tonight's speeds would correspond to about a 30% higher power output, or alternatively tonight was about 30% easier! Yes, the conditions were pretty awful the previous two weeks!!! I had the distinction of being the most improved with a ratio of 1.4671! Here is a graph showing how people have done so far. If you are a woman, we'd love to see you out riding in this series. The great thing about time trials is that it doesn't matter how fast or how slow you are. It's a race of you against the clock, with the added incentives of trying to catch the slower riders who start ahead of you, or to not be caught by the faster riders who start behind you. The environment is supportive and fun. Information is available at http://ottawabicycleclub.ca/wtt. Note that young males (who turn 16 or less this year), and people of both genders with disabilities are also welcome to ride.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1136.923 km/h (16:15)32.979 km/h (18:11)3.191

OBC Open TT Series - 2017-May-11 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 11.3C, Wind: 0km/h, Relative humidity: 64%, Dew point: 5C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 11.1C, Wind: ENE 7km/h, Relative humidity: 68%, Dew point: 6C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 10.6C, Wind: NE 9km/h, Relative humidity: 72%, Dew point: 6C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.

With virtually no wind and absolutely no rain, conditions were practically ideal for those who like it cool - in this case 11°C. This was reflected in the cube-speed (power-related: air resistance goes up with the square of the speed and rolling resistance like the speed) improvements relative to previous season-season personal bests. Only 3 of us did not improve upon our previous season-series best, and the average improvement was 7.36%. Congratulations to the fourteen people who improved upon their previous 15km database bests! There were a considerable number of constructions signs near the start of the time trial, and I'm not at all sure what was meant by the peculiar one that read "DANGER DUE TO DROWNING"!



These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:00 on 2017-May-11 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.

15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female840.816 km/h (22:03)35.456 km/h (25:23)3.852
Male3645.608 km/h (19:44)38.634 km/h (23:17)3.592
All Riders4445.608 km/h (19:44)38.056 km/h (23:38)3.841

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-May-09 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 5.9C, Wind: WNW 4km/h, Relative humidity: 54%, Dew point: -3C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 5.7C, Wind: N 2km/h, Relative humidity: 56%, Dew point: -2C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 5.3C, Wind: WSW 4km/h, Relative humidity: 61%, Dew point: -2C, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Last week was cool(12C) and windy (gusting to 50km/h) but with favourably low air pressure (99.8kPa). This week was colder (less than 6C) and with higher air pressure (101.8kPa) but virtually no wind. Again 7 women were tough enough to ride. Of the four who rode both events, three improved and the fourth was only 5 seconds slower. Congratulations to Barbara Wilson for being the most improved (a cube-speed improvement of 27.70%!), and to the rest of us for showing up and riding under the chilly conditions. Here is a graph showing how we have done so far this season. Lets hope for hospitable conditions in all regards next week - How about sunny and hot with low air pressure and no wind?





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female734.026 km/h (17:38)30.162 km/h (19:53)2.905

OBC Open TT Series - 2017-May-04 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 14.2C, Wind: W 5km/h, Relative humidity: 41%, Dew point: 1C, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 14.0C, Wind: S 16km/h, Relative humidity: 35%, Dew point: -1C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 11.4C, Wind: SSE 17km/h, Relative humidity: 53%, Dew point: 2C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.



Awaiting the posting of the official results...

15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female737.631 km/h (23:55)33.844 km/h (26:35)2.298
Male3345.647 km/h (19:43)37.540 km/h (23:58)3.167
All Riders4045.647 km/h (19:43)36.893 km/h (24:23)3.342

OBC Women's TT Series - 2017-May-02 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 11.3C, Wind: SSW 27 gust 41km/h, Relative humidity: 76%, Dew point: 7C, Pressure: 99.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 9.5C, Wind: SW 33 gust 51km/h, Relative humidity: 79%, Dew point: 6C, Pressure: 99.9kPa, Visibility: 13km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 8.5C, Wind: SW 23 gust 37km/h, Relative humidity: 85%, Dew point: 6C, Pressure: 99.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

It wasn't cold enough (10-11°C) or windy enough (gusting to 40-50km/h) to scare away seven riders and an equal number of others who either volunteered or watched. The chilly southerly gusts of wind were tricky, but thankfully the cold showers only started after the event! To get some idea of the event difficulty, we can look at how unimpressive the cube speed ratios are for riders between tonight and their database-best speed (on average .5313), or a little less severely, relative to their best WTT speed last year (on average .6619). We probably only did as well a we did because of the optimally low air pressure of 99.8kPa! Yet the two of us who also rode this years high-pressure (103.2kPa) low-wind (0-10km/h) Good Friday Time Trial were slower today - the fact that I was "close" was only a byproduct of stripping the flowers and bunnies off of my bike and helmet!





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female734.816 km/h (17:14)29.614 km/h (20:15)3.590

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19971996199519941993199219911990198919881987
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OBC Open TT Series - 2017-Apr-14 (Good Friday) - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (11:00): Sunny. Temperature: 11.4C, Wind: NNE 7km/h, Relative humidity: 28%, Dew point: -7C;, Pressure: 103.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (12:00): Sunny. Temperature: 11.9C, Wind: S 4km/h, Relative humidity: 26%, Dew point: -7, Pressure: 103.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (13:00): Sunny. Temperature: 13.1C, Wind: NNW 10km/h, Relative humidity: 23%, Dew point: -8C, Pressure: 103.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Fifty-two riders came out to enjoy the 2017 Good Friday season opener under sunny skies, calm winds and temperatures near 12°C by race end - great conditions apart from the very high air pressure of 103.2kPa! Remarkably, there were two improvements upon previous database bests - Congratulations to Martin Skody and Alex Martins for this honour. Even more impressive was MINIME Jazmine Lavergne's first solo time trial. She had previously ridden in the 2014 and 2015 Good Friday Time Trials with her sister Stephanie Sothcott, and has improved by more than 3 minutes each time! The fastest men of the event, Rod Diaz (20:32), Joel Katz (20:42) and Craig Burge (21:41) were happy with being able to sustain high power outputs throughout the event. Joel, who had the highest cube speed ratio of the three relative to his 2016 best at 92.02% actually surpassed his maximum power output from last year. This shows the effect of the high air pressure, as does the average performance ratio of .8375 for riders' results today relative to their best last year. For the women, the average performance ratio was a little lower at .8096, but the flowers and bunnies on my bike likely accounted for all of this difference, as can be seen by looking at the average (below the results) of .8366 when I have been filtered out of the results. The fastest three women, Robyn Hardage (23:35), Layla Prieur (23:54) and Lisa Meyer (24:14) rode at 80.63-86.06% of their 2016 cube speed best.



These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 11:00 on 2017-Apr-29 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.

15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1438.163 km/h (23:35)33.160 km/h (27:08)4.139
Male3843.831 km/h (20:32)36.273 km/h (24:48)3.803
All Riders5243.831 km/h (20:32)35.435 km/h (25:23)4.134

20172016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998
19971996199519941993199219911990198919881987
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ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Sep-20 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8530)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24.3C, Wind: WSW 20km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 41%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 20.3C, Wind: WSW 11km/h, Humidex: 22, Relative humidity: 53%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On September 20th, 2016, 7 riders started and finished the 19th and final time trial of the season. Weather Conditions at the start were sunny, 24C and with winds of 20km/h from the West-SouthWest adding to the difficulty of the return leg. The fastest rider was Joel Katz, out for his first ride on this course, and the first ABC rider was Mark Miller. Martin Deschamps not only improved upon his seaon-series best from last week's event (in which he lost time with a derailed chain at the start), but he also posted a personal course best. The rest of tonight's Clayton-experienced riders were well off of their bests, but Chad Dempsey might have been less so if he had not crashed at the turn-around with his new clip-in pedals. Next year we'll look forward to significant improvements for him. For your interest, here is a graph showing how today's participants have done in the 2016 Clayton Road time trials so far, whereas here is a graph showing all of the Clayton Road times so far in 2016. Congratulations to Michael Coldwell and Anne-Marie Carter McAuslan for topping the 2016 ABC BAR Rankings which are based upon best times for one ABC 40km time trial and three ABC 15km time trials. As well, here's a graph showing the consistency of ABC riders 15km and 40km results for the ABC BAR. It's especially interesting that Les and Anne-Marie had faster speeds in their best ABC 40km time trial than in their best 15km ABC time trial! Way to go!!! Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped run this series! Please note that the Awards Dinner will be on Friday, October 28 2016 at Union Hall. Details to follow.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female131.746 km/h (28:21)31.746 km/h (28:21)0.000
Male642.520 km/h (21:10)35.302 km/h (25:29)6.389
All Riders742.520 km/h (21:10)34.794 km/h (25:51)6.044

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Sep-13 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9793)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.9C, Wind: SSW 20 gust 32km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 48%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.3C, Wind: SW 16km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 53%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.1C, Wind: SSW 13km/h, Humidex: 25, Relative humidity: 59%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On September 13th, 2016, 10 riders started and finished the 18th time trial of the season. Weather Conditions at the start were partially cloudy, 24C and calm to a slight breeze on the return leg of the course. The fastest rider was Larry Burge and the first ABC rider was Michael Coldwell. Chad Dempsey on his own new bike posted a personal best. Four of us improved upon or tied our season-series best. Jacques Morvan and Martin Deschamps rode their first ABC 15km tt of the season. For your interest, here is a graph showing how today's participants have done in the 2016 Clayton Road time trials so far, whereas here is a graph showing all of the Clayton Road times so far in 2016. Please note, that the last 15km Time Trial of the 2016 season will be on September 20th with the watch starting at 6:00 pm and with sign in starting at 5:30 pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TIMES ARE 1/2 HOUR EARLIER THAN IN AUGUST DUE TO DECLINING LIGHT LEVELS IN THE EVENING. A TAIL LIGHT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Please note that the Awards Dinner will be on Friday, October 28 2016 at Union Hall. Details to follow.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.550 km/h (27:39)32.318 km/h (27:50)0.232
Male840.632 km/h (22:09)35.392 km/h (25:25)3.042
All Riders1040.632 km/h (22:09)34.777 km/h (25:52)2.987

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Sep-08 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9659)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27.3C, Wind: WSW 17km/h, Humidex: 38, Relative humidity: 78%, Dew point: 23C, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25.9C, Wind: WSW 10km/h, Humidex: 36, Relative humidity: 85%, Dew point: 23C, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25.0C, Wind: SSW 9km/h, Humidex: 35, Relative humidity: 85%, Dew point: 22C, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 21:00 on 2016-Sep-21 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female442.688 km/h (21:05)36.129 km/h (24:54)4.816
Male3247.577 km/h (18:55)40.361 km/h (22:17)3.630
All Riders3647.577 km/h (18:55)39.891 km/h (22:33)4.007

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Sep-06 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9333)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.6C, Wind: SE 4km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 43%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25.0C, Wind: SSE 6km/h, Humidex: 30, Relative humidity: 60%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.6C, Wind: ESE 9km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 67%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On September 6th, 2016, 8 riders started and finished the 17th time trial of the season. Weather Conditions at the start were sunny, 29C and calm, ideal for a September time trial. The fastest rider was Mike Nash. The first ABC rider was Michael Coldwell with a time of 25:09. Chad Dempsey rode on his own and posted a Course Best despite having to stop for a car at the turn. Mark Miller did manage to get to the start on time despite tire tube issues, seemingly a continuation of the streak of valve-faulty tubes from the previous week. Celia adds: The last column indicates how those of tonight's riders who have already ridden a Clayton Road TT in 2016 did relative to their previous season-series best. The EvtFactor shown in the header line of the results gives an idea of how people did, on average, relative to their season-series best. Please note, that the second to last 15km Time Trial of the 2016 season will be on September 13th with the watch starting at 6:00 pm and with sign in starting at 5:30 pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TIMES ARE 1/2 HOUR EARLIER THAN IN AUGUST DUE TO DECLINING LIGHT LEVELS IN THE EVENING. A TAIL LIGHT IS RECOMMENDED. Please note on your calendars that the Annual Awards dinner is the evening of Friday, October 28th at Union Hall. We will send out more information towards the end of September.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female132.028 km/h (28:06)32.028 km/h (28:06)0.000
Male744.518 km/h (20:13)35.020 km/h (25:41)4.536
All Riders844.518 km/h (20:13)34.646 km/h (25:58)4.357

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Sep-04 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9562)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 13.6C, Wind: NE 5km/h, Relative humidity: 93%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 102.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 16.4C, Wind: N 3km/h, Relative humidity: 84%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 102.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19.1C, Wind: NNE 5km/h, Relative humidity: 68%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 102.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

The fourth 40km ABC time trial of the season on Perth Road was completed on September 4th, 2016. Twenty-one riders started and 20 finished. Conditions were good for the time of year; sunny, temperature rising throughout the event to 18C at the end, and calm air. Aaron Fillion was the fastest overall rider with a time of 51:39. The fastest ABC rider was Michael Coldwell. Celia McInnis was the fastest female rider. Using databases kept by Celia McInnis and John Warren, there were three personal bests and one course best. One rider did not finish due to a flat on the return leg. Welcome to Andrew Gustyn who completed his first 40km time trial. Thank you to all riders and volunteers who made this a successful 40 km time trial season. The next 15km time Trial will be held at Union Hall ( corner of Tatlock and Wolf Grove Roads) on September 6th with the watch starting at 6:00 pm and sign in from 5:30 pm. NOTE THAT THIS IS ONE HALF HOUR EARLIER THAN IN AUGUST.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female131.746 km/h (1:15:36)31.746 km/h (1:15:36)0.000
Male1946.467 km/h (51:39)37.311 km/h (1:04:19)3.910
All Riders2046.467 km/h (51:39)37.033 km/h (1:04:48)3.999

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Sep-01 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9488)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.1C, Wind: NW 20km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 61%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20.1C, Wind: NNW 19 gust 29km/h, Humidex: 23, Relative humidity: 66%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19.1C, Wind: NW 22 gust 35km/h, Humidex: 73, Relative humidity: 14%, Dew point: 101.7C, Pressure: 24kPa, Visibility: km.

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 21:00 on 2016-Sep-21 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female443.584 km/h (20:39)37.573 km/h (23:57)5.277
Male2848.869 km/h (18:25)39.989 km/h (22:30)3.558
All Riders3248.869 km/h (18:25)39.687 km/h (22:40)3.899

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OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Aug-30 (Invitational) - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9018)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.5C, Wind: SSW 13km/h, Humidex: 29, Relative humidity: 68%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.6C, Wind: SSW 13km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 70%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.1C, Wind: SSW 9km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 76%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Tonight was the final time trial of the Women's Time Trial series, and people with OCA insurance were invited, or could invite themselves to ride on a team so long as there was at least one woman on the team. The rider turnout was small - 14 people spread over 8 teams, perhaps because of the prediction of rain to start during the time trial. Fortunately no rain materialized, letting participants and volunteers enjoy the event and arrive at the awards dinner afterwards dry. Here are the links for the 2016 WTT rankings and category rankings (which are also always listed at the bottom of the weekly result pages). Note that the "most improved" rider this year was determined to be Penny Carmichael. Since the prize for the most improved is substantial (an OBC kit), we put some effort into making a good choice. First of all, look at the following graph showing all of the results, sorted by date, for the women who are eligible for WTT awards (namely those who rode at least 4 WTT events with at least 3 being 15km WTT events). A number of factors lead to first limiting the most improved down to two women: Margaret King and Penny Carmichael: a string of successive improvements as the season proceeded (a longest string of 4 successive improvements for Margaret and a longest string of 5 successive improvements for Penny). the first attempt was quite a bit slower than the last attempt (34.351km/h to 38.190km/h for Margaret and 30.201km/h to 33.687km/h for Penny). whether all-time PBs were set - Both Margaret and Penny set personal database bests for 10km while just Penny also set a 15km personal database best. the span of time over which the improvements occurred. Margaret's large improvement between her 10km rides and her 15km rides was less surprising when we consider that there was more than a month between them, whereas Penny rode multiple WTTs betweem May 3 and July 12. However the graph doesn't give sufficient information to really determine who was the "most improved", because we had some VERY difficult evenings where nobody improved. I do measure "Event Factors" which can help to give some more information. See this chart which is sorted by the "Event Factor" for each rider. Noting that a higher event factor means a "slower" night, we see that Penny's second ride was on a more difficult night than Margaret's second ride, and hence Penny did not improve for her second ride whereas Margaret had a substantial improvement on a much easier night, thus artificially inflating her average performance ratio. Because of points 1, 3, 4 and 5, I would say that the numbers favour Penny Carmichael as the "most improved".





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female233.457 km/h (26:54)29.229 km/h (30:47)4.229
Teams640.299 km/h (22:20)34.796 km/h (25:51)4.259
All Riders840.299 km/h (22:20)33.404 km/h (26:56)4.887

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Aug-30 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9360)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.5C, Wind: SSW 13km/h, Humidex: 29, Relative humidity: 68%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.6C, Wind: SSW 13km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 70%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.1C, Wind: SSW 9km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 76%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On August 30 4 riders started and finished the 16th time trial of the season. Conditions at the start were cloudy and 25C, with 14 km/hr SSW winds. The fastest rider was Mike Coldwell. Jeff de Jonge posted a Season's Best of 28:30. Chad Dempsey rode his own bike and posted a reasonable time with the help shadow rider Dave McAuslan. Please note, that next 15km Time Trial will be on September 6th with the watch starting at 6:00 pm and with sign in starting at 5:30 pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 1/2 HOUR EARLIER START DUE TO OUR DECLINING LIGHT LEVELS IN THE EVENING. The fourth and last 40 km Time Trial is Sunday, September 4th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am. Please email Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan at mcauslan@rogers.com, or contact Les Humphreys at 613 256 2498 (email: leshum@magma.ca) if you are intending participate in this event. After the 40k time trial, the club barbeque is being held at Fred and Vicki Gueur's home ( 1 Laura Crescent, Almonte) from 11am to 3pm. Club members, significant others, and anyone doing the 40km time trial are welcome. Please email or call if you and your significant other will be attending. Please note on your calendars that the Annual Awards dinner is the evening of Friday, October 28th at Union Hall. We will send out more information towards the end on September, but would like you to save that date in your social calendar.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male437.474 km/h (24:01)32.828 km/h (27:24)4.012

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Aug-25 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9545)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27.4C, Wind: S 19 gust 34km/h, Humidex: 38, Relative humidity: 76%, Dew point: 23C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27.2C, Wind: SSW 18 gust 31km/h, Humidex: 37, Relative humidity: 77%, Dew point: 23C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25.8C, Wind: SSW 16km/h, Humidex: 36, Relative humidity: 83%, Dew point: 23C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 11:30 on 2016-Aug-31 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.--> Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female638.849 km/h (23:10)34.303 km/h (26:14)3.010
Male3748.869 km/h (18:25)40.415 km/h (22:16)3.423
All Riders4348.869 km/h (18:25)39.563 km/h (22:44)3.979

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Aug-23 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8812)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.4C, Wind: SW 21 gust 33km/h, Humidex: 30, Relative humidity: 47%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25.4C, Wind: SSW 18km/h, Humidex: 29, Relative humidity: 49%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.2C, Wind: SW 15km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 56%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 23km.

Another windy Tuesday with southwest winds gusting to 33km/h resulted in their being no season-series bests for any of the 10 participants tonight, though half of us attained more than 93% of our best cube speed of the season and series. For your interest, here is a graph showing all results so far this season. Check out the category rankings for those who have done at least 5 WTT events, at most one of which can be a 10km result and the category rankings for those who have done at least 4 WTT events, at most one of which can be a 10km result. A decision will be made on how many WTT events must be ridden in order to qualify for prizes. Now all that remains is the WTT Invitational on Tuesday Aug 30 2016 at 18:00 (with an awards dinner afterwards if you are interested). Anybody (male/female/other) with OCA insurance may participate on a team as long as there is at least one woman on their team, It's a lot of fun, especially if you give a fun name for your team! To see some of the past team names, have a look at these entries. Note that there is an awards dinner afterwards for the WTT series if you are interested in attending.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1042.620 km/h (21:07)31.620 km/h (28:27)5.054

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Aug-23 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9855)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.4C, Wind: SW 21 gust 33km/h, Humidex: 30, Relative humidity: 47%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25.4C, Wind: SSW 18km/h, Humidex: 29, Relative humidity: 49%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.2C, Wind: SW 15km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 56%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 23km.

On August 23, after a two week break due to inclement weather, 8 riders started and finished the 15th time trial of the season. Conditions at the start were sunny, 26C, with 10 to 15 km/hr SW winds which seemed to abate somewhat during the event and which may have contributed to some excellent results. The fastest rider was Mike Nash, who despite a car being an impediment at the turn, posted a almost season's best and was the fastest on the night. The fastest ABC rider was Mike Coldwell with a course best. Of note is Bill's excellent time for his first TT since an accident took him out of the time trial schedule for a month. We will also like to acknowledge the PB of Luc Angers. Sadly for us Luc will be leaving next week and will not be around for a year to do local time trials. He will be off to university, first to McGill then to Denmark. Good luck to him in his studies. Celia adds: Note that Luc Angers has improved with each attempt (in 2015 and 2016) on the Clayton Road course, with a phenomenal improvement of 32.19% in his cube speed this week! A huge congratulations to you Luc!!! Meanwhile, here is a graph showing how all of today's riders have done in the 15km ATTs thus far for the 2016 season and here is a graph showing all of the 15km ATTs so far this season. As well, here are the current ABC BAR rankings and a graph showing the ABC rider consistency for their BAR results. Please note, that next 15km Time Trial will be on August 30th with the watch starting at 6:30pm and with sign in starting at 6:00. The fourth and last 40 km Time Trial is Sunday, September 4th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am. Please email Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan at mcauslan@rogers.com, or contact Les Humphreys at 613 256 2498 (email: leshum@magma.ca) if you are intending participate in this event.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male844.888 km/h (20:03)37.318 km/h (24:07)4.745

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Aug-18 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9413)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.2C, Wind: NNW 17km/h, Humidex: 32, Relative humidity: 58%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.3C, Wind: NNW 13km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 54%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.6C, Wind: NNW 10km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 54%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 14:00 on 2016-Aug-25 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female739.794 km/h (22:37)34.421 km/h (26:08)3.231
Male5749.678 km/h (18:07)40.306 km/h (22:19)4.007
All Riders6449.678 km/h (18:07)39.662 km/h (22:41)4.337

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Aug-11 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9424)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 33.8C, Wind: SE5km/h, Humidex: 40, Relative humidity: 39%, Dew point: 18C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 32.6C, Wind: ESE 13km/h, Humidex: 39, Relative humidity: 42%, Dew point: 18C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 29.6C, Wind: SE 9km/h, Humidex: 36, Relative humidity: 50%, Dew point: 18C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 15:00 on 2016-Aug-18 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female338.082 km/h (23:38)37.102 km/h (24:15)1.311
Male3748.518 km/h (18:33)39.986 km/h (22:30)3.356
All Riders4048.518 km/h (18:33)39.769 km/h (22:37)3.335

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Aug-09 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9506)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 31.5C, Wind: SSW 14 gust 33km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 25%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 29.8C, Wind: SSW 23km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 29%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.6C, Wind: SSW 9km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 35%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thirteen women rode tonight's time trial and five improved upon their previous 2016 WTT best 15km. For your interest, here is a graph showing how all of today's riders have done in the WTTs thus far for the 2016 season. Congratulations to Marie Claire Brisbois (new this year to the WTT series and trying out a skin suit for the first time!) and especially to Candace Anderson, in her fifth year of WTT participation, for also improving upon their previous database best for 15km. For your further interest, here is a graph showing all results so far this season. Check out the category rankings for those who have done at least 5 WTT events, at most one of which can be a 10km result and the category rankings for those who have done at least 4 WTT events, at most one of which can be a 10km result. It has not yet been determined how many WTT events you need to ride in order to qualify for the prizes, so it might be good to aim for doing at least 5 WTTs including at most one one 10km WTT event.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1338.298 km/h (23:30)34.516 km/h (26:04)3.800

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Aug-09 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8988)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 31.5C, Wind: SSW 14 gust 33km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 25%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 29.8C, Wind: SSW 23km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 29%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.6C, Wind: SSW 9km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 35%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On August 9th, 4 riders started and finished the 14th time trial of the season. Conditions at the start were sunny, 29C, with gusty 17 to 24km SW winds. The fastest rider was Jeff Clark. Please note, that next 15km Time Trial will be on August 16th with the watch starting at 6:30pm and with sign in starting at 6:00. The fourth and last 40 km Time Trial is Sunday, September 4th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am. Thank you to the volunteers who assisted at each of the time trials on the 7th and the 9th of August whilst many members of the club were away on cycling and other adventures.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male436.710 km/h (24:31)34.399 km/h (26:09)2.533

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Aug-07 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9484)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19.4C, Wind: W 12km/h, Relative humidity: 76%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20.6C, Wind: W 13km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 65%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.3C, Wind: WNW 14km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 49%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.0C, Wind: WNW 28km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 46%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Twenty-two participants rode and finished today, and there were many noteworthy performances. All but one (with a really good excuse) who had already ridden a 2016 ABC time trial improved upon their previous season-series best, while 11 out of 14 improved upon their previous database course best and 11 out of 17 improved upon their previous 40km database best over all courses! For your interest, here are graphs showing how today's participants have done in the 2016 Franktown-Perth-Franktown time trials so far, in all of the Franktown-Perth_Franktown time trials to date and all 40km time trials in my database so far. The ABC BAR rankings require three Clayton Road 15km time trials and one Franktown to Perth 40km time trial. The total time taken (i.e., the average speed for the 85km total) is used for the ranking - and here are the ABC BAR results. Finally, it is interesting to look at the consistency of people's ABC best three 15km speeds and best 40km speed.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female338.972 km/h (1:01:35)34.031 km/h (1:10:31)3.675
Male1945.455 km/h (52:48)39.331 km/h (1:01:01)4.603
All Riders2245.455 km/h (52:48)38.609 km/h (1:02:09)4.842

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Aug-04 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9094)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 32.4C, Wind: S 18 gust 28km/h, Humidex: 38, Relative humidity: 39%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 30.9C, Wind: S 16 gust 34km/h, Humidex: 36, Relative humidity: 41%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 28.6C, Wind: S 13km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 45%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 16:00 on 2016-Aug-11 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female541.667 km/h (21:36)36.713 km/h (24:30)3.208
Male4747.244 km/h (19:03)40.181 km/h (22:23)3.621
All Riders5247.244 km/h (19:03)39.848 km/h (22:35)3.727

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Aug-02 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9099)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 29.3C, Wind: E 14km/h, Humidex: 32, Relative humidity: 36%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.1C, Wind: E 16km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 38%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 26.0C, Wind: E 12km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 42%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On August 2nd, 10 riders started and finished the 13th time trial of the season. Conditions at the start were sunny, 28C, with a light easterly wind. The fastest rider was Mike Nash with a season's best and the fastest ABC rider was Michael Coldwell. There were two course bests by Larry Burge and Luc Angers. For Larry, his time tonight is only 8 seconds slower than his database best time ever which was set in 1999 on the easier OBC Rockliffe Parkway course! The Club would like to welcome Dave Dickson, of Pakenham, for his first ever 15 k time trial. Thank you to Les Humphreys for shadowing Chad Dempsey who because of bike issues started late. His unoffical time was 30:20. Please note, that next 15km Time Trial will be on August 9th with the watch starting at 6:30pm and with sign in starting at 6:00. The third 40 km Time Trial is Sunday, August 7th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am. Please email Anne-Marie Carter-Mcauslan at: mcauslan@rogers.com if you intend to ride. We are in need of two volunteers for each of the time trials on the 7th and the 9th. Please email Anne-Marie Carter-Mcauslan at: mcauslan@rogers.com if you can assist.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female231.915 km/h (28:12)29.890 km/h (30:06)2.026
Male845.000 km/h (20:00)36.186 km/h (24:52)5.227
All Riders1045.000 km/h (20:00)34.927 km/h (25:46)5.387

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Aug-02 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9245)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 29.3C, Wind: E 14km/h, Humidex: 32, Relative humidity: 36%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.1C, Wind: E 16km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 38%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 26.0C, Wind: E 12km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 42%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Seven women rode tonight's time trial and two liked the Easterly breeze enough to have slight improvements upon their previous season-series best. Nobody improved upon their previous 15km database best, but congratulations to Linda Lafrance for tying her best from two years ago. This was Linda's fourth time trial ever, and she has done two at 26:00 and two at 26:02 - How's that for consistency! Look at the low standard deviation of her average speed given below the graph! For your interest, here is a graph showing how all of today's riders have done in the WTTs thus far for the 2016 season and here is a graph showing all results so far this season.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female737.216 km/h (24:11)33.499 km/h (26:51)3.717

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OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Jul-28 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9676)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27.6C, Wind: NE 7km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 44%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27.2C, Wind: N 16km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 44%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25.5C, Wind: NNW 8km/h, Humidex: 29, Relative humidity: 49%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:30 on 2016-Aug-03 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1041.033 km/h (21:56)36.843 km/h (24:25)3.395
Male6646.632 km/h (19:18)40.266 km/h (22:21)3.464
All Riders7646.632 km/h (19:18)39.816 km/h (22:36)3.644

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Jul-26 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9393)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 29.2C, Wind: NW 22km/h, Humidex: 34, Relative humidity: 43%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.5C, Wind: WNW 18 gust 28km/h, Humidex: 32, Relative humidity: 43%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27.1C, Wind: WNW 10km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 47%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On July 26th seven riders started and finished the 12th time trial of the season. Conditions at the start were sunny, 28C, with minimal NW wind. Traffic was not an issue at this time trial. The fastest rider was Jim Tsilemos and the fastest ABC rider was Michael Coldwell. Congratulations to Mark Miller for achieving a personal best by 1 second. Thank you to Les Humphreys for shadowing Chad Dempsey. Please note, that next 15km Time Trial will be on August 2th with the watch starting at 6:30pm and with sign in starting at 6:00. THIS IS ONE HALF HOUR EARLIER THAN LAST WEEK. The third 40 km Time Trial is Sunday August 7th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am. Please email Dave McAuslan at mcauslan@rogers.com or Les Humphreys at leshum@magma.ca if you intend to ride. Please note that volunteers are needed for the August 7th 40km time trial and the August 9th 15k time trial as some of the club members will be away on those dates. Please let Anne-Marie know at the next time trial or by emailing at mcauslan@rogers.com. if you can assist.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female127.878 km/h (32:17)27.878 km/h (32:17)0.000
Male642.089 km/h (21:23)34.257 km/h (26:16)4.549
All Riders742.089 km/h (21:23)33.346 km/h (26:59)4.766

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Jul-26 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9589)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 29.2C, Wind: NW 22km/h, Humidex: 34, Relative humidity: 43%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.5C, Wind: WNW 18 gust 28km/h, Humidex: 32, Relative humidity: 43%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27.1C, Wind: WNW 10km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 47%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos before, during and after the time trial, and thanks to the rest of the wonderful volunteers who helped to run this event. Nine women rode tonight's time trial and two improved upon their season-series best despite the best efforts of the northwest winds to slow us on the return leg. Here is how tonight's riders fared relative to their previous 15km database best. Here is a graph showing how all of today's riders have done in the WTTs thus far for the 2016 season and here is a graph showing all results so far this season. We welcomed one new rider, Marie Claire Brisbois. She managed to come in first overall with 23:48, fully recovered from a couple of years of hamstring injuries. When asked if she injured her hamstrings in the usual way from running, she joked that the injury was more a byproduct of finishing off her PhD - too much time sitting still doing her research while trying to maintain her former cycling fitness!





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female937.815 km/h (23:48)33.283 km/h (27:02)3.790

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Jul-21 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9202)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 28.9C, Wind: S 19 gust 40km/h, Humidex: 35, Relative humidity: 51%, Dew point: 18C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27.7C, Wind: SSW 22 gust 36km/h, Humidex: 32, Relative humidity: 49%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.4C, Wind: S 19 gust 29km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 51%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to Stelios B. for taking pictures during the event. Many thanks as well to the wonderful volunteers who run this event. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:30 on 2016-Jul-27 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...--> This was a tough night with gusty, southerly side winds, so congratulations to the 16 people who managed to improve upon their season series best. It was exciting to see a side by side sprint to the line by the fastest woman Karol-Ann Canuel and the fastest man Marc Brazeau who has started 30 seconds behind. They received the same elapsed time. Marc was first overall in the time trial with 19:16 (3 seconds off of his best) while Karol-Ann was tied with Glen Rendall for second overall with 19:46 (19 seconds off of her women's course record of 19:25). Good riding!





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female945.531 km/h (19:46)35.618 km/h (25:16)4.490
Male4446.713 km/h (19:16)40.040 km/h (22:28)3.309
All Riders5346.713 km/h (19:16)39.290 km/h (22:54)3.908

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Jul-19 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.7869)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.9C, Wind: WNW 22km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 41%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.4C, Wind: WNW 15km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 44%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.0C, Wind: W 14km/h, Humidex: 22, Relative humidity: 48%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos before, during and after the time trial, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Only eight women showed up to ride tonight's time trial. Nobody improved upon their season-series best though three of us had exellent excuses for not doing so! Linda Lafrance and Margaret King missed their starts and hence got no official time whereas Jim Glover brought my TT bike but forgot my shoes. I tried riding my TT bike with my sandals, but found the little SPD pedals far too slippery, and so decided it would probably be faster and safer, not to mention more fun (and a heck of a lot more work!) to ride my Yuba Mundo cargo bike. My legs were pretty dead after averaging a bit more than 25km/h for the TT! There was one new rider, Tesia Bryski, who enjoyed this event a few hours after purchasing a brand new bicycle. She was 3rd overall at 26:15, behind 2nd place rider Sandra Bender with 24:14 and 1st place Lisa Meyer who did 22:37. Here is a graph showing how all of today's riders have done in the WTTs thus far for the 2016 season and here is a graph showing all results so far this season.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female639.794 km/h (22:37)32.039 km/h (28:05)5.699

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Jul-19 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8981)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.9C, Wind: WNW 22km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 41%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.4C, Wind: WNW 15km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 44%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.0C, Wind: W 14km/h, Humidex: 22, Relative humidity: 48%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On July 19th 5 riders started and finished the eleventh time trial of the season. Conditions at the start were sunny, 22C, with no wind. Traffic at the turn around was heavy affecting all riders. The fastest rider was Larry Burge and the fastest ABC rider was Michael Coldwell who achieved a course best by 4 seconds. A sixth rider, Linda Wallace experienced a major mechanical problem and was unable to start the time trial. We welcomed a returning rider Karen Byskov from OBC. Here is a graph showing how all of today's riders have done in the 15km ATTs thus far for the 2016 season. Thank you to all the volunteers who come out to assisst with this time trial and cheer on the riders. Special thanks to those who have been helping young rider Chad, in this case Emily Jansen. The next 15km Time Trial will be on July 19th with the watch starting at 7:00pm and with sign in starting at 6:30. The third 40 km Time Trial is Sunday, August 7th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female128.451 km/h (31:38)28.451 km/h (31:38)0.000
Male439.531 km/h (22:46)33.373 km/h (26:58)5.429
All Riders539.531 km/h (22:46)32.389 km/h (27:47)5.240

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Jul-14 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8700)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27.6C, Wind: SW 21km/h, Humidex: 36, Relative humidity: 66%, Dew point: 21C, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.5C, Wind: SW 23 gust 45km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 63%, Dew point: 19C, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.5C, Wind: SW 14km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 70%, Dew point: 19C, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to Christy Bentalin for taking pictures during the event. Many thanks as well to the wonderful volunteers who run this event. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 09:00 on 2016-Jul-21 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female237.113 km/h (24:15)34.504 km/h (26:05)2.608
Male3645.763 km/h (19:40)38.926 km/h (23:07)3.642
All Riders3845.763 km/h (19:40)38.693 km/h (23:15)3.728

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Jul-12 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9272)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 29.3C, Wind: SSE 14km/h, Humidex: 34, Relative humidity: 43%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28.2C, Wind: SE 18km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 48%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.0C, Wind: SE 13km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 56%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On July 12th 8 riders started and finished the tenth time trial of the season. Conditions at the start were sunny and a warm 29 degrees C.. Minimal wind help was noted on the way out with some cross and head wind on the return leg of the course. The fastest rider was David Wright and the fastest ABC rider was Michael Coldwell. Credit to Greg Calnan for a season's best. We welcomed new ABC rider Roger Kinsman to his first 15k and first time OBC riders David and Jake Wright. and Avery Burdett. Here is a graph showing how all of today's riders have done in the 15km ATTs thus far for the 2016 season. The next 15km Time Trial will be on July 19th with the watch starting at 7:00pm and with sign in starting at 6:30. The third 40 km Time Trial is Sunday, August 7th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male838.271 km/h (23:31)34.363 km/h (26:11)2.360

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Jul-12 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9496)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 29.3C, Wind: SSE 14km/h, Humidex: 34, Relative humidity: 43%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28.2C, Wind: SE 18km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 48%, Dew point: 16C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.0C, Wind: SE 13km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 56%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos before, during and after the time trial, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Warm and sunny conditions drew 13 women out to today's time trial, but diminishing winds from the SSE hindered most of us more on the way out than they helped on the way back - only two out of nine riders managed slight improvements upon their previous season-series best. Congratulations to Kory McDonald Ibarra and Ellen Pazdzior for attaining this distinction! Kory achieved a 1.88% cube-speed improvement while Ellen had a 0.42% improvement despite still sounding rather congested following a severe cold. Here is a graph showing how all of today's riders have done in the WTTs thus far for the 2016 season.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1341.002 km/h (21:57)34.065 km/h (26:25)4.616

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Jul-07 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9419)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 28.7C, Wind: N 20km/h, Humidex: 35, Relative humidity: 54%, Dew point: 19C, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.6C, Wind: NNE 18km/h, Humidex: 32, Relative humidity: 57%, Dew point: 18C, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.3C, Wind: NNE 15km/h, Humidex: 32, Relative humidity: 57%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Lola Canning for taking pictures at this time trial, but no thanks to my camera who had no record of her work... The "foremost" linux software recovered pretty well everything else ever written to the memory card! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 11:30 on 2016-Jul-14 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female743.408 km/h (20:44)36.658 km/h (24:33)3.665
Male5249.724 km/h (18:06)39.717 km/h (22:39)3.651
All Riders5949.724 km/h (18:06)39.354 km/h (22:52)3.785

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Jul-05 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9703)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 31.3C, Wind: W 15km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 29%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 30.4C, Wind: WSW 21km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 31%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.5C, Wind: W 15km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 38%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking all of the photos before the wind dropped at midnight, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Nice and warm (30+°C) with low air pressure (100.5kPa) allowed 4 of us to improve upon our previous season-series best, but the West wind made the return trip considerably slower than the f irst half. By midnight the winds were non-existent, and the night owl wonders how people might have done if the race was started then!





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1137.921 km/h (23:44)32.017 km/h (28:06)5.563

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Jul-05 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9156)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 31.3C, Wind: W 15km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 29%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 30.4C, Wind: WSW 21km/h, Humidex: 33, Relative humidity: 31%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.5C, Wind: W 15km/h, Humidex: 31, Relative humidity: 38%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan comments: On July 5th 10 riders started and finished the ninth time trial of the season. Conditions at the start were hot, 30 degrees C. and humid, with variable wind especially felt on the return leg of the course. The fastest rider was Mike Nash and the fastest ABC rider was Michael Coldwell. Credit to Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan, Les Humphreys and Michael Coldwell for season's bests on not the easiest of nights. We welcomed new rider Jeff de Jonge who had a credible time despite using flat pedals without clips. Also, Chad Dempsey continues to improve his time with a 4 minute improvement. Thank you to Mark Miller who shadowed Chad for the ride giving Mr. Humphreys a chance to ride. Celia adds: There were 5 riders who improved upon their season-series best and two who improved upon their previous database best. The next 15km Time Trial will be on July 12th starting at 7:00pm with sign in starting at 6:30. The third 40 km Time Trial is Sunday, August 7th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female132.086 km/h (28:03)32.086 km/h (28:02)0.000
Male942.654 km/h (21:06)34.404 km/h (26:09)4.268
All Riders1042.654 km/h (21:06)34.172 km/h (26:20)4.108

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Jul-03 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9633)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Sunny. Temperature: 16.6C, Wind: W 8km/h, Relative humidity: 78%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19.4C, Wind: WNW 16km/h, Relative humidity: 63%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 21.0C, Wind: WSW 11km/h, Humidex: 23, Relative humidity: 55%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Emily Jansen, Dave McAuslan, Sandy Solojew and Mark Miller for running this time trial. Thanks also to Mark Miller for taking photos while volunteering at the turn-around. Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan commented: "The second ABC 40km Time on Perth road was completed on July 3, 2016. Twenty-three riders started and 22 finished. Conditions were near ideal; sunny, temperature 17c at the start, and SW winds encouraging the riders to the finish. Tijmen Moltmaker did a course best and was the fastest overall with a time of 55:12. Hopefully Tijmen will be around for the next time trial. The fastest ABC rider was Michael Coldwell with a season's best time. Roger Kinsman of ABC and Vello Mijal completed their first time trials ever. In all there were, using Celia McInnis' records and john Warren's spread sheets, 8 personal best times! Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan stopped to assist a fallen rider for about 10 minutes, time which is included in her result listed here." Celia adds: All six of us who rode the first wet, chilly, windy first ABC TT of the 2016 season improved significantly upon our season-series best and nine riders posted new personal bests on this course. In fact eight of these improved upon their previous database best on any course. Here is graph showing how all of today's riders have ever ridden on this course.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female442.179 km/h (56:54)34.658 km/h (1:09:14)5.074
Male1843.478 km/h (55:12)37.802 km/h (1:03:29)3.692
All Riders2243.478 km/h (55:12)37.230 km/h (1:04:27)4.159

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19971996199519941993199219911990198919881987
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OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Jun-30 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9094)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.1C, Wind: SW 21km/h, Humidex: 29, Relative humidity: 30%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27.0C, Wind: SW 19 gust 30km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 32%, Dew point: 9C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25.1C, Wind: SSW 19km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 39%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to Nancy Anctil for taking pictures during the event. Many thanks as well to the wonderful volunteers who run this event. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 15:00 on 2016-Jul-07 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female837.526 km/h (23:59)34.505 km/h (26:04)2.560
Male4646.114 km/h (19:31)38.734 km/h (23:14)3.618
All Riders5446.114 km/h (19:31)38.107 km/h (23:37)3.792

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Jun-28 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9536)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.5C, Wind: NW 21 gust 31km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 54%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.4C, Wind: NW 15km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 63%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.2C, Wind: WNW 16km/h, Humidex: 25, Relative humidity: 67%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos almost everywhere, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Tonight was apparently a night for the youngest and oldest - Oldest rider, Veteran E (70-79 years old) Jean Cooper managed to tie her season-series best while Peewee (10-12 years old) rider Ruby Kofoed actually managed to post a 3.34% cube speed improvement. The rest of us reported finding the night sluggish, but we were all glad to be out there getting a good workout. For your interest, have a look at the result after applying the OBC age-handicaping algorithm and an VTTA-inspired age/gender handicap algorithm. The first of the algorithms could be considerably more generous for riders of Ruby's or Jean's ages, whereas the 2nd makes no improvement at the young end of the spectrum, and, in the eyes of the British inventors, is perhaps too generous at high ages and not generous enough for gender. It would be great to have access to a large amount of good quality aerobic/power age/gender scientific data to establish some better handicaps.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1037.164 km/h (24:13)32.575 km/h (27:37)3.239

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Jun-28 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8547)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23.5C, Wind: NW 21 gust 31km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 54%, Dew point: 14C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.4C, Wind: NW 15km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 63%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.2C, Wind: WNW 16km/h, Humidex: 25, Relative humidity: 67%, Dew point: 15C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On June 28 6 riders started and finished the eighth time trial of the season. Conditions were warm (19C) and calm with a light rain. The fastest rider was Larry Burge and the fastest ABC rider was Dave McAuslan. All results are the times based on the start times given by the time keeper before the watch started and these are the times going into the records. Riders were given their unofficial times at the end of the time trial based on their actual (in some cases late) start times. Two returning time trialists rode today, Bill Treusch and Greg Calnan. The second 40 km Time Trial is this Sunday, July 3th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am. Please Email to Mcauslan@rogers.com if you intend to ride the 40K. The next 15km Time Trial will be on July 5th starting at 7:00pm with sign in starting at 6:30.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female131.505 km/h (28:34)31.505 km/h (28:34)0.000
Male538.849 km/h (23:10)31.425 km/h (28:38)4.887
All Riders638.849 km/h (23:10)31.439 km/h (28:37)4.461

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Jun-23 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9333)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.2C, Wind: NW 16 gust 30km/h, Relative humidity: 32%, Dew point: 7C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23.2C, Wind: NW 13km/h, Relative humidity: 32%, Dew point: 6C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22.9C, Wind: WNW 13km/h, Relative humidity: 36%, Dew point: 7C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to Dave Wave for taking pictures while I was busy. Many thanks as well to the wonderful volunteers who run this event. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 15:30 on 2016-Jun-230 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female939.130 km/h (23:00)35.584 km/h (25:17)2.536
Male6048.387 km/h (18:36)39.704 km/h (22:40)3.550
All Riders6948.387 km/h (18:36)39.167 km/h (22:58)3.705

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Jun-21 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9178)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.1°C, Wind: NW 22 gust 31km/h, Relative humidity: 30%, Dew point: 6°C, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.1°C, Wind: WNW 17km/h, Relative humidity: 33%, Dew point: 5°C, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.1°C, Wind: WNW 14km/h, Relative humidity: 35%, Dew point: 5°C, Press |e: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On June 21st 8 riders started and finished the seventh time trial of the season. Conditions were sunny, warm (23C), and a helping wind on the outbound leg and hardly any wind on the return leg. As a result there were five season's bests and one course best. All riders finished. The fastest rider was Mike Nash with a seasons best and the fastest ABC rider was Mark Miller also with a season's best. One new timetrialist rode today, Jeff Clark from Cobourg and a soon to be Carleton Place resident, joined the group for a decent first ride of our time trial course. The next Time Trial will be on June 28th starting at 7:00pm with sign in starting at 6:30. The second 40 km Time Trial is on July 3th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female231.524 km/h (28:33)30.787 km/h (29:13)0.737
Male643.974 km/h (20:28)34.376 km/h (26:10)6.012
All Riders843.974 km/h (20:28)33.479 km/h (26:52)5.446

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Jun-21 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9883)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24.1C, Wind: NW 22 gust 31km/h, Relative humidity: 30%, Dew point: 6C, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.1C, Wind: WNW 17km/h, Relative humidity: 33%, Dew point: 5C, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.1C, Wind: WNW 14km/h, Relative humidity: 35%, Dew point: 5C, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos almost everywhere, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. It was another blustery TT night - at least blustery until after the TT! The air pressure was quite low, though, and all but one of us (myself) had season-series bests. In fact maybe all of us had season-series bests if you consider the extra sideways distance I did resulting from the strong gusts off of the river - So congratulations to us all, but especially to Ingrid Coney, Nancy Luitwieler and Karen Byskov who all managed a cube speed improvement of more than 10%(!) and to Penny Carmichael who achieved a new database 15km PB of 26:41, 20 seconds faster than her previous best. She was the only person to improve upon her previous database best. Also, welcome to new participant Elizabeth Ashby from British Columbia who is in Ottawa for the next 6 months.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1037.448 km/h (24:02)33.114 km/h (27:10)2.953

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Jun-16 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9272)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28.0C, Wind: NNE 14km/h, Relative humidity: 25%, Dew point: 6C, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27.2C, Wind: NNE 23km/h, Relative humidity: 27%, Dew point: 7C, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 26.0C, Wind: N 18 gust 28km/h, Relative humidity: 26%, Dew point: 5C, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to Sofia Canning for taking pictures at the start and finish. Many thanks as well to the wonderful volunteers who run this event. Nice and warm but with some pretty good gusts from the North East - and lots of car traffic (which impeded many at the turnaround). There was a new women's course record set tonight by Karol-Ann Canuel - 19:25! - good for 3rd place overall behind a first place tie of Marc Brazeau and Warren MacDonald at 19:16. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:30 on 2016-Jun-16 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female846.352 km/h (19:25)37.359 km/h (24:05)4.516
Male5946.713 km/h (19:16)40.050 km/h (22:28)3.226
All Riders6746.713 km/h (19:16)39.729 km/h (22:39)3.516

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Jun-14 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8804)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24.7C, Wind: W 22 gust 33km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 43%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23.8C, Wind: W 19 gust 30km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 44%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22.4C, Wind: W 16km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 47%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On June 14th, eight riders started and finished the sixth time trial of the season. Conditions were sunny, warm (23C), and calm; in other words ideal. As a result there were four season's bests and two course bests. All riders finished. The fastest ABC rider was Mike Coldwell. Two new timetrialists rode today. Peter Meyer and Chad Dempsey our new younger member, who was shadowed by Les Humphreys. The next Time Trial will be on June 21th starting at 7:00pm with sign in starting at 6:30. The second 40 km Time Trial is on July 3th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am. There is no official club ride this weekend however there is the Tour of Mississippi Mills with optional distance routes up to 100km. See https://mmbm.ca/mississippi-mills-bicycle-month/bike-month-events/ for details.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female332.067 km/h (28:04)29.839 km/h (30:09)2.751
Male536.242 km/h (24:50)31.089 km/h (28:56)4.213
All Riders836.242 km/h (24:50)30.620 km/h (29:23)3.781

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Jun-14 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9389)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24.7C, Wind: W 22 gust 33km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 43%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23.8C, Wind: W 19 gust 30km/h, Humidex: 26, Relative humidity: 44%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22.4C, Wind: W 16km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 47%, Dew point: 11C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos almost everywhere, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Fairly strong wind from the West and North made the last kilometer quite challenging, but it was sunny and nice to have some warmth again! It's not surprising that the two of us who also rode in last week's cooler and wetter than predicted conditions improved upon our season-series best. Fastest of the evening was Calah Wright with a new personal database best of 20:42. She has been training for the Nationals which occur in a couple of weeks, and looking at her continued small improvements, the training is clearly going well!





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1143.478 km/h (20:42)33.006 km/h (27:16)5.182

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Jun-09 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8917)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17.8C, Wind: NW 26 gust 40km/h, Relative humidity: 32%, Dew point: 1C, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 16.8C, Wind: NNW 25 gust 39km/h, Relative humidity: 33%, Dew point: 1C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15.6C, Wind: NW 26 gust 40km/h, Relative humidity: 35%, Dew point: 0C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to Sandy Miller for taking pictures at the start and finish. Many thanks as well to the wonderful volunteers who run this event. Strong winds from the northwest gave tonight's riders a good challenge. The fastest overall was a woman - Karol-Ann Canuel - in 19:46, a new personal database best for her on this course. Karol-Ann was the Canadian National Women's Time Trial Champion in 2015, and she is now a professional cyclist with the Boels-Dolman cycling team. Note that Karol-Ann's time tonight is currently the second of the fastest female 15km times in my database - second and only 6 seconds slower to Sue Schlatter's mark (in her late 40's) of 19:40. About half of the riders improved upon previous season-series bests and 11 improved upon their previous 15km database best. Congratulations! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:00 on 2016-Jun-09 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female945.531 km/h (19:46)36.603 km/h (24:35)4.425
Male3645.226 km/h (19:54)39.508 km/h (22:46)3.121
All Riders4545.531 km/h (19:46)38.927 km/h (23:07)3.614

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Jun-07 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8941)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 16.0C, Wind: WSW 11km/h, Relative humidity: 83%, Dew point: 13C, Pressure: 99.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 15.1C, Wind: W 14km/h, Relative humidity: 80%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 99.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 14.7C, Wind: W 16km/h, Relative humidity: 85%, Dew point: 12C, Pressure: 99.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.

On June 7th, 5 riders started and finished the fifth time trial of the season. Conditions were again less than ideal with cool 14C, some rain, and blustery winds which explain the lack of season bests. All riders finished. Mike Nash finished first and the fastest ABC rider was Mark Miller. The next Time Trial will be on June 14th starting at 7:00pm with sign in starting at 6:30.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male543.062 km/h (20:54)35.623 km/h (25:15)3.823

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-Jun-07 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9088)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 16.0°C, Wind: WSW 11km/h, Relative humidity: 83%, Dew point: 13°C, Pressure: 99.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 15.1°C, Wind: W 14km/h, Relative humidity: 80%, Dew point: 12°C, Pressure: 99.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 14.7°C, Wind: W 16km/h, Relative humidity: 85%, Dew point: 12°C, Pressure: 99.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female435.363 km/h (25:27)30.825 km/h (29:11)3.646

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-Jun-05 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.8081)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Rain. Temperature: 14.4C, Wind: ENE 15km/h, Humidex: 93, Relative humidity: 13%, Dew point: 100.7C, Pressure: 3kPa, Visibility: km.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Rain. Temperature: 14.8C, Wind: E 19km/h, Humidex: 94, Relative humidity: 14%, Dew point: 100.5C, Pressure: 4kPa, Visibility: km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Rain. Temperature: 15.0C, Wind: ENE 23 gust 33km/h, Humidex: 94, Relative humidity: 14%, Dew point: 100.4C, Pressure: 5kPa, Visibility: km.

June 5th, was the first 40km Time Trial at Calvary Christian Academy in Franktown. Ten riders started and finished. Conditions were less than ideal with the temperature at or near 15C with blustery northeasterly winds driving rain at the riders continuously throughout the course. Brave souls all! Conditions nothwithstanding, two riders came in under 60 minutes with Tijmen Moltmaker in his first attempt at the course being the fastest overall. The fastest ABC rider was Mark Miller. The next 40 Km Time Trial will be on July 3th starting at 8:15 am with sign in starting at 7:30. The next 15km Time Trial will be on June 7th starting at 7:00pm with sign in starting at 6:30





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female340.747 km/h (58:54)33.464 km/h (1:11:43)5.197
Male742.378 km/h (56:38)36.505 km/h (1:05:44)3.804
All Riders1042.378 km/h (56:38)35.593 km/h (1:07:25)4.492

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-Jun-02 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8662)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.1C, Wind: S 24 gust 35km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 71%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.3C, Wind: S 25 gust 38km/h, Humidex: 28, Relative humidity: 71%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21.5C, Wind: S 17km/h, Humidex: 27, Relative humidity: 76%, Dew point: 17C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to Kevin Moon for taking most of these photos These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 09:30 on 2016-Jun-04 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...--> This was the scariest time trial yet this season with strong gusts of wind from multiple directions - surely higher than the 38km/h measured at the Ottawa airport. Many of us abandoned our aero bars and held on for dear life! My rear wheel even shimmied at several points! At the air pressure was reasonable at 101.2kPa, the temperature was okay and we were spared the severe thunderstorm that was predicted.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female540.389 km/h (22:17)35.206 km/h (25:33)2.836
Male3244.082 km/h (20:25)38.946 km/h (23:06)3.102
All Riders3744.082 km/h (20:25)38.441 km/h (23:24)3.323

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ABC Open TT Series - 2016-May-31 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8721)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19.6C, Wind: WNW 29 gust 41km/h, Humidex: 47, Relative humidity: 8%, Dew point: 101.6C, Pressure: 24kPa, Visibility: km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 16.3C, Wind: NNW 29km/h, Humidex: 57, Relative humidity: 8%, Dew point: 101.7C, Pressure: 24kPa, Visibility: km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15.2C, Wind: NNW 25 gust 36km/h, Humidex: 56, Relative humidity: 7%, Dew point: 101.8C, Pressure: 24kPa, Visibility: km.

On May 31st, three riders started and finished the fourth time trial of the season. Conditions were less than Ideal with a sudden drop in temperature from 24 to 14C and blustery northerly winds; it was sunny. Two riders achieved season's bests. Mike Coldwell was the fastest overall and the fastest ABC rider. The next Time Trial will be on June 7th starting at 7:00pm with sign in starting at 6:30. Also, of note is that June 1st is the beginning of Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month. Please look at all the events planned on the web site mmbm.ca. The first 40 km Time Trial is on June 5th meeting in Franktown at the Calvary Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am. Please let Anne-Marie or Dave (613) 452-0981 mcauslan@rogers.com or Les Humphreys (613) 256-2498 leshum@magma.ca if you intend to ride. The start, turn, and finish of the course have been recently marked on the road and a gpx track of the outbound leg, PerthRoad40kmTTCourse.gpx, is attached to this email fyi. If you will be attending remember that their are NO toilet facilities at Calvary Christian Academy. Please park only along the fence on the Highway 15 side of the parking lot.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male335.644 km/h (25:15)33.739 km/h (26:40)1.348

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-May-31 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9738)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19.6C, Wind: WNW 29 gust 41km/h, Humidex: 47, Relative humidity: 8%, Dew point: 101.6C, Pressure: 24kPa, Visibility: km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 16.3C, Wind: NNW 29km/h, Humidex: 57, Relative humidity: 8%, Dew point: 101.7C, Pressure: 24kPa, Visibility: km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15.2C, Wind: NNW 25 gust 36km/h, Humidex: 56, Relative humidity: 7%, Dew point: 101.8C, Pressure: 24kPa, Visibility: km.

Thanks to Ingrid Coney for taking photos at the start and finish lines, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Turn-around volunteer Jackie MacDonald managed to entice 6 riders to do an extra 200 meters tonight, but the rest of us, having had enough of the cold, gusty winds from the north and west, took the normal turn around point. I have adjusted the times appropriately for Carol, Ellen and Robyn. Let me know if you're one of the other three people who turned where Jackie had set up shop so that I can correct your time as well. Meanwhile, only 2 women improved upon their season-series best, and they also improved upon their 10km database best. Congratulations to Penny Carmichael and Margaret King for this distinction! Today was the last 10km WTT event of 2016 and here is a graph of all of the 10km results this year. We move up to 15km next week.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1439.474 km/h (15:12)31.631 km/h (18:58)4.542

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-May-26 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9087)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Just a few drops of rain. Temperature: 23.4C, Wind: E 15km/h, Humidex: 25, Relative humidity: 43%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Just a few drops of rain. Temperature: 22.6C, Wind: ENE 13km/h, Humidex: 24, Relative humidity: 45%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20.9C, Wind: NE 8km/h, Humidex: 22, Relative humidity: 49%, Dew point: 10C, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to Sophie Bjornson for taking most of these photos These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 11:30 on 2016-May-26 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1544.046 km/h (20:26)35.827 km/h (25:07)3.620
Male5345.188 km/h (19:55)39.452 km/h (22:48)3.223
All Riders6845.188 km/h (19:55)38.653 km/h (23:17)3.640

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-May-24 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8664)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28.7C, Wind: NW 11km/h, Humidex: 16, Relative humidity: 1%, Dew point: 101.1C, Pressure: 24kPa, Visibility: km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Sunny. Temperature: 27.8C, Wind: WNW 10km/h, Humidex: 20, Relative humidity: 3%, Dew point: 101.1C, Pressure: 24kPa, Visibility: km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Sunny. Temperature: 26.0C, Wind: WSW 7km/h, Humidex: 21, Relative humidity: 2%, Dew point: 101.1C, Pressure: 24kPa, Visibility: km.

Eight riders started and finished the third time trial of the season. Conditions were ideal at 26C, calm, and sunny. Three riders achieved season's bests improving on their times from the first two time trials and Paula Leydon also got her course best. Mike Nash, Larry Burge, Mike Coldwell, Scott Tyler, and Anne-Marie Carter-Mcauslan rode for the first time this season. Mike Nash was the fastest overall and and Mike Coldwell was the fastest ABC rider. The riders comment that the conditions were ideal. The next Time Trial will be on May 31 starting at 7:00pm with sign in starting at 6:30. The next official ABC ride is on May 29th, meeting at 9am at the Almonte Arena with a destination of Cedar Cove and return. You must have OCA affiliation or be a club member. Please email leshum@magma.ca if you intend to participate in this ride. There is on Sat. May 28 an OBC ride out of Renfrew to Beachburg and return (approx. 120km) starting at 09:30. Check the Ottawa Bicycle Club web site for more information. The first 40 km Time Trial is on June 5 meeting in Franktown at the Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am. Please let Anne-Marie or Dave (613)452-0981 mcauslan@rogers.com or Les Humphreys (613) 256-2498 leshum@magma.ca to inform us of your intention to ride.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female227.081 km/h (33:14)26.953 km/h (33:23)0.127
Male643.304 km/h (20:47)35.694 km/h (25:12)4.571
All Riders843.304 km/h (20:47)33.509 km/h (26:51)5.477

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-May-24 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9927)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28.7C, Wind: NW 11km/h, Relative humidity: 16%, Dew point: 1C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Sunny. Temperature: 27.8C, Wind: WNW 10km/h, Relative humidity: 20%, Dew point: 3C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Sunny. Temperature: 26.0C, Wind: WSW 7km/h, Relative humidity: 21%, Dew point: 2C, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos before, during (at the the turn-around) and after the event, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Tonight had the best conditions yet this year for the WTT series - sunny and warm at nearly 29°C; with a light breeze from the north-west (the optimal direction for many of us). Seventeen women did the race, and nine of the ten who had ridden earlier in the series this year improved upon their previous season series best. So far in 2016 there have been a total of 54 WTT races done by 32 women ranging in age from 12 to almost 73 years of age. Next week is the final 10km of this series this year, so come on out if you're a woman who'd like to do one (membership in the OBC or ABC gives you the necessary insurance and lets you then ride for no further charges) or one more! In June we move up to 15km.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1742.105 km/h (14:15)32.686 km/h (18:21)3.965

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-May-19 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8877)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 18.6C, Wind: NE 10km/h, Relative humidity: 40%, Dew point: 5C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18.2C, Wind: NNE 13km/h, Relative humidity: 38%, Dew point: 4C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 16.2C, Wind: E 8km/h, Relative humidity: 48%, Dew point: 5C, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to xxx xxx for taking these photos--> These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 09:30 on 2016-May-23 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female838.055 km/h (23:39)34.994 km/h (25:43)1.589
Male5046.834 km/h (19:13)39.572 km/h (22:44)3.365
All Riders5846.834 km/h (19:13)38.941 km/h (23:06)3.550

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-May-17 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8290)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 11.1C, Wind: NNW 25 gust 35km/h, Relative humidity: 56%, Dew point: 3C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 10.3C, Wind: NNW 24km/h, Relative humidity: 58%, Dew point: 2C, Pressure: 102.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 9.8C, Wind: NNW 16 gust 29km/h, Relative humidity: 61%, Dew point: 3C, Pressure: 102.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Comments by Anne-Marie Carter McAuslan: The second time trial of the season occurred last night with four riders starting. There was a northeast breeze which did not seem as helpful as it should have been on the way back and the temperature was a cool 12 to 10 degrees. Riders found it to be "hard" night. The fastest was Mark Miller. The next Time Trial will be on May 24 starting at 7:00pm with sign-in starting at 6:30pm. The road clean up of part of Tatlock Road is on May 18 at 6:00pm meeting at Union Hall. This should only take an hour depending on the number of volunteers. Please confirm with Bob Woods at bacwoods@storm.ca that you will be volunteering. The next official ABC ride is on May 21, meeting at 9am at the Almonte Arena with a destination of Perth. You must be a club member to participate. Please email mcauslan@rogers.com or leshum@magma.ca if you intend to participate in this ride. The first 40 km Time Trial is on June 5 meeting in Franktown at the Christian Academy Parking lot from 7:30am with the watch starting at 8:15am. Please let Anne-Marie or Dave (613)452-0981 mcauslan@rogers.com or Les Humphreys (613) 256-2498 leshum@magma.ca to inform us of your intention to ride. Thank you again for your participation and we look forward to your attendance at any future events.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female130.822 km/h (29:12)30.822 km/h (29:11)0.000
Male333.771 km/h (26:39)32.237 km/h (27:55)1.097
All Riders433.771 km/h (26:39)31.883 km/h (28:13)1.131

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-May-17 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8415)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 11.1C, Wind: NNW 25 gust 35km/h, Relative humidity: 56%, Dew point: 3C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 10.3C, Wind: NNW 24km/h, Relative humidity: 58%, Dew point: 2C, Pressure: 102.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 9.8C, Wind: NNW 16 gust 29km/h, Relative humidity: 61%, Dew point: 3C, Pressure: 102.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Barbara Wilson for taking photos at the start/finish when she wasn't busy helping with other things, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. It was cold (10 degrees down south at the airport and likely a few degrees cooler up north here by the Ottawa River), blustery with strong gusts from the North-North-West, and there was detrimentally high air pressure exceeding 102 Kpa, but, hey at least it wasn't raining, hailing or snowing! Six volunteers were there to encourage the eight women who rode this WTT 10km event. The only riders tonight who did not achieve new personal season-series worsts were those who were making their first appearance of the season. Congratulations to them and to the rest of us for not improving but still having fun!





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female835.573 km/h (16:52)31.197 km/h (19:13)3.279

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-May-12 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8954)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26.0C, Wind: SSW 14km/h, Relative humidity: 26%, Dew point: 5C, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25.6C, Wind: SSW 16km/h, Relative humidity: 28%, Dew point: 6C, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22.8C, Wind: ESE 8km/h, Relative humidity: 36%, Dew point: 7C, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to Guylene Theriault for taking these photos These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2016-May-18 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1344.226 km/h (20:21)36.724 km/h (24:30)3.083
Male5448.128 km/h (18:42)39.530 km/h (22:46)3.833
All Riders6748.128 km/h (18:42)38.985 km/h (23:05)3.863

ABC Open TT Series - 2016-May-10 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8474)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18.2C, Wind: WSW 16km/h, Relative humidity: 26%, Dew point: -2C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 17.5C, Wind: W 12km/h, Relative humidity: 31%, Dew point: 0C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 15.0C, Wind: W 12km/h, Relative humidity: 33%, Dew point: -1C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

The first time trial occurred last night at 7:00pm with three riders starting. There was a slight northwest breeze and the temperature was 15 degrees with clear skies. The first seeded rider, a newcomer to the club, was Paula Leydon who set her first course time. The fastest rider was Dave McAuslan. The next Time Trial will be on May 17 starting at 7:00pm with sign in starting at 6:30 to 6:45 pm. Of note was the attendance of Scott Tyler who rode the course on his own in order to check it out before his participation in future time trials. Welcome back Scott. A gentle reminder is that the the road clean up of part of Tatlock Road is on May 18 at 6:00pm meeting at Union Hall. This should only take an hour depending on the number of volunteers. Please confirm with Bob Woods at bacwoods@storm.ca that you will be volunteering.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female124.714 km/h (36:25)24.714 km/h (36:24)0.000
Male232.668 km/h (27:33)32.639 km/h (27:34)0.029
All Riders332.668 km/h (27:33)29.997 km/h (30:00)3.736

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-May-10 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9162)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18.2C, Wind: WSW 16km/h, Relative humidity: 26%, Dew point: -2C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 17.5C, Wind: W 12km/h, Relative humidity: 31%, Dew point: 0C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 15.0C, Wind: W 12km/h, Relative humidity: 33%, Dew point: -1C, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for photographing the action at the turn around, and thanks to the other volunteers who help. Seventeen women came out to ride tonight's time trial under conditions which were not too cold and not too windy but with a detrimentally high air pressure of 102.1kPa. Regardless, five of the seven repeat offenders managed to improve upon their time from last week and the other two of us were close! There was also a new women's 10km database category record for the Veteran D category (60-69 years old). Congratulations Ingrid Coney for taking 27 seconds off of the mark that you set last May under similar weather conditions! Congratulations also to peewee (10-12 years old) Ruby Kofoed for completing your first time trial. It looked as if you were enjoying the dirt at the turn-around, perhaps getting ready for Cyclocross in the fall! ed to run this event.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1741.570 km/h (14:26)33.499 km/h (17:54)3.755

OBC Open TT Series - 2016-May-05 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8598)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18.1C, Wind: ENE 14 gust 31km/h, Relative humidity: 36%, Dew point: 3C, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 16.8C, Wind: ESE 23km/h, Relative humidity: 42%, Dew point: 4C, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Sunny. Temperature: 14.5C, Wind: E 18km/h, Relative humidity: 47%, Dew point: 3C, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2016-May-11 (with modifications on 2016-May-12) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female738.627 km/h (23:18)36.137 km/h (24:54)1.657
Male4145.038 km/h (19:59)38.088 km/h (23:37)3.477
All Riders4845.038 km/h (19:59)37.803 km/h (23:48)3.347

OBC Women's TT Series - 2016-May-03 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8812)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 15.0C, Wind: SSE 13km/h, Relative humidity: 44%, Dew point: 3C, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 14.0C, Wind: SE 13km/h, Relative humidity: 45%, Dew point: 2C, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 10.7C, Wind: ESE 11km/h, Relative humidity: 56%, Dew point: 2C, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for photographing the action at the turn around, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Twelve women came out to ride this first WTT event of 2016. The weather was a little cool, but the sunshine helped and the wind made the return leg quite fun. Two riders, Stephanie Sothcott (2nd overall with 17:55) and Claire Menzel (18:25 for 6th place) managed to improve upon their previous 10km database best. This was despite the facts that Stephanie was riding "a la Merckx" and that Claire had to wait for a considerable number of motor vehicles at the turnaround.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1234.918 km/h (17:11)31.134 km/h (19:16)2.440

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ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Sep-22 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9752)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: SSE 10km/h, Pressure: 102.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 23.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 61%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: S 7km/h, Pressure: 102.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 68%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: S 7km/h, Pressure: 102.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Emily Jansen for taking pictures while also helping at the start and finish line - and many thanks to John Warren and Sherry Warren for running this and a huge number of other time trials since 1992! John Warren comments: "Seven riders arrived at the start line to ideal conditions: sunny, a 20C temperature, and little wind; all finished. The fastest this evening was Larry Burge (OBC) in a time of 22:33 a Season Best time. Fastest from ABC was Michael Coldwell in a time of 24:04 also a Season Best time. Fastest female was Celia McInnis (ABC) in a time of 27:24 another Season Best time. This marks the end of the ABC time trial series for 2015, thank you to all of the many volunteers who helped as timekeepers and as turn marshalls. And thanks to all of the riders who participated, we couldn't do this without you! This was my and Sherry's last timetrial as official timekeeper and turn marshall; we will be available to fill in if need be, but the reins will be handed to some one, to be announced." Celia adds: First of all - Huge thanks to John and Sherry for your years of time trial service - They were well run and, most importantly a whole lot of fun! I enjoyed so many evenings of "ideal conditions" and loved the "Wet Floor" cone used. I hope that the two of you are out frequently next year, maybe even riding a time trial if you're not needed as helpers! Note that in addition to the three season series bests mentioned above for tonight, there were also 2 database personal bests for this course - Congratulations to Larry Burge and Michael Coldwell for this distinction! For your interest, this year (2015) there were 101 finishes on the Clayton Road 15km course and 72 finishes on the Franktown to Perth 40km course. Of these finishes, there were 66 Clayton Road 15km finishes for ABC members and 20 Franktown to Perth 40km finishes fof ABC members. The ABC BAR rankings require three Clayton Road 15km time trials and one Franktown to Perth 40km time trial. The total time taken (i.e., the average speed for the 85km total) is used for the ranking - and here are the ABC BAR results. Finally, it is interesting to look at the consistency of people's ABC best three 15km speeds and best 40km speed. The ABC annual dinner will take place at the Union Hall on Sat. Oct. 30, please contact Dave and Anne Marie at 6132530290 or mcauslan@rogers.com





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.847 km/h (27:24)32.777 km/h (27:27)0.070
Male539.911 km/h (22:33)36.501 km/h (24:39)1.974
All Riders739.911 km/h (22:33)35.437 km/h (25:23)2.370

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Sep-15 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9641)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SSW 13km/h, Pressure: 102.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 62%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SSW 9km/h, Pressure: 102.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Clear. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SSW 10km/h, Pressure: 102.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.

Thanks to Anne Marie Carter-McAuslan for taking pictures while I was busy with the hills! :-) - And many thanks to John Warren, Sherry Warren and Bob Woods for running this always challenging event! John Warren comments: "Seven riders arrived at the start line to ideal conditions: sunny, a 26C temperature, and little wind; all finished. The fastest this evening was Larry Burge (OBC) in a time of 22:52 a Season Best time. Fastest from ABC was Michael Coldwell in a time of 24:36. Fastest female was Celia McInnis (ABC) in a time of 27:40. There were 2 season best times this evening. And Linda Wallace rode a creditable 29:05 after a lengthy illness." Celia adds: There were also two new personal database best times - Congratulations Greg Calnan and Martin Skody - We all hope that, rather than resting on your laurels, you come out next week and try to do it again! The next and last 15km time trial is on September 22, 2015. Sign in will be at 5:30pm and the watch will start at 6:00pm. Please try to attend and make this a memorable swansong for our 2015 season. There has been a change; Our ABC adopt-a-road clean up will take place on Wed Sept. 23. Volunteers are needed to get our 2km cleanup completed in 1 hour. Meet at Union Hall at 6 pm. Contact Bob Woods at 6132561874 or bacwoods@storm.ca if you can help out. The ABC annual dinner will take place at the Union Hall on Sat. Oct. 30, please contact Dave and Anne Marie at 6132530290 or mcauslan@rogers.com





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.530 km/h (27:40)31.738 km/h (28:21)0.792
Male539.359 km/h (22:52)35.632 km/h (25:15)2.313
All Riders739.359 km/h (22:52)34.519 km/h (26:04)2.664

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Sep-10 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9558)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 59%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: SE 5km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: E 4km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks very much to Pedro Ibarra for taking most of these pictures - until I had to rush off with my camera to an orchestra rehearsal. Many thanks as well to all of the volunteers who run this event with such care! On my way to tonight's time trial, I came across OBC President Peter Tregunno sweeping a considerable amount of glass off the road at the 1km to go mark. Impressive service! Fifty-four people (15 women and 39 men) came out to ride this final OBC Open Time Trial and nineteen improved upon earlier season-series bests. Better yet, fourteen people improved upon their previous 15km database best, and Sue Schlatter, though 38 seconds off of her all-time best of 19:40 (the Female Vet B record) reset the Vet C women's record by a few more seconds with her 20:18 time, good for 5th place overall! Aside from Sue, prominent in the top Vet C women's times is Robyn Angeles, who reset the VCF record a few times this year, and who was among the people with new 15km PBs. Also noteworthy in the Vet C women is Dianne Marleau's first entrance into the 40km/h+ club! Last but certainly not least amongst the night's strong women's results was Calah Wright's first sub 21 minute PB. Hot off of a bronze medal for the time trial (18.6km) in the 19-34 year old category at the world chamionships in Denmarck, Calah did 20:52 (43.131km/h) tonight. Way to go women. Amongst the men, first overall tonight was Joachim Toelke with 19:41 (45.724km/h), a new PB by 14 seconds. Way to go! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 11:00 on 2015-Sep-19 with me in first place at 09:57, that is 90.45km/h - WOW! Alas the results were fixed by 15:00 on 2015-Sep-20 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1544.335 km/h (20:18)36.752 km/h (24:29)4.013
Male3945.724 km/h (19:41)39.248 km/h (22:55)3.799
All Riders5445.724 km/h (19:41)38.555 km/h (23:20)4.018

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Sep-08 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9848)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy in Ottawa, but raining in Almonte for the first half of our time trial! Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 81%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: SE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: SE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: ESE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.

John Warren comments: "Eight riders arrived at the start line to ideal conditions: overcast, a 23C temperature, and little wind; all finished. The fastest this evening was Ian Austen (OBC) in a time of 24:53 a Season Best time. Fastest from ABC was Dianne Marleau in a time of 24:54. There were 6 season best times this evening." Celia adds: John neglected to mention the rain storm which started just prior to the start and which kept on for about half of the event. Ideal conditions for ducks, perhaps, but a little less so for most of us and our bikes - It was quite dark on the way out and I was wishing that I had mounted some of my lights on my TT bike! The next 15km time trial is on September 15, 2015. Sign in will be at 5:30pm and the watch will start at 6:00pm. Our ABC adopt-a-road cleanup will take place on Wed Sept. 16. Volunteers are needed to get our 2km cleanup completed in 1 hour. Contact Bob Woods at 6132561874 or bacwoods@storm.ca. The ABC annual dinner will take place at the Union Hall on Sat. Oct. 30, please contact Dave and Anne Marie at 6132530290 or mcauslan@rogers.com





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female436.145 km/h (24:54)33.404 km/h (26:56)1.848
Male436.169 km/h (24:53)34.629 km/h (25:59)1.195
All Riders836.169 km/h (24:53)34.016 km/h (26:27)1.672

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Sep-06 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9833)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mist. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 93%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSE 10km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 8km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mist. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SSW 15km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 80%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSW 13km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 13km, Humidex: 32.

John Warren comments with one fix: "This Time trial marks the completion of 25 years of ABC 40 k time trials. Eighteen riders arrived at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot to 22 C temperatures, moderate 10-15 kph SW breeze, and Overcast conditions. All 18 riders finished. Five riders completed the course in less than one hour. The fastest overall was Mike Nash RwR in a time of 54:37. Fastest female was Kory McDonald in a time of 65:39. Fastest female from ABC was Dianne Marleau in a time of 66:24, a Season Best time. Fastest male from ABC was Michael Coldwell in a time of 66:38. In all there were 6 season best times, 2 course best times and one personal best time." Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., Sept 8 at 5:45 pm for a 6:00 pm start. Do not forget that we need helpers for the ABC adopt-a-highway cleanup scheduled for 6 pm on Wed., Sept. 16; with helpers we can clean our 2 km of road in an hour! Contact Bob Woods @ 613-256-1874 or bacwoods@storm.ca





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female636.558 km/h (1:05:39)34.180 km/h (1:10:12)2.250
Male1243.943 km/h (54:37)38.511 km/h (1:02:19)3.935
All Riders1843.943 km/h (54:37)37.067 km/h (1:04:44)4.022

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Sep-01 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9057)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 70%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 35.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SSW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Clear. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 81%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SSW 9km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.

Six riders arrived at the start line to ok conditions: sunny, a 27C temperature, and a bit of a headwind coming back; 5 finished. Les Humphries encountered flat tires, and had to abandon. The fastest this evening was Larry Burge (OBC)in a time of 22:53. Fastest from ABC was Michael Coldwell in a time of 24:32. Fastest female was Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan ABC in a time of 27:42 a Season Best time by 1 second. The next 15km time trial is on September 8, 2015. Sign in will be at 5:30pm and the watch will start at 6:00pm. The last ABC 40k TT is Sun. September 6, meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 km south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after. Please call Dave McAuslan at 6132530290 or mcauslan@rogers.com; or John Warren at 6132563195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before 6 pm on Sat. September 5th, to indicate your intention to do the 40k TT. The Almonte Bicycle Club summer bbq will occur after this time trial starting around 11am at Dave and Anne-Marie's (503 Joseph Street, Carleton Place) and all club members and time trialists are welcome. There will be the the usual selection of animal protein and veggie hamburgers/sasauge/salads/etc; you could bring your beverage of choice. Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can get the right amount of grub.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.491 km/h (27:42)32.063 km/h (28:04)0.429
Male339.330 km/h (22:53)36.156 km/h (24:53)2.833
All Riders539.330 km/h (22:53)34.518 km/h (26:04)2.985

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OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Aug-27 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9332)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: W 19km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 59%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: W 16km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 22.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 64%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: NNW 18km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Michelle Payne for taking pictures while I was busy. My apologies for somehow leaving the camera in a mode that was best for catching those of us who were moving closer to the speed of the foliage! Some of the later pictures are less blurry, but all help to see our form on the bike. Thanks as well to the volunteers who make this event happen! Some great new category records tonight from Sue Schlatter (20:21 or 44.226km/h) in the Female Veteran Category (50-59 years old) and Derek Gee (18:33 or 48.518km/h)in the Male Junior category (17-18 years old)! Derek was the fastest of the night and Sue was 9th overall. Congratulations - It was not an easy night with winds from the north and west pushing 20km/h. As it was 13 riders improved upon their previous season-series best and 5 improved upon their previous database best. Four of tonight's time trialists did not finish. They stopped to assist a (non-time trialist) cyclist who had crashed and lost consciousness after hitting the wheel of another cyclist in his group. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 10:30 on 2015-Aug-31 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female844.226 km/h (20:21)38.141 km/h (23:35)3.191
Male4548.518 km/h (18:33)40.336 km/h (22:18)4.227
All Riders5348.518 km/h (18:33)40.004 km/h (22:29)4.162

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Aug-25 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9122)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 68%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SSW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: S 5km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 74%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SW 13km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Six riders arrived at the start line to ok conditions: sunny, a 19C temperature, and a bit of a headwind coming back; all finished. The fastest this evening was Mike Nash (RwR) in a time of19:37 a season best and a new course record. Fastest for ABC was Mark Miller in a time of 26:39. The next 15km time trial is on September 1, 2015 and will be one half hour earlier than the August time trials. Sign in will be at 5:30pm and the watch will start at 6:00pm. The next ABC 40k TT is Sun. September 6, meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 km south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after. Please call Dave McAuslan at 6132530290 or mcauslan@rogers.com; or John Warren at 6132563195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before 6 pm on Sat. September 5th, to indicate your intention to do the 40k TT.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female234.286 km/h (26:15)32.923 km/h (27:20)1.363
Male445.879 km/h (19:37)37.656 km/h (23:54)4.834
All Riders645.879 km/h (19:37)36.078 km/h (24:56)4.602

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Aug-25 (Invitational) - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9606)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 68%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SSW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: S 5km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 74%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SW 13km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Mike MacKay for photographing the action at the start and finish (link and thumbnails to be provided when they are available), and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Tonight was the WTT Invitational - the last WTT time trial of the 2015 season. Men were allowed to ride as long as they had a female team mate. In all, we had 10 teams and 5 individual riders. Fastest of the night was the "XXXCM" team of Kory MacDonald and Lisa Meyer in 22:42, followed by individual "All By Myself" rider Sophie Matte in 22:50 for second, and team "Half Wired, Half Dark" of Ben Basu and Kathy Morin with 23:29 - good for third place. Special congratulations go to Sandra Bender who won the most improved award for her progress in 2015 up until last week. She was also the only one of tonight's entrants (individual or team) to improve upon their previous database best! Way to go - a substantial 5.1% improvement in her cube speed with her new PB of 23:55 (37.631km/h)! If she picks out an OBC skinsuit for her prize, she'll be even faster next year!!! At the banquet, awards were given in each category for those who rode at least 4 WTT events, at lease 3 of which has to be 15km events. It was also really nice that Mike MacKay gave each woman a picture that he took of them in WTT events that he attended. Thanks so much Mike for doing this, and many thanks also to the regular volunteers - Don Wilson, Jim Glover, Nick Dery, Morley Dore and Anna Delaney who came out week after week to make this event happen. Thanks also to the shops and individuals that donated prizes - the Cyclery, Bushtukah, Greg Christie's Ski and Cycle Works, Full Cycle, Orleans Cycle, Rebec and Kroes, ... These results were posted on the OBC site circa 00:05 on 2015-Aug-26 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female539.416 km/h (22:50)35.348 km/h (25:27)3.833
Teams1039.648 km/h (22:42)36.037 km/h (24:58)2.269
All Riders1539.648 km/h (22:42)35.807 km/h (25:08)2.905

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Aug-23 - 40km (Heckston)

Ottawa Weather (09:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 91%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: NE 13km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 79%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: NE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: ENE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.

Thanks to Bruce Blair for taking start and finish line pictures. Thanks as well to the volunteers who make this event happen! One para tandem team, 3 women and 15 men arrived in South Gower on this nice morning to dothis 40km time trial. The course turned out to be about .4 km longer than advdtised, so you can calculate what you might really have done at http://www.timetrial.ca/cgi-bin/ttcalc.pl - Just type in a distance of 40.4, the time you got and hit the "Calculate" button to find your average speed. Then change the distance to 40.4, remove the time and hit the"Calculate" button to see what you would have gotten to 40km with that average speed. The fastest ride of the day, tat of the Para Tandem team of David Blair (stoker) and Jeffrey Dunbrack (captain) were timed at 56:05 for the 40.4 km, but would have done about 55:32 for 40km, more than half a minute faster. Slower riders would have saved even more time. Awaiting the posting of the official results.--> These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 09:30 on 2015-Aug-28 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female332.854 km/h (1:13:03)31.829 km/h (1:15:24)0.742
Male1542.641 km/h (56:17)37.779 km/h (1:03:31)3.920
Tandems142.793 km/h (56:05)42.793 km/h (56:05)0.000
All Riders1942.793 km/h (56:05)37.103 km/h (1:04:41)4.321

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Aug-18 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9500)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: S 9km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 39.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: WSW 9km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 37.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: NNW 19km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.

Thanks to Morley Dore for photographing the action at the turn around and the finish, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Mike MacKay also took pictures at the start and finish and we will provide a link. It was soothingly warm (29°C), and not too breezy when we started, but the wind picked up against us on the way back. Of the thirteen women who ride tonight, 3 improved upon and 2 equaled their previous season series 15km best, but nobdy improved upon their previous database best for 15km. Congratulations to new rider, Linda Kennedy, in the 60-69 year old Veteran C category, for doing 26:08 (34.439km/h), nearly 4 minutes faster than her prediction of 30:00. Here is a graph of all of the rides for the season. In all, 204 time trials were ridden by 46 women and two Minime 13-14 years old) boys. Here is the fastest speed of each rider in the 2015 WTT series. Here are the category rankings for those who did at least 5 WTT events in 2015 with at least 4 of them being 15km time trials. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2015-Aug-18 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1340.119 km/h (22:26)34.103 km/h (26:23)2.911

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Aug-18 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9434)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: S 9km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 39.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: WSW 9km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 37.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: NNW 19km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.

Nine riders arrived at the start line to hot humid conditions, overcast, humid, and a 27C temp; all but one finished. Ian Austen suffered a flat on the way to the start line. The fastest this evening was Mike Nash RwR in a time of 20:00. Fastest from ABC was Mike Coldwell in a time of 24:15, tying his season best. Fastest female was Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan ABC in a time of 27:43 a Season Best. There were an additional two season bests; Les Humphreys, and Bob Woods. Next 15k TT is Tues. 25 August, meet at Union Hall at 6:15 for a 6:30 pm start. Time trials are open to all who have OCA coverage, or a UCI licence. The next ABC 40k TT is Sun. 6 Sept., meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 km south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after. Please call Dave McAuslan at 6132530290 or mcauslan@rogers.com, or John Warren at 6132563195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before 6 pm on Sat. Sept. 5th, to indicate your intention to do the 40k TT, and to attend the BBQ. The date for the club bbq was incorrectly given in the email which presented the July 21 tt results. The bbq will be held following the 40 km tt to be held September 6, 2015.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female132.471 km/h (27:43)32.471 km/h (27:43)0.000
Male745.000 km/h (20:00)35.680 km/h (25:13)4.270
All Riders845.000 km/h (20:00)35.279 km/h (25:30)4.133

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Aug-13 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9379)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 43%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: SW 13km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: S 12km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 68%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: S 14km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.

Thanks to Sylvie Sarrazin for taking these start and finish line pictures. Thanks as well to the volunteers who make this event happen! Awaiting the posting of the official results...--> These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:00 on 2015-Aug-16 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1342.823 km/h (21:01)36.412 km/h (24:43)3.130
Male5748.301 km/h (18:38)40.489 km/h (22:13)3.242
All Riders7048.301 km/h (18:38)39.732 km/h (22:39)3.591

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Aug-11 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9620)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 70%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: N 7km/h, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: NE 10km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Thunderstorm with light rainshowers. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 90%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: WNW 20 gust 31km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 11km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Morley Dore for photographing the action at the turn around and the finish, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Oh - and here are some more great pictures that Mike MacKay took at the start and finish - Thanks Mike! Dark clouds and threats of rain and thunder storms probably discouraged some from coming tonight, but the nine who rode enjoyed quite low air pressure and light winds. Four of the riders improved upon their season-series best, and two of those, Alexandra Bouchard and Marian MacKay posted improvements in their previous 15km database bests. Congratulations to these and all who dared to show up. The rain didn't get me until the ride home from dinner. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2015-Aug-11 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female936.610 km/h (24:35)33.469 km/h (26:53)2.419

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Aug-09 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9894)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 81%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: NE 14km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: E 11km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: E 9km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.

Clicking on any of the above thumbnails will bring you to Darlene Yee's facebook album of this time trial. Great pictures, Darlene! There were some great times today. For your interest, you can see all previous TTs on this course for today's riders by clicking here. Dave McAuslan comments: "Eighteen riders arrived at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot to 16 - 19C temperatures, only light northeasterly breezes, and sunny conditions. All 18 riders finished. Eight riders completed the course in less than one hour. The fastest overall was Aaron Fillion in a time of 50:57, a new course record by 3 seconds better than his 2013 time. Fastest female was Calah Wright (Eurosport) in a time of 57:42 for a season best and new course record for females. Kelly Knowles previously held this record with a time of 59:35 set in 2013. Fastest male from ABC was Denis Mahoney in a time of 58:12, a time which includes re-installing a contact lens at the turn! In all there were 4 season best times and 7 course best times. Details are given below. Good paved shoulders in both directions are now complete on this course. Because the marking at the turnaround was obliterated by the new paving, a new turnaround was marked using GPS with an attempt to hit a 40km distance on the head (many know that the version of the course used in May and June was 40.4km long). Paul Datars reported an odometer measured distance of 40.17km. Paul probably has his wheel circumference set correctly! The difference between Datars' measurement and the gps measurement could reflect the fact that, on curves in the road, the wheel measures the true curve circumference whereas gps approximates circumference with straight line segments. Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., August 11 at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 pm start. Our next 40k TT: Sunday, September 6; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot; registration at 7:45 am with start at 8:15 am on CR 10 (Perth Road). Please call John Warren at 613 256 3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before 6 pm Sat., September 5, to indicate intention to ride."





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female341.594 km/h (57:42)37.981 km/h (1:03:11)3.073
Male1547.105 km/h (50:57)39.295 km/h (1:01:04)4.167
All Riders1847.105 km/h (50:57)39.076 km/h (1:01:25)4.035

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Aug-06 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9424)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 52%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: WNW 17 gust 28km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 53%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: NW 18km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 23.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: NNW 17km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 23.

With winds from the west and north tonight, it was slower coming back than going out for most of tonight's 65 riders. Of the fifteen who equaled or bettered their season-series best, only three have done more than five OBC open time trials this year, and each of them equaled or bettered their previous 15km personal best. Congratulations go to Veteran D Blanche Drapeau (26:35 33.856km/h), Junior Antoine Massie (20:56 42.994km/h) and Veteran C Brian Robitaille (20:45 43.373km/h) in this regard, and to the other five people who bettered or equaled their previous database personal best. Kudos to Emily Flynn who has been riding since she was a cadet in 2009. Tonight she matched her previous best of 22:14 (40.179km/h) which she first set on 2014-Jun-12. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:30 on 2015-Aug-06 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female740.602 km/h (22:10)36.217 km/h (24:51)3.097
Male5748.605 km/h (18:31)40.575 km/h (22:10)3.401
All Riders6448.605 km/h (18:31)40.098 km/h (22:26)3.634

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Aug-04 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8928)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 44%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: W 25km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Rainshower. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 62%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: SSW 11km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: SW 4km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Morley Dore for photographing the action, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. Yet another windy Tuesday, and to prove or at least substantiate this, none of us improved upon our season series best! Congratulations go to Nicole MacDonald for managing to do 99.32% of her WTT 15km best cube speed. Congratulations also go to new WTT rider, Jessica Dempsey, who improved upon her database 15km personal best by 13.34%. Note that her only other attempt was in the OBC Open Series on 2015-Jul-09, a virtually wind-free night, so she is certain to post substantial improvements in the future.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1036.685 km/h (24:32)31.659 km/h (28:25)2.987

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OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Jul-30 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9134)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 42%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: WSW 26 gust 40km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 44%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: WSW 24 gust 35km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 43%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WSW 26 gust 39km/h, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 30.

Many thanks to Doug, who just arrived from down under, for taking these photos. Thanks as well to the volunteers who make this event happen! The WSW winds, which were gusting to about 40km/h, made the overpass scary and most of the return trip more laboured than usual. Only five of the 41 who had ridden an earlier OTT in 2015 improved upon their season-series best. Kudos to Joachim Toelke and Caroline Boileau who set new personal bests for 15km by small margins. Joachim did 19:55 (45.188km/h) tonight, three seconds better than his first sub-20 time trial set on 2015-Jul-16, a much easier night. He was the fastest man tonight. Caroline did 22:49 (39.445km/h), a mere 1 second faster than her race on 2015-Jul-09, a night with only a light breeze. Caroline was the second fastest woman. Probably the most noteworthy performance was the quickest woman Sue Schlatter's 21:31, good for ninth overall. This tied the Vet C Female record which was set by Robyn Angeles on 2015-Jun-11. Note that nobody else came close to the database 15km best for their category, and as well, Sue was riding her road bike without aero bars or other helpful aero equipment! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2015-Jul-30 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female741.828 km/h (21:31)36.088 km/h (24:56)3.482
Male4045.188 km/h (19:55)39.464 km/h (22:48)3.122
All Riders4745.188 km/h (19:55)38.961 km/h (23:05)3.398

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Jul-28 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9524)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 33C, Humidity: 40%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: W 17km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 38.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 32C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: WNW 15km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 37.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 14km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 35.

Dave McAuslan comments: Seven riders arrived at the start line to near ideal conditions, calm, sunny, humid, and a 29C temp; all finished. The fastest this evening was Larry Burge OBC in a time of 22:53 a season best. Fastest from ABC was Mike Coldwell in a time of 24:15, also a season best. There were an additional two season bests; Scott Martin doing his first ride of the season on the course, and Greg Calnan who took off more than half a minute from his previous season best. Next 15k TT is Tues. 4 August, meet at Union Hall at 6:15 for a 6:30 pm start. Note that these times are 1/2 hour earlier than July 28. Time trials are open to all who have OCA coverage, or a UCI licence. The next ABC 40k TT is Sun. 9 Aug., meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 km south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after. Please call Dave McAuslan at 6132530290 or mcauslan@rogers.com, or Les Humphreys at 6132563195 or leshum@magma.ca before 6 pm on Sat. August 8th, to indicate your intention to do the 40k TT. The date for the club bbq was incorrectly given in the email which presented the July 21 tt results. The bbq will be held following the 40 km tt to be held September 6, 2015.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male739.330 km/h (22:53)35.763 km/h (25:09)2.309

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Jul-28 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9209)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 33C, Humidity: 40%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: W 17km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 38.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 32C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: WNW 15km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 37.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 14km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 35.

My camera is mostly back in commission after last week's drowning. All it took was a few days sitting in a bag of kitty litter - clean, unused kitty litter! Thanks to Morley Dore for using it to photograph the action, and thanks to the other volunteers who helped to run this event. It was nice and hot tonight (33°C) and 11 women came to ride the time trial. Only two people improved upon their season-series best, though more of us might have done so if we had started an hour later and benefited from the change of direction in the wind. I know that I was happy to be blown to the second half of a Chamberfest concert! Here is a graph showing how tonight's participants have progressed in the WTT 15km events. Congratulations to Tricia Spooner (21:50 which is 41.221km/h) for doing the fastest 15km time thus far this year in the WTT series.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1141.221 km/h (21:50)33.612 km/h (26:46)4.433

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Jul-23 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9688)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 42%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: WNW 25 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 43%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: WNW 23km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: WNW 17km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.

If there has to be wind, WNW is probably the best direction, and even more so if it diminishes as the event proceeds! That is what happened tonight, and about half the pack improved upon their season-series best, with eight upping their cube speed by more than 10%! Some of these were among the 17 people who bettered or equaled their previous database best. Noteworthy database improvers are the first sub 23 minute time of Nicolas Déry and the first sub-20 minute times of Rodrigo Diaz and Ben Andrew. Congratulations as well to first place male Dennis Cottreau (19:24 46.392km/h) and first place female Sue Schlatter who managed 21:47 (41.346km/h) on a road bike without aero bars and other aero equipment rather than on a TT bike! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2015-Jul-23 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female741.316 km/h (21:47)35.830 km/h (25:07)3.334
Male4646.392 km/h (19:24)40.750 km/h (22:05)2.739
All Riders5346.392 km/h (19:24)40.100 km/h (22:26)3.279

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Jul-21 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9448)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WNW 28 gust 40km/h, Pressure: 100.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WNW 32 gust 41km/h, Pressure: 100.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: NW 26 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 100.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.

John Warren comments: Eight riders arrived at the start line, with 20-25k NW wind, sunny and a cool 22 C temp, all finished. The fastest this evening was Mike Nash RwR in a time of 19:50. Fastest from ABC was Denis Mahoney in a time of 20:52, tied for his Season Best. Mike Nash was within 5 seconds of the course record, and 5 Season Best times were recorded. Next 15k TT is Tues. 28 July, meet at Union Hall at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start. Time trials are open to all who have OCA coverage, or a UCI licence. Time Trials held in August will start 1/2 hour earlier, with 6:15 pm registration and a 6:30 pm start. The next ABC 40k TT is Sun. 9 Aug., meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 kms south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after. Please call Dave McAuslan at 6132530290 or mcauslan@rogers.com, or Les Humphreys at 6132563195 or leshum@magma.ca before 6 pm on Sat. August 8th, to indicate your intention to do the 40k TT.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male845.378 km/h (19:50)38.539 km/h (23:21)4.553

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Jul-21 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9337)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WNW 28 gust 40km/h, Pressure: 100.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WNW 32 gust 41km/h, Pressure: 100.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: NW 26 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 100.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.

My camera drowned in this morning's monsoon so we have no pictures of tonight's riders. Thanks to the fine volunteers who make this event happen! We were back to gusty wind conditions again today, for at least the sixth time thus far in the 2015 WTT series! The air pressure. however, was favourably low at 100.2kPa, which helped Dianne Marleau (23:11 for 38.821 km/h) improve upon her 2015 WTT best. Two other riders who had not yet ridden in the WTT series this year, managed to improve upon their previous 15km personal best - Emily McKenzie-Picot and Olivia Garay who posted times o 25:27 (35.363km/h) and 25:37 (35.133km/h), respectively. Congratulations to you and to all that came out to ride. Luckily the wind dropped by the time I headed home from the post race meal so that my three cats didn't have to wait too long for their chicken! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:45 on 2015-Jul-21 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1840.089 km/h (22:27)33.971 km/h (26:29)3.187

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Jul-16 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9600)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: S 11km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 43%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: S 12km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Many thanks to Michael Coiré for taking start and some finish line pictures from the vantage point of the dandelions at the side of the road. I couldn't help but chuckle. Thanks as well to the volunteers who make this event happen! The air pressure was a little higher than last week, and the breeze a little more, but it was still a very fine time trial night for the 71 entrants. Thirty-Six of the sixty-seven with earlier OTT results in 2015 improved upon their season-series best and fifteen improved upon their previous 15km database personal best. Special congratulations to para hand cyclist Tim Williams for again improving with his incredible 31:44 - that is 28.361 km/h. To do this sort of time using only one's arms is incredible. Also it was great to have Joachim Toelke crack the 20 minute barrier after a number of near misses! He managed 19:58 (45.075km/h). As well, congratulations to Calah Wright for improving in her last 4 finishes and getting a new PB of 21:11 (42.486km/h). She will almost certainly go sub 21 this season. She was first amongst the women tonght while Aaron Fillion (18:31 for 48.605 km/h), his best thus far this season. Finally, the para tandem team of Emma Foy and Laura Thompson finished 2nd overall tonight with another speedy time of 19:38 (45.84km/h). Awaiting the posting of the official results...--> These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2015-Jul-16 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female942.486 km/h (21:11)37.165 km/h (24:12)3.392
Male6048.605 km/h (18:31)39.656 km/h (22:41)3.935
Tandems145.840 km/h (19:38)45.840 km/h (19:38)0.000
All Riders7048.605 km/h (18:31)39.424 km/h (22:49)4.005

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Jul-14 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9570)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 8km/h, Pressure: 100.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 75%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SE 4km/h, Pressure: 100.0kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 80%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: WNW 8km/h, Pressure: 100.1kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 31.

John Warren comments: The threat of heavy rain did not deter 5 riders, all finished. The fastest this evening was Denis Mahoney (ABC) in a time of 20:55. A newcomer to our TT is Martin Deschamps. Dave McAuslan was the only rider to take advantage of ideal conditions and the adrenalin rush from thunder in the distance, with a SB time of 26:07. The heavens opened up 5 mins. after the last rider finished. Next 15k TT is Tues. 21 July, meet at Union Hall at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start. Time trials are open to all who have OCA coverage, or a UCI licence. Time Trials held in August will start 1/2 hour earlier, with 6:15 registration and a 6:30 pm start. The next ABC 40k TT is this Sun. 9 Aug., meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 kms south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after. Please call Dave McAuslan at 6132530290 or mcauslan@rogers.com, or Les Humphreys at 613-256-3195 or leshum@magma.ca before 6 pm on Sat. August 8th, to indicate your intention to do the 40k TT.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male543.028 km/h (20:55)36.357 km/h (24:45)3.538

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Jul-14 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9823)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 8km/h, Pressure: 100.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 75%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SE 4km/h, Pressure: 100.0kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 80%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: WNW 8km/h, Pressure: 100.1kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 31.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos as we registered, turned and finished. Thanks also to Mike MacKay for taking pictures of our starts and finishes - His photos can be seen at http://www.mikemackay.ca/set_browse.php?set=285. Thanks as well to the rest of the fine volunteers who make this event happen! With a starting temperature of 25°C, no wind and air pressure of 100kPa, formidable volunteer timekeeper and coach Jim Glover declared the conditions to be ideal for PBs, and indeed eight of the 15 women out today improved upon their previous database best for 15km. The most improved in this regard (14.78% in terms of cube speed) was 16 year old Alexandra Bouchard, but equally impressive in a different way were the improvments of Sandra Bender (6.09%) and Christa Ramonat (1.55%) who have been riding time trials for 15 and 18 years, respectively! In terms of season-series improvements, 13 of the 14 who had ridden a previous 15km WTT event improved upon their previous best 15km WTT of 2015. Congratulations! For your interest, here are the category rankings of those who have done at least five WTTs in 2015 with at least 4 of them being 15km events. If you're not yet on this list, come out and ride some more WTT events! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:55 on 2015-Jul-14 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1540.119 km/h (22:26)35.142 km/h (25:36)3.581

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Jul-09 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9611)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 65%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: SSW 5km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: SSE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Many thanks to Michael Coiré for taking start and finish line pictures. Thanks as well to the volunteers who make this event happen! Ninety people came out to ride this time trial, and fifty of the seventy-two who had ridden earlier in this series this season took advantage of the virtually windless conditions improve upon their season-series best! In fact 27 people equaled or bettered their previous 15km database best. Congratulations especially to our para visitors from New Zealand who rode tonight and last week. Para hand cyclist Tim Williams posted a 38.39% cube speed improvement with his incredible time of 32:38 (27.579km/h) - Wow!!! The para tandem women's team of Emma Foy and Laura Thompson were equally inspiring with their 5th place overall time of 19:37 (45.879km/h), a 13.57% cube speed improvement. Note that they were the only people to improve upon a previous database category best, 44 seconds faster than the previous best tandem mark which was set by a male para tandem team of Craig DeBeers and Richard Marsolais back on 2001-Jul-10. We hope to see these athletes ride our course a number of more times before the Para Pan Am games in Toronto in August. Awaiting the posting of the official results...--> These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2015-Jul-09 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1241.316 km/h (21:47)36.285 km/h (24:48)2.884
Male7148.344 km/h (18:37)40.633 km/h (22:08)3.505
Tandems145.879 km/h (19:37)45.879 km/h (19:37)0.000
All Riders8448.344 km/h (18:37)40.074 km/h (22:27)3.780

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Jul-07 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8394)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 63%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 19km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 12km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 13km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Rain. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 91%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSW 21 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 8km, Humidex: 31.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos at the turn-around and also as we approached the finish! Thanks as well to the rest of the fine volunteers who make this event happen! The weather was nice and warm (27°C), and the air pressure was low enough at 100.8 kPa at the air port, but only nine women came out tonight to work the strong southwesterlies. Congratulations to the three, Margaret King, Kelsey Hunter and Sandra Bender, who managed to post new personal database bests for 15km! None of the rest of us posted even season-series bests, but we were out there getting a great workout. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2015-Jul-07 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female937.921 km/h (23:44)33.243 km/h (27:04)4.571

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Jul-05 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9165)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 80%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: WNW 8km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 19km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Sunny. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 77%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: SW 5km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 19km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 63%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: W 9km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 19km, Humidex: 27.

Thanks to Mike MacKay for taking pictures at the start and finish. Thanks as well to the volunteers who make this event happen! Today had the best weather conditions that any of us had ever experienced the Franktown-Perth-Franktown course, and it didn't hurt that the final third of the course had smooth new pavement (now only the middle third remains to be done)! All of those who dared to do the cold (6°C), drizzly first ABC 40km of the season on 2015-May-31 improved significantly (from 7.85 to 47.67 percent in their cube speed ratios!). In fact seven of us improved upon our previous best on this course, and better yet, seven even improved upon their previous 40km Database best on any course we have results for. Fastest male was Rod Diaz with a new personal best of 55:52. Second overall was ABC member Denis Mahoney with a new couse record for ABC members of 56:40. Fastest female was Calah Wright at 1:00:07, who will return to break the hour. Congratulations to all, and many thanks to the volunteers.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female439.922 km/h (1:00:07)34.165 km/h (1:10:14)4.610
Male2342.959 km/h (55:52)37.826 km/h (1:03:26)3.196
All Riders2742.959 km/h (55:52)37.283 km/h (1:04:22)3.680

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Jul-02 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9124)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 40%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: WSW 18 gust 29km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 22.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 42%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: WSW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 21.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 49%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: WSW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Marie Gauthier for taking pictures while serving as the turn-around marshall. Her shoes worked well to keep the cone from blowing away on this windy night! Thanks as well to the volunteers who make this event happen! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 08:00 on 2015-Jul-09 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female638.961 km/h (23:06)35.441 km/h (25:23)2.349
Male5244.739 km/h (20:07)39.024 km/h (23:03)3.460
Tandems143.974 km/h (20:28)43.974 km/h (20:27)0.000
All Riders5944.739 km/h (20:07)38.743 km/h (23:13)3.571

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ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Jun-30 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9432)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: SSE 20km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 23.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: ESE 14km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: SE 12km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Three riders arrived at Union Hall to breezy conditions 10-15 kph N, 20 C and overcast. All finished. Fastest overall was Denis Mahoney ABC in a time of 21:07. There was one Season Best time this evening. Next 15k TT is Tues. 7 June, meet at Union Hall at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start. Time trials are open to all who have OCA coverage, or a UCI licence. The next ABC 40k TT is this Sun. 5 July, meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 kms south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after. Please call John Warren at 613-256-3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon on Sat. July 4th to indicate your intention to do the 40k TT.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male342.620 km/h (21:07)36.624 km/h (24:34)4.272

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Jun-30 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8879)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: SSE 20km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 23.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: ESE 14km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: SE 12km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Morley Dore for fighting with my increasingly tempermental camera to get these shots! Thanks as well to the rest of the fine volunteers who make this event happen! The evening started out looking and feeling a lot worse than it ended up being. The sky was quite dark, and as well there was a fair amount of wind from the SouthEast, but we were spared the rain and the wind dropped as the event proceeded. It was also helpful that the air pressure was edging its way down to 101kPa. Of the nine women who showed up to ride, four - Dianne Marleau (23:26), Celia McInnis (25:51), Barbara Wilson (29:32) and Laura Johnson (33:46) - improved upon their season-series bests and one, Marian MacKay (30:19) improved upon her previous 15km database best done on the tougher Almonte Clayton Road 15km course by almost 4 minutes! Even better, Marian's 15km average speed on tonight's course was faster than her three 10km time trials done on this course a decade ago. Congratulations. Note as well that you can check how you're doing in the WTT awards ranking my clicking the links in the long pink box containing "WTT Rankings for All Participants" underneath the results. You are ranked in your category on your fastest five WTT events of 2015, at least four of which must be 15km events. So far, four of us qualify for the rankings, so come on out, the rest of you women, and ride some more WTT 15km events! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:15 on 2015-Jun-30 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female938.407 km/h (23:26)31.533 km/h (28:32)3.821

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Jun-25 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9318)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: NW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 22.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 50%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: ENE 5km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 21.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: ENE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Carla Canning for taking pictures while I was busy. Thanks as well to the volunteers who make this event happen! It was nice to not have to contend with gale force winds tonight, and with the breeze shifting from the NW to ENE during the event, some may have even had a little assistance on both the outward and return legs! Thirty-nine of tonight's forty-eight entrants had ridden at least one OBC Open Time Trial earlier this year, and eighteen of these improved upon their season-series best. The most improved of these, with a 31.05% cube speed improvement, was tonight's first place finisher, junior rider Connor Byway at 19:35 (45.879km/h). We hope that this means that he has recovered from the respiratory illness that he had prior to his first TT attempt this season. Congratulations to John Balint who in his 72nd year matched his previous database best of 24:45 which was first set more than 15 years ago on 2000-Jun-01! High Fives to the 10 younger people who bettered their previous database best. The improvements of Cadet rider Carson Miles over the last few years - 21:00 tonight (42.857km/h) have been exciting to watch, and we will cheer when Joachim Toelke, second tonight with a new PB of 20:01, takes another couple of seconds of to go sub 20 minutes. Good riding all! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2015-Jun-25 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female941.475 km/h (21:42)35.159 km/h (25:35)2.874
Male3745.879 km/h (19:37)39.739 km/h (22:38)3.393
All Riders4645.879 km/h (19:37)38.843 km/h (23:10)3.766

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Jun-23 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9517)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WNW 29 gust 43km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: W 25 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 59%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: W 20 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.

Nine riders arrived at Union Hall to windy conditions 20-30 kph N, 23 C and sunny. Eight riders finished. Les Humphreys did not start. Fastest overall was Mike Nash RwR in a time of 19:45 a Course Record. Fastest from ABC was Neil Farish in a time of 23:58. There was one other Season Best time this evening. Next 15k TT is Tues. 30 June, meet at Union Hall at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start. Time trials are open to all who have OCA coverage, or a UCI licence. The next ABC 40k TT is Sun. 5 July, meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 kms south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after. Please call John Warren at 613-256-3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon on Sat. July 4th to indicate your intention to do the 40k TT.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male845.570 km/h (19:45)37.426 km/h (24:02)5.080

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Jun-23 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8715)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WNW 29 gust 43km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: W 25 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 59%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: W 20 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.

Thanks to Morley Dore for fighting with my tempermental camera to get these shots! Thanks as well to the rest of the fine volunteers who make this event happen! The air pressure was nice and low this evening at 100.7 kPa, but the same could not be said about the wind speed. It was gusting from the West and North to above 40 km/h, giving some of us a rather good upper body workout in stabilizing our bikes. Ten came out for the time trial, and three improved upon their season-series best. One of these, Sandra Bender (24:52), managed a one second improvement upon her previous personal database best from about a dozen years earlier on 2003-Jul-22. You can click here to see how tonight's participants have thrived (or not) over the WTT 15km time trials so far this season. A graph also showing the WTT 10km results for tonight's riders can be found by clicking here. Note as well that you can check how you're doing in the WTT awards ranking my clicking the links in the long pink box containing "WTT Rankings for All Participants" underneath the results. You are ranked in your category on your fastest five WTT events of 2015, at least four of which must be 15km events. Hey, right now I am the winner of my category and overall - the only qualifier, so come on out ladies and ride some more 15km WTT events! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:45 on 2015-Jun-16 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1037.037 km/h (24:18)33.158 km/h (27:08)3.429

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Jun-18 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9134)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: SSW 23km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 64%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: SSW 14 gust 28km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: W 11km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 8km, Humidex: .

Only 51 people turned up to ride tonight, probably as a result of the weather watch for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. The wind was gusty from the SSW, picking up as the event proceeded, and some of us got back before the rain started to fall. Low air pressure (100.8kPa at the air port) is always helpful (except when it's in your tires (mine!)), as are warm temperatures (26°C) for most of us. Fastest of the night was a woman, Karol-Ann Canuel, with an impressive time of 20:01 (44.96km/h)! She has improved in each of the four events that she has ridden. Her time tonight is currently the eighth fastest female time in my database, only bettered by Sue Schlatter. Note that Sue was in her late forties when setting her best times, and it is interesting to compare the top riders using the OBC Age Handicaps of 2003 and with the Age/Gender Handicaps generated from the British VTTA standards. For the rest of us, nineteen riders improved upon their previous season-series best, and ten bettered their previous database best. Congratulations to Cadet male Clay Moon (24:29) for being the most improved in this regard (26.56% cube speed improvement), taking 2 minutes off of his first attempt. For fun, we can also look at how each of us did tonight relative to the OBC 2003 Age Handicaps and the Handicaps arising from the British VTTA standards. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:30 on 2015-Jun-18 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1344.963 km/h (20:01)36.928 km/h (24:22)4.166
Male3744.776 km/h (20:06)39.799 km/h (22:36)3.050
All Riders5044.963 km/h (20:01)39.052 km/h (23:02)3.603

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Jun-16 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9100)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: NW 26 gust 41km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 52%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: NNW 32km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 52%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: NW 22 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 23.

Six riders arrived at Union Hall to windy conditions 15-20 kph N, 23 C and sunny. All riders finished. Fastest overall was Mike Nash RwR in a time of 20:11 a Season Best. Fastest female was Marian Mackay OBC, in a time of 34:15, her first time time trial. Fastest from ABC was newcomer Jeff Seaby in a time of 23:18. There were two Season Best times this evening. Next 15k TT is Tues. 23 June, meet at Union Hall at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start. Time trials are open to all who have OCA coverage, or a UCI licence. The next ABC 40k TT is Sun. 5 July, meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 kms south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after. Please call John Warren at 613-256-3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon on Sat. July 4th to indicate your intention to do the 40k TT.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female126.277 km/h (34:15)26.277 km/h (34:15)0.000
Male544.591 km/h (20:11)37.077 km/h (24:16)4.409
All Riders644.591 km/h (20:11)35.277 km/h (25:30)5.692

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Jun-16 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8778)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: NW 26 gust 41km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 52%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: NNW 32km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 52%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: NW 22 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 23.

Thanks to Morley Dore for capturing us on photo at the turnaround and as we pushed towards the finish line. Thanks as well to the rest of the fine volunteers who make this event happen! Note that most of the riders were not sent off at their seed time. We think that we have corrected everybody's result properly, but please let celia@drmath.ca know if we haven't got it right! Only ten riders came out tonight, possibly because the skies looked looked so ready to dump an hour earlier. By 18:00, though, it was sunny, and our only challenge was the gusty wind from the north. Three of the 10 riders were out for their first 15km WTT event, three of us managed to improve and 4 were slower than their season-series best. Congratulations to Lisa Sachsalber and Alexandra Bouchard who set new PBs Here are the season's 15km WTT results, thus far, for all of tonight's riders. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:00 on 2015-Jun-16 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female940.030 km/h (22:29)33.824 km/h (26:36)3.706
Male133.354 km/h (26:59)33.354 km/h (26:58)0.000
All Riders1040.030 km/h (22:29)33.777 km/h (26:38)3.518

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Jun-11 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9072)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: W 25 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: W 14km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: WSW 8km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.

It was great fun on the way out with a gusty tail wind, and 33 people improved upon or equalled their previous season-series best. Better yet, 21 people bettered or equalled their previous database best. Even more impressive is the fact that two new category records were set - Congratulations to Robyn Angeles (21:31) for achieving a 5.2% cube speed improvement in Erika Revesz's previous Female Vet C (50-59 years old) record of 21:53 (2008-Aug-21 and again on 2008-Sep-04), and to Ron Amos (19:02) for his 4.8% improvement in the previous Male Vet C record (which he set last year on 2014-Jul-17). Robyn and Ron were both second overall tonight in their gender. Fantastic riding from fastest woman Karol-Ann Canuel who did 20:12 (44.554km/h) who was 8th overall, and to fastest man Aaron Fillion at 18:47 (47.915km /h). These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:30 on 2015-Jun-11 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1044.554 km/h (20:12)37.044 km/h (24:17)4.839
Male5647.915 km/h (18:47)39.767 km/h (22:37)3.884
All Riders6647.915 km/h (18:47)39.354 km/h (22:52)4.160

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Jun-09 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9361)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 81%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: W 10km/h, Pressure: 100.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 86%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SW 8km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 89%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: WSW 8km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to turn-around guy Morley Dore for getting one photo before my camera ran into trouble, and thanks to the rest of the volunteers who make this event happen ! Fourteen riders did this second 15km WTT of 2015. With both low air pressure and low wind it's not surprising that every person who rode this week and last improved upon their time! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2015-Jun-09 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1338.082 km/h (23:38)34.192 km/h (26:19)3.213
Male135.340 km/h (25:28)35.340 km/h (25:28)0.000
All Riders1438.082 km/h (23:38)34.274 km/h (26:15)3.110

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-Jun-09 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9445)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 81%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: W 10km/h, Pressure: 100.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 86%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SW 8km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 89%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: WSW 8km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Eight riders arrived at Union Hall to ideal conditions, no wind and mild 20 C. All riders finished. Fastest overall was Connor Byway UCI in a time of 20:24. Fastest female was Katherine Maine UCI, in a time of 22:51, her best time this year. Fastest from ABC was Denis Mahoney in a time of 20:52. Thanks to Don Moxley for bringing out his young proteges; Katherine and Connor are heading to Kazakhstan for the World Junior races. Next 15k TT is Tues. 16 June, meet at Union Hall at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start. Time trials are open to all who have OCA coverage, or a UCI licence. The next ABC 40k TT is Sun. 5 July, meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 kms south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after. Please call John Warren at 613-256-3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon on Sat. July 4th to indicate your intention to do the 40k TT.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female239.387 km/h (22:51)37.260 km/h (24:09)2.127
Male644.118 km/h (20:24)38.685 km/h (23:15)5.955
All Riders844.118 km/h (20:24)38.329 km/h (23:28)5.301

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Jun-04 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9055)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 41%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: SSW 11km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 43%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: SSW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: SSW 10km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.

Thanks to Hélène for taking photos while I was busy! It was nice to have sunshine and some warmth again (25°C) and relatively low winds (less than 15km/h). The high air pressure (pushing 102 kPa) and wind direction (SSW) were not optimal, but all in all the conditions were good enough to allow 28 people to improve upon their season series best and 16 to improve upon their previous personal database best for 15km. Congratulations especially to tonight's second place woman, Robyn Angeles for her new PB of 21:58. This is only 5 seconds slower than Erika Revesz's Vet C (50-59 years old) record of 21:53, reached twice in 2008. Congratulations also to Junior (17-18 years old) rider Derek Gee, who still had the energy to pull off first place tonight after his impressive win last weekend at the Grand Prix Charlevoix Race (in which he left the whole field several minutes behind)! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2015-Jun-04 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1441.348 km/h (21:46)35.642 km/h (25:15)3.375
Male6746.233 km/h (19:28)39.506 km/h (22:46)3.359
All Riders8246.233 km/h (19:28)38.799 km/h (23:11)3.661

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-Jun-02 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8904)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 56%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: NNE 9km/h, Pressure: 102.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: ESE 14km/h, Pressure: 102.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: E 9km/h, Pressure: 102.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to speedy Morley Dore for being everywhere taking these photos, and thanks to the rest of the volunteers who make this event happen ! Tonight was the first 15km event of the 2015 WTT series, and 18 women and one young man came out to ride. Despite a 50% increase in distance, 13 out of the 16 of us who had finished an earlier 2015 WTT event rode faster! Congratulations to these riders and especially to Caroline Boileau who also managed to improve upon her previous 15km database best. It was great to have 4 women do their first 15km time trial, and amongst them was tonight's fastest finisher in 22:16 (40.42 km/h) - Robyn Hardage.Robyn is an experienced (and quick) runner and triathlete. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:15 on 2015-Jun-02 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1840.419 km/h (22:16)33.162 km/h (27:08)3.421
Male133.729 km/h (26:41)33.729 km/h (26:40)0.000
All Riders1940.419 km/h (22:16)33.191 km/h (27:06)3.333

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ABC Open TT Series - 2015-May-31 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.7748)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 8C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 3C, Wind: NNE 20km/h, Pressure: 102.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 8C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 3C, Wind: N 19 gust 31km/h, Pressure: 102.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 8C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 3C, Wind: NNE 23km/h, Pressure: 102.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren comments: Nine riders arrived at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot to cold 6 C, no wind and drizzle rain conditions. All riders finished, the fastest overall was Calah Wright (Eurosport) in a time of 61:39. Fastest female from ABC was Dianne Marleau in a time of 68:26. Fastest male from ABC was Mark Miller in a time of 78:03. Mark Miller, Martin Skody and Dianne Marleau improved on their 2014 40k times. First timers for an ABC 40k TT; Calah Wright, Jean Louis Dorego, and Mike Larochelle. Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., June 2 at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start. Our next 40k TT: Sunday, July 5; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot; registration at 7:45 am with start at 8:15 am on CR 10 (Perth Road). Please call John Warren at 613 256 3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon Sat. Sept. 6, to indicate intention to ride.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female238.929 km/h (1:01:39)37.000 km/h (1:04:51)1.929
Male733.986 km/h (1:10:37)31.699 km/h (1:15:42)1.841
All Riders938.929 km/h (1:01:39)32.877 km/h (1:12:59)2.885

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-May-28 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9255)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: W 23km/h, Pressure: 102.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: WNW 21km/h, Pressure: 102.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 62%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: W 16km/h, Pressure: 102.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Carla Canning for taking photos while I was busy!. Air pressure above 102kPa and NW winds of around 20kph weren't ideal, but that didn't keep 37 riders from improving upon their season series best. Congratulations to them and especially to the 11 people who bettered or equalled their previous database best! It was nice to see Aaron Fillion, with his incredibly aero-dynamic position, out for the first time this season. He was first with a time of 18:38. Congratulations to the fastest woman, Calah Wright whose 21:34 was a 7.85% cube-speed improvement in her previous database best! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:30 on 2015-May-28 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1141.731 km/h (21:34)35.305 km/h (25:29)3.626
Male4848.301 km/h (18:38)39.156 km/h (22:59)3.859
All Riders6048.301 km/h (18:38)38.368 km/h (23:27)4.101

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-May-26 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9788)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: S 23 gust 38km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 18 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 61%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 19 gust 35km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.

This was a nice warm evening (27°C) with SSW winds gusting only to 38km/h. By this time, we had all heard of the death of long time WTT participant Nicole LaViolette. Before giving out the numbers, we observed a minute of silence in Nicole's honour and then a number of people gave tributes to her. Nicole had started time trialling when the WTT series began in 1989, and she continued to ride them through her first year of treatment for ovarian cancer. She was a fine competitor with an individual 15km best of 22:30 (40km/h). We will miss you, Nicole, but your spirit will remain with us and continue to inspire us. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:15 on 2015-May-26 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1436.885 km/h (16:16)32.178 km/h (18:38)2.802
Male132.817 km/h (18:17)32.817 km/h (18:16)0.000
All Riders1536.885 km/h (16:16)32.221 km/h (18:37)2.712

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-May-26 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8637)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: S 23 gust 38km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 18 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 61%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 19 gust 35km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.

John Warren comments: Nine riders arrived at Union Hall to warm(28 C) and wind NW 10 kph. All riders finished. Fastest overall was Ariane Bonhomme UCI in a time of 22:55. Fastest male was Michael Coldwell (ABC), in a time of 25:19. Next 15k TT is Tues. 2 June, meet at Union Hall at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start. Time trials are open to all who have OCA coverage. The first ABC 40k TT is Sun. 31 May, meet at the Christian Academy parking lot in Franktown, 10 kms south of Carleton Place, at 7:45 am, registration from 7:45 to 8:00 am, with start shortly after.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female439.273 km/h (22:55)35.719 km/h (25:11)3.612
Male535.550 km/h (25:19)33.046 km/h (27:14)1.656
All Riders939.273 km/h (22:55)34.234 km/h (26:17)3.014

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-May-21 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8805)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 37%, DewPoint: 3C, Wind: S 21 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 2C, Wind: S 24 gust 42km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 40%, DewPoint: 2C, Wind: SSW 21 gust 39km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.

While the low air pressure tonight was helpful, the gusty southwest winds were not. Regardless, pro bike racer Alex Cataford was in town and he managed to do 18:11 for 49.5km/h! We hope that he gets back here on a nicer night sometime this summer. Alex was the only person who managed to keep above (just barely above) 40km/h on the open south bound stretch approaching the Queensway overpass. The second fastest of the evening, Matt Surch who did the 15km time trial in 19:29 (46.2km/h) said that he could only manage about 35km/h on that part of the course, though it would be interesting to see how much faster he could go on a TT bike that was well-adjusted to him rather than one that he just borrowed from friend. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:00 on 2015-May-21 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1238.516 km/h (23:22)34.600 km/h (26:00)2.211
Male4949.496 km/h (18:11)38.726 km/h (23:14)3.891
All Riders6149.496 km/h (18:11)37.914 km/h (23:44)3.976

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-May-19 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8806)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 53%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: W 35 gust 50km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: WNW 43 gust 53km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: WNW 31 gust 45km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

John Warren comments: Four riders arrived at Union Hall to cool and windy conditions; 17 C, wind NW 20 kph. All riders finished. Fastest overall was Denis Mahoney (UCI) in a time of 21:19. Fastest female was Emily Jansen (ABC), who is due in 6 weeks, in a time of 34:29.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female126.100 km/h (34:29)26.100 km/h (34:28)0.000
Male342.220 km/h (21:19)35.985 km/h (25:00)4.412
All Riders442.220 km/h (21:19)33.514 km/h (26:51)5.738

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-May-19 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9318)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 53%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: W 35 gust 50km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: WNW 43 gust 53km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: WNW 31 gust 45km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks again to Morley Dore for taking these photos! Most of us got a bit of a surprise when we left work/school/home to come to tonight's WTT. Environment Canada had advertised temperatures remaining balmy until midnight, but instead the cold front moved through at about 17:00 with the gusty winds changing from the SouthWest to the NorthWest. Well at least tonight's NWN winds are more advantageous on this course than the WSW ones we had last week, and this is seen in the results for those who rode both of these windy weeks. Still (or not!), the gusts were scarier this week than last, with some of us even unclipping from our pedals when we were hit by unsettling blasts of air from the side. Here is a graph showing how tonight's riders have done thus far in the 2015 WTT series. Alexandra wins the prize for sharing the road with the most cars at the turn-around - a string of nine behind her! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:45 on 2015-May-19 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1239.517 km/h (15:11)33.156 km/h (18:05)3.528
Male131.830 km/h (18:51)31.830 km/h (18:51)0.000
All Riders1339.517 km/h (15:11)33.054 km/h (18:09)3.408

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-May-14 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9150)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 25%, DewPoint: -1C, Wind: WNW 13km/h, Pressure: 102.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 25%, DewPoint: -2C, Wind: NNW 7km/h, Pressure: 102.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 27%, DewPoint: -3C, Wind: N 8km/h, Pressure: 102.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Suzanne Harrison for taking most of these pictures. Though the air pressure was high and it was a little windy on the return trip, this was not a bad TT night - It was sunny and close to 20°C. It was good enough so that 34 of the 44 people who had already ridden an OBC Open time trial earlier in 2015 equalled or improved upon their previous season-series best. It was even more exciting to see that 15 riders improved upon their previous database best! Remarkably, four of the fastest five riders set new PBs for 15km! Congratulations especially to first place David Gazsi (18:32) back 55 seconds faster after a five year absence. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:30 on 2015-May-14 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1441.763 km/h (21:33)35.460 km/h (25:22)3.114
Male5648.561 km/h (18:32)39.407 km/h (22:50)3.779
All Riders7048.561 km/h (18:32)38.617 km/h (23:18)3.982

ABC Open TT Series - 2015-May-12 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.6923)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 53%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: WSW 37 gust 54km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: W 30 gust 48km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: WSW 25km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

John Warren comments: "Two riders arrived at Union Hall to cold and windy conditions; 12 C, wind W 20 kph, for the first time trial of the 2015 season. Fastest overall was Dave McAuslan (ABC) in a time of 29:11. Fastest female was Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan (ABC) in a time of 30:35." Celia adds: I guess that the weather there was as difficult as it was on the Ottawa course. Here is a graph showing how much slower Dave and Anne Marie were tonight than in any ABC 15km event last year.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female129.428 km/h (30:35)29.428 km/h (30:34)0.000
Male130.840 km/h (29:11)30.840 km/h (29:10)0.000
All Riders230.840 km/h (29:11)30.134 km/h (29:51)0.706

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-May-12 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8029)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 53%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: WSW 37 gust 54km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: W 30 gust 48km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: WSW 25km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Many thanks to Morley Dore for being everywhere taking photos! It was more than a little Brrrrrhhhhheeeeezy tonight with temperatures falling from 15C and winds gusting to above 50km/hr, but hey, the air pressure was low and the dark skies didn't rain on the 5 women and two young men who dared to ride the time trial. There were no improvements in season-series bests tonight, unless we allow extra distance for the amounts we were blown sideways! In the TT calculator you can type in last week's speed and this week's time to see how much longer tonight might have been, or at least felt! It was about 658m longer for me! Anyway, here is a graph showing how tonight's riders have done thus far in the 2015 WTT series. Here's hoping for warmer and calmer conditions next week! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:15 on 2015-May-12 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female531.887 km/h (18:49)29.592 km/h (20:16)2.208
Male233.241 km/h (18:03)32.246 km/h (18:36)0.996
All Riders733.241 km/h (18:03)30.350 km/h (19:46)2.281

OBC Open TT Series - 2015-May-07 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8783)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 24%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: SW 21 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 33%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: SSW 20km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 42%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: S 12km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 24.

A warm evening of 26°C with winds from the south and west drew out a mob of 86 riders. Eighteen of us were on our second OTT of 2015, with all but two bettering their Good Friday time. The most improved, myself, credits her huge 89.26% cube speed improvement to the Easter rabbits, or more specifically, the lack thereof. The next two most improved were only doing their second OBC time trial ever - Gia Rinaldi improved 79.16% and Stephen Chapman posted a 65.32% improvement. Congratulations to the eight people who improved upon their previous database best for 15km. Special kudos to Junior rider Katherine Maine and Vete ran C rider Robyn Angeles who also finished in first and second place for the women tonight. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2015-May-10 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1741.828 km/h (21:31)34.785 km/h (25:52)3.906
Male6747.285 km/h (19:02)39.154 km/h (22:59)3.652
All Riders8447.285 km/h (19:02)38.270 km/h (23:31)4.099

OBC Women's TT Series - 2015-May-05 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9891)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 31%, DewPoint: 2C, Wind: W 14km/h, Pressure: 102.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 36%, DewPoint: 3C, Wind: W 14km/h, Pressure: 102.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 43%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: SSW 9km/h, Pressure: 102.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Many thanks to Morley Dore for taking these great photos The air pressure was sub-optimally high at more than 102 kPa, and it may have been a touch windy on the return, but dry conditions and a temperature of 20°C drew out 20 women and two Minime (13-14 years old) boys to this first WTT event of 2015. Kudos go to the youngest rider, Dylan Anton, in his first year as a Minime, for being the only person to improve upon his databased previous best speed, and his cube-speed improvement was a huge 35.65%! Dylan had only done one previous OBC time trial - the WTT Invitational last year, so we will expect many more improvements from him. Six of tonight's riders were doing their first 10km time trial ever and three of the remaining riders posted new database bests for 10km. Congratulations of Alexandra Bouchard, who just turned 16, for her incredible 53.70% improvement over her 10km results last year. Six of us also did Good Friday, and four of us improved. I get the prize for being the most improved in that regard (74.08% cube speed improvement), but must admit that I "cheated" in leaving the collection of Easter bunnies off of my bike and especially off of my helmet! We hope to see all and more out for next Tuesday's event! It's lots of fun for people of all speeds! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2015-May-05 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2038.380 km/h (15:38)33.070 km/h (18:08)2.903
Male235.608 km/h (16:51)34.455 km/h (17:24)1.153
All Riders2238.380 km/h (15:38)33.196 km/h (18:04)2.818

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OBC Open TT Series - 2015-Apr-03 (Good Friday) - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.7518)

Ottawa Weather (11:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 9C, Humidity: 74%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: SSW 22 gust 34km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (12:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 11C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: SSW 18km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (13:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 59%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: SW 16km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.

After one of the coldest winters on record, we finally got a nice day, and 49 individuals and one team of two came out to do this first OBC time trial of the 2015 season. The race started out a little cool at about 9°C and with strong gusts of wind from the South-Southwest, but the temperature rose a couple of degrees for the later finishers. Two entrants managed to better their previous database best for 15km. Derek Follon improved upon his previous database best by 1.08%, but the cube speed improvement of the team of Stephanie Sothcott and her little sister Jazmine Lavergne was a whopping 30.45%! Stephanie indicated that she is looking forward to getting some great hand-me-downs from Jazmine, who has just surpassed Stephanie's height. For each of us who rode today and in at least one earlier GFTT, here is a graph showing how each of us did in the GFTTs. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:30 on 2015-Apr-06 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results...-->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1438.989 km/h (23:05)31.814 km/h (28:17)3.891
Male3444.371 km/h (20:17)36.286 km/h (24:48)4.076
Teams129.605 km/h (30:24)29.605 km/h (30:24)0.000
All Riders4944.371 km/h (20:17)34.872 km/h (25:48)4.526

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ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Sep-23 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9186)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 83%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SSW 5km/h, Pressure: 102.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 86%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: WSW 7km/h, Pressure: 102.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Greg Calnan for taking these photos before doing his time trial, First of all, many thanks to the volunteers who show up to make this series happen - especially to John Warren who runs the series and enjoys telling us how ideal the weather conditions are even when they aren't, Sherry Warren who enjoys our attempts to do good turn arounds, Bob Woods who holds us at the start and lets us go and David McAuslan who took great turn-around photos even when his arm was in a sling! Also much gratitude to the other volunteers such as Les Humphreys, Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan, Patricia Sullivan, Leona Gray, Fred Geuer, Giorgio Imbrognio, Colleen Janusauskas, Al Watson, Sandy Solojew, and Bob Giles, who helped when needed. Tonight was the last ABC time trial of 2014, and seven riders turned up for another go at the challenging Clayton Road course. For the second week in a row, the women outnumbered the men, this time by an even wider margin of five to two! Emily Jansen (26:09) took first overall while Les Humphrey (26:44) led the men. The conditions were entirely reasonable for early fall - cloudy but not raining, cool (16°C) but not too cool, and there was only a slight breeze from the South and West. The high air pressure (102.6 kPa and rising at the Ottawa airport) was probably the best excuse for nobody improving upon their season-series personal best, but Les Humphreys was only 7 seconds off of his 2014 PB, and very well might have improved for a sixth consecutive time had he not been left with only one gear for the ride. Here is a graph showing how tonight's riders have done thus far in the ABC 15km events of 2014, and here are other ones showing how all participants have done in the 2014 ABC 15km series and all participants have done in the 2014 ABC 40km series. Also of interest is this chart of the ABC BAR results and this graph which shows how consistent their four ABC results for the BAR (best single ABC 40km and best three ABC 15km results of 2014).





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female534.417 km/h (26:09)31.875 km/h (28:14)1.654
Male233.666 km/h (26:44)33.377 km/h (26:57)0.289
All Riders734.417 km/h (26:09)32.304 km/h (27:51)1.561

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Sep-16 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9392)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 46%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: W 17 gust 29km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 61%, DewPoint: 6C, Wind: W 9km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 6C, Wind: WSW 9km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to David McAuslan (still with his arm in a sling) for the great photos! It was cool tonight, around 13°C, with a slight headwind on the return stretch for tonight's collection of eleven time trialists. Interestingly enough, the women outnumbered the men 6 to 5, and Dianne Marleau was thriled to be second overall in a season-series personal best time of 24:47. Larry Burge was first in 23:36, 31 seconds slower than his season-series best on the warmer and windier 2014-Jul-22. Actually only 2 people improved upon their season-series best tonight, Dianne Marleau and Les Humphreys (26:37). A third rider, Martin Skody (27:40), not only tied his season series best, but he also tied his 15km database personal best! He is pretty happy with his new Time Trial Bike (AKA Joel Katz's old Time Trial Bike). Here is a graph showing how tonight's riders have done thus far in the ABC 15km events of 2014. There's just one more ABC time trial next Tuesday, and the weather is supposed to be good, so we hope to have a lot of riders out. Next and last 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., Sept. 23, at 5:30 pm. for a 6:00 pm start.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female636.315 km/h (24:47)32.535 km/h (27:39)2.334
Male538.136 km/h (23:36)34.927 km/h (25:46)1.991
All Riders1138.136 km/h (23:36)33.622 km/h (26:46)2.488

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Sep-11 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9387)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: W 33 gust 46km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: WNW 25 gust 39km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 11C, Humidity: 92%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: NW 23 gust 39km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:00 on 2014-Sep-07 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. --> Awaiting the posting of the official results... First of all - Many thanks to the stalwart volunteers (especially the regulars - Stephanie Rees, Alex McKnight, Peter Tregunno, Jess Raymond, Michel Bernier, Leona Gray) who survived the season without being blown away or drowned! Better yet, thanks for your good cheer which made the events fun week after week. Tonight was the last OBC time trial of 2014, and it was not an easy one. It was cold (13-14 °C) and very blustery with winds, though at least from the best direction (west and north), gusting to 46km/h at race start and still pushing 40km/h when the last participants finished. Regardless, five riders (Ian Austen, Joachim Toelke, Craig Burge, Chris Reid and Jeffrey Dunbrack) actually managed to achieve a season series personal best and two of those (Joachim Toelcke and Jeffrey Dunbrack) set new database personal bests! Way to go!!! You can see some pretty good improvements in these graphs. Here is a graph showing the progress of all riders who did at least 5 OBC Open Time Trials in 2013, with the riders sorted by the descending average of their average speed, whereas here is one with just the best 5 results shown for each of the people. There are various links at the bottom of the daily result pages that you may be interested in seeing, such as Best 3, BAR, Age Handicapped, etc. - Enjoy, but note that I an not filtering for OBC membership!





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female434.242 km/h (26:17)32.703 km/h (27:31)1.265
Male1545.302 km/h (19:52)40.083 km/h (22:27)3.363
All Riders1945.302 km/h (19:52)38.529 km/h (23:21)4.280

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Sep-09 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9796)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 61%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SE 5km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: ESE 4km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 78%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: ESE 8km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Dave McAuslan for some great turn-around shots No rain and a reasonably warm temperature of 21°C attracted ten riders out to Clayton Road tonight. Better yet, with virtually no wind, eight of the ten of us improved upon our previous season series best. This was in spite of high air pressure (102kPa at the Ottawa airport) various wild turkeys crossing the road to get to the other side an incredibly slow motorist obstructing Michael Coldwell's turn malfunctioning gears on Les Humphreys' bike lots of creaking from Celia McInnis' weather worn vehicle a broken rear derailleur cable on Linda Wallace's bike Fastest of the night was Neil Farish (ABC) in a time of 23:36, while the fastest woman of the night was Dianne Marleau (ABC) in a time of 24:55. Both Neil and Dianne were among the eight season-series besters. Here is a graph showing how tonight's riders have done thus far throughout the season on Clayton Road. Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., Sept. 16, at 6:00 pm. for a 6:30 pm start. Our fall county Road 9 (Tatlock Rd) cleanup will be done on Wednesday September 17 starting just before 6:00 pm, with enough help this only takes 1 hour. Meet at Union Hall. Contact Bob Woods at 6132561874 or bacwoods@storm.ca if you can help. The schedule says the 25th of October, but the ABC annual dinner will be held on Friday, October 24, at Union Hall, 6:30 pm. Call Dave McAuslan at 6132530290 or mcauslan@rogers.com if you plan to attend.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female336.120 km/h (24:55)33.447 km/h (26:54)1.974
Male738.136 km/h (23:36)35.549 km/h (25:19)1.670
All Riders1038.136 km/h (23:36)34.919 km/h (25:46)2.012

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Sep-07 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9646)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Sunny. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 93%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: WSW 11km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 82%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: NW 14km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: NNW 14km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

p Dave McAuslan commented: "14 riders arrived at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot to sunny cool temperatures, high air pressure, and a noticable wind in the face on the way back. It appears that the Polar Front has returned to the Ottawa Valley. All riders finished. The fastest overall was Joachim Toelke (OBC) in a time of 57:14. Fastest female was Kelly Knowles (OBC) in a time of 61:32. Fastest male from ABC was Neil Farish in a time of 63:05. Fastest female from ABC was Diane Marleau in a time of 69:17, an improvement of 36 seconds over her July time. Most improved on the day was Martin Skody who took 3:45 off his July time." Celia adds: When handing out the numbers beforehand, there was no wind, and the ever-optimistic organizer John Warren indicated "ideal conditions". Four of us continued to believe in him, despite the high air pressure and ever increasing winds, and attained season series bests. Martin Skody was out on a new bike and posted a huge cube speed improvement of 15.30%, while Celia McInnnis credited her 14.72% improvement to no more lilac smells and the excellent work on her very tight hips by Chinese practitioner Dr Sun and ART chiropractor Dr Colin Campbell (not the rider). Dianne Marleau and Ian Austen posted smaller improvements of 2.62% and 1.45% through hard work. Here is a graph showing how today's riders did throughout the 2014 ABC 40km series and here are the results of all participants throughout the 2014 ABC 40km series. Many thanks to the ABC volunteers who make this series happen. Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., September 9 at 6:00pm for a 6:30 pm start. The Almonte Bicycle Club annual dinner will be held October 24, 2014 at Union Hall. Note that this is a Friday evening event. A more formal notice will be coming out shortly.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female439.003 km/h (1:01:32)33.895 km/h (1:10:48)3.462
Male1041.934 km/h (57:14)36.926 km/h (1:04:59)3.310
All Riders1441.934 km/h (57:14)36.060 km/h (1:06:33)3.623

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Sep-04 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9570)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: SSW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 63%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: SSW 13km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: S 8km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.

Thanks to John Byway for taking pictures while I was busy! A nice warm evening drew out 53 riders, nineteen of whom equalled or bettered their previous 2014 OTT best. Better yet, nine managed to improve upon their previous database best. Congratulations to these riders with special kudos for Riley McKeller for again improving upon the best Cadet male 15km time of 2014 with his 22:10. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:00 on 2014-Sep-07 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1041.893 km/h (21:29)35.007 km/h (25:42)3.675
Male4248.257 km/h (18:39)39.955 km/h (22:31)3.288
All Riders5248.257 km/h (18:39)39.003 km/h (23:04)3.890

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Sep-02 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8998)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 95%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: WSW 11km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 13km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 98%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SW 10km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 13km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 98%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: N 2km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 13km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Les Humphreys for taking pictures of the ordeal. Your experiments made me look as if I was moving fast! John Warren comments: "One rider braved the inclement weather conditions; 25 C, rain, cloudy. Fastest and fastest woman from ABC was Celia McInnis in a time of 28:25." Celia adds: "The first shall be last and the last shall be first... It wasn't so bad once the shivering stopped a kilometer or so into the time trial. In fact it was kind of fun. Well I got in 141.56km today and quite a bit more mud on my bike. I was on the Trans Canada Trail when the rain began... Thanks John, Sherry, Dave, Anne Marie, Bob and Les. Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., Sept. 9, at 6:00 pm. for a 6:30 pm start. Our last 40 K TT; Sunday, September 7; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot; registration at 7:45 am with start at 8:15 am on CR 10 (Perth Road). Please call John Warren at 613 256 3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon Sat. September 6, to indicate intention to ride.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female131.672 km/h (28:25)31.672 km/h (28:24)0.000

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OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Aug-28 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9507)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 60%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: NW 24 gust 35km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 64%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: NW 18km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 70%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: WNW 15km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.

With fairly high air pressure (101.7 kPa at the MacDonald-Cartier Airport), cool temperatures of around 17°C and NW winds which were strong and particularly gusty for the early riders, this was not an easy night. Sixteen out of 52 riders managed to improve upon their previous season series best, but many of these had excellent excuses such as having ridden few time trials this year, or having new equipment, or being young and on the way up. Better yet, eight of these actually bettered or equalled their previous personal database bests. Congratulation to all of these riders. The 11.40% cube speed improvement of Minime female Julia Gibson (24:06) and 9.71% improvement of Veteran A male Ryan Phelps (20:42) are very noteworthy, but the best ride of the evening has to be Derek Gee's 2nd place finish in 19:01. Despite having only just turned 17 years old, Derek is in his eight year of riding time trials, and it is interesting to see that he has improved every time out this year despite no equipment upgrades in the last couple of years. Congratulations Derek and coach Don Moxley for this excellent addition to the list of high quality Junior times! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 11:30 on 2014-Aug-29 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female741.699 km/h (21:35)34.694 km/h (25:56)5.078
Male4448.474 km/h (18:34)39.865 km/h (22:34)3.969
Teams136.462 km/h (24:41)36.462 km/h (24:40)0.000
All Riders5248.474 km/h (18:34)39.103 km/h (23:00)4.477

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Aug-26 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9107)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SSW 18 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 35.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 70%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: S 17 gust 34km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SSW 22 gust 39km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.

John Warren comments: "Three riders braved the good weather conditions; 25 C, wind 20-25 West, hazy sunny. All riders finished. Fastest was Ian Austen (OBC) in a time of 25:11. Fastest from ABC was Michael Coldwell in a time of 25:49."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male335.738 km/h (25:11)35.086 km/h (25:39)0.468

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Aug-26 (Invitational) - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9140)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SSW 18 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 35.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 70%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: S 17 gust 34km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SSW 22 gust 39km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.

Many thanks to paparazzo Morley Dore for taking photos - and a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Morley and Anna on this day - their 2nd WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!! We were happy to share it with you! This was the last event of the 2014 WTT series - the Invitational in which women could invite men along to ride with them on a team. It was a rather breezy evening with strong side winds from the south, so team work would have been especially advantageous tonight, and yet the number of single entrants (nine) outnumbered the number of teams (eight). This has never happened before, and I surmise that the reason is not so much that we've become less social, but rather more that after how nasty our Tuesdays have tended to be this year, many of us were looking to improve upon our personal bests for the year! Too bad this wasn't the night for it - For the eight of us who rode alone, only Candace Anderson managed an improvement on her previous season-series best - in fact a huge cube-speed improvement of 13.35%! Way to go Candace. Better yet, she set a new database personal best along with the "Patty n Peter Putt Putt" team of Patricia Slaunwhite and Peter Verheyden. The fastest two teams of the night were the new teams of David Hall & Lisa Meyer ("Lisa n Dave" 22:51) and Detlef Hess and Heather Tkalec ("Cobbled to Heather" 23:14), while the third place team of Ingrid Coney and Paul Young ("Naturino Zoom Zoom" 24:24) completed their most difficult and slowest of three tries. Note that we had one new rider tonight - Peewee male Dylan Anton who just moved here from Toronto yesterday (How's that for keen!) - Congratulations Dylan for going faster than 30km/h on this difficult night! Following the time trial, there was the WTT awards dinner. There were prizes for all of the women who rode at least 5 time trials, at most one of which could be a 10km event. As well, cadet rider Alexandra Bouchard received an award for being the most improved. Prizes were also given to our most frequent volunteers and those at the dinner received draw prizes. It was a lovely evening celebrating a wonderful series. Thanks go to all who share their good spirit.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female736.000 km/h (25:00)34.169 km/h (26:20)1.158
Male235.248 km/h (25:32)32.666 km/h (27:33)2.582
Teams839.387 km/h (22:51)33.562 km/h (26:48)4.048
All Riders1739.387 km/h (22:51)33.707 km/h (26:42)3.045

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Aug-21 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9494)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 94%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: E 8km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: ENE 14km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 95%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: E 16km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

The 17:00 monsoon likely scared away most riders, but twenty people showed up to ride. Two flat tires to one of the riders in the leadoff team left eighteen of us to ride and finish this windy time trial. It was pretty difficult going out, but quick on the return leg. Five of the eighteen riders managed to improve upon their previous season series best. The most improved of these with ahuge 13.19% cube speed ratio was Ryan Phelps (21:21) was the only rider to post a new database personal best at 54 seconds faster than his previous best! It was great to have professional rider Alex Cataford here tonight. He seems to have recovered from the terrible mishap he had back in January when he was hit by a motorist in Tuczon and left with a shattered jaw, 10 fewer teeth, a broken vertebra in his neck and a concussion. He tied for first place tonight with Glen Rendall at 19:35. Second fastest timed Joel Katz (20:27), healed from his broken pelvis in June, was just 4 seconds off of the season's best he set last week, while Craig Burge (20:59) posted a season series best and the third fastest time on Ryder Hejedahl's former bike. For the women, there were only three of us. Junior rider Katherine Maine was first with 22:31, 91.80% of her previous season series best of 21:53. Dianne Marleau was second with 24:13, 5.46% faster than her previous season series best of 24:39 way back on 2014-Jun-05. Celia McInnis (26:00) managed to pull off third merely by showing up, depite the pools of water in her shoes! She was a minute and 4 seconds off of her season's best set on Tuesday in the WTT. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 11:00 on 2014-Aug-23 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female339.970 km/h (22:31)37.250 km/h (24:09)2.187
Male1545.957 km/h (19:35)40.294 km/h (22:20)3.793
All Riders1845.957 km/h (19:35)39.786 km/h (22:37)3.752

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Aug-19 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9592)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: ESE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: ENE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: N 2km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Dave NcAuslan comments: "The weather cooperated this evening with mostly clear skies, a temperature of 21C, and light if any winds. Eleven riders responded to Humphrey's call to order at Union Hall." Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., August 26, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. Our last 40 K TT; Sunday, September 7; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot; registration at 7:45 am with start at 8:15 am on CR 10 (Perth Road). Please call John Warren at 613 256 3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon Sat. Aug. 9 to indicate intention to ride.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female336.024 km/h (24:59)33.845 km/h (26:35)2.407
Male838.462 km/h (23:24)35.550 km/h (25:18)1.736
All Riders1138.462 km/h (23:24)35.085 km/h (25:39)2.085

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Aug-19 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9617)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: ESE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: ENE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: N 2km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Many thanks to paparazzo Morley Dore for taking photos. Fewer thanks to Celia McInnis for leaving the camera in a mode which alas would be much better for photographing fireworks! We have had more than our share of difficult weather for this year's WTT series, so it was nice to have a dry night with not much wind and not too high air pressure. This allowed four out of a dozen of us to do our best 15km WTT of the season. For your interest, here are the category rankings of those who have done at least five WTTs with at least 4 of them being 15km events, and here are the rankings when one fewer WTT is required. More interesting, here are the graphs sorted by date of the performances of all riders who have done at least 5 WTT events with at least 4 of them being 15km WTTs that give some idea of people's consistency or improvements. It is slightly more informative to look at this information in tablular form sorted by name for those of us who show up on the really difficult days, since you can see how our performance ratios compared to the day's event factor. If we have a bigger ratio than the event factor, we can essentially view the day's result as good even if it is slower than our other rides! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:00 on 2014-Aug-19 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1138.163 km/h (23:35)34.137 km/h (26:21)2.794
Male135.691 km/h (25:13)35.691 km/h (25:12)0.000
All Riders1238.163 km/h (23:35)34.267 km/h (26:15)2.709

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Aug-17 - 40km (Heckston)

Ottawa Weather (09:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: NW 15km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 89%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: NW 17km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 85%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: NNW 20km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

This was the second OBC 40km time trial of 2014, and it was about 5°C cooler, 10km/h windier and with 1.2kPa lower air pressure today than at the first one. Anything gained from the tail wind on the way out this morning was more than lost on the way back, but lower air pressure is always beneficial and some like cooler temperatures. This allowed 4 of the 6 riders who had done both time trials to improve - Good riding to Robert DeVidi (the most improved 1.0740), Martin Skody, Joel Katz (the fastest of the morning with 56:39), and Craig Burge. Congratulations to Ian Austen and Ryan Phelps for setting new personal bests for the Heckston course. Kudos also to Mark Douglas for sticking it out on his fixed gear bicycle - It was not an easy return into the wind without the aid of some lower gears! Way to go to the rest of the riders for showing up to place in the top fourteen, and of course thanks to Stephanie Rees and Alex McKnight for running this event. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 21:30 on 2014-Aug-18 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.967 km/h (1:12:48)32.349 km/h (1:14:11)0.617
Male1242.365 km/h (56:39)37.602 km/h (1:03:49)4.053
All Riders1442.365 km/h (56:39)36.852 km/h (1:05:07)4.185

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Aug-14 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9322)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 91%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: SW 12km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 86%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: WSW 16km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 90%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: SW 10km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Brrrrhhh! With temperatures of 12-13°C, it felt like fall, but at least the rain stopped for tonight's time trial. Most of us were in podium positions for our categories and all of us placed in the top fifteen overall, since only fifteen of us showed up to ride! Despite the cool temperature and southwest winds, one rider, Hugh Graham (24:31) set a new database personal best. He had the excellent excuses of being young (Minime: 13-14 years old this year) and inexperienced (just 3 time trials so far). Hugh and three others managed to set new season-series bests. Hugh Grant was the most improved with a 4.76% cube-speed ratio and the excuses already given. The second most improved (3.23%) was Joel Katz, tonight's fastest rider at 20:23. He justified his improvement with his recovery from a broken (in early June) pelvis, and I guess that Mauro and Craig just like cool weather. Anyway, good going for all who came out to ride, and big thanks to the volunteers for running this event. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:15 on 2014-Aug-14 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female541.127 km/h (21:53)38.600 km/h (23:18)2.588
Male1044.154 km/h (20:23)39.271 km/h (22:55)3.616
All Riders1544.154 km/h (20:23)39.047 km/h (23:02)3.324

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Aug-10 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9743)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: WSW 4km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: SW 5km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 64%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: 0 km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.

Fourteen riders got up bright and early (actually it was still dark when I headed off to my pickup point!) for this third ABC 40km time trial of 2014 and it was the best of the 40km TTs so far. The first 40km of the season was an abysmally slow high air pressure day with everybody being well off of their 2013 best ABC 40km. The second was better with every person who had ridden both the first and second improving, but it was painfully windy on the way out. Today's 40km had quite high air pressure but virtually no wind, so again, every person who had ridden an earlier ABC 40km time trial in 2014 improved! This has never happened before in any series recorded in my database, and it would be fantastic if the trend continued to the final 40km time trial in September - Let's hope for a warm one with no wind, no rain and low air pressure! Meanwhile congratulations to Joachim Toelke and Paul Comeau for improving upon their personal database bests for 40km. Here is a graph of the results for all participants in the ABC series thus far in 2014. Many thanks to John and Sherry Warren, Bob Woods and Leona Gray for running this time trial and to Dave McAuslan and Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan for having a barbeque for us at their Carleton Place home afterwards. Cook Dave did a great job despite the broken collar bone which he sustained 4 days earlier. This is the second time that Dave has had problems with the plant life on the Trans Canada Trail. A couple of years back he broke his hip when a grape vine threw him to the ground. Last Wednesday he ran over a stick which got wedged under his fender causing him to fall and break his clavicle. Heal soon Dave, and beware the plants!





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female339.768 km/h (1:00:21)34.783 km/h (1:08:59)3.688
Male1142.516 km/h (56:27)38.029 km/h (1:03:06)3.218
All Riders1442.516 km/h (56:27)37.333 km/h (1:04:17)3.581

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Aug-07 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9460)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: NNW 22 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: NNW 18 gust 28km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 56%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: NNW 21 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

With gusty NNW winds and fairly high air pressure, this was perhaps a better night for a concert (in particular all six of J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerti) than a time trial. Regardless, of the 69 who rode, 18 managed to improve upon their season-series best and 9 posted improvements in their database personal bests. Good riding! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:30 on 2014-Aug-07 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female840.179 km/h (22:24)35.565 km/h (25:18)2.152
Male6146.592 km/h (19:19)40.308 km/h (22:19)3.172
All Riders6946.592 km/h (19:19)39.758 km/h (22:38)3.426

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Aug-05 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9596)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: NNW 21km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 56%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: NNW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 59%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: NW 13km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.

John Warren comments: "Ten riders arrived at Union Hall to 27 C, wind W 5-10 kph and partial sun conditions. All riders finished. The fastest overall was Mike Nash (RwR) in a time of 19:55, this is a new Course Record . Fastest from ABC was Michael Coldwell in a time of 25:25. Fastest female was Anne Marie Carter-McAuslan (ABC) in a time of 28:00. With ideal conditions, three Season Best times and a Course Record were set tonight." Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., August 12, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. Our next 40 K TT; Sunday, August 10; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot; registration at 7:45 am with start at 8:15 am on CR 10 (Perth Road). Please call John Warren at 613 256 3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon Sat. Aug. 9 to indicate intention to ride.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.143 km/h (28:00)31.760 km/h (28:20)0.383
Male845.188 km/h (19:55)37.157 km/h (24:13)3.541
All Riders1045.188 km/h (19:55)36.077 km/h (24:56)3.837

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Aug-05 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9559)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: NNW 21km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 56%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: NNW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 59%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: NW 13km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.

Many thanks to paparazzo Paul Menzel for taking photos. There was a substantial wind from the NNW but that didn't seem to impede some of the riders. In particular our youngest two riders achieved cube-speed improvements of more than 10% over their previous database bests! Big congratulations go to Cadet Alexandra Bouchard (29:12) for taking more than a minute off of her previous database best in averaging more than 30km/h for the first time, and to Junior Claire Menzel (26:08) for improving almost as much. Kudos also to the other five riders who improved upon their season series bests, and as well to the rest of us who at the very least showed up! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 01:00 on 2014-Aug-05 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1338.489 km/h (23:23)33.577 km/h (26:48)3.176

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OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-31 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9254)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: S 20 gust 33km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: SSW 21km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 70%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: S 13km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

This was a slow night with only eight out of 60 riders equalling or improving upon their season-series best. The two most improved of these, Veteran C rider David Hall (22:42, a 9.54% improvement) and Minime Carson Miles (23:18, a 5.91% improvement) also achieved new database PBs for 15km. We expect many more improvements from Carson who is just 14 years old and has only done 7 time trials so far. On the otherhand, David Hall is in his fifties and has decades of experience in riding many time trials, so his 9.54% cube speed improvement over his previous database best on a day when more than 85% of the riders were slower than their season-series best is phenomenal! Congratulations These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 19:30 on 2014-Aug-06 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female841.860 km/h (21:30)37.509 km/h (23:59)2.927
Male4947.957 km/h (18:46)39.450 km/h (22:48)3.447
All Riders5747.957 km/h (18:46)39.178 km/h (22:58)3.445

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-29 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9763)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 45%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: WSW 11km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: SW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 63%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: SSW 8km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Nine riders arrived at Union Hall to cool 20 C, light wind and overcast conditions. All riders finished. The fastest overall was Shawn Hamilton (ABC) in a time of 22:59. Fastest female was Emily Jansen (ABC) in a Season Best time of 25:53. Ideal conditions contributed to 6 Season Best times and one Course Best time. NB- The remaining 15k TTs will start 1/2 hour earlier; at 6:30 pm. Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., July 29, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. Our next 40 K TT; Sunday, August 10; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot; registration at 7:45 am with start at 8:15 am on CR 10 (Perth Road). Please call John Warren at 613 256 3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon Sat. Aug. 2 to indicate intention to ride.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female434.771 km/h (25:53)30.432 km/h (29:34)2.898
Male539.159 km/h (22:59)35.194 km/h (25:34)2.149
All Riders939.159 km/h (22:59)33.078 km/h (27:12)3.449

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Jul-29 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9486)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 45%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: WSW 11km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: SW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 63%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: SSW 8km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Many thanks to paparazzo Morley Dore for catching the excitement tonight in photos - especially at the busy finish line! We welcomed one new rider, Jaqueline Szeto tonight with a great first time of 25:51. We will look forward to many improvements as she gets more experienced and better equipped with aerodynamic gear. Congratulations to the three people who improved upon their previous database bests. The most improved of these was Cadet Alexandra Bouchard with 30:17, a 7.27% cube speed improvement from her previous best of 31:00. It was nice to see her riding on the drops of her handebars for a more aerodynamic position, and it was fun catching her within the last 100 meters and challenging her to a sprint to the finish. She won this by a fraction of a centimeter depite my best attempt. Lots of fun! The second most improved was the fastest lady, Tricia Spooner with a 1.92% improvement for 21:01. This is close enough to the 20-somethings that she can't retire from the sport yet! The third database improver was Minime male Bryce Guitor with a 1% improvement for 25:02. I like the picture of Tricia glancing over at him as she passes near the finish line. Bryce is just 13 years old. It will be interesting to see how many years it takes for Bryce to get strong enough to ride faster than Tricia. Note that tonight was a slightly better than average night than what we have had so far - No rain, not too much wind and not too high air pressure let 7 of us improve upon our previous season-series best and put the average of the performance ratios greater than one at 1.0086 (see the 2nd line below the table of entries). We hope to see more riders out next week! Here are the current category speed rankings for the WTT awards if 5 events (with at least 4 15km) were required, and here are the current category speed rankings if 4 events (with at least 3 15km) are required. There are 3 more Tuesdays before the banquet to reach the required number of WTT events. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 02:00 on 2014-Jul-30 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1542.823 km/h (21:01)34.928 km/h (25:46)3.339
Male135.952 km/h (25:02)35.952 km/h (25:02)0.000
All Riders1642.823 km/h (21:01)34.992 km/h (25:43)3.242

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-24 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9560)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: WNW 10km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 52%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: W 10km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Sunny. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 65%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: WSW 9km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:00 on 2014-Jul-27 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1140.755 km/h (22:05)36.461 km/h (24:41)2.350
Male6246.592 km/h (19:19)40.011 km/h (22:29)3.342
All Riders7346.592 km/h (19:19)39.476 km/h (22:47)3.454

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-22 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9525)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 18 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 36.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 19 gust 33km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 61%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 11km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.

Eleven riders arrived at Union Hall to warm 24 C, wind SW 20-25 kph and hazy conditions. All riders finished. The fastest overall was Mike Nash (RwR) in a time of 20:05, this is a new Course Record . Fastest from ABC was Shawn Hamilton in a time of 23:15. Fastest female was Emily Jansen (ABC) in a time of 26:21. In spite of the wind, four Season Best and a Course Record was set tonight. Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., July 29, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female434.156 km/h (26:21)32.455 km/h (27:43)1.472
Male744.813 km/h (20:05)36.992 km/h (24:19)3.890
All Riders1144.813 km/h (20:05)35.342 km/h (25:27)3.896

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Jul-22 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8903)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 18 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 36.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 19 gust 33km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 61%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 11km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.

Many thanks to paparazzo Morley Dore for taking photos almost everywhere! A number of riders commented on how much slower they felt they were this year than last. It seems that so far either we have had rain or lots of wind for the WTT 15km events. Tonight it was gusty winds from the south and west - but at least it was warm enough (29°C) and dry enough to draw out 20 women. Congratulations to the two who achieved season-series improvements tonight - =2014-Jun-01&Q_series=WTT'>Mary Ajersch (27:21) with a 5.21% cube speed improvement (in her 74th year!) and Tamsin Douglas (27:35) for a 1.46% improvement in her 50th year. There were no new PBs for any rider. Generally prizes are given out at the Invitational Banquet on the last Tuesday in May in each category for those who have ridden enough WTT events - generally five, at least 4 of which must be 15km events. Some years, only 4 events (at least 3 of which must be 15km) are needed. With Canada Day having cancelled one 15km event, and thunder storms eliminating one 10km event,the odds are that only 4 events will be required, but anyway, here are the current category speed rankings if 5 events (with at least 4 15km) were required, and here are the current category speed rankings if 4 events (with at least 3 15km) are required. There are 4 more Tuesdays before the banquet to reach the required number of WTT events. Even a brand new rider can reach the requisite number if only 4 events are required, whereas any of the 45 participants who has done at least one WTT in 2014 can qualify by riding the remaining events before the last Tuesday in August. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 01:30 on 2014-Jul-15 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1939.474 km/h (22:48)33.961 km/h (26:30)2.938
Male133.457 km/h (26:54)33.457 km/h (26:54)0.000
All Riders2039.474 km/h (22:48)33.936 km/h (26:31)2.866

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-20 - 40km (Rockliffe Pkwy)

Ottawa Weather (09:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 74%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SSW 8km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SSE 4km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 70%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: S 6km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.

These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:30 on 2014-Jul-22 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female339.801 km/h (1:00:18)37.884 km/h (1:03:21)1.422
Male2744.118 km/h (54:24)38.597 km/h (1:02:10)3.528
All Riders3044.118 km/h (54:24)38.526 km/h (1:02:17)3.384

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-17 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9337)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 50%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: W 12km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 50%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: W 13km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SW 8km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Some great riding tonight with a new Category Best set by Veteran C Ron Amos!Here are the current top Veteran C Male databased results. Ron Amos (19:20), in his 50th year, had a season-series improvement of 4.47%. He did not exceed his database best time of 19:04 set on a difficult, gusty 2010-Jul-08 on which only 4 people posted season series improvements, but he has improved every time he has been out this year, and with the motivation of being in a new age category, it will be interesting to see what more he can do this year. Way to go to the 30 riders who equalled or bettered their previous season-series best and a special congratulations to the sixteen people who improved upon or tied their previous database best! It was also great to see 86 year old Geoffry Wright out there stoking a tandem that Ron Phillips was the captain of. Unfortunately they were stopped at the turn around getting assistance from turn-around volunteer Mike Bernier when I approached. Hopefully it was just a minor mechanical problem with the bike and they will be back for another go at it next week! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 20:00 on 2014-Jul-17 (updated in 2014-12-02 with an SDQ) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1240.089 km/h (22:27)34.111 km/h (26:23)2.912
Male6649.315 km/h (18:15)40.442 km/h (22:15)3.552
All Riders7849.315 km/h (18:15)39.468 km/h (22:48)4.147

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-15 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9176)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 82%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: ESE 8km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 80%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SE 12km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 88%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SE 8km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.

John Warren comments: "Nine riders arrived at Union Hall to cool 23 C, wind W 20-25 kph and cloudy conditions. All riders finished. The fastest overall was Denis Mahoney (UCI) in a time of 20:57. Fastest from ABC was Neil Farish in a time of 24:49. Fastest female was Darlene Yee (ABC) in a time of 29:48. Louise Lafleur was able to set a Season Best time of 33:32 in spite of the headwind coming home." Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., July 22, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. Our next 40 K TT; Sunday, August 10; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot; registration at 7:45 am with start at 8:15 am on CR 10 (Perth Road). Please call John Warren at 613 256 3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon Sat. Aug. 9 to indicate intention to ride.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female330.201 km/h (29:48)28.036 km/h (32:06)1.534
Male642.959 km/h (20:57)37.455 km/h (24:01)3.133
All Riders942.959 km/h (20:57)34.316 km/h (26:13)5.200

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Jul-15 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9330)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 82%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: ESE 8km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 80%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SE 12km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 88%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SE 8km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.

Many thanks to paparazzo Ellen Pazdzior for these photos of the women and other wildlife at this event! The weather people had forecast rain (that is yet more rain!) for this evening, and nobody was complaining that they were wrong! We have had rain for the past three WTT events, and even those of us who are not deterred by inclement weather were pleased to have others out riding tonight who are. The conditions were good - light winds from the south east and fairly low air pressure (100.5kPa at the MacDonald Cartier air port). Of the eleven riders tonight, seven had already ridden at least one WTT 15km event this year. Within those seven, three (Mary Ajersch, Sandra Bender and Christa Ramonat) posted improvements while the other four had cube speeds which were more than 93.97% of their 2014 WTT 15km best. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 01:30 on 2014-Jul-15 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1136.561 km/h (24:37)33.569 km/h (26:48)1.969

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-10 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9503)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23°C, Humidity: 36%, DewPoint: 7°C, Wind: W 16km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22°C, Humidity: 40%, DewPoint: 8°C, Wind: WNW 12km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21°C, Humidity: 42%, DewPoint: 8°C, Wind: WNW 11km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

With air pressure above 102kPa and significant wind at race start, this was not a particularly fast night, but regardless half of those with earlier results in this series this season improved upon or tied their season series best. Better yet, ten riders improved upon their previous 15km Database Best. The most improved of these was Caroline Boileau (23:35) with a huge 22.5% cube speed from her previous best of 25:14. A much smaller, but very noteworthy ride was Junior male rider (first overall tonight) Connor Byway's 19:03, only a 2.91% improvement of his previous best time of 19:14, but 98.44% of the cube speed or merely 6 second's off of the Current Junior Male Record which was set by Alex Cataford on 2011-Jun-16, a warmer, lower air pressure day in which Alex was the 4th of 4 riders to break 19 minutes! Thus far the weather conditions have been tougher this year than in 2011. For your curiosity here are the weather conditions and gender bests for 2011 and 2014. You can see both these years on the same page by putting "201[14]" in the date box and clicking on the "Date" button. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 08:00 on 2014-Jul-16 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1743.478 km/h (20:42)36.741 km/h (24:29)3.579
Male7347.244 km/h (19:03)40.023 km/h (22:29)3.502
All Riders9047.244 km/h (19:03)39.403 km/h (22:50)3.744

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Jul-08 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8915)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 89%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: E 5km/h, Pressure: 99.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Thunderstorm with Light Rain. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 94%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: ESE 5km/h, Pressure: 99.7kPa, Vis: 6km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Rain. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: ESE 14km/h, Pressure: 99.6kPa, Vis: 6km, Humidex: 29.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos on this rather wet night! Thanks also to Anna, Nic, Jim, Tricia and Don for running the event in spite of the rain! Yet another wet and dirty one! Water was spraying off of my wheel into my face - but at least I know when to keep my mouth shut! ☺ Kory McDonald had a new 15km PB with a 20.42% cube speed improvement in her previous best. She was very happy with the new wheels that she was trying out! Lucie Tremblay and her daughter Alexandra Bouchard also had significant improvements in their previous 15km database bests. Tamsin Douglas, Nancy Luitwieler and Celia McInnis were well off any personal database or season-series bests, but at least we were all successful at finishing our rides before the thunderstorms hit! Lots of fun! By the way, I did not time trial on the heavily flagged bike shown in the pictures - That was merely my transport vehicle to and from the "Music and Beyond" Festival. Check that out if you love music in an extended context! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2014-Jul-08 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female639.648 km/h (22:42)33.857 km/h (26:34)3.787

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-06 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9305)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 64%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SW 16km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 59%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WSW 20km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 52%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: SW 19km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.

The wind seemed much more than the 16-20km/h reported at the Ottawa MacDonal-Cartier International Airport with some of us coming back more than 10km/h faster than we went out! Despite our slow outgoing speeds, the five of us who did both this and the first ABC 40km TT all improved. Some of the reasons for this might have been: --> lower air pressure. warmer temperature. not being impeded by a tandem truck by as much as a minute (Larry Burge). not having the pungent lilac blossoms in full bloom. new equipment being fitter being more experienced The most improved, with an 18.52% improvement was Larry Burge who had excuse number 3, and maybe number 5 in that he was happy with some new aero bars. The two improved, but least so - Paul Comeau and Mark Miller - had the added distinction of posting new 40km personal bests! Good riding!





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female334.343 km/h (1:09:53)32.230 km/h (1:14:27)1.597
Male1346.407 km/h (51:43)37.255 km/h (1:04:25)4.299
All Riders1646.407 km/h (51:43)36.313 km/h (1:06:05)4.398

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-03 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9360)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: NNW 19km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: NNW 21km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: NNE 14km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

There were only 44 riders tonight, possibly because of the rain in some parts of town, but at least it was dry on the Rocklffe Parkway throughout. With NNW side winds of about 20km/h and fairly high air pressure of 101.5kPa at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, it wasn't a particularly easy night, but that didn't stop 17 people from attaining new Season-Series bests and ten from setting new personal database bests! The most improved was Minime (turns 13 to 14 years old this year) male rider Carson Miles with an incredible 17.81% improvement in his cube-speed for 23:45. He was out with aero bars and an aero helmet for the first time - much enjoyed birthday gifts! Almost as much improved was Veteran A (turns 30-39 years old this year) Andrew Deak with a 16.90% improvement for 20:54. This was only his 3rd OBC time trial, and I'm not sure what other excuses he had for turning out such a great improvement! Another very noteworthy new PB was Minime female rider Nia Byway whose 23:32 sets a new Female Minime All Time Best. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:30 on 2014-Jul-03 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female841.796 km/h (21:32)36.345 km/h (24:45)2.549
Male3648.561 km/h (18:32)40.759 km/h (22:04)3.112
All Riders4448.561 km/h (18:32)39.957 km/h (22:31)3.465

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Jul-01 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8812)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 30C, Humidity: 60%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: SSW 27 gust 40km/h, Pressure: 100.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 40.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: SSW 22 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 100.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 39.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 63%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SW 18 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 100.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 37.

John Warren comments: "Four riders arrived at Union Hall to warm 29 C, wind SE 20-25 kph and sunny conditions. All riders finished, The fastest overall was Paul Comeau (OBC) in a time of 23:22, a course best time. Fastest from ABC was Neil Farish in a time of 24:36. Fastest female was Emily Jansen in a time of 26:11. All four riders had very good Canada Day results!" Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., July 8, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. Our second 40 K TT; Sunday, July 6; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot; registration at 7:45 am with start at 8:15 am on CR 10 (Perth Road). Please call John Warren at 613 256 3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon Sat. to indicate intention to ride.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female234.373 km/h (26:11)34.146 km/h (26:21)0.227
Male238.516 km/h (23:22)37.550 km/h (23:58)0.965
All Riders438.516 km/h (23:22)35.848 km/h (25:06)1.841

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OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Jun-26 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9448)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 31%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: NNW 18km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 30%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: NW 15km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 38%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: NNW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.

Thanks to John Byway for taking pictures while I was busy! Weather conditions that were sunny and warm with moderate winds allowed about two thirds of tonight's riders to tie or improved upon their previous season-series best. Better yet, twenty of tonight's riders set new 15km database personal bests. This included first place finisher Andrew Buzzell with a 2.13% cube speed improvement putting him below 19 minutes for the first time with 18:54 and second place finisher Derek Gee with a 2.13% improvement for 19:14, putting him currently as the second fastest Junior. Mind you tonight's third place finisher, Connor Byway, practicing for the nationals next week, continued on to do a second 15km at virtually the same speed. It is interesting to note that Connor and Derek now have exactly the same PB of 19:14, Connor having reached that mark last year as a Cadet on 2013-Jun-13. It's wonderful to see such talent and hard work from these young men! Congratulations to them and also to the young women's team of Nia Byway, Marie Alexandre Lemire and Kathering Maine who rode as a team for the first time in 21:52. Also, way to go for the three with the biggest database improvements - Bryce Guitor, James Robertson and Mathieu Tremblay-Gravel who had huge cube speed improvements of 17.83%, 14.40% and 10.32% respectively. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:30 on 2014-Jun-27 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1841.958 km/h (21:27)36.023 km/h (24:59)3.324
Male5847.619 km/h (18:54)40.327 km/h (22:19)3.454
Teams141.159 km/h (21:52)41.159 km/h (21:51)0.000
All Riders7747.619 km/h (18:54)39.331 km/h (22:52)3.863

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Jun-24 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9277)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: NW 5km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: NNE 14km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Rain. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 97%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: ENE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 5km, Humidex: 27.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos on this rather wet night! Thanks also to Dave, Anna, Barb, Nancy and Don for running the event in spite of the rain - even more rain than last week! It was more than a little wet during this time trial! It actually felt and looked like a tsunami when a passing car went through a huge puddle near me at the 4km mark, but luckily I managed to remain upright and continued on, giddy from the excitement. Despite the high resistance of pedalling through the streams of water on the road, there was virtually no wind, and this allowed two to achieve large improvements in their personal 15km database bests. Calah Wright was happy with being able to ride again after a serious knee injury and was absolutely thrilled with achieving a new personal best, by 46 seconds, of 22:01. This was a 16.36% cube speed improvement. Kyle Caie, now in his first year of the Cadet category (15 years old, and looking a foot taller than last year) posted an 11.05% cube speed improvement with a time that was a minute and thirteen seconds faster than his previous 15km best. His grandmother, Jean Cooper, in her 71st year had her best ride yet of the season with 29:32, Her consistency over the past 25 years is awesome! Look at the Standard Deviation given at the bottom of this page of her yearly best results and take a peek at this graph of her yearly bests sorted by date! The other three of us rode well and had lots of fun. Interestingly, the finshers were in reverse order of the starters tonight - a LIFO (Last In, First Out) stack! NOTE that there is no WTT next week (Canada Day)! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:15 on 2014-Jun-24 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female540.878 km/h (22:01)34.254 km/h (26:16)3.547
Male138.325 km/h (23:29)38.325 km/h (23:29)0.000
All Riders640.878 km/h (22:01)34.932 km/h (25:45)3.576

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Jun-19 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9242)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 34%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: NW 22 gust 39km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 32%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: NNW 22 gust 33km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Sunny. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 35%, DewPoint: 6C, Wind: NNW 20km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Many thanks to Leslie Miles and her daughter Daevia for taking pictures while I was busy! With full sunshine and no prediction of rain for today or the next week, 97 people registered and finished tonight's time trial. This was the biggest turnout of the season. With the fairly high air pressure and sidewinds from the north, many people found this to be a slow night. Regardless, 30 people equaled or improved upon their season series best and 11 even improved upon their previous 15km database best! Congratulations to Minime rider Carson Miles for posting the biggest improvement in his 15km database best with a 10.72% improvement. We will see many more improvements from him as he gets older, more experienced and better equipped - He is hoping for some aero bars for his birthday. Quite noteworthy among the database improvers are three riders who have been frequent competitors, namely Junior woman Katherine Maine in 21:53 with a 3.93% improvement, Robyn Angeles in 22:11 with a 2.73% improvement and Alexandre Michel in 19:45 with a 0.76% improvement. Note that Katherine Maine's 21:53, in her first year as a Junior, is the second fastest Female Junior time in my database, exceeded only once by Denise Ramsden with her 21:35 record in her second year as a Junior. Way to go Katherine for this and your third place finish for the women after Annie Foreman-Mackey (21:27) and Kelly Knowles (21:38). Congratulations also to the three fastest men who each improved upon their season-series best - Aaron Fillion was first with 18:13 the best OTT time thus far in 2014, Warren MacDonald was 2nd in 19:13, and Junion rider Derek Gee was 3rd with 19:27. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2014-Jun-19 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2041.958 km/h (21:27)36.324 km/h (24:46)3.370
Male7749.405 km/h (18:13)39.941 km/h (22:31)3.783
All Riders9749.405 km/h (18:13)39.195 km/h (22:57)3.980

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Jun-17 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9341)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: ESE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 79%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: NE 14km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 83%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: E 22 gust 31km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 8km, Humidex: .

John Warren comments: "Two riders arrived at Union Hall to wet, cool 19 C, wind SE 10-15 kph and overcast conditions. Both riders finished, The fastest overall was Mike Nash (RWR) in a time of 20:15. This is a new Course Record for this course, 16 seconds faster than Marcel Lavoie time of 20:31. Fastest from ABC was Rob Sullivan in a time of 26:51. During the event the rain was teaming down, this makes Mike's time all the more incredible, and he rode out and back from Dunrobin." Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., June 24, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. Our second 40 K TT; Sunday, July 6; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot; registration at 7:45 am with start at 8:15 am on CR 10 (Perth Road). Please contact John Warren at 613 256 3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon Sat. to indicate intention to ride.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male244.444 km/h (20:15)38.982 km/h (23:05)5.462

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Jun-17 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9523)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: ESE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 79%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: NE 14km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 83%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: E 22 gust 31km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 8km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Morley Dore for being almost everywhere taking photos! Thanks also to Anna, Barb, Jim, Jess, Barbara and Don for running the event in spite of the rain. The first few rain drops started to fall as the numbers were given out, and it got wetter and wetter as the evening proceeded, but 10 of us had arrived to ride and not only did we all ride, but we all posted season-series bests. Better yet, two people, Claire Menzel and Heather Tkalec, improved upon their previous database bests by 15.53% and 3.70% respectively. Note that there was no wind whatsoever on the time trial course. As well , many indicated that the rain was beneficial in keeping them from overheating. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:15 on 2014-Jun-17 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1037.895 km/h (23:45)33.654 km/h (26:44)2.784

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Jun-12 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8949)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 95%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SSE 15km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 93%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSE 14km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 92%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Many thanks to Fritz McKeller for taking pictures while I was busy! The heavy rainfall warning likely scared all but 23 of us away from tonight's time trial. Those of us who cycled to the event got a little wet (and dirty!), but it was dry during the event. SSE winds are probably the least favourable on this course, especially when they diminish on the return, and this contributed to the facts that only 5 out of the 17 who had ridden earlier in this series this season improved upon their season-series best and only 3 out of 19 improved upon their series best from this and last year. Congratulations to Christina Czaban for being the most improved in these regards (15.92% cube speed improvement), and to Douglas Harcourt and Katherine Maine (the fastest woman) for also improving upon their previous 15km database best. Tonight's 2nd fastest woman, Emily Flynn actually posted the biggest 15km database improvement (13.27%) with 22:24. This was her first time faster than 40km/h and was a 57 second improvement over her previous best when she was last out in 2012! It was great to have Aaron Fillion out for the first time this season. Despite a considerable amount of wheezing after the event, he managed to do an 18:39, the fastest yet this season! Here are the male times 45km/h and faster and the female ,times 40km/h and faster so far this season. The funniest picture of the night was that of Lisa Meyer's airborne pack as she left the start line. She arrived a little late and threw the pack off of her back as she departed. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 22:00 on 2014-Jun-12 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female840.602 km/h (22:10)36.468 km/h (24:40)3.209
Male1448.257 km/h (18:39)39.249 km/h (22:55)4.253
All Riders2248.257 km/h (18:39)38.238 km/h (23:32)4.129

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Jun-10 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9415)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: ESE 16km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 43%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: ESE 13km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: ESE 13km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

John Warren comments: "Twelve riders arrived at Union Hall to warm 26 C, wind SE 5 kph and overcast conditions. All riders finished, The fastest overall was Denis Mahoney (UCI) in a time of 20:42. Fastest from ABC was Shawn Hamilton in a time of 23:53. Fastest female was Anne-Marie Carter-McAuslan in a time of 27:11, faster than her best 2013 time. Mike Nash and Jim Tsilemos had their times on road bikes. Shawn had to fix his chain and Michael Coldwell's time was set on his new ultra light Scott bike."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female333.109 km/h (27:11)31.314 km/h (28:44)1.355
Male943.478 km/h (20:42)37.447 km/h (24:02)2.826
All Riders1243.478 km/h (20:42)35.914 km/h (25:03)3.674

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Jun-10 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9023)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: ESE 16km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 43%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: ESE 13km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: ESE 13km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Morley Dore for being almost everywhere taking photos! I'm happy you didn't get run over by Nancy when she took to the dirt, and I'm even happier that you got a picture of her escapade! Thanks also to Anna, Nic, Barb, Jim, Barbara and Don for running the event. In this second 15km WTT event of the season, seven out of the nine of us who rode last week managed to improve upon our previous season series best 15km time, whereas eleven out of the fifteen who had ridden last week or in this year's WTT 10km events bettered their previous best season-series speed. Better yet, Kory McDonald and Alexandra Bouchard posted improvements upon their previous database bests for 15km. Congratulations all. The biggest chuckle of the evening was provided by Nancy Luitwieler. Out for her first ride of the season, she was in the middle of turning down the Marina Road when she realized that the finish line was instead on the Parkway. A swift turn got her headed towards the finish, but through the dirt. Luckily she didn't take out any of the fine finish line volunteers, and it was even more fortunate that Morley Dore managed to snap a picture of her approach. Lots of fun! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:45 on 2014-Jun-10 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2039.017 km/h (23:04)32.941 km/h (27:19)4.127

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Jun-05 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9136)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 86%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: W 14km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 80%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: W 9km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 86%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: WNW 14km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Leslie Miles and her daughter Daevia for taking pictures while I was busy! Considering the lowish air pressure (less than 101 kPa) and relatively low winds, we're not sure why that of the 50 who had ridden earlier OTT events in 2014 only 19 managed to improve upon their previous 2014 OTT 15km best. Brian Robitaille registered a "good", or maybe it was a really bad, reason for being almost 30% off of his season-series best cube speed - he missed his start time by 2 and a quarter minutes - but no other excuses have yet been filed with me apart from various complaints about how much colder it was (15°C) than earlier in the week when it hit 30°C. Anyway, congratulations to those who improved, and especially to the nine people who improved upon their previous 15km database best! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 23:00 on 2014-Jun-05 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1141.763 km/h (21:33)36.176 km/h (24:52)3.713
Male5045.879 km/h (19:37)40.580 km/h (22:10)3.437
All Riders6145.879 km/h (19:37)39.786 km/h (22:37)3.877

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Jun-03 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8853)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 77%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SSW 23km/h, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 77%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 15km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 82%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: S 14km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 30.

John Warren comments: "Three riders arrived at Union Hall to warm 22 C, wind W 20-25 kph and overcast conditions. All riders finished, The fastest overall was Dave McAuslan (ABC) in a time of 26:38, only 23 seconds off his best from 2013. Fastest female was Linda Wallace in a time of 29:34."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female130.440 km/h (29:34)30.440 km/h (29:33)0.000
Male233.792 km/h (26:38)32.658 km/h (27:33)1.134
All Riders333.792 km/h (26:38)31.919 km/h (28:11)1.397

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-Jun-03 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8614)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 77%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SSW 23km/h, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 77%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 15km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 82%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: S 14km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 30.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking photos and doing the turnaround, and of course thanks also to Jess, Jim, Anna, Barb and Barbara for running the event. In May, the WTT events were 10km, and now that June has arrived, tonight was the first 15km WTT of the season. A weather forecast warning of possible thunderstorms and 25mm of rain may have scared away many, but 13 of us took our chances and enjoyed our luck tonight. Thirteen is, afterall, viewed as being lucky, at least for Italians! The air pressure was low (advantageous), the temperature warm (helpful), and the winds were mostly southerly (making the 6-7km part of the course tough. Interestingly, 90% of those of us who had ridden an earlier 10km event had a higher average speed in tonight's 15km WTT than we had in any of this year's 10km events! As usual, some of us went out to dinner afterwards, and that was pushing our luck concerning the weather. I think that we got the predicted 25mm of rain on the way home, and I hope that my shoes dry out by Thursday! Stuffing them with newspaper should work...





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1337.241 km/h (24:10)32.301 km/h (27:51)3.050

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-Jun-01 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.8383)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: SSE 11km/h, Pressure: 102.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: SSE 4km/h, Pressure: 102.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 53%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: SE 8km/h, Pressure: 102.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

John Warren comments: "This was our first 40k TT for our 27th year of Time Trials and nine riders arrived at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot to cool 19 C, wind S 10-15 kph and sunny conditions. Eight riders finished, but Rod Diaz DNF due to a flat tire at the 5k distance. The fastest overall was Colin Campbell (OBC) in a time of 62:23. Fastest female was Angela Beauchamp (OBC)in a time of 79:58. Fastest from ABC was Mark Miller in a time of 73:11; fastest ABC female was Celia McInnis in a time of 81:25." Celia McInnis comments: "Well the railroad track near the start was removed, and the two gravel stretches from recent construction were all paved over, so we could have done worse than we did, but somehow this was a very slow ride for all entrants. The four of us who had ridden this course last year were all considerably slower than our best, achieving only 77.18-83.12% of our previous best cube speed on this course! Note that comparing results in terms of cube speed is done because power usage in cycling goes up much like the cube of ones speed - two powers for air resistance and one power for rolling resistance. The wind felt tough, especially on the way out, but the biggest detriment was probably the extremely high air pressure. Congratulations to Larry Burge for being the closest to his best on this course with a .8312 cube speed ratio, all the more impressive since he might have lost as much as a minute when a tandem truck tried repeatedly to turn onto the road from a farm lane! As for the worst of the repeat offenders, Celia McInnis (that's me!) had a really hard time, probably not from all the fun she had at VeloFest the night before, but rather from a badly constricted throat. Nope, the lilac capital of Ontario likely caused her to get more work per unit speed. Anyway, John Warren indicated that they will actually have a paved bicycle lane along this route for the next 40km time trial on Sunday July 6th, so come on out and have a go at this course. Our 2nd 40 K TT; Sunday, July 6; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot; registration at 7:45 am with start at 8:15 am on CR 10 (Perth Road). Please call John Warren at 613 256 3195 or jsherry231@gmail.com before noon Sat. to indicate intention to ride.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female230.013 km/h (1:19:58)29.746 km/h (1:20:41)0.267
Male638.472 km/h (1:02:23)35.741 km/h (1:07:09)2.051
All Riders838.472 km/h (1:02:23)34.242 km/h (1:10:05)3.148

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OBC Open TT Series - 2014-May-29 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9302)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: N 2km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 60%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: NW 8km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 68%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: W 8km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Sylvie Sarazin for taking pictures while I was busy! The air pressure was higher and the temperature cooler than ideal, but fairly calm winds allowed 34 out of the 41 who had ridden earlier this season in the OTT series to improve upon their previous season-series best. The average season-series improvement in this regard, measured as the average ratio of each person's cube speed tonight divided by their best cube speed in any previous OTT this season, was 1.0364. As well 13 people managed to improve upon their earlier database best. Good riding! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 022:30 on 2014-Jun-02 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1042.486 km/h (21:11)36.579 km/h (24:36)4.212
Male4445.570 km/h (19:45)39.593 km/h (22:43)3.516
All Riders5445.570 km/h (19:45)39.035 km/h (23:03)3.838

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-May-27 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9665)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: ENE 21 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: NE 29km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 82%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: ENE 26 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren comments: "Ten riders arrived at Union Hall to cool 19 C, wind E 15-20 kph and overcast conditions. All riders finished, The fastest overall was Shawn Hamilton (ABC) in a time of 22:52. Fastest ABC female was newcomer Emily Jansen in a time of 25:55. Fynn, John and Emily completed their first ABC time trial." Celia McInnis comments: "Good riding all! Every rider who had completed an earlier ABC 15km time trial equalled (Rob) or bettered their previous season-series best. Special congratulations to Darlene for being the most improved. Great rides from the two first timers - Emily Jansen set the best female time thus far this season with her 25:55, while cadet rider John Stuart was 4th overall tonight with 23:45.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female234.727 km/h (25:55)32.670 km/h (27:32)2.058
Male839.359 km/h (22:52)36.289 km/h (24:48)2.246
All Riders1039.359 km/h (22:52)35.565 km/h (25:18)2.642

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-May-27 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9431)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: ENE 21 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: NE 29km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 82%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: ENE 26 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking the turn-around pictures. Sixteen women came out to test themselves against the blustery winds from the north and east, and four even managed to improve upon their previous 2014 WTT best 10km time! It was Ingrid Coney's birthday, and it was my intention to sing "Happy Birthday" to her when she caught me on the return leg, but the wind was gusting so strongly from the river that it was all that I could do to wimper my greeting and keep from crashing into her path. This was the last 10km event this season. You can click here to see the weather conditions and times each week, and you can click on any of the buttons to show the data sorted in some other manner - for instance clicking on the "Category" button will sort by category, clicking on the "Name" button will sort by name, and so on. You can also here is a graph showing how we have done so far. Finally, you can see how you do relative to the 2003 OBC Age Handicaps or the British VTTA plus Age-Gender Handicaps. Next week we start doing 15km Time Trials - 50% more fun for 50% more time! Registration (closing at 18:10) moves to the Aviation Museum parking lot. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2014-May-29 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the posting of the official results... -->





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1635.928 km/h (16:42)31.250 km/h (19:12)3.018

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-May-22 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9261)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: ENE 12km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: E 10km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 64%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: NE 6km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

This was the nicest open time trial yet this season - lower winds than we were used to, lower air pressure, a temperate temperature, and no rain. Thirty-nine of the forty-eight who had ridden earlier in the season improved upon their previous season-series best, while the other nine were all within 90% of their season-series best cube speed. Fifteen riders had the distinction of exceeding or tying their previous 15km database best, and we look forward to continued good times out on the Rockliffe Parkway! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 023:30 on 2014-May-22 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1242.994 km/h (20:56)36.782 km/h (24:28)3.604
Male4845.455 km/h (19:48)39.087 km/h (23:01)3.740
All Riders6045.455 km/h (19:48)38.626 km/h (23:18)3.826

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-May-20 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8605)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 33%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: SSE 12km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 34%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: SSW 5km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 37%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: S 9km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren comments: "Seven riders arrived at Unon Hall to warm 22°C and light wind. Six riders finished; one DNF due to flat tire, The fastest overall was Rob Sullivan ABC in a time of 26:05, a Season Best. Fastest ABC female was Darlene Yee in a time of 30:18." Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., May 27, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. Our first Tatlock Road cleanup is on Mon. 26 May ; meet at Union Hall at 6 pm. The more volunteers the faster the job goes, call Bob Woods at 6132561874 if you plan to help out. Our first 40k TT; meet at Franktown Christian Academy parking lot, Sun., June 1, at 7:45 am for 8:15 am start.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female229.703 km/h (30:18)27.492 km/h (32:44)2.211
Male434.505 km/h (26:05)33.573 km/h (26:48)0.950
All Riders634.505 km/h (26:05)31.546 km/h (28:31)3.233

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-May-20 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9903)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 33%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: SSE 12km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 34%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: SSW 5km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 37%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: S 9km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Morley Dore for taking the turn-around pictures. A very nice night drew 16 women out to ride this 10km time trial, though one, Prapti Jensen, who was among the fastest of the female bicycle racers a couple of decades ago, couldn't ride because of not having done the requisite online registration. She hopes to do so before Thursday's time trial. Of the rest of us, Jennifer Stephenson, arrived from the wrong registration location just in time to go first and be first with the best WTT 10km time this year - 14:38 (41.002 km/h). Claude Dréano was second in 15:41 (38.257 km/h) and Jill Donak took third place with 16:32 (36.290 km/h). Just five seconds slower in fourth place was the birthday girl, Dianne Marleau. Happy Birthday Dianne - You know how to celebrate! Concerning the rest of us, Patricia Slaunwhite, or at least her tire, blew up at the mid point, where she could conveniently catch a ride back with Morley. I also took a bit of a break at the turn around to look at some cars (and no, I'm not considering ever buying one!), but got moving again just as Barbara Wilson caught up to me. Everyone who had ridden an earlier 2014 WTT event improved upon their season-series best, and Angela Beauchamps managed to improve upon her previous 10km Database best. Good riding and lots of good fun! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:30 on 2014-May-20 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1441.002 km/h (14:38)32.591 km/h (18:24)4.371

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-May-15 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8781)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 46%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: SSW 31 gust 48km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 50%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: S 25 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: S 23 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.

Finally a warm (28°C) time trial day! Strong gusts from the South and West made the middle third of the course a little treacherous, but about 75% of those who had already ridden an OTT event in 2014 improved upon their previous season-series best and seven people posted improvements in their previous 15km database best! Special congratulations to Katherine Maine who exceeded an average speed of 40km/h for the first time with her time of 22:27. Katherine is in her first year as a Junior, and is now ranked as the third fastest Junior Female in my database. She also finished as third woman tonight behind Veteran B Kelly Knowles (21:28) and Senior rider Ellen Watters (21:59). There was fantastic riding by the young men as well, with first year Juniors Derek Gee (19:53) and Dustin King (20:12) taking first and second, and Senior rider Cameron McPhaden coming third with 20:21. Cameron, who indicated that he was not experienced in time trials, thought that he had better get in some practice with them before the Bromont stage race, since he didn't want to get disqualified for not making the required time. It doesn't look as if he'll have any problem whatsoever, and it will be fun to see how he improves in the OBC time trials! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 022:30 on 2014-May-15 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1341.925 km/h (21:28)36.059 km/h (24:57)3.906
Male4745.264 km/h (19:53)38.472 km/h (23:23)4.165
All Riders6045.264 km/h (19:53)37.949 km/h (23:42)4.229

ABC Open TT Series - 2014-May-13 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.7894)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: ENE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 81%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: NE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: NE 5km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Four riders braved intermittent rain for our 1st TT of 2014. Cool 13C, overcast with East wind 10-15 kph. All riders finished, The fastest overall was Denis Mahoney(Petawawa) in a time of 22:13. Fastest from ABC was Mark Miller in a time of 25:55 , and fastest ABC female was Louise Lafleur in a time of 37:10. Denis, Mark and Louise had their first ABC time trial.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female124.215 km/h (37:10)24.215 km/h (37:10)0.000
Male340.510 km/h (22:13)35.630 km/h (25:15)3.672
All Riders440.510 km/h (22:13)32.776 km/h (27:27)5.877

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-May-13 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8202)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: ENE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 81%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: NE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: NE 5km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

It was a little colder, wetter and windier than advertised but nothing that wasn't remedied by a post time trial hot shower! Only four of us showed up to ride - we were outnumbered by the wonderful volunteers who weren't going to let us back out. Here's hoping for nicer weather and more riders next week.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female431.690 km/h (18:56)28.542 km/h (21:01)2.309

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-May-08 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8715)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 30%, DewPoint: -1C, Wind: ESE 16km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 31%, DewPoint: -1C, Wind: E 10km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 34%, DewPoint: 0C, Wind: E 17km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

It may still have been cooler, windier and with higher air pressure than optimal, but the conditions tonight were so much better than we have had thus far that every person who had ridden an earlier 2014 OBC Open Time Trial managed to improve upon their season-series best by from 4% to 54.5% in terms of their cube speed! Congratulations also to the 8 people who set new improved upon their previous 15km Database Best - Good riding! Awaiting the posting of the official results...--> These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 08:30 on 2014-May-09 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female941.159 km/h (21:52)36.760 km/h (24:28)3.135
Male4946.312 km/h (19:26)38.911 km/h (23:07)3.973
All Riders5846.312 km/h (19:26)38.577 km/h (23:19)3.933

OBC Women's TT Series - 2014-May-06 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8111)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 31%, DewPoint: -4C, Wind: NW 21 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 33%, DewPoint: -4C, Wind: WNW 18 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 10C, Humidity: 38%, DewPoint: -4C, Wind: WNW 15km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Tonight was the sunny season opener for the OBC Women's Time Trial Series, and 14 enthusiastic women came out to ride in spite of the cool 12°C temperature, strong winds gusting to 32km/h from the North and West and high air pressure (pushing 102kPa). Needless to say, everybody was significantly slower than their previous database best for 10km, and all seven of those who rode a WTT 10km last year were slower than their best last year. Welcome back to Jacqueline Madill and Gail Walton who had long absences of a decade or two from the WTT series! Here is a graph of all the WTT 10km finishes of tonight's riders. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2014-May-06 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1437.422 km/h (16:02)30.593 km/h (19:36)3.708

OBC Open TT Series - 2014-May-01 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.7360)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 61%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: SW 34 gust 57km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 6C, Wind: W 26 gust 49km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 11C, Humidity: 61%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: W 18 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Louise McLaren for the photos at the start and finish lines. Well that was terrifying!!! Nice low air pressure usually means fast times, but south-west winds gusting to 57km/h meant that most of us were using every bit of whatever upper body strength we had to try to keep upright. Having rather weak arms, I had to put my left foot on the ground and come to a full stop when going over the highway to avoid crashing into the pavement... I was almost a minute slower that my leisurely bunny-adorned Good Friday Time Trial venture and had sore triceps for 48 hours afterwards! A number of people withdrew before the start citing fears for their safety, leaving only 26 of us to take on the wind. Certainly those with disc wheels or deep dished wheels were at a dangerous disadvantage with the gusty side winds, and aero bars were too scary for most of us. Still (and I'm not referring to the wind here!), four people actually managed to ride faster than on Good Friday - Congratulations to you, and to all who braved this time trial. We hope to see more out with better conditions next time! These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 08:30 on 2014-May-06 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female738.055 km/h (23:39)33.197 km/h (27:06)3.787
Male1941.475 km/h (21:42)36.506 km/h (24:39)2.496
All Riders2641.475 km/h (21:42)35.615 km/h (25:16)3.251

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OBC Open TT Series - 2014-Apr-18 (Good Friday) - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.7658)

Ottawa Weather (11:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 8C, Humidity: 49%, DewPoint: -3C, Wind: S 17km/h, Pressure: 102.8kPa, Vis: 24km, WindChill: .
Ottawa Weather (12:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 8C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: -2C, Wind: S 16km/h, Pressure: 102.7kPa, Vis: 24km, WindChill: .
Ottawa Weather (13:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 8C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: -2C, Wind: S 17km/h, Pressure: 102.6kPa, Vis: 24km, WindChill: .

Awaiting the official posting of the results.--> Good Friday was quite late this year, which was fortunate considering how cold it was over the past five months. There were sixty-eight entrants, 18 of who were women, with sixty-six finishes, and three of those did better, in fact significantly better(11.45-18.72% cube-speed improvement!), than their 2013 seasons best. Mind you all three of these people - Patrick Kelly, Larry Sargent and Alex Lewis - only did the Good Friday Time Trial last year which fell almost three weeks earlier on 2013-Mar-29. They still ranked well in terms of those who rode the Good Friday Time Trial both this year and last. Fourteen out of the twenty who rode both were faster this year than last, and Larry, Patrick and Alex were in the top half of those in terms of improvement. Special Congratulations to Charlie Gorman (21:00) who was the only person to improve upon his previous database best. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 21:00 on 2014-Apr-20 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1740.268 km/h (22:21)31.591 km/h (28:29)4.363
Male4844.813 km/h (20:05)36.220 km/h (24:50)4.255
Teams127.095 km/h (33:13)27.095 km/h (33:12)0.000
All Riders6644.813 km/h (20:05)34.889 km/h (25:47)4.804

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ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Sep-24 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9522)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 44%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: W 18km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 68%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: W 11km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 74%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: W 9km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren cmments: "Tonight's time trial is our final time trial for our 2013 season. Eight riders arrived at Union Hall to cool temps (20 C), and a light breeze. All riders finished. The fastest was Craig Hawkes (cyclery) in a time of 20:35, just 4 seconds off the course record. Dianne Marleau (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 25:15. There were 2 Season Best times this evening. We would like to thank all of the volunteers who make this series possible, and thank you to all of the riders, we couldn't do this without you." Celia adds: Both of tonight's season-series improvers were happy with new equipment. Paul Comeau had a brand new bike which he was on for the very first time whereas Celia McInnis, who was doing her third time trial with new wheels, was happy that the gusty winds died down before the time trial began. Here is a graph showing the progress of tonight's participants in the 2013 ABC 15km time trial series. In all, there were 167 time trials completed on this new course this year, and here are the year-series bests for each rider. A tabular view where the last column shows performance ratios relative to the season-series fastest ride and a view with performance ratios relative to the season-series fastest ride for your gender or category are also interesting. Also, here are the 2013 ABC BAR rankings and a Consistency Graph showing how people's bests on the 15km and 40km ABC courses compare.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female335.644 km/h (25:15)33.582 km/h (26:48)1.960
Male543.725 km/h (20:35)37.071 km/h (24:16)3.792
All Riders843.725 km/h (20:35)35.762 km/h (25:09)3.644

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Sep-17 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9224)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 47%, DewPoint: 6C, Wind: SW 10km/h, Pressure: 102.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 59%, DewPoint: 6C, Wind: SSW 8km/h, Pressure: 102.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 65%, DewPoint: 6C, Wind: S 8km/h, Pressure: 102.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks to Patricia Sullivan for the turn-around photos which are posted on facebook. John Warren cmments: "Thirteen riders arrived at Union Hall to cool, breezy conditions. All riders finished. The fastest was Neil Farish (ABC) in a time of 23:03. Celia McInnis (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 26:46, a Season Best time. Jesse Kranz had a time of 27:22, excellent performance for a first ever time trial and on a road bike. There were 4 Season Best times and one Course Best time." Celia adds: Not only was it cool and breezy, but the very high air pressure made for a slow night. Regardless, four of us managed to improve upon our season-series best. The most improved was Celia McInnis, with a 9.24% cube speed improvement, and her excuses were the new (for her) wheels along with more experience on this course. Al Watson, his arm no longer in a sling, was almost improved at 9.03%, and this shows that he didn't lose fitness during his time off the bike. Larry Burge, 2nd overall tonight had a 4.08% improvement on this, his third ride on the course, while Greg Calnan, after a low season's start, has managed to improve the last six times on this course! Just one more chance this year to take on this course! The next and last 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., Sept. 24, at 5:30 pm. for a 6:00 pm start. Note the earlier start time, since the sun is setting earlier. The 2nd Tatlock Rd. cleanup has been changed to Wed. 25 Sept. and will take place from Union Hall at 6:00 pm. With enough volunteers it only takes 1 hour. Contact Bob Woods at 613-256-1874 if you can help out.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female333.624 km/h (26:46)31.831 km/h (28:16)1.322
Male1039.046 km/h (23:03)35.020 km/h (25:41)2.302
All Riders1339.046 km/h (23:03)34.284 km/h (26:15)2.507

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Sep-12 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9669)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 94%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: WSW 11km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 93%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: W 12km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 95%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: WNW 16km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

These results were posted on the OBC site circa 14:00 on 2013-Sep-13 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female639.794 km/h (22:37)37.527 km/h (23:58)2.070
Male2747.830 km/h (18:49)40.536 km/h (22:12)3.140
Tandems143.831 km/h (20:32)43.831 km/h (20:32)0.000
All Riders3447.830 km/h (18:49)40.102 km/h (22:26)3.211

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Sep-10 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9688)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mist. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 97%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: ENE 13km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 2km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mist. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 98%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: E 14km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 2km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mist. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 98%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: E 11km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 2km.

John Warren comments: "Ten riders arrived at Union Hall to cool, breezy conditions. All riders finished. The fastest was Colin Campbell (OBC) in a time of 21:48, a Season Best time. Celia McInnis (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 27:34, a Season Best time. Neil Farish was the fastest from ABC in a time of 22:49, a Season Best time. There were 7 Season Best times." Celia adds: The weather tonight was easier than last week, with a light tail wind on the way back. As John mentioned, 7 out of the 9 riders improved upon their previous season series best. Rob Sullivan, in third place with 24:11 (37.216km/h) tonight, has the distinction once again, of being the most improved - this time with a cube-speed improvement of 13.6%! He dropped a minute and 4 seconds from his previous ATT best, and was even faster than his best yet on the easier OBC course. Last week's newbies on this course, 1st place Colin Campbell faster by 37 seconds with 21:48 (41.284 km/h) and 8th place Celia McInnis faster by 30 seconds with 27:34 (32.648 km/h) were the second and third most improved with cube-speed improvements of 8.72% and 5.53%, respectively. Note that we measure improvement in terms of cube-speed since power on a bicycle increases like the cube of the speed (two powers for air-resistance and one for rolling resistance). For your interest, here is a graph showing the 2013 ABC 15km time trial results thus far of tonight's participants sorted by date. What is interesting is that every rider improved on their second attempt, and this is not surprising given the hills that hit you at the end of the course - some planning/experience is required to avoid blowing up on them! Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., Sept. 17, at 5:30 pm. for a 6:00 pm start. Note the earlier start time, since the sun is setting earlier. The 2nd Tatlock Rd. cleanup has been changed to Wed. 18 Sept. and will take place from Union Hall at 6:00 pm. With enough volunteers it only takes 1 hour. Contact Bob Woods at 613-256-1874 if you can help out.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.648 km/h (27:34)31.630 km/h (28:27)1.018
Male741.284 km/h (21:48)36.600 km/h (24:35)2.828
All Riders941.284 km/h (21:48)35.495 km/h (25:21)3.274

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Sep-08 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.8935)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: NW 25km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 62%, DewPoint: 5C, Wind: NW 26km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 53%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: NW 24km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 49%, DewPoint: 3C, Wind: NW 27km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thanks go to Les Humphreys for taking pictures at the start and finish. John Warren comments: "Fifteen riders arrived at Franktown for our last 40k TT on the County Road 10 course. Cold 13C, sunny with NW 20 winds. All riders finished, The fastest overall was Chris Reid (RwR) in a time of 57:54. Fastest from ABC, and fastest ABC female was Dianne Marleau in a time of 68:51, a new ABC female course record. Fastest female was Kelly Knowles (OBC) with a time of 60:36. Rob Sullivan improved by almost 16 minutes in a time of 71:05. Avery Burdett and Darlene Yee rode their fist TT on this course." Celia adds: With gusty side winds from the north, today's time trial was difficult, especially on the return leg. Several of us were more than 5 minutes slower on the way back. Regardless, two riders, Chris Reid and Rob Sullivan managed to improve upon their previous 40km database best! Chris Reid (57:54 41.451 km/h), the fastest rider of the day, took almost a minute off of his previous database best, but the most improved, by a long shot, was Rob Sullivan (1:11:05, 33.763 km/h) who took close to 16 minutes off of his first 40km attempt this year on the Calabogie course for an 82.7% cube speed improvement!!! Rob is in his first year of riding time trials and his huge improvement is a result of improved fitness along with a really fast new bike. Congratulations Rob and Chris. Congratulations also to Dianne Marleau for being the only person to improve upon her previous best on the Franktown course. You may click here to see a graph of the progress of all of today's participants in the 2013 ABC 40km TTs. A graph showing best 2013 ABC 15km and 40km results for today's participants can be seen here. Finally, here is a graph which shows the consistency of riders in the ABC BAR competition which requires three 15km time trials an one 40km time trial.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female439.604 km/h (1:00:36)33.597 km/h (1:11:26)4.079
Male1141.451 km/h (57:54)34.978 km/h (1:08:36)4.021
All Riders1541.451 km/h (57:54)34.610 km/h (1:09:20)4.083

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Sep-05 (Eddy Merckx) - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.7718)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 37%, DewPoint: 1C, Wind: WNW 22 gust 35km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 1C, Wind: W 15km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 1C, Wind: WNW 8km/h, Pressure: 102.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.

These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2013-Sep-05 (with modifications at around 19:30 on 2013-Sep-06) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1242.353 km/h (21:15)34.705 km/h (25:55)3.861
Male5747.285 km/h (19:02)38.800 km/h (23:11)3.714
Teams133.272 km/h (27:03)33.272 km/h (27:02)0.000
All Riders7047.285 km/h (19:02)38.019 km/h (23:40)4.061

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Sep-03 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9526)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 77%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: W 18km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 80%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WSW 17km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 81%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WSW 13km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren comments: "Ten riders arrived at Union Hall to cool, breezy conditions. All riders finished. The fastest was Colin Campbell (OBC) in a time of 22:25, his first TT on this course. Celia McInnis (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 28:04, her first TT on this course. Les Humphreys was the fastest from ABC in a time of 26:28." Celia adds: Congratulations to Ian Austen for being the only person to post a season series improvement on this cool, windy night. The three first timers on this course were considerably slower than their best on the OBC 15km course. That last three-bump hill was particularly tough. If we compare today's ride with the person's best 15km results this year on any course, we see that the newbies did the worst compared with their OBC season's best. The three of us had cube-speed ratios of less than 80% for today's race compared to our 2013 OBC best 15km TT. As they say, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, so we'll see what happens next time! Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., Sept. 10, at 6:00 pm. for a 6:30 pm start. The next 40k TT is scheduled for Sun., Sept. 8, meet at Christian Academy (Franktown) parking lot at 7:45 am. For those intending to ride the 40k TT; please contact Les Humphreys @ 613-256-2498, or John Warren @ 613-256-3195 before noon Sat., Sept. 7. The 2nd Tatlock Rd. cleanup has been changed to Wed. 18 Sept. and will take place from Union Hall at 6:00 pm. With enough volunteers it only takes 1 hour. Contact Bob Woods at 613-256-1874 if you can help out.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.067 km/h (28:04)31.569 km/h (28:30)0.499
Male840.149 km/h (22:25)35.199 km/h (25:34)2.616
All Riders1040.149 km/h (22:25)34.473 km/h (26:06)2.763

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OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-29 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9616)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SW 10km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 5km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 8km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.

Another fine time trial night - warm with light winds - drew out 71 riders. Twelve riders improved upon and two tied their previous 15km database best. Two of these riders - Jamie Blades in 23:42 (37.975 km/h) and Andrew Buzzell in third place with 19:09 (46.997km/h) had phenomenal cube speed improvements of 31.52% and 31.24% respectively. Jamie Blades was only on his second time trial of the season, but he had ridden 7 ABC 15km time trials back in 1996. Andrew Buzzell last rode OBC open time trials in 2010 with montotonically increasing speeds leading to a 20:58 result on 2010-Sep-02. Andrew indicated that just as he was getting interested in time trials that year, he moved off to New Brunswick where he has been participating in time trials. He enjoyed being back in Ottawa for a visit and a chance to ride on the course which we are so lucky to have here. Thirty of tonight's riders tied or improved upon their previou 2013 OTT best and who knows how much better than her personal worst of 33:50 (26.601 km/h) Alyssa Mellon might have done had she not flatted at the 10km mark. She walked 500 meters before a good samaritan stopped and not only lent her a pump but also gave her a tube! She offered to give him a tube when she'd get back to the parking lot, but he told her he was fine giving her the tube. Very nice. Note that there were two year category bests - Glen Rendall (19:12 46.875 km/h for 4th place overall) for the Veteran B Males (40-49 years old) and Avery Burdett for the Veteran E Males (70-79 years old). Also worthy of notice is the fact that this is the 6th straight year that Warren MacDonald managed to ride a sub-19 minute 15km time trial. Good riding, all! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 12:30 on 2013-Aug-30 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1542.587 km/h (21:08)36.032 km/h (24:58)3.706
Male5647.452 km/h (18:58)40.295 km/h (22:20)3.714
All Riders7147.452 km/h (18:58)39.394 km/h (22:50)4.100

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Aug-27 (Invitational) - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9805)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 35.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 80%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 89%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 30.

Thanks to Stephan Dumont for the start-line photos which are posted on facebook. Feel invited to tag and comment upon them. There were nineteen team or single entrants in tonight's WTT Invitational, and the times ranged from 20:16 (44.408km/h) for "The Wheeler and the follower" speedy team of Kelly Knowles and Marcel Lavoie to 38:39 (23.286km/h) for the "Waiting for Mr. Wright (Get Wright soon, Geoffrey!)" team of Celia McInnis and the lazy Red Skeleton peering out between the two old style lanterns on the back of her cargo bike (click here or on the last thumbnail above to see a video taken by Shiree Nowaselski). Whoever said "It's not about the bike" either hasn't ridden one of Celia's heavily decorated bikes, or, well, they have admitted to taking something illegal! Celia had TT fun for at least 8 minutes and 44 seconds more than anybody else. It was a nice night for a time trial - fairly low air pressure, warm, and very little wind. Seven of the 10 women who rode as individuals improved upon their 2013 WTT previous best. Nancy Luitwieler (25:58, 34.660 km/h) was the only single entrant to improve upon a 15km previous personal database best, and she did so by 22 seconds, a 4.3% cube speed improvement. The biggest database improvement of the night, though, goes to the fastest team, "The Wheeler and the follower". Kelly Knowles and Marcel Lavoie rode the WTT Invitational once before, in 2010 when they did 22:43. Both Kelly and Marcel have improved considerably as individual time trialists since 2010, so it was great to see how well they did as a team tonight. Congratulations to Kelly, Marcel and Nancy for your improvements, and way to go for all of the rest of us! Our only regret was that Geoffrey Wright was not there riding with us. As a fit 85 year old who had recently won a silver medal in the world duathlon championship on 2013-Aug-10 and a volunteer every week for the WTT series, Celia had invited him to ride the Invitational with her (on fast bikes). Unfortunately Geoff had a bicycle accident a week before the event and is still in the hospital. We brought him a "Get Wright Soon, Geoff!" card with our good wishes for a full and speedy recovery. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 14:00 on 2013-Aug-30 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1039.882 km/h (22:34)35.191 km/h (25:34)3.135
Teams944.408 km/h (20:16)36.461 km/h (24:41)5.951
All Riders1944.408 km/h (20:16)35.793 km/h (25:08)4.727

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-27 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9499)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 35.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 80%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 89%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 30.

Eight riders arrived at Union Hall to hot and humid conditions. Ideal conditions prevailed at the start of the TT. All riders finished. The fastest was Bram Moerman (OBC) in a time of 23:52. Linda Wallace (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 27:46, a season best time. Michael Coldwell was the fastest from ABC in a time of 24:22. Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., Sept. 3, at 6:00 pm. for a 6:30 pm start. The next 40k TT is scheduled for Sun., Sept. 8, meet at Christian Academy (Franktown) parking lot at 7:45 am.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.413 km/h (27:46)31.375 km/h (28:41)1.038
Male637.709 km/h (23:52)35.080 km/h (25:39)1.790
All Riders837.709 km/h (23:52)34.153 km/h (26:21)2.290

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-22 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9267)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 88%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: WSW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 91%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: WNW 7km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 88%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: NW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.

The wind direction on our course tonight was different than reported at the Ottawa Airport. Early riders started with a tailwind which switched to a headwind before the turnaround and remained as a tailwind on the way back. Later riders found that the headwind on the way out diminished on the way back so that they didn't get the help that they were expecting. In fact the quickest dozen riders were all slower than their previous 2013 OTT best 15km time trial, and only thirteen riders posted a season-series 15km improvement. Eight of these riders posted new 15km database personal bests. Of the eight with new 15km personal database bests, five were new to time trials this year, while another was riding only his third time trial, having done one last year and two thus far in 2013. All this to say that most of the experienced riders were slower than normal tonight. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 09:30 on 2013-Aug-23 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. Awaiting the official posting of the results... -->





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1641.958 km/h (21:27)36.967 km/h (24:20)2.796
Male4146.432 km/h (19:23)40.178 km/h (22:24)3.058
All Riders5746.432 km/h (19:23)39.277 km/h (22:54)3.317

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-20 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9599)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 53%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SW 11km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 36.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 13km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.

A sunny warm evening with light wind wind greeted 10 riders. Fastest rider was Neil Farish in 23:01. Fastest Female was Darlene Yee in 28:40.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female231.395 km/h (28:40)30.832 km/h (29:11)0.563
Male839.102 km/h (23:01)36.209 km/h (24:51)2.172
All Riders1039.102 km/h (23:01)35.134 km/h (25:36)2.909

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Aug-20 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9741)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 53%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SW 11km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 36.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SSW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 73%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 13km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.

Thanks to Jean Belzile for the photos which are posted on facebook. Feel invite4d to tag and comment upon them. Warm, sunny, dry conditions drew fourteen ladies did this last WTT event before next week's Invitational. The wind was troublesome in the open section before the Queensway overpass and in the finishing stretch, but that didn't stop 5 women from improving upon their 2013 WTT previous best and 2 people from improving upon their database-best 15km. Cadet rider Catherine Belzile (24:28, 36.785 km/h) was the most improved in both of these regards with a 10.35% improvement in her cube-speed. We'll look forward to many more improvements from her in coming years. The other person with a new database PB was Janine Gorman (25:03, 35.928 km/h) with aero bars and a 4 second improvement. For your enjoyment, here are some links that show how people have done in this year's WTT series: Category ranking for best 4 WTTs (at least three 15km, and at most one 10km. Ranking of best 4 speeds where at least 3 must by 15km handicapped via the OBC 2003 method. Ranking of best 4 speeds where at least 3 must by 15km handicapped via an extension of the VTTA plus age/gender handicap method. Ranking for cube-speed improvement in 2013 WTT for above people. Consistency graph Consistency of best 10 km and best 15km WTT in 2013 Note that next Tuesday is the WTT Invitational where men can participate if they have OCA insurance and ride on a team with an insured woman. Teams often make up funny names, and you can see some of the names which have been used thus far by looking at the earlier WTT Invitational Results. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:00 on 2013-Aug-20 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1439.560 km/h (22:45)35.636 km/h (25:15)2.750

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-18 - 40km (Heckston)

Ottawa Weather (09:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: SW 9km/h, Pressure: 102.4kPa, Vis: 19km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 63%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: SW 10km/h, Pressure: 102.4kPa, Vis: 19km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 61%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SW 10km/h, Pressure: 102.4kPa, Vis: 19km, Humidex: 28.

Apart for the rather high air pressure today, the conditions were good enough to allow three of today's riders to set new all-time 40km bests for their categories! The biggest category improvement was the 17% cube-speed improvement by Derek Gee (54:55 43.703 km/h) for the Male Cadet (15-16 years old) category. Mary Ajersch (1:13:01, 32.869 km/h) posted a 2.06% Female Veteran E (70-79 years old) improvement, despite being stung on the face by a wasp early in the time trial! Finally, Joel Katz (55:31, 43.23 km/h) upped the previous Male Veteran C (50-59 years old) 40km cube speed measure by 0.99%. Note that Derek and Mary were improving upon their own previous marks, whereas Joel took 9 seconds off of Paul Datars' record set last August on the same course. Way to go! Congratulations also to the 8 riders who posted new personal database bests for 40km. A graph of the progress of these people in their 40km TT attempts on the ABC/OBC courses is shown here and the progress on this Heckston course is shown here. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 15:30 on 2013-Aug-18 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female637.716 km/h (1:03:38)35.072 km/h (1:08:25)2.605
Male2646.708 km/h (51:23)39.635 km/h (1:00:33)3.484
Teams141.026 km/h (58:30)41.026 km/h (58:29)0.000
All Riders3346.708 km/h (51:23)38.847 km/h (1:01:46)3.745

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-15 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9333)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 46%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: SW 25 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: SW 8km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 62%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: SW 10km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

It seemed to be fashion night at the TTs tonight - new socks and shoes, pink bike trim, pink dress shirt, and removable decorations that might have served as wind-farings. Lots of fun! Though it was not a fast night, judging by the Event Factor which is currently (relative to the earlier OTT events of 2013) measured at .9437, there were some excellent times amongst the 89 results! The most noteworthy was Minime rider Nia Byway's 23:47 (37.842 km/h) - a 1.69% improvement in the previous database category best for the Minime (13-14 years old) Females - and Nia will still be in this class next year! A great big congratulations, Nia! Kudos also to the young (cadet and junior) Male team consisting of her brother Connor Byway (CAM), Derek Gee (CAM) and Jermie Lacasse (JUM). Their 18:47 time (47.915km/h) was only 3 seconds slower than the current all-time best team timer trial time of 18:44 by Paul Datars and Warren MacDonald. Congratulations also to the ten people who posted new database personal bests for 15km and to the 19 people who improved upon their best OTT result of 2013. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 09:30 on 2013-Aug-17 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2042.857 km/h (21:00)35.353 km/h (25:27)3.217
Male6749.270 km/h (18:16)39.621 km/h (22:42)3.703
Teams247.915 km/h (18:47)43.340 km/h (20:45)4.575
All Riders8949.270 km/h (18:16)38.745 km/h (23:13)4.093

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Aug-13 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9598)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 92%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SE 19km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 89%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: S 7km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 94%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: W 7km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Morley Dore for the photos which are posted on facebook. Light rainshowers were on the course until about 18:30, and this likely scared away all but the most stalwart of the riders. Luckily the rain stopped so that the 8 riders and 11 volunteers remained dry. Three riders improved upon their previous season-series best, with Celia McInnis (25:44, 34.974km/h) being the most improved with a 5.34% cube-speed improvement. She credits Mike Plummer's repair work for some of this improvement - He got all the noisy creaking sounds out of her bike and replaced or cleaned most of the parts in the drive train. Too bad that today's rain dirtied it up a bit, but anyway the question "Are you making popcorn?" won't be asked now when she is riding with others! Yup that's how bad her bike sounded this season until today! Barbara Wilson (29:17, 30.734 km/h) managed a 2.75% despite having to wait for a couple of cars at the turn-around, and Patricia Konantz took 5 seconds off of her previous 2013 WTT best with her 27:27 (32.787 km/h). The fastest rider of the day was Cadet rider Katherine Maine with 23:24 (38.462 km/h). Katherine was the last to leave the start line and the first to reach the finish line! Way to go! Note that there is only one more chance, August 20, to complete enough WTT events to be eligible for WTT awards. You must do 4 WTT events, at least 3 of which must be 15km WTTs and at most 1 of which can be a 10km event. The current category rankings for those who already qualify is seen here. The following people can still qualify for the WTT awards if they ride the 2013-Aug-20 WTT: Candace Anderson, Natalie Cormier, Lynda Damen, Janine Gorman, Alison Ingham, Nicole MacDonald, Sarah McKenzie-Picot, Alyssa Mellon, Sabrina Morris, Margaret Wilson. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 00:30 on 2013-Aug-14 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female838.462 km/h (23:24)33.918 km/h (26:32)2.306

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-13 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8911)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 92%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: SE 19km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 89%, DewPoint: 16C, Wind: S 7km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 16C, Humidity: 94%, DewPoint: 15C, Wind: W 7km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Six riders arrived at Union Hall to cool, breezy conditions. Ideal conditions prevailed at the start of the TT. All riders finished. The fastest was Bram Moerman (OBC) in a time of 23:27, a Season Best time. Les Humphreys was the fastest from ABC in a time of 26:25, also a Season Best time.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male638.380 km/h (23:27)34.322 km/h (26:13)1.934

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-11 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9834)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 86%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: WSW 8km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 71%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: W 15km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WNW 13km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Greg Calnan took pictures at the start and finish while Darlene Yee snapped our turn-arounds. They are great photos and are accessible from Darlene's facebook page. These results will likely change - some DNFs may be given to entrants who turned before the cone. Al Watson comments: "20 racers for 40k time trial this morning in beautiful weather, 15c at start and very slight headwind. 19 riders finished (1 DNF due to muscle cramps) Fastest rider Aaron Fillion (RWR) in 51:00. Fastest Female Kelly Knowles (OBC) 59:35. Fastest ABC male Les Humphries 71:00." Celia McInnis adds: It was a very good day for a time trial, and 4 riders - Kelly Knowles (59:35, 40.280 km/h), Bob Woods (1:16:49, 31.243 km/h), Graham Page (1:00:17, 39.812 km/h) and Joel Katz (56:33, 42.440 km/h) - managed to improve considerably upon their previous 40km database best on any of the present or previous ABC or OBC 40km courses! None of these people did the first time trial on this course. Another rider, Bram Moerman (1:03:14, 37.955 km/h) made his first attempt on this course with a huge improvement (6 minutes and 40 seconds!) over his 2013-Jun-02 40km TT on the Calabogie course! Of the five people who were doing their second attempt on the Franktown-Perth-Franktown course, three improved, while the other two of us adnitted to arriving tired and finishing even so. Fastest of the day by more than 5 minutes was Aaron Fillion (51:00, 47.059 km/h), who warmed up by riding 51 km from home to the start line. During the time trial, he past most of us as if we were standing still! Finally, if you are interested in seeing how consistent riders are between their best ABC 40km Franktown TT and their best 15km result on the ABC or OBC courses, click here.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female340.280 km/h (59:35)35.290 km/h (1:08:00)3.755
Male1647.059 km/h (51:00)38.345 km/h (1:02:35)4.452
All Riders1947.059 km/h (51:00)37.863 km/h (1:03:23)4.489

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-08 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9592)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: NNW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 64%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: NNW 4km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: ENE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.

There was virtually no wind during tonight's time trial, and what little breeze there was changed direction from NNW to ENE, possibly giving an extra bonus to some subset of the participants. Fourteen riders posted new 15km database bests. Four of these had cube speed improvements of more than 19%, namely Arlen Penalagan (42.46%), Jamie Blades (37.15%), Drew Gragg (21.58%) and David Brach (19.27%). Drew and David were doing only their second time trial, whereas Jamie's last attempt was 17 years ago on a tougher (ABC) course, so their large improvements are not surprising. Arlen, on the other hand, who is new to time trials this year, was about 5km/h faster tonight than he was in the 3 TTs he rode in May! Congratulations if this time is correct! Congratulations as well to the other ten people who improved upon their 15km database bests, especially to Claude Dréano for not having a flat tire tonight and for breaking the 40km/h barrier for the first time with her 22:24 (40.179km/h). As well good going for Derek Gee for taking another 11 seconds off his previous best. He was one second slower than Cadet competitor Connor Byway, and just 9 seconds slower than the CAM record of 19:14 which Connor set on 2013-Jun-13. Also, congratulations to the 29 people who posted improvements in their season-series bests tonight. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:00 on 2013-Aug-08 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1542.320 km/h (21:16)36.488 km/h (24:39)2.935
Male6347.452 km/h (18:58)40.814 km/h (22:03)3.548
Teams141.443 km/h (21:43)41.443 km/h (21:42)0.000
All Riders7947.452 km/h (18:58)40.001 km/h (22:29)3.817

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-06 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9168)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 45%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: SSE 13km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: SE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Al Watson commented: "9 riders enjoyed ideal conditions. Sunny 24c and side off wind dropping at turn. A virtual tie for 1st Bram Moerman (23:56) Larry Burge (23:57). Numerous CB and one request for doping test after seeing Bod Woods time." When Celia added that Bob was only the 3rd most improved in terms of the cube-speed (power goes up like the cube of the speed) - Larry Burge had a 14.42% improvement and Michael Coldwell a 13.65% improvement over their season series previous bests while Bob Woods only had an 8.01% improvement - Al queried: "So do we need 3 sets of drug tests?" Celia replied: "Some might just not be good at cheating - I'd say test 'em all, but maybe you should consult pharmacist Darlene, since I'm just a numbers person! Anyway, here is a graph showing how today's participants have been doing this year. Looks impressive to me!"





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female131.469 km/h (28:36)31.469 km/h (28:35)0.000
Male837.604 km/h (23:56)34.889 km/h (25:47)1.890
All Riders937.604 km/h (23:56)34.509 km/h (26:04)2.081

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Aug-06 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9213)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 45%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: SSE 13km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: SE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 67%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: SE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Morely Dore for the photos which are posted on facebook. It was a nice enough night, but only four improved upon and one tied her previous season-series best. From the photos that Morley took, it looked as if the main reason for the small number of improvements was the amount of motor traffic on the road. In fact even those of us who weren't impeded directly by cars were impeded by the time trialists who were waiting for their chance to turn. Oh well, at least every one got back safe and sound! Note that there are only two more chances, August 13 and August 20, to complete enough WTT events to be eligible for WTT awards. You must do 4 WTT events, at least 3 of which must be 15km WTTs and at most 1 of which can be a 10km event. The current category rankings for those who already qualify is seen here. The following people can still qualify for the WTT awards by doing the indicated number of the remaining two WTT events before the WTT Invitational: Candace Anderson (1), Angela Beauchamp (2), Catherine Belzile (2), Myriam Burton (2), Natalie Cormier (1), Lynda Damen (1), Janine Gorman (1), Tanya Hunt (2), Alison Ingham (1), Marie-Alexandre Lemire (2), Nicole MacDonald (1), Sarah McKenzie-Picot (1), Alyssa Mellon (1), Lisa Meyer (2), Sabrina Morris (1), Erika Revesz (2), Margaret Wilson (1). These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:30 on 2013-Aug-06 (with an update on 2013-Aug-07 at 19:30 replacing the absent Jocelyne Beauchamp with the present Mary Ajersch) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1639.677 km/h (22:41)33.416 km/h (26:56)3.745

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Aug-01 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9336)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 68%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: W 17km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: WNW 12km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 79%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: WSW 8km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.

These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2013-Aug-01 (with a correction on 2013-Aug-04) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1142.386 km/h (21:14)36.131 km/h (24:54)3.244
Male4549.270 km/h (18:16)40.057 km/h (22:28)4.152
All Riders5649.270 km/h (18:16)39.286 km/h (22:54)4.284

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ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-30 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9339)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WNW 14km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 56%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: W 14km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: WNW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

8 riders last nigh WITH lots of volunteers to help with timing. Ideal conditions prevailed at the start of the TT, sunny 21c and almost no wind. All riders finished. The fastest was Andrew Kruger (Cycle Logic) in 22:33. Darlene Yee (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 29:11. Greg Calnan was the fastest from ABC in a time of 26:24.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female330.840 km/h (29:11)29.190 km/h (30:49)1.598
Male539.911 km/h (22:33)35.161 km/h (25:35)2.747
All Riders839.911 km/h (22:33)32.922 km/h (27:20)3.746

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Jul-30 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9551)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: WNW 14km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 56%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: W 14km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: WNW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Thanks to Morely Dore for the photos which are posted on facebook. Air pressure pushing 102kPa didn't make this an ideal night, but with improving fitness levels, there were some excellent times. Six women managed to improve upon or tie their previous 15km database best, while eleven improved upon their previous 2013 WTT best 15km time. Of the six database PBers, the biggest congratulations go to Christa Ramonat (26:02) who has been riding time trials since 1998, and still managed to improve tonight. Were it not for timing difficulties two weeks ago, she would have PBed with a sub-26 time then, but hopefully she will be measured in the twenty-fives this season. Also congratulations to Ingrid Coney (23:50), who has PBed on her 75th individual time trial, and to Sharolyn Higgs who tied her previous database best of 23:17 on her 32nd 15km individual time trial. Kudos to tonight' s fastest riders: Ellen Pazdzior with a season's best time (so far!) of 22:48, Claude Dréano who did 22:54 despite what looks l ike an interruption at the turn-around, and Shen Higgs who tied her previous database best of 23:17. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2013-Jul-30 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1939.474 km/h (22:48)35.382 km/h (25:26)2.806

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-25 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9377)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 45%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: ESE 5km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 50%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: ESE 11km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 60%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: S 5km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Wow, despite the high air pressure, 17 people bettered or tied their previous 15km database best. Nine of these are fairly inexperienced with time trials, so database improvements are expected even when the conditions are sub-optimal, but several of the other nine improvers have years of experience! Congratulations especially to Patrick Pelda (19:59) for taking 26 seconds off to go below 20 minutes for the first time! In terms of season-series improvements, 32 people bettered or tied their previous 15km 2013 OTT best. The most "unimproved" in both of these regards was Celia McInnis - but she probably has the most colourful excuse of anyone else out there as this picture of her "Hell Climb" fun yesterday shows! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:00 on 2013-Jul-25 (with fixes a week later) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2242.620 km/h (21:07)35.602 km/h (25:16)3.381
Male6647.957 km/h (18:46)39.531 km/h (22:46)3.720
Teams146.632 km/h (19:18)46.632 km/h (19:18)0.000
All Riders8947.957 km/h (18:46)38.640 km/h (23:17)4.084

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-24 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9628)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 64%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SSW 14 gust 29km/h, Pressure: 100.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Thunderstorm with light rainshowers. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 90%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: WSW 16 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 100.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 90%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SW 11km/h, Pressure: 100.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.

Six riders arrived at Union Hall to rainy, breezy conditions. Ideal conditions prevailed at the start of the TT. All riders finished. The fastest was Rick Sudac (OBC) in a time of 20:55. Diane Marleau (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 25:02, a new ABC ladies course record. Neil Farish was the fastest from ABC in a time of 23:03.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female235.952 km/h (25:02)33.422 km/h (26:55)2.530
Male443.028 km/h (20:55)39.288 km/h (22:54)3.611
All Riders643.028 km/h (20:55)37.333 km/h (24:06)4.298

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-21 - 40km (Heckston)

Ottawa Weather (09:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 54%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: NE 17km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: NNE 11km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 44%, DewPoint: 6C, Wind: ENE 4km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Most arrived expecting a fast 40km TT today, but the temperatures were cooler than ideal and the wind on the return leg more difficult than in Ottawa. Regardless, eight people improved upon their previous 40km database best, and here is a graph of their progress in any OBC 40km time trials they have ridden. We can also check how riders did today relative to their performance on the ABC 40 km courses this season by clicking here. Finally, here is a graph sorted in terms of decreasing consistency of riders' best OBC 15km and OBC 40km rides so far this year. Celia is pleased to that this ranking proves that she did indeed follow the instructions to take it easy, 40 hours after a dental inplant in her upper jaw. She toyed with the idea of going so slow that she'd be in position and well rested for a finish line sprint against Aaron, but thought that it was better to leave people to guess how infinitessimally small the odds of her winning such a competition would be! Worth a chuckle for sure! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:00 on 2013-Jul-21 (with a name correction on 2013-Jul-28 at about 19:30) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female939.216 km/h (1:01:12)35.658 km/h (1:07:18)3.241
Male3547.182 km/h (50:52)38.578 km/h (1:02:12)3.966
All Riders4447.182 km/h (50:52)37.981 km/h (1:03:11)4.006

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-18 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9174)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 81%, DewPoint: 23C, Wind: SSW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 19km, Humidex: 36.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 86%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: SW 13km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 13km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 23C, Wind: SSE 5km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.

w It was dry when we arrived, but there were some dark clouds in the distance and a few rumblings of thunder. Rain started about half an hour after the first rider left, and this was to the liking of some. Second place rider Doug van den Ham, who set a new PB of 18:55, was happy to be cooled down a bit by the rain. In all, 7 individuals managed to improve upon their previous database best for 15km. Significant improvements of 8.81% went to new rider Sophie Bernard (25:07) who has improved in each of her three attempts, and to her speedy boyfriend Jono Hailstone (19:03) from New Zealand. Jono's cube speed increased by 7.81% and he indicated that he was pretty satisfied with his new aero helmet. As well, 18 people tied or bettered their earlier 2013 OTT 15km best. Congratulations to all of the improvers and also to those who were smart enough not to clean their bikes before tonight's time trial! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:00 on 2013-Jul-21 (with an update on 2013-Jul-25 at about 21:00) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1238.571 km/h (23:20)34.681 km/h (25:57)1.992
Male5148.869 km/h (18:25)39.990 km/h (22:30)4.214
Tandems140.663 km/h (22:08)40.663 km/h (22:07)0.000
All Riders6448.869 km/h (18:25)39.005 km/h (23:04)4.384

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Jul-16 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9003)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 33C, Humidity: 50%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SW 10km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 41.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 32C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: SW 8km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 40.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 23C, Wind: S 8km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 39.

Thanks to Morely Dore for the photos which are posted on facebook. Hot and sunny with diminishing wind, this was a good night which could only have been improved if the air pressure was not so high. Congratulations to Tanya Hunt (25:13, 35.691km/h) and Nancy Luitwieler (26:20, 34.177km/h) who improved upon their previous 15km database best. Extra kudos to Nancy for again resetting the best 2013 WTT 15km Vet D (60-69 years old) time! Seven women bettered or tied their previous 2013 WTT best while 7 were slower, and 2 were out for the first WTT time trial. Barbara Wilson (29:56, 30.067km/h) posted the largest season-series improvement with a cube speed ratio of 1.1125. She was so fast that Morley had trouble getting a photo of her at the turn-around... These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2013-Jul-16 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1638.571 km/h (23:20)34.173 km/h (26:20)2.777

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-16 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8916)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 33C, Humidity: 50%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SW 10km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 41.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 32C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: SW 8km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 40.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 23C, Wind: S 8km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 39.

John Warren comments: "Twelve riders arrived at Union Hall to overcast, humid and 30 C temps, no wind. Ideal conditions prevailed at the start of the TT. All riders finished. The fastest was Rick Sudac (OBC) in a time of 20:51, a course best time. Diane Marleau (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 25:35. Neil Farish was the fastest from ABC in a time of 23:15. Andrew Kruger's time of 22:26 was hindered by a broken rear gear cluster which occurred at the 7 km point. Seven course best times were set tonight."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female335.179 km/h (25:35)31.081 km/h (28:57)3.265
Male943.165 km/h (20:51)35.883 km/h (25:04)3.748
All Riders1243.165 km/h (20:51)34.683 km/h (25:56)4.186

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-11 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9077)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 48%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: NNW 19km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 56%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: N 22km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: N 16km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.

This was a slow night for most of the 77 people who camed to race - perhaps because of the northerly side wind, and maybe augmented for some by soreness/fatigue from such excesses as doing Sunday's new ABC 40km TT route or enjoying Ottawa's Music Festivals. Whatever the reason, only 8 posted new database bests, and five of these were only doing their second 15km OBC time trial ever, and hence were more likely to improve. Congratulations to Patrick Pelda (20:35 43.725km/h), Marcel Drouin (21:45 41.379km/h) and Robyn Angeles (22:23 40.278km/h) who have more history in time trials and still managed to set new database personal bests tonight! Note that Robyn used to ride time trials several decades ago, and I'd love to have the data for those old time trials if anybody has it! As well, 21 people made improvements in their season-series bests, but only Erich Zappe had done more than 5 TTs in 2013. Congratulations to all, but especially to Patrick, Marcel, Robyn and Erich. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2013-Jul-11 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1541.475 km/h (21:42)36.410 km/h (24:43)2.482
Male6246.632 km/h (19:18)39.689 km/h (22:40)3.727
All Riders7746.632 km/h (19:18)39.051 km/h (23:02)3.752

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Jul-09 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9162)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 37.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 36.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 75%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.

Thanks to Morely Dore for the photos which are posted on facebook. Summer is back with heat and humidity, perhaps because the "Music & Beyond Festival" is in progress(!), and 20 women came out to do tonight's WTT. Light SSE winds made the out leg a little slow, and the wind diminished a bit as the time trial proceeded so that we got less help than we deserved on the way back. Still, the conditions were good enough for six to exceed or tie their previous 2013 WTT 15km best. Better yet, Candace Anderson managed to improve upon her previous Database Best for 15km. Also noteworthy is the new WTT 15km mark for female Minimes (13-14 years old) of 25:03 set by Nia Byway. Nia, who was trying out one of the OBC bikes donated by Andrea McKay, has done faster times in the Open series - even as a Peewee! She has the overall (male/female) Peewee (10-12 years old) record with the 24:39 she did on 2012-Aug-23! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:30 on 2013-Jul-09 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2036.885 km/h (24:24)33.076 km/h (27:12)2.904

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-09 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8690)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 37.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 36.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 75%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SSE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.

John Warren comments: "Eleven riders arrived at Union Hall to sunny, humid and 27 C temps, no wind. Ideal conditions prevailed at the start of the TT. Ten riders finished, Neil Farish abandoned because of the heat. The fastest was Paul Comeau (OBC) in a time of 23:52, a course best time. Diane Marleau (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 25:14, a course best time. Dave McAuslan was the fastest from ABC in a time of 26:29. Seven course best times were set tonight."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female435.667 km/h (25:14)31.947 km/h (28:10)2.221
Male637.709 km/h (23:52)33.742 km/h (26:40)1.900
All Riders1037.709 km/h (23:52)33.024 km/h (27:15)2.216

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-07 - 40km (Franktown - CR10) (evtfactor = 0.9903)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 89%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SSW 6km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 78%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: WNW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 13km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 77%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: WSW 9km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 13km, Humidex: 32.

Thanks go to Dave McAuslan for these photos. John Warren comments: Seventeen riders arrived at Franktown for our first 40k TT on our new County Road 10 course. Low pressure, overcast warm 24C were ideal conditions. Sixteen riders finished, Shawn Hamilton was suffering stomach cramps and abandoned. The fastest overall was Craig Burge (OBC) in a time of 57:18 a course record. Fastest from ABC, Neil Farish had a time of 61:59 an ABC course record. Fastest female was Alison Ingham (RwR) with a time of 67:50 a ladies course record. Fastest female from ABC was Dianne Marleau in a time of 69:15, an ABC ladies course record. Celia McInnis adds: Several people reported that they found the course harder than expected with long gentle grades rather than steep hills such as on the Calabogie course. One benefit of the steeper hills in Calabogie is that many of us stand on a few of the hills, and this change of position results in less soreness than some of us experienced on today's Franktown-Perth course. Still, every person who rode the 2013-Jun-02 40km TT on the Calabogie Course was faster on the CR10 course, and the average of their cube speed improvements was 17.42%! As well, all but one of today's riders was quicker today than their best on the Calabogie Course in 2012 or 2013.





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female435.381 km/h (1:07:50)33.291 km/h (1:12:05)1.794
Male1241.885 km/h (57:18)37.128 km/h (1:04:38)3.334
All Riders1641.885 km/h (57:18)36.169 km/h (1:06:21)3.450

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-04 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9142)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 23C, Wind: SSW 16 gust 29km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 39.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 72%, DewPoint: 22C, Wind: SSW 24km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 36.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 77%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: SW 17km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.

On the start line we saw some dark skies with heavy rainfall to the southwest, but Geoffrey Wright, the most experienced in life amongst us, thought that the storms were moving mostly north and would miss us. Certainly the south gusts for at least the early departers were scarey (I abandoned the aero bars for more than a kilometer), but there was enough of a west wind that Geoffrey was wrong and most of us got a dunking. It was not a fast night for most, with 46 people riding slower than their season series best and a dozen of those riding at less than 90% of their 2013 OTT cube-speed best. Last week was a quick night, and looking at just the seven women who participated last week and tonight, only a Nia Byway improved. The men who participated both days fared better with 12 of 35 improving despite the more difficult conditions. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2013-Jul-04 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1138.380 km/h (23:27)35.396 km/h (25:25)1.901
Male6149.405 km/h (18:13)39.549 km/h (22:45)4.116
All Riders7249.405 km/h (18:13)38.915 km/h (23:07)4.139

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Jul-02 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8976)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mist. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: NNE 11km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 8km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Haze. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: NE 11km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 6km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Haze. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 88%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: NE 10km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 6km.

Thanks to Morely Dore for the photos which are posted on facebook. This was a slow night - Wet with Cool, thick air. Only one woman, Patricia Konantz posted an improvement upon her previous 2013 WTT best. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2013-Jul-02 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1138.682 km/h (23:16)33.798 km/h (26:37)2.972

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jul-02 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8603)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mist. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: NNE 11km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 8km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Haze. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 87%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: NE 11km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 6km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Haze. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 88%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: NE 10km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 6km, Humidex: .

John Warren comments: Five riders arrived at Union Hall to overcast, 19 C temps, low humidity. Ideal conditions prevailed at the start of the TT. All riders finished. The fastest was Marcel Lavoie (OBC) in a time of 20:55. Diane Marleau (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 25:57. Neil Farish was the fastest from ABC in a time of 23:03. Kathleen Milne rode her first TT in over 3 years. Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., July 09, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. The next 40k TT is scheduled for Sun., July 07, meet at Christian Academy (Franktown) parking lot at 7:45 am. The course has been marked with orange paint; the start point is on CtyRd 10 (Perth Rd) approx. 1.5 km from the Christian Academy parking lot, and the turn-around point is just before the 50 km speed zone near Perth.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female234.682 km/h (25:57)32.127 km/h (28:00)2.554
Male343.028 km/h (20:55)38.053 km/h (23:39)4.522
All Riders543.028 km/h (20:55)35.683 km/h (25:13)4.828

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OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Jun-27 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9533)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 62%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: NE 18km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 66%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: NE 12km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 65%, DewPoint: 17C, Wind: NNE 19km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.

This was a fast night - low air pressure, warm, high humidity and calmer than reported in the Environment Canada conditions measured at the MacDonald Cartier Airport. Fifty-one out of the seventy-three who had ridden an earlier 2013 OTT tied or set new season-series personal bests tonight, and seventeen of those had more than a 10% cube speed improvement. Even better than season-series bests, twenty-four riders improved upon their previous database best, with seven improving by more than 10%. Special accolades to Katherine Maine (22:39, 39.735km/h) for a new category record for the Cadet Women. She whittled another 5 seconds off of the record she set on 2013-Jun-18 in the WTT series. As well, lots of praise to Joel Katz for going below (way below(!)) 20 minutes for the first time with 19:44 (45.608km/h). This was 41 seconds faster than his previous best, and not only has Joel has been riding time trials regularly for years, but he was a Junior Provincial Champion in his youth. It is also worth pointing out the good ride of new participant Jono Hailstone. Jono is here from New Zealand for the summer, and his 19:48 (45.455km/h) was good for fourth place. Last, but certainly not least, was Matthew Surch's first place finish in 19:14 (46.794km/h), 47 seconds faster than his previous best of 20:01. Matt normally rides his road bike with affixed aero-bars, but tonight he was using Todd Fairhead's TT bike. He was riding it as if he stolen it, but assures us that he was lent the bike! Wow. Great fun! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 14:30 on 2013-Jun-27 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1242.688 km/h (21:05)37.909 km/h (23:44)2.587
Male6646.794 km/h (19:14)40.201 km/h (22:23)3.378
All Riders7846.794 km/h (19:14)39.848 km/h (22:35)3.371

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Jun-25 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9581)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: W 17km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 35.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 78%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: NNW 14km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 88%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: NE 4km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.

Thanks to Paul Menzel for the photos which are posted on facebook. The skies were sputtering rain as we did our time trials, but the air pressure was nice and low, the temperature warm and the wind on the course was considerably less than measured at the McDonald Cartier Airport. This resulted in some excellent times. Four women posted improvements in their previous 15km database best. Three of these riders are new to time trials this year - 14 year old Alexandra Bouchard (31:37, 28.466km/h) with a huge 17.19% cube speed improvement, Lisa Zaccardelli (26:04, 34.527km/h) also having a double-digit improvement of 10.10%, and Alexandra's mom Lucie Tremblay (23:51, 37.736) with a 6.5% improvement. The fourth lady with a new database best was Nancy Luitwieler (26:43, 33.687km/h) who took 34 seconds off of her previous record from a decade ago! Special congratulations to all of these riders, as well as to cadet rider Keltie Campbell (24:59, 36.024km/h) who was only 10 seconds off of her PB from last Thursday, despite waiting for a string of slow moving cars at the turn-around tonight. She and Celia McInnis could have had a picnic while waiting! Anyway, in all 13 riders posted improvements in their previous 2013 WTT 15km bests. Ellen Pazdzior (22:56, 39.244km/h) posted a 15.09% cube speed improvement to place first tonight tied for the fourth fastest 15km so far in the 2013 WTT series. One other of these improvers has a very special distinction of being very consistent over the past 24 seasons - Jean Cooper, now in her 70th year, has been doing WTT events every year since 1990, and this graph is quite remarkable! Not too many people age so well! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2013-Jun-25 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2139.244 km/h (22:56)33.288 km/h (27:02)2.851

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jun-25 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9126)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 76%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: W 17km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 35.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 78%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: NNW 14km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 88%, DewPoint: 21C, Wind: NE 4km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.

Thirteen riders arrived at Union Hall to rainy conditions, 20 C temps. The rain tapered off and ideal conditions prevailed at the start of the TT. All riders finished. The fastest was Macel Lavoie (OBC) in a time of 20:31, which is another new course record. Kelly Knowles (OBC) was the fastest female, with a new ladies course record in a time of 21:49. Neil Farish was the fastest from ABC in a time of 23:08. The fastest female from ABC was Linda Wallace in a time of 28:33. There were 10 Couse Best times, including the course records. Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., July 02, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. The next 40k TT is scheduled for Sun., July 07, meet at Christian Academy (Franktown) parking lot at 7:45 am. The course has been marked with orange paint; the start point is on CtyRd 10 (Perth Rd) approx. 1.5 km from the Christian Academy parking lot, and the turn-around point is just before the 50 km speed zone near Perth.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female441.253 km/h (21:49)33.613 km/h (26:46)4.433
Male943.867 km/h (20:31)36.841 km/h (24:25)3.977
All Riders1343.867 km/h (20:31)35.848 km/h (25:06)4.383

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Jun-20 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9456)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 37%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: W 5km/h, Pressure: 102.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 45%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: WSW 9km/h, Pressure: 102.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: S 10km/h, Pressure: 102.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

The air pressure was higher than 102kPa which would have resulted in slow times had the other conditions not been first rate - namely warm and fairly windless. There were new database bests set by twenty-one people(!), including first place male, Robert Parniak with 19:24 (46.392km/h) and first place female Kelly Knowles at 21:14 (42.386km/h). As well, there were new year category bests in six categories ranging from the youngest (13-14 years old in 2013) Minime Female and Minime Male riders Julia Gibson and Kyle Caie, to the oldest rider Geoffrey Wright (85 years old), and tonight's oldest woman, Mary Ajersch (who turns 73 this September). It is always interesting to see how the older people rank when handicaps devised from the British VTTA age/gender standards are applied - Rick Sudac tops the list by a long shot! Rick turns 65 next year and he was second overall tonight, without any handicap(!) with 20:11 (44.628km/h). Fantastic! Finally, 46 out of the 58 who had ridden an earlier OTT event in 2013 improved upon their previous 2013 OTT best. Congratulations! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2013-Jun-20 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1042.386 km/h (21:14)36.190 km/h (24:52)2.381
Male5846.392 km/h (19:24)39.907 km/h (22:33)3.507
Teams139.359 km/h (22:52)39.359 km/h (22:51)0.000
All Riders6946.392 km/h (19:24)39.361 km/h (22:51)3.587

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Jun-18 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8981)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 44%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: NNW 15km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: NNW 19 gust 28km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: NNW 21km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Thirty-one women enjoyed a dry - and even sunny - time trial tonight. It was not a particularly easy night with strong side winds from the north and fairly high air pressure, but some excellent times resulted from increased fitness levels. Most noteworthy was the time of first place woman Katherine Maine at 22:47 (39.589km/h). Katherine set a new category record for the Cadet Women. She also was one of the three women who improved upon their previous database best for 15km, though the biggest improver in this regard was Lucie Tremblay, who indicated that she wasn't held up by cars at the turn-around this week. Finally, Katherine was amongst the twelve women who bettered their best 2013 speed in any TT data stored on this site. Way to go to all who posted improvements, and to all the rest who rode tonight. Hey, with a flat this morning and another on the way home from the post TT dinner, Celia McInnis is glad that she got through the event on one of her backup bikes! Thanks go to the volunteers, including Patricia Slaunwhite for taking the photos shown here. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2013-Jun-18 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female3139.589 km/h (22:44)33.617 km/h (26:46)3.203

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jun-18 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.9092)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 44%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: NNW 15km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: NNW 19 gust 28km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: NNW 21km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren comments: "Eleven riders arrived at Union Hall to ideal conditions 20 C temps and a light breeze. All riders finished, with three sub 21 minute rides. The fastest was Craig Hawkes (Cyclery) in a time of 20:34, which is a new course record. Kelly Knowles (OBC) was the fastest female, with a new ladies course record in a time of 22:03. Neil Farish was the fastest from ABC in a time of 23:21. The fastest female frome ABC was Darlene Yee in a time of 30:30." Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., June 25, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. The next 40k TT is scheduled for Sun., July 7, meet at Christian Academy (Franktown) parking lot at 7:45 am. The course has been marked with orange paint; the start point is on CtyRd 10 (Perth Rd) approx. 1.5 km from the Christian Academy parking lot, and the turn-around point is just before the 50 km speed zone near Perth.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female240.816 km/h (22:03)35.162 km/h (25:35)5.654
Male943.760 km/h (20:34)37.833 km/h (23:47)4.311
All Riders1143.760 km/h (20:34)37.347 km/h (24:05)4.699

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Jun-13 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9150)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 50%, DewPoint: 12C, Wind: E 19km/h, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: E 14km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: E 10km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: .

Though riders faced a pretty tough east wind on the way out, the lower than average air pressure was helpful, and some fantastic times resulted. There were two new category records tonight - Connor Byway who turns 16 in September did 19:14 (46.794km/h) thus taking 20 seconds off of the previous Male Cadet mark which was set by Derek Gee two weeks ago, while Matteo Dal-Cin (18:39 which is 48.257km/h) took one second off of the long-standing Senior Male record of 18:40 which Gord Fraser set on 1995-Jun-22! Both Connor and Matteo also set sizable personal 15km database bests, as did 16 others. Note that the top two improvers, Keith Evans (25:15) and Kevin Massicotte (19:56) with cube-speed improvements of 49.42% and 24.91%, were only doing their second OBC time trial, and Kevin indicated that part of his improvement tonight was due the fact that last week he had a flat tire a kilometer from the end! Finally, 44 out of the 70 finishers who had ridden an earlier 15km event in the OBC Open Time Trial Series posted improvements in their previous 2013 OTT best. Way to go all! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2013-Jun-13 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1643.408 km/h (20:44)37.793 km/h (23:48)3.578
Male6749.180 km/h (18:18)39.828 km/h (22:35)3.922
All Riders8349.180 km/h (18:18)39.435 km/h (22:49)3.941

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Jun-11 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8617)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: N 21km/h, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Visibility: 3km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 97%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: N 22km/h, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Visibility: 3km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 97%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: N 19 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 3km.

Rain, cold temperatures and a stiff north wind more than offset any benefit that the lowish air pressure might have given the eleven women who rode tonight's time trial. Of the nine who had ridden earlier 2013 WTT events, only 2 improved upon their season-series best speed - Patricia Konantz (28:31) and Alyssa Mellon who had tonight's fastest time of 22:47. Part of their excuse for improving might have been that they were only out for their second time trial of the season. You can click here to see a graph showing the WTT results so far this season for all who rode tonight. There were two new riders out tonight - Lucie Tremblay was fourth overall with 25:14 (despite a considerable delay from cars at the turn-around) and her 14 year old daughter Alexandra Bouchard did 33:20. They enjoyed the race and we'll look forward to seeing how well they (and the rest of us) will ride under more favourable conditions! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2013-Jun-11 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1139.503 km/h (22:47)33.227 km/h (27:05)3.983

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jun-11 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.6947)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 14C, Wind: N 21km/h, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Visibility: 3km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 97%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: N 22km/h, Pressure: 100.6kPa, Visibility: 3km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 97%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: N 19 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 100.7kPa, Visibility: 3km.

John Warren comments: "Two riders braved the rain and arrived at Union Hall to 15 C temps and 10-15k SW breeze. By the time of the start, the rain had changed to a drizzle. All riders finished and the fastest was Mike Nash (RwR) in a time of 21:50. The lone rider from ABC, Rob Sullivan had a time of 30:21." Next 15k TT; meet at Union Hall, Tues., June 18, at 6:30 pm. for a 7:00 pm start. The next 40k TT is scheduled for Sun., July 7, meet at Christian Academy (Franktown) parking lot at 7:45 am. The course has been marked with orange paint; the start point is on CtyRd 10 (Perth Rd) approx. 1.5 km from the Christian Academy parking lot, and the turn-around point is just before the 50 km speed zone near Perth. For those intending to ride the 40k TT; please contact Les Humphreys @ 613-256-2498, or John Warren @ 613-256-3195 before noon Sat., July 6.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male241.221 km/h (21:50)35.438 km/h (25:23)5.784

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Jun-06 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8148)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 11C, Humidity: 95%, DewPoint: 10C, Wind: ENE 21km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 10km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 11C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: ENE 21km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 8km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 11C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 11C, Wind: ENE 18 gust 33km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 6km.

With weather that was cold and wet accompanied by fairly high air pressure and a considerable wind from the ENE, this was not one of the more attractive time trial nights. There were however 5 nicely umbrella-d volunteers, nineteen riders and several overseers, so the race went on! Fastest of the night was Brian Trafford, who also had the distinction of the biggest season-series improvement - a 10.23% cube speed improvement, though still 26 seconds slower than his database best of 19:46 from a nicer 2012-Jul-19. Only two others improved on earlier 2013 OTT results - third place Joel Katz with a 2.92% cube speed improvement, and Jonathan Labelle with a 2 second improvement and a new database best. The only other person to improve upon his previous database best for 15km was Rob Sullivan. His large 15.51% cube-speed improvement is partly due to the fact that his earlier time trials were on the tougher ABC Clayton Road course, and partly due to his newness at doing time trials. There were only 3 women out tonight, and none of us improved, but hey, we were out there! Congratulations to all who came out to ride and many thanks to the intrepid volunteers who ran the event. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2013-Jun-06 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female338.055 km/h (23:39)34.822 km/h (25:50)2.311
Male1644.554 km/h (20:12)38.263 km/h (23:31)4.119
All Riders1944.554 km/h (20:12)37.720 km/h (23:51)4.087

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jun-04 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8594)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 36%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: W 16 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 33%, DewPoint: 2C, Wind: W 21km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 35%, DewPoint: 2C, Wind: W 19km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren comments: "Seven riders arrived at Union Hall to 19 C temps and 15-20k NW breeze. By the time of the start, there was little wind. All riders finished and the fastest overall with a new Ladies Course Record was Kelly Knowles (OBC) in a time of 22:26. Fastest from ABC, Neil Farish had a time of 22:58. Darlene Yee was fastest female from ABC, had a time of 30:24."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female240.119 km/h (22:26)34.862 km/h (25:48)5.257
Male539.187 km/h (22:58)35.564 km/h (25:18)3.325
All Riders740.119 km/h (22:26)35.363 km/h (25:27)3.987

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-Jun-04 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9155)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 36%, DewPoint: 4C, Wind: W 16 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 33%, DewPoint: 2C, Wind: W 21km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 35%, DewPoint: 2C, Wind: W 19km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Tonight was the first 15km WTT event of 2013. It may have been a little cooler and windier, and with higher air pressure than optimal, but the weather was good enough to draw out 34 women, 21 of whom rode faster than their best WTT 10km average speed this year. Congratulations especially to the three ladies who improved upon their previous database best for 15km. Marie-Alexandre Lemire, riding in only her second 15km time trial, posted a huge 37.78% improvement in the cube-speed that she did in last Thursday's Open Time Trial, whereas Claire Menzel, in her second year of time trials, managed to improve 20.26% over her best mark last year. Caitlin Crooks was also on her second year of time trials, and she improved by 7.69%. Finally, junior cyclist Myriam Burton, now in her third year of time trials, had the distinction of tying her previous best 15km time. Good riding all - Thanks for coming out to share the fun - and of course thanks to all the volunteers. If you're a facebooker, feel free to tag the photos which André Marier and I took of you. You can get to the pictures by clicking on the thumbnails found above these comments. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2013-Jun-04 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female3439.387 km/h (22:51)33.937 km/h (26:31)3.000

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-Jun-02 - 40km (Calabogie - Hwy 511) (evtfactor = 0.8282)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 98%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: SSW 10km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: .
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 95%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: S 10km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Vis: 16km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 90%, DewPoint: 19C, Wind: S 17km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 28.

John Warren comments: "Thirteen riders arrived at Calabogie for our first 40k TT of 2013, and our last TT for the Hwy 511 course. Heavy rain at 7:00am gave way to ideal conditions by race time. By the time of the start, there was little wind, mild 21C and overcast. All riders finished. The fastest overall was Rod Diaz (OBC) in a time of 58:32. Fastest from ABC, Neil Farish had a time of 65:34. Fastest female was Kelly Knowles (OBC) with a time of 62:49. Our course will change to County Road 10 from Franktown to Perth."





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female238.206 km/h (1:02:49)33.434 km/h (1:11:46)4.772
Male1141.002 km/h (58:32)35.638 km/h (1:07:20)3.826
All Riders1341.002 km/h (58:32)35.299 km/h (1:07:59)4.065

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OBC Open TT Series - 2013-May-30 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8967)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 18C, Wind: SW 18km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 35.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 62%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SSW 19 gust 31km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 36.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 69%, DewPoint: 20C, Wind: SSW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.

Temperatures 20C higher than last week drew out more than a hundred riders and there were some excellent times. Especially noteworthy was Derek Gee's 2nd place finishing time of 19:34. This improved upon the previous Cadet Male record of 19:38 which was set by Alex Cataford on 2009-Sep-10. Alex, now a senior rider was here tonight to see his record fall, and since it is only May, the record is almost certain to fall several more times over the summer, particularly so because there has been such good competition between Derek Gee and Connor Byway, who was in fourth place tonight with 19:55. We also want to point out that eight categories had improvements in their previous year bests, while twenty people had improvements in the previous database best and thirty-eight people had improvements in their season-series best. Note that the wind picked up as the time trial proceeded so that the earlier riders had an easier night in the saddle than many of the later riders! We'll look forward to more good times next week! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2013-May-30 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. There were a number of apparent errors (for instance Taylor Saravanamuttoo's time of 8:28, and the gender of one rider, etc.). I fixed what I could, but will check back for corrections in the OBC postings.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1941.475 km/h (21:42)35.661 km/h (25:14)3.052
Male7947.038 km/h (19:08)39.669 km/h (22:41)3.876
Tandems137.921 km/h (23:44)37.921 km/h (23:44)0.000
All Riders9947.038 km/h (19:08)38.882 km/h (23:08)4.034

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-May-28 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9769)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 43%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: SSE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: ESE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

With much nicer weather than what was available for the previous week's cancelled time trial, the volunteers came without their umbrellas and twenty-two people arrived to do this last 10km WTT of 2013. The light SSE winds resulted in negative splits for most riders, and seven of the seventeen who had done an earlier 2013 WTT, improved upon their previous season-series best. Congratulations to these and also to Nicole MacDonald who posted a 2.56% cube-speed improvement in her previous 10km database best. So far, there have been 67 time trials ridden by 32 riders whose 2013 WTT bests are shown in this table. Nine women have ridden all three of the 10km events. For your interest, you may click here to see these results age and gender handicapped via the VTTA standards. Note that next Tuesday we move up to 15km time trials for the rest of the season - 5km of more fun! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:00 on 2013-May-28 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2138.176 km/h (15:43)32.950 km/h (18:12)2.759
Male134.286 km/h (17:30)34.286 km/h (17:29)0.000
All Riders2238.176 km/h (15:43)33.011 km/h (18:10)2.710

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-May-28 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.8346)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 43%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: SSE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 57%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: ESE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren comments: Nine riders arrived at Union Hall to 21 C temps and 15-20k SW breeze. By the time of the start, there was little wind. Eight riders finished, Mike Nash flatted at the 6k point. The fastest overall with a new Course Record was Rick Sudac (OBC) in a time of 21:17. Fastest from ABC, Shawn Hamilton had a time of 23:45. With each time improvement on a new course there will be course best times, all finishers had course best times tonight.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female128.970 km/h (31:04)28.970 km/h (31:03)0.000
Male742.287 km/h (21:17)35.925 km/h (25:03)3.768
All Riders842.287 km/h (21:17)35.055 km/h (25:40)4.208

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-May-23 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8125)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 11C, Humidity: 90%, DewPoint: 9C, Wind: NNW 33km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Visibility: 19km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 10C, Humidity: 90%, DewPoint: 8C, Wind: NNW 26 gust 42km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 9C, Humidity: 88%, DewPoint: 7C, Wind: NW 25 gust 39km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

With blustery winds and temperatures falling into the single digit range by race end, it felt more like a Good Friday Time Trial than a late May one. Those who cycled to the event in the rain were particularly cold. This was not a fast night. Of the four riders who improved upon their previous 2013 OTT best, two (Yuhji Kuronuma and Gregory Marshall) hadn't been out since this year's very early Good Friday (2013-Mar-29), while Taylor Saravanamuttoo had the advantage of being better used to the loaner bike than she was last week. Congratulations to these three riders for also setting new personal database bests! There was some great team riding from the squad of Derek Gee, Dustin King and Jeremie Lacasse - 20:07 (44.739km/h). They were second overall, while Aaron Fillion was first with 19:05 (47.162km/h) and Mason Hanrahan was third with 20:09. For the women, Katherine Maine was first with 25:03 (35.952km/h), Calah Wright was second with 25:34 (35.202) and Ingrid Coney was third in 26:36 (33.835km/h). You may click here to see howtonight's riders proceeded from earlier May time trials in 2013. Let's hope for warmer, drier and less windy conditions next week! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:30 on 2013-May-23 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female635.952 km/h (25:02)33.855 km/h (26:35)1.378
Male1947.162 km/h (19:05)39.260 km/h (22:55)3.892
Teams144.739 km/h (20:07)44.739 km/h (20:07)0.000
All Riders2647.162 km/h (19:05)38.224 km/h (23:32)4.281

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-May-21 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.6908)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Thunderstorm with Light Rain. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: ENE 17km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 5km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 96%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: E 40 gust 62km/h, Pressure: 10kPa, Visibility: km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 92%, DewPoint: 13C, Wind: NE 21km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Two riders arrived at Union Hall to cold, wet and windy conditions; 13 C temps and 15-20k NW breeze. By the time of the start, there was no wind and no rain. All riders finished. The fastest overall was Neil Farish (ABC) in a time of 23:46. Fastest from ABC, Rob Sullivan had a time of 30:32 for his first ever time trial.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male237.868 km/h (23:46)33.672 km/h (26:43)4.196

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-May-16 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8287)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 13C, Humidity: 51%, DewPoint: 3C, Wind: NW 31 gust 43km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 55%, DewPoint: 3C, Wind: NW 30 gust 41km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 11C, Humidity: 58%, DewPoint: 3C, Wind: NNW 34km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.

A few of us were surprised by how cold it was at race start and decided to wear whatever we had with us - The choice we had was either be uncomfortably cold and waste energy shivering, or to be more comfortable temperature wise doing the extra work that resulted from our jackets flapping in the strong winds. Mind you the most aerodynamically equipped, especially the younger and lighter riders also found the wind a challenge for their deep dish or disc wheels. In short, it was not a fast night. Only eleven of the 50 who had ridden an earlier TT in 2013 improved upon their previous season-series best, and of those, the two most improved - William Thompson and Aaron Fillion - had the excellent excuse of not having done an OTT since Good Friday (2013-Mar-29) - Not as if Aaron would bother noticing a breeze that was so far below the resistance that he generated with his 48.474km/h average speed for a first place time of 18:34! More surprising in terms of improvements were the three database bests achieved tonight - Congratulations to cadet woman Taylor Saravanamuttoo for her 8.14% cube speed improvement. She was happy to be trying out the Cervelo that Andrea McKay donated to the OBC for the use of young females in the OBC racing program. Great riding from Veteran C (50-59 years old) male Eric Appotive, who is in his 4th year of riding time trials, posted a 3.84% improvement. Lots of encouragement for more improvements from Cadet female Katherine Maine. So far she has improved in every one of the three time trials that she has ridden. Finally, kudos to all who come out to ride or help with these time trials. It's fun to have you out there. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2013-May-16 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. My (Celia McInnis') time was reported a minute faster than it should or could have been with my jacket flapping in the strong wind, so I entered my time correctly on my site and sent a note to Peter Tregunno to fix it in the OBC results.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female940.359 km/h (22:18)35.139 km/h (25:36)2.741
Male5148.474 km/h (18:34)39.349 km/h (22:52)3.469
All Riders6048.474 km/h (18:34)38.718 km/h (23:14)3.690

ABC Open TT Series - 2013-May-14 - 15km (Clayton Rd.) (evtfactor = 0.7895)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 32%, DewPoint: -2C, Wind: SW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 34%, DewPoint: -2C, Wind: SSE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: -2C, Wind: S 12km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren comments: "Tonight was our first 15k TT of the season, and the first on our new Clayton Road course. Ten riders arrived at Union Hall to cool conditions; 10 C temps and 15-20k NW breeze. All riders finished. All riders set Course Best times (of course), and the fastest overall was Mike Nash (RwR) in a time of 22:25 sets a Course Record. Fastest from ABC, Neil Farish had a time of 24:52. Darlene Yee (ABC) was the fastest female in a time of 32:39. All in all a good start for the 2013 season."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female127.565 km/h (32:39)27.565 km/h (32:39)0.000
Male940.149 km/h (22:25)35.240 km/h (25:32)2.791
All Riders1040.149 km/h (22:25)34.472 km/h (26:06)3.509

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-May-14 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9482)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 32%, DewPoint: -2C, Wind: SW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, WindChill: .
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 34%, DewPoint: -2C, Wind: SSE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, WindChill: .
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 39%, DewPoint: -2C, Wind: S 12km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 24km, WindChill: .

Thanks to Morley Dore for the pictures at the turn-around It was 10-12°C colder than last week, but it was sunny and the wind was fairly light. Fourteen of the twenty who rode tonight were out for their second WTT of the season. Of the fourteen, half improved over their last week's time. Celia McInnis was the only person with a cube-speed improvement over 10%, and she credits the lack of cars at the turn-around with helping her to meet this mark. On the other hand, three people had ratios which were less than 90% of their performance last week. If you look below the results, you will see that the "Average of the Performance Ratios" for tonight versus last week is 0.9825 - i.e., the numbers show that tonight was more difficult than last week since the average of the cube speed ratios for tonight relative to last week is about 98.25%. Two riders - tonight's fastest rider Veronik Bourgon (15:03), and Minime male Kyle Caie (16:56) - actually managed to improve upon their previous database best for 10km. Veronik's improvement was huge - 21.29% better than her best from 2011-May-03. Congratulations! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:00 on 2013-May-14 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1939.867 km/h (15:03)32.862 km/h (18:15)3.294
Male135.433 km/h (16:56)35.433 km/h (16:56)0.000
All Riders2039.867 km/h (15:03)32.990 km/h (18:11)3.259

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-May-09 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9127)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22°C, Humidity: 60%, Dew Point: 14°C, Wind: WNW 13km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22°C, Humidity: 59%, Dew Point: 13°C, Wind: WNW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 19°C, Humidity: 68%, Dew Point: 13°C, Wind: WNW 12km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 24km, Humidex: *

Rather than the predicted rain showers, the sunshine increased as tonight's time trial proceeded, and there were some excellent times and/or improvements for the who rode. There were 8 males below 20 minutes (45+km/h) and one female, Véronique Fortin at 21:12 (42.453km/h). All but five of those who had ridden a previous 2013 OTT event improved upon their season-series best. More significantly, especially considering how early in the season it is, 15 entrants bettered their previous 15km database best. Special congratulations go to cadet cyclist Connor Byway whose 32% cube speed improvement resulted in a time of 19:45 for 6th place overall. Note that Connor currently has the 4th fastest Cadet 15km time in this database, just 7 seconds slower that Alex Cataford's cadet record of 19:38. Kudos also to Derek Gee. He holds the 2nd and 3rd fastest databased Cadet times for 15km, and though he didn't do a PB tonight, he was still 2 seconds faster than Connor, not to mention half a minute faster than his quick dad. For the females, cadet cyclist Katherine Maine was perhaps the most noteworthy. In only her second 15km OBC time trial, she took nearly two minutes off of the time of her first attempt to do an excellent 24:35 (36.61km/h). These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2013-May-09 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female942.453 km/h (21:12)35.928 km/h (25:03)3.213
Male5847.244 km/h (19:03)40.266 km/h (22:21)3.731
Tandems136.388 km/h (24:44)36.388 km/h (24:44)0.000
All Riders6847.244 km/h (19:03)39.635 km/h (22:42)3.944

OBC Women's TT Series - 2013-May-07 - 10km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9630)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 23%, Dew Point: 4C, Wind: SSE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 33%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: SE 4km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 35%, Dew Point: 6C, Wind: SSE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Visibility: 24km, Humidex: *.

What a great day to start the 25th WTT season! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2013-May-07 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





10km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2538.462 km/h (15:36)32.579 km/h (18:25)3.362

OBC Open TT Series - 2013-May-02 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8544)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 26°C, Humidity: 30%, Dew Point: 8°C, Wind: E 9km/h, Pressure: 102.7kPa, Visibility: 24km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24°C, Humidity: 37%, Dew Point: 9°C, Wind: ESE 12km/h, Pressure: 102.6kPa, Visibility: 24km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21°C, Humidity: 50%, Dew Point: 10°C, Wind: E 10km/h, Pressure: 102.7kPa, Visibility: 24km, Humidex: *

Beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures drew 89 individual entrants and one tandem pair out to tonight's time trial in hope of good times. Of the 28 people who also rode on the 20°C cooler Good Friday, all but one improved. The average performance ratio was 1.2247 - i.e. the average cube-speed improvement over Good Friday was 22.47%. The improvement would have been far more were it not for the low humidity and very high air pressure of 102.7kPa. Warren MacDonald who was the fastest rider tonight at 19:12, reported averaging 412 watts for the ride, a good effort! Congratulations to the eight people who improved upon their previous 15km database best. Four of these are new to OBC time trials this year with their only previous result being for Good Friday 2013. Welcome! Catherine Dessureault, tonight's fastest woman at 21:34, did her first OBC time trials last August. She's fast and she's young, so we'll look forward to many years of improvement. Lisa Meyers is on her 6th year of riding time trials, and she is very stong, coming from a background of speed skating. The other two PBers are back after being away from local time trials for many years - Joachim Toelke, who did 20:54 tonight last rode on 1997-Aug-14 with a previous personal database best of 21:17 on 1994-Jun-23. Apart from this past Good Friday Time Trial, Eppo Maertans, who did 23:53 tonight, last rode an OBC time trial on 1998-Jun-11. His previous database best for 15km was 14:15 done on 1998-Apr-10. For your curiousity, here are the results of those who rode both tonight and on 1994-Jun-23, and here are the results of those who rode both tonight and on 1998-Apr-10.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1341.731 km/h (21:34)35.992 km/h (25:00)3.038
Male7446.875 km/h (19:12)38.655 km/h (23:16)3.987
Tandems136.000 km/h (25:00)36.000 km/h (25:00)0.000
All Riders8846.875 km/h (19:12)38.231 km/h (23:32)3.960

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OBC Open TT Series - 2013-Mar-29 (Good Friday) - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.7129)

Ottawa Weather (11:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 5C, Humidity: 67%, Dew Point: -1C, Wind: WNW 16km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (12:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 5C, Humidity: 67%, Dew Point: 0C, Wind: WNW 15km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (13:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 6C, Humidity: 66%, Dew Point: 0C, Wind: WNW 20km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Visibility: 24km.

Celia McInnis and Easter Bunny, though not accepted as OBCers, had lots of unofficial fun! Looking at the databased results for previous Good Fridays, we see that the Event Factor tends to average about only 66%, and only about 55% for the GFTTs that fall in March. Most riders have not spent much time outside on their bikes, and the weather conditions can be difficult. Probably the toughest GFTT that was not cancelled was that of 2008-Mar-21 for which the starting temperature of -9°C was about 15°C colder than today, with winds was gusting to about 50km/h rather than today's which was less than 20km/h. Both days had air pressure in the vicinity of 102 kPa, and air pressure this high makes for slower times. The event factor for 2008-Mar-21 was only .3851, which means that the six of us who dared to enter were riding as if we had only 38.51% of the power which we would have in our season's best. Today will score considerably better that, and we can get some idea of the score by calculating today's performance ratios relative to riders' bests from last year. Michel Somogyi and Jules Gagnon were the only two riders to improve upon their best from last year, and that was largely possible since they only did the GFTT last year. Great riding from the fastest man and woman, Aaron Fillion (19:16) and his spouse Jennifer Stephenson (22:31). Jennifer posted a time which was 3:32 faster than the previous best women's March time, while Aaron was 1:33 faster than the next fastest men's March time. These results were first posted on the OBC web site circa 20:00 on April Fools Day and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female739.970 km/h (22:31)32.149 km/h (27:59)4.363
Male5946.753 km/h (19:15)35.077 km/h (25:39)3.927
Teams233.603 km/h (26:47)21.689 km/h (41:29)11.915
All Riders6846.753 km/h (19:15)34.382 km/h (26:10)5.019

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ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Sep-25 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.9400)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 63%, Dew Point: 11C, Wind: S 14km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 64%, Dew Point: 10C, Wind: S 14km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 65%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: SSE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren comments: "Seven riders arrived at Union Hall to cool conditions; 18 C, and wind 25-30k W. This marks the end or our ABC time trial program for 2012, which is our 25th year of time trials. All riders finished. Fastest was Kelly Knowles (OBC) in a time of 23:22, a female course record eclipsing the time of 23:37 set by Diane Marleau in 2009. The fastest from ABC was Greg Calnan in a time of 25:32, a Season Best time. Fastest female from ABC was Celia McInnis (ABC) in a time of 28:10." Celia adds: Congratulations to Kelly Knowles (23:22), in her first attempt on this course. It was not an easy night, with only Greg Calnan managing a slight season-series improvement of 2 seconds. Most of the rest of us were off by more than half a minute from our best Tatlock Road ride this year. Kelly Knowles did really well in the OBC TTs this year with a best of 21:39. On Tatlock Road tonight, not only did Kelly reset the women's course record, but she also managed to place first overall! Note that a woman has placed first in an ABC time trial only 7 times out of the 515 ABC time trials which we have results for over the past 25 years, and usually only when the participation is lower than tonight due to very bad weather. Here are the complete results for the ABC TTs where a woman came first. If you want (and are prepared to wait!) to see the 1st placers for all of the previous ATTs over the past 25 years with a performance ratio showing how well the winner did relative to the best for his or her gender, you can click here.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female338.516 km/h (23:22)33.198 km/h (27:06)3.933
Male438.352 km/h (23:28)36.168 km/h (24:53)1.963
All Riders738.516 km/h (23:22)34.895 km/h (25:47)3.315

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Sep-13 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9543)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 58%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: S 19 gust 29km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 61%, Dew Point: 16C, Wind: S 16 gust 28km/h, Pressure: 102.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 64%, Dew Point: 16C, Wind: S 16 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.

These results were posted on the OBC site circa 20:30 on 2012-Sep-16 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female838.244 km/h (23:32)34.166 km/h (26:20)3.468
Male4446.352 km/h (19:25)39.928 km/h (22:32)3.330
All Riders5246.352 km/h (19:25)39.041 km/h (23:03)3.944

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Sep-11 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.9339)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 53%, Dew Point: 12C, Wind: SSW 17 gust 28km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 58%, Dew Point: 11C, Wind: SSW 20 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 68%, Dew Point: 12C, Wind: SSW 12km/h, Pressure: 102.1kPa, Visibility: 24km.

John Warren comments: "Seven riders arrived at Union Hall to cool conditions; 20 C, and wind 25-30k W. All riders finished. Fastest was Colin Campbell (OBC) in a time of 21:49, a Season Best time. The fastest from ABC was Greg Calnan in a time of 25:46. Fastest female was Celia McInnis (ABC) in a time of 27:35, a Season Best time. Neil Farish (OBC) also had a Season Best time." Celia McInnis adds: "The pressure was quite high this evening and the wind was gusty, so this was not a fast night. Of tonight's riders who had done a previous 15km ATT in 2012, only Celia McInnis improved upon her previous 2012 ATT 15km best, and she had an excellent excuse for her 17% cube speed improvement - Last week her 87km commute to the time trial was in the rain, and for 29 of those she was sinking into the dirt of the Trans Canada trail - Lots of fun, but rather fatiguing!".





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.628 km/h (27:35)30.539 km/h (29:28)2.088
Male541.253 km/h (21:49)37.168 km/h (24:12)2.771
All Riders741.253 km/h (21:49)35.274 km/h (25:30)3.962

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Sep-09 - 40km (Calabogie - Hwy 511) (evtfactor = 0.9563)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 10C, Humidity: 91%, Dew Point: 9C, Wind: W 11km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 12C, Humidity: 80%, Dew Point: 9C, Wind: WNW 15km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 14C, Humidity: 71%, Dew Point: 9C, Wind: W 11km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 15C, Humidity: 60%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: W 26km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: *.

John Warren comments "This was the final 40k TT for the 2012 season, marking the completion of 25 years of ABC 40k time trials. Six riders arrived at the Calabogie Boat Launch to cold weather conditions; 6 C and sunny, wind 5-10k NW. All riders finished. Fastest was Larry Burge (OBC) in a time of 67:13. Fastest female was Anne Marie Carter-McAuslan (ABC) in a time of 84:42. Fastest from ABC was Al Watson in a time of 72:11. Greg Calnan had a Personal Best time, and Anne Marie Carter-McAuslan had a Season Best time."





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female128.335 km/h (1:24:42)28.335 km/h (1:24:42)0.000
Male535.705 km/h (1:07:13)32.140 km/h (1:14:40)2.482
All Riders635.705 km/h (1:07:13)31.506 km/h (1:16:10)2.673

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Sep-06 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9606)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 42%, Dew Point: 13C, Wind: NNW 21km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 48%, Dew Point: 13C, Wind: NW 19km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 55%, Dew Point: 13C, Wind: NW 10km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: *.

Earlier predictions of evening rain and thunder storms did not materialize, and 53 riders came out to do this second last OBC 15km time trial of 2012. The biggest concern for the organizers at registration time was the traffic jam that had cars backed up on the parkway for several kilometers before our turn-around point. The culvert collapse on the Queensway in Orleans on Tuesday left motorists in need of another route home, and with so many chosing the Rockliffe Parkway, it would have been virtually impossible for riders to do safe and efficient turns. There was some thought of doing just a 7.5km time trial from the usual turn-around back to the finish line, but soon after 18:00, the traffic had cleared and the normal 15km time trial was held. There were still occasional strings of ten or so vehicles which may have impeded some riders at the turn-around. It was a little breezy (NNW 21km/h) for the early riders tonight, but as the wind dropped, the air pressure rose to offset any advantage for the later starters. Eight people registered improvements upon their previous 15km Database best and the improvement for third placed Marcel Lavoie (19:41) was a huge cube speed ratio of 1.2318, while Alexis Dallaire (21:58) had a ratio of 1.1206. Kudos also for second placed Mason Hanrahan (19:33) whose 1.10814 improvement put him below 20 minutes (well below!) for the first time! Of the women,only one, Kelly McKean (23:19) posted a new database best. She was also the fastest woman of the night, followed closely by Ellen Pazdzior (23:21) in second, and by Carol Deavy (23:33) for third. The fastest man of the night was Douglas van den Ham (19:17) who has been faster than 20 minutes for every one of his thirteen 15km time trials so far this year. Way to go! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:30 on 2012-Sep-06 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female938.599 km/h (23:19)35.445 km/h (25:23)3.246
Male4346.672 km/h (19:17)40.418 km/h (22:16)3.861
All Riders5246.672 km/h (19:17)39.557 km/h (22:45)4.206

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Sep-04 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.8546)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 97%, Dew Point: 19C, Wind: SE 9km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 11km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 95%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: NE 6km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 13km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 98%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: 0km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 13km, Humidex: *.

John Warren comments: "One rider arrived at Union Hall to nasty conditions; 18 C, and rain. Fastest, as well as fastest female was Celia McInnis (ABC) in a time of 29:04, her first 15k tt this year on this course." Celia McInnis adds: "Thanks John, Sherry and Greg! It must have been chilly standing in the rain waiting so long for me to get back. I wish I could have gone faster for you, but the legs were pretty tired from riding (or is that sinking) down on the Trans Canada Trail! Let's hope for dry conditions for the rest of the Tuesdays this month!"





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female130.963 km/h (29:04)30.963 km/h (29:04)0.000

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Sep-02 - 40km (Heckston) (evtfactor = 0.9748)

Ottawa Weather (09:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 81%, Dew Point: 15C, Wind: NE 7km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 67%, Dew Point: 15C, Wind: NE 6km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 52%, Dew Point: 13C, Wind: NW 8km/h, Pressure: 102.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (12:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 50%, Dew Point: 13C, Wind: ENE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.9kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 27.

These results were posted on the OBC site circa 15:30 on 2012-Sep-03 (after several rounds of corrections) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female437.123 km/h (1:04:39)33.693 km/h (1:11:13)2.832
Male2843.413 km/h (55:17)38.199 km/h (1:02:49)3.120
All Riders3243.413 km/h (55:17)37.635 km/h (1:03:46)3.427

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OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-30 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9169)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 30C, Humidity: 40%, Dew Point: 15C, Wind: SW 27 gust 40km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 56%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: SSW 25 gust 39km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 56%, Dew Point: 16C, Wind: SSW 26 gust 41km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 24km, Humidex: 29.

These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2012-Sep-07 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1038.821 km/h (23:11)34.348 km/h (26:12)2.654
Male5447.619 km/h (18:54)39.751 km/h (22:38)3.139
All Riders6447.619 km/h (18:54)38.906 km/h (23:07)3.642

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-28 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.9501)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 47%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: NNW 23km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 47%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: NNW 22 gust 35km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 48%, Dew Point: 7C, Wind: NNW 22km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

John Warren comments: "Seven riders arrived at Union Hall to windy conditions; 23 C, wind 20-25 k nw. All riders finished. Fastest was Andrew Kruger (Cycle Logic) in a time of 21:36, a Season Best. Fastest from ABC was Michael Coldwell in a time of 25:38. Al Watson (ABC) also had a Season Best time in 25:51."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Male741.667 km/h (21:36)36.046 km/h (24:58)2.805

OBC Women's TT Series - 2012-Aug-28 (Invitational) - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.7953)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 47%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: NNW 23km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 47%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: NNW 22 gust 35km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Clear. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 48%, Dew Point: 7C, Wind: NNW 22km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

In addition to "Sparky" (aka Fire Marshall Ellen Pazdzior) the fire dog who decided that a 10km time trial was plenty enough when wearing full fire-fighter gear on a heavy upright bike, quite a few people did two 7.5km time trials rather than one 15km one tonight! With a fair amount of motor traffic, turn-around volunteer Erika Revesz caught a number of people putting their foot on the ground, which was at least as much fun as would be catching them put it in their mouths! --> Awaiting the official posting of the results. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female533.478 km/h (26:53)30.747 km/h (29:16)3.821
Tandems137.241 km/h (24:10)37.241 km/h (24:10)0.000
Teams2043.796 km/h (20:33)34.236 km/h (26:17)5.925
All Riders2643.796 km/h (20:33)33.681 km/h (26:43)5.673

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-23 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9455)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 58%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: ENE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 69%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: ENE 8km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 76%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: SE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.

Though there was virtually no wind tonight, high air pressure pushing 102kPa kept most from improving upon their season series bests - The Event Factor currrently measures only .9473, and would be even lower were it not for the huge 1.2637 ratio (2 minute improvement) achieved by Peewee (10-12 years old) Female rider Nia Byway. Congratulations to Nia for not only having an excellent personal improvement, but for also setting an all-time Peewee Female recordall-time best for the Peewee females which is one minute faster than Julie Peltz's 25:39 from 1993-Jul-27) AND for EVEN breaking the all-time Peewee Male record of 25:23 set by Simon Cousineau on 1996-Jul-25 by 44 seconds! WOW, what a talented young rider who has been doing great on the track as well! Anyway, regardless of the fact that most of us were slower than normal, the spirit of fun was much in evidence - from Peter Mills who played the harmonica for the keen start-line leaders, to Ben Basu dressed in the most popular orange colour of 2012 to match the single speed bike that he rode upon tonight, to the lively three way sprint to the finish line by fastest rider Aaron Fillion (18:19) and two of the riders who he caught, to the dinner conversations afterwards at Biggs. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:30 on 2012-Aug-24 (after several rounds of corrections) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1238.682 km/h (23:16)35.274 km/h (25:30)2.742
Male6349.136 km/h (18:19)40.129 km/h (22:25)3.640
Teams142.386 km/h (21:14)42.386 km/h (21:14)0.000
All Riders7649.136 km/h (18:19)39.392 km/h (22:50)3.926

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-21 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.9887)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Distant Precipitation. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 60%, Dew Point: 14C, Wind: SSE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 82%, Dew Point: 15C, Wind: NNE 15km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 86%, Dew Point: 14C, Wind: ENE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.589 km/h (27:37)31.992 km/h (28:07)0.597
Male444.518 km/h (20:13)39.880 km/h (22:34)3.564
All Riders644.518 km/h (20:13)37.251 km/h (24:09)4.734

OBC Women's TT Series - 2012-Aug-21 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9398)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Distant Precipitation. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 60%, Dew Point: 14C, Wind: SSE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 82%, Dew Point: 15C, Wind: NNE 15km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 86%, Dew Point: 14C, Wind: ENE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

Most of us arrived at the registration area dry but soon ran for cover under an assortment of umbrellas or into any cars on site. After the rain let up, the majority vote was to ride, and that is what 22 of us did. Let's face it, this year we would have had very few WTT races if we ceded to every rainshower! Especially glad that she rode tonight was Lili Caron who posted an all-time best 15km time of 31:31 (28.556km/h), a 4.5% cube speed improvement from her previous best of 31:59 in the open series about a month ago on 2012-Jul-26 (a far easier night). The only other person to improve upon her database best 15km was the second fastest woman of the night, Emily Flynn whose 23:21 (38.544km/h) was a 1.29% improvement from her previous best of 23:27 set two weeks ago on 2012-Aug-07. It was not a particularly easy night - Fastest rider Tricia Spooner (22:19, 40.329km/h) reported difficulties keeping her bike stable with the side winds hitting her deep dished wheels. She did only 97.78% of her season-series best cube seed, while third placed Ellen Pazdzior (23:40, 38.028km/h) only managed 95.01%. Aside from our database improvers, only three others out of the 22 participants posted season-series bests for 15km. Note that this is the last WTT event apart from next week's Invitational. Men can ride in this event with a woman, and imaginative team names such as these are encouraged. This year, 75 women and 2 boys rode at least one WTT event. In all, 5000km were ridden in 151:58:26 (32.900km/h) in the 369 WTT rides which were completed in 2012. You may click here to see a graph of all of these rides sorted by rider and date, from fastest average of the average speeds to slowest. Thirty-nine of the 77 participants did at least 4 time trials with at least 3 of those time trials being 15km, and here are the rankings in terms of the average of their best 4 average speeds with at least three being for 15km WTTs. To see these rankings sorted by category, you may click here, and, for your curiousity, you my see masters gender handicaps based upon the VTTA standards for these results by clicking here. Assuming no equipment upgrades (since the top quality equipment can make a huge difference in speed!), one simple way of measuring the improvement (or not!) of each rider is to look at the average of the performance ratios relative to their previous season-series best cube speed as shown here. Claire Menzel tops this measure, but mostly because of the huge 79.47% improvement which resulted relative to her first time trial that she rode in long jeans on a hybrid. If we remove the huge equipment/attire improvement, the most improved is Sharolyn Higgs who actually improved every time out! Interestingly 20 of the 39 qualifiers had the average of their performance ratios being greater than one, which indicates that about half continued to improve throughout the season. We can also look at consistency of the riders by looking at the standard deviations of the cube speeds which puts Ellen Pazdzior on top. Way to go All! The numbers are as enjoyable as the time trials! Event Factor to get this ranking. --> These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2012-Aug-21 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2140.329 km/h (22:19)33.795 km/h (26:37)3.121
Male130.000 km/h (30:00)30.000 km/h (30:00)0.000
All Riders2240.329 km/h (22:19)33.623 km/h (26:46)3.150

CycleFit Chicks' Time Trial Series - 2012-Aug-20 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9628)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22°C, Humidity: 50%, Dew Point: 11°C, Wind: W 10km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 10km.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22°C, Humidity: 46%, Dew Point: 10°C, Wind: WNW 15km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Visibility: 10km.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 19°C, Humidity: 55%, Dew Point: 10°C, Wind: W 9km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Visibility: 10km.

Twenty women enjoyed this final CFCTT of the 2012 season - seven with improvements in their database best for 15km (Note that Heather Crysdales 90.93% improvement was a result of starting several minutes late in her only previous 15km TT - the one with the start line confusion on 2012-Jul-30 time trial) and eleven bettering their previous best database speed. This season 79 different women rode at lease one time trial. In all 2490km were ridden in 85:46:22 (29.030km/h) in the 215 CFCTT rides which were completed in 2012. Thirteen of the 79 women did at least 5 time trials, and here are the rankings in terms of the average of their best 5 average speeds. Veteran B rider Kathy Bradley was the fastest with the average of her best 5 average speeds being 36.706km/h. Veteran A rider Heather Tkalec, who met her goal of exceeding 35km/h tonight, was second with the average of her best 5 average speeds being 33.973km/h. Third place went to Veteran C rider Celia McInnis with the average of her best 5 average speeds being 33.500km/h. In terms of category rankings for these rankings, you may click here, and you may see masters gender handicaps based upon the VTTA standards for these women by clicking here. Assuming no equipment upgrades (since the top quality equipment can make a huge difference in speed!), one simple way of measuring the improvement (or not!) of each rider is to look at the average of the performance ratios relative to their previous season-series best cube speed as shown here. Heather Tkalec, the only rider to improve her speed every time measures 1.0795, just slightly ahead of our recumbent tricycle rider Thuy Do with 1.0781, who had two lapses in her overall improvement from about 20km/h to 26 km/h. Congratulations to both of them! As well, we can look at consistency first of all by looking at the standard deviations of the cube speeds which puts Kathy Bradley on top, or we can try to relate take the difficulty of the day into account by using the Event Factor to get this rankings. Kathy, who sometimes rides even faster when the wind is tough, also ranks first in terms of this measure of consistency. Way to go Kathy! Way to go All!





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2035.456 km/h (25:23)30.661 km/h (29:21)2.363

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-16 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9572)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 44%, Dew Point: 14C, Wind: SSW 6km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 57%, Dew Point: 16C, Wind: SSE 8km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 65%, Dew Point: 16C, Wind: S 10km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.

With the warm temperatures, light winds and decreasing air pressure, this was a good night for a time trial, and of the 104 people who registered, 23 managed to improve upon their previous 15km personal best. The three most improved were Evan Baker (22:28, 40.059km/h) whose 10.59% cube speed improvement put him faster than 40km/h for the first time, Andrew Kruger (20:51, 43.165km/h) with a 9.65% improvement to break the 21 minute mark and Megan McTavish (22:57, 39.216km/h) who broke into the 22s with her 9.20% improvement. As well, four of the men were faster than the year's previous best for their categories. Both Paul Datars (19:45) and Jon Gee (20:02) improved upon Jon's previous 2012 Veteran C Male best of 20:04. Paul had a huge 12.10% cube speed improvement over his previous season best 15km, but he is currently still behind the more consistent Jon in terms of the average speed of their results this year. For the 2012 Veteran E Male category, Hermann Kerckhoff (23:05, 38.989km/h) took another 20 seconds off of his best 2012 time. The third category best mark of 2012 was Ron Amos' 19:10 (46.947km/h) for the Veteran B Male of 2012 category. Congratulations to all of the above and to the fastest three men and women of the night - Aaron Fillion (18:10, 49.541km/h), Warren MacDonald (19:01, 47.327km/h) and Ron Amos (19:10, 46.957) for the men, and for the closely matched women, Kelly Knowles (21:47, 41.316km/h), Veronik Bourgon (21:52, 41.159km/h) and Catherine Dessureault (21:54, 41.096km/h). These results were posted on the OBC site, after a couple of fixes, circa 23:00 on 2012-Aug-17 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1841.316 km/h (21:47)37.461 km/h (24:01)2.620
Male8349.541 km/h (18:10)40.469 km/h (22:14)3.868
All Riders10149.541 km/h (18:10)39.933 km/h (22:32)3.852

OBC Women's TT Series - 2012-Aug-14 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9528)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 68%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: NW 4km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 80%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: E 9km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 78%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: NNW 7km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 27.

Photos by Nicolas Déry The grey clouds kept their distance leaving us with a pleasant time trial night, and if the weather records for the Ottawa International Airport were appropriate for our course, some of us may have even had the wind with us both ways! Still, only 5 out of the 24 who had ridden a previous WTT-2012 15km improved upon their previous best WTT-2012 15km and only 7 out of 26 riders improved upon their previous best speed in the WTT-2012 10km or 15km events. The three riders who posted database bests tonight were all new to time trialling this season - para-cyclist Kim Fawcett (34:06, 26.393km/h) upped her cube speed by almost 19%, Minime rider Devon Robitaille (29:27, 30.560km/h) broke 30 minutes for the first time with his 7.84% improvement, and Janice Campbell (25:16, 35.620km/h) improved by 4.41% from her 25:38 in the OBC Open TT series last Thursday. It's wonderful to see Nicole LaViolette getting stronger, and we'll look forward to her getting back to full strength. Also, great riding from our Veteran E (70-79 years old) rider Mary Ajersch (26:01, 34.593km/h). This is an incredible result for a woman approaching her 72nd birthday! Mary ranked first via the VTTA-plus handicaps and ranked second by the OBC Age Handicapping of 2003. Congratulations as well to the fastest riders tonight - Tricia Spooner (22:09, 40.632km/h), Lindsay Los (24:39, 36.511km/h), Alison Ingham (24:54, 36.145km/h) and Laura Johnson (24:56, 36.096km/h). These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2012-Aug-14 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2540.632 km/h (22:09)33.070 km/h (27:12)3.545
Male130.560 km/h (29:27)30.560 km/h (29:27)0.000
All Riders2640.632 km/h (22:09)32.973 km/h (27:17)3.509

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-14 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.9843)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 68%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: NW 4km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 80%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: E 9km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 78%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: NNW 7km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 27.

John Warren comments: "Eight riders arrived at Union Hall to ideal conditions; 23 C, light breeze 5-10k nw. All riders finished. Fastest was Bram Moerman (OBC) in a time of 22:59, a Season Best. Fastest from ABC was Shawn Hamilton in a time of 23:04. Fastest female was Linda Wallace (ABC) in a time of 29:04, a Season Best. Chad Clifford (ABC) also had a Season Best time in 25:59."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female130.963 km/h (29:04)30.963 km/h (29:04)0.000
Male739.159 km/h (22:59)35.908 km/h (25:03)2.109
All Riders839.159 km/h (22:59)35.290 km/h (25:30)2.562

CycleFit Chicks' Time Trial Series - 2012-Aug-13 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9904)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26°C, Humidity: 56%, Dew Point: 17°C, Wind: W 11km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 31.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25°C, Humidity: 64%, Dew Point: 17°C, Wind: W 6km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22°C, Humidity: 81%, Dew Point: 18°C, Wind: SSE 6km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.

It was a lovely night for a time trial and ten CFC women came out to ride. Only three had ridden a previous 15km CFCTT this year, and all three of these improved upon their previous CFCTT 15km best of 2012. There was one new time trialist, Michelle Cooke, who did 32:49 (27.425), excellent for a first attempt. The remaining nine had all ridden at least one 10km or 15km CFCTT in 2012, and every one of them improved upon their previous season-series personal best speed tonight. First place Sylvie D'Aoust (25:30, 35.294km/h) and second place Heather Tkalec (26:00, 34.615km/h) have improved their speed each time out, while third place Celia McInnis (26:28, 34.005km/h) continues to increase her quantity of 2012 time trials - Currently 15 CFCTTs and a total of 49 TTs spread across the ABC, CFC and OBC series this year. Last place rider, Thuy Do (34:42, 25.937km/h) on a recumbent trike was thrilled with her improvement after an injury. Congratulations all! You may click here to see how each of tonight's participants have progressed in the 2012 CFCTT series.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1035.294 km/h (25:30)31.926 km/h (28:11)2.882

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-12 - 40km (Heckston) (evtfactor = 0.9877)

Ottawa Weather (09:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 86%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: SSE 10, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 81%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: S 18 gust 28km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 76%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: SSE 17km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (12:00): Light Rainshower. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 82%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: S 14 gust 31km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 6km, Humidex: 28.

Despite uncertain weather conditions, forty-two riders did the 2012-Aug-12 Heckston 40km time trial. Most of us got rained on at some point on the course, and all of us got a good long workout versus the gusty winds on the way out. For the early departers, there was a significant side wind from the east in addition to the head wind from the south. We expected the ride back to be difficult too, but fortunately the side winds disappeared until the last couple of kilometers. Anyway the most exciting ride was Aaron Fillion's 49:56 which is 48.064km/h! Michael Nash and Ron Amos tied for second with 53:12 or 45.113km/h. Note that, so far, only five men - Aaron Fillion, Michael Nash, Warren MacDonald, Ron Amos and Ray Duggan - have managed to do one of the ABC or OBC 40km courses with an average speed of more than 45km/h. This would be comparable to having a woman average more than 40km/h. Only two women - Sue Schlatter and Allison McKay - have done this, and neither of them have ridden yet this year. Concerning today's female competitors, Catherine Dessureault was first with 1:02:21 (38.492km/h), Veronik Bourgon second with 1:02:50 (38.196km/h), and Carol Deavy third with 1:04:14 (37.364km/h). However, with better luck (namely no flat tire) , or quicker repair skill, Claude Dréano might have taken the third place, since Claude has a 15km time this year that is faster than Carol's best. We can also look at how today's ride compares to the only previous 40km time trial race that Claude rode to substantiate this belief. Congratulations to the 14 people who improved upon their previous database best for 40km! Also, you can see a graph comparing riders' best OBC 15km and 40km time trials this year, by clicking here. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 16:30 on 2012-Aug-12 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1038.492 km/h (1:02:21)35.595 km/h (1:07:25)2.220
Male3248.064 km/h (49:56)39.424 km/h (1:00:52)3.895
All Riders4248.064 km/h (49:56)38.512 km/h (1:02:19)3.923

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-09 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9144)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 93%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: NE 19km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 92%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: NNE 16km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 93%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: NNE 13km/h, Pressure: 101.3kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

There was a break in the rain for the time trial, but the cool temperatures and northeast winds made the night a slow one for most. Douglas van den Ham was first at 19:20 - fast yes, but only 95.67% of the cube speed of his season-series best of 19:03. Glen Rendall, in second place with the best Vetern B male 15km time this year of 19:22, posted a 3.93% improvement over his previous 2012 OTT best of 19:37 while third placed Ron Amos tied his only other 15km time this year of 19:47. None of the top three women bettered her previous 15km best of 2012. Veronik Bourgon's 22:10 was the fastest women's time of the evening, but it was 23 seconds slower than the the PB of 21:47 that she did on the 2012-Jul-24 WTT. Carol Deavy with 23:30 was closer to her season-series best of 23:23, but third place Ariane Bonhomme at 23:43 was more than a minute and a quarter off of the PB of 22:25 which she set on 2012-Jun-07. Note that of the 40 cyclists in tonight's time trial, only 7 improved and two tied their previous season series best. Congratulations to the three of those who set new all-time personal bests for 15km - Janice Campbell (25:38), Daniel Diotte (21:39) and Marcel Lavoie (21:06) - and to Brian Robitaille (21:10) who tied the PB he set last week despite more difficult weather conditions. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:00 on 2012-Aug-09 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female740.602 km/h (22:10)35.863 km/h (25:05)3.028
Male3346.552 km/h (19:20)40.399 km/h (22:16)3.529
All Riders4046.552 km/h (19:20)39.605 km/h (22:43)3.854

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-07 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.7911)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 50%, Dew Point: 15C, Wind: S 15 gust 28km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Thunderstorm without Precipitation. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 50%, Dew Point: 14C, Wind: S 21 gust 33km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Thunderstorm without Precipitation. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 94%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: NNW 26km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

John Warren comments: "Eight riders arrived at Union Hall to nasty conditions; 28-22 C, wind swirling 40k w to nw. All riders finished. Fastest was Mike Nash (RwR) in a time of 20:46. Fastest from ABC was Shawn Hamilton in a time of 24:26. Fastest female was Linda Wallace (ABC) in a time of 31:29."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female128.587 km/h (31:29)28.587 km/h (31:28)0.000
Male743.339 km/h (20:46)34.275 km/h (26:15)4.100
All Riders843.339 km/h (20:46)33.564 km/h (26:48)4.272

OBC Women's TT Series - 2012-Aug-07 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9289)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 50%, Dew Point: 15C, Wind: S 15 gust 28km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Thunderstorm without Precipitation. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 50%, Dew Point: 14C, Wind: S 21 gust 33km/h, Pressure: 101.2kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Thunderstorm without Precipitation. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 94%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: NNW 26km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

Amputee rider Kim Fawcett has a few more challenges than most of us. She was disappointed to arrive tonight with the wrong prosthesis - a beautifully flowered general utility leg (which didn't clear her bicycle saddle and hence would fall off if she tried to time trial with it) rather than her cycling leg. Oh well, at least her bike and legs remained cleaner than those of the 21 women who entered tonight's time trial! The skies were very dark as we arrived to register and the rain began as the first rider left the start line. With substantial side winds from the south, only five women bettered their previous season-series bests and you can click here to see their progress in this series this year. Four of those along with a fifth whose only previous 15km finish was the 2012-Apr-06 Good Friday time trial actually improved upon their previous personal 15km database best - second placed Sharolyn Higgs (23:17 with a 1.0680 cube speed ratio), third placed Emily Flynn (23:27 with a small 1.0043 cube speed ratio), and seventh placed Stephanie Rees (24:26 with an even smaller 1.0041 cube speed ratio), along with eight placed Janice Campbell (25:51 with a huge 1.4988 ratio relative to her Good Friday result). Janice felt well enough to go for a run after finishing her race. The fastest rider of the night was Allysa Mellon who did 22:40 which is about 39.7km/h. All she needs is a nice night to beat her database personal best of 22:23 (approximately 40.2km/h). It was great to have a new female peewee rider out tonight - 12 year old Zoe Brown who did 28:14. This ranks her 11th in the all time female Peewee 15km results in my database, which is excellent considering the fact that she had never ridden a time trial longer than 6 or 7 kilometers previously. There's lots of potential there! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:30 on 2012-Aug-07 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2039.706 km/h (22:40)34.658 km/h (25:58)3.027

CycleFit Chicks' Time Trial Series - 2012-Aug-06 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9606)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 26°C, Humidity: 37%, Dew Point: 11°C, Wind: SSW 8km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 26°C, Humidity: 34%, Dew Point: 9°C, Wind: WSW 16km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 23°C, Humidity: 46%, Dew Point: 11°C, Wind: S 5km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 25.

The weather was nice tonight - sunny, warm and not too windy, and fourteen women signed up to do tonight's time trial. Unfortunately one had a mishap at the turn-around. Liz King shoulder-checked, saw an orange jersey on her tail and assumed that it was another time trialist, and hence that it was safe to turn. Regrettably it was not one of us, and just as she was doing the turn, the cyclist T-boned her in an attempted pass. Both went down, thankfully without serious injury. Two other time trialists, Angela Beauchamp and Sylvie D'Aoust stopped to assist/console, and so we designate them in the results as "GSA" for "Good Sportswoman Award". Of the eleven finishers, only three had completed a previous 15km CFCTT in 2012, and all of these improved upon their previous best 2012 15km CFCTT. In fact, of the eight who had ridden at least one 10km or 15km CFCTT time trial this year, all improved upon their previous best 2012 CFCTT speed, and three of those posted cube-speed improvements of more than 10%. Vie Babikian (26:17), who was second fastest, was the most improved at 29.86%, while fifth placed Brenda Baxter (28:42) improved by 17.68% and 11th placed Nancy Desroches (33:09) posted a 10.29% improvement. The fastest rider of the night was Kathy Bradley (24:15) who improved by 2.7% despite her focus on running rather than cycling these days. The third placed rider was Celia McInnis (26:55) who was the least improved at 0.38% and who had the most excessive collection of excuses - everything from riding four time trials per week to attending 6 concerts per day, but hey, the pink tape is off of her knee finally! Anyway, you can click here to see a graph of the CFCTTs ridden this season by tonight's riders. Try to get five time trials in to qualify for a medal! You can click here to see those who have already ridden five CFCTTs in 2012. We will have time trials until the end of August, so you have three more chances to bring your total up to five. So those who have done at least two so far can still get in five.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1137.113 km/h (24:15)30.925 km/h (29:06)3.014

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-05 - 40km (Calabogie - Hwy 511) (evtfactor = 0.9715)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 79%, Dew Point: 22C, Wind: S 19 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Haze. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 76%, Dew Point: 22C, Wind: S 26 gust 41km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 35.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 71%, Dew Point: 22C, Wind: S 29 gust 45km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 38.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 75%, Dew Point: 22C, Wind: S 20 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 37.

Considering the strong, gusty winds and the prediction of heavy rainshowers, it was surprising that 17 of us showed up to ride this ABC Calabogie 40km time trial. Even more astonishing was the fact that all of us actually completed the event! This was impressive, even if most of our times were not. Luckily the rain held off during the event, but the wind was an issue throughout. The outward leg of this course is mostly uphill and heading south, so the strong south winds of 20-30km/h with gusts to 45km/h, slowed the weaker amongst us to a crawl. The return trip was mostly very fast, but the gusts from the side were scary. Fifty plus km/h is great fun, but getting pushed a foot to the side towards the ditch is not the sort of thrill most of us want. I certainly abandoned the aero bars several times en route. Anyway, only one rider, Larry Burge, managed to improve upon his previous 2012 ABC Calbogie 40km best, and he said that he just felt good that day and had an excellent warmup. Nobody, though, improved upon their best 2010-2012 ABC Calabogie 40km result!





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female234.508 km/h (1:09:33)31.888 km/h (1:15:15)2.620
Male1543.557 km/h (55:06)36.680 km/h (1:05:25)4.021
All Riders1743.557 km/h (55:06)36.117 km/h (1:06:27)4.178

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Aug-02 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9253)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 42%, Dew Point: 14C, Wind: S 15km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 47%, Dew Point: 15C, Wind: SSW 14km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 63%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: SSW 12km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.

These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:00 on 2012-Aug-04 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1641.570 km/h (21:39)35.388 km/h (25:25)3.606
Male6149.360 km/h (18:14)39.708 km/h (22:39)3.849
Tandems136.961 km/h (24:21)36.961 km/h (24:20)0.000
All Riders7849.360 km/h (18:14)38.786 km/h (23:12)4.163

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ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-31 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.9807)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Thunderstorm without Precipitation. Temperature: 21°C, Humidity: 86%, Dew Point: 19°C, Wind: WNW 23km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21°C, Humidity: 90%, Dew Point: 19°C, Wind: NE 4km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 20°C, Humidity: 97%, Dew Point: 20°C, Wind: ESE 5km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 27.

Four riders arrived at Union Hall to ideal conditions; 21 C, calm and humid. All riders finished. Fastest from ABC was Greg Calnan in a time of 25:34, a Season Best time and only 4 seconds off his personal best on the course. Fastest female was Karen Byskov (OBC) in a time of 32:43.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female127.509 km/h (32:43)27.509 km/h (32:42)0.000
Male344.591 km/h (20:11)39.446 km/h (22:48)3.886
All Riders444.591 km/h (20:11)36.461 km/h (24:41)6.168

OBC Women's TT Series - 2012-Jul-31 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9598)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Thunderstorm without Precipitation. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 86%, Dew Point: 19C, Wind: WNW 23km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 90%, Dew Point: 19C, Wind: NE 4km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 28.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 97%, Dew Point: 20C, Wind: ESE 5km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 27.

These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:30 on 2012-Aug-01 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1238.821 km/h (23:11)33.736 km/h (26:40)3.798
Male129.142 km/h (30:53)29.142 km/h (30:52)0.000
Teams134.156 km/h (26:21)34.156 km/h (26:20)0.000
All Riders1438.821 km/h (23:11)33.438 km/h (26:54)3.714

CycleFit Chicks' Time Trial Series - 2012-Jul-30 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8713)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 31°C, Humidity: 30%, Dew Point: 11°C, Wind: S 19km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 29°C, Humidity: 37%, Dew Point: 13°C, Wind: SSW 18 gust 33km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27°C, Humidity: 41%, Dew Point: 13°C, Wind: SSW 16km/h, Pressure: 101.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 29.

Sometimes things just don't go smoothly, and tonight was one of those nights, so we might as well laugh and enjoy what transpired. There was a brutal wind from the south, the most difficult wind direction on our course, and the air pressure was higher than optimal. Clearly some excuses were needed for how slowly we were likely to time trial, and some were elicited - 30 concerts/week, sore knee, pinched nerves in neck, feeling lazy, dead groundhogs on the road, and so on. It seemed, though, that excuses were needed as much for slow arrival times, at both the registration area and the start line, as for slow time trial times! Several riders arrived after the numbers had been given out, even after the clock had been started, and quick registrations (always aiming to please and accommodate and entice) of these riders distracted Jim and I (always good intentioned) from letting some of those who had not yet ridden a 15km time trial where the start line was. Anyway after dealing with the late comers, Jim hurried off to the start line in his van to let off the first rider, only to find that none of the early riders were anywhere in sight. Riders who had only ridden 10km events had led (again with only the best of intentions) the new participants 2.5km past the 15km start point to the 10km start point. Oh well, we decided to celebrate at the end with photos showing us pointing in all directions to illustrate the general state of confusion for the evening! Thankfully the groundhog carcasses were nowhere in sight during our race, but one rider, Dahlia Tanasoiu encountered a bigger obstacle. Just before the finish line, a police car, complete with flashing lights, pulled onto the shoulder in front of her to ask Jim what we were doing. Dahlia stopped, as she legally had to, and the only thing that would have been more amusing would be if the cop had pulled such a stunt on our fastest participant, police woman Kathy Bradley! Next Monday is a holiday, but we would like to have a time trial to make up for this one. Let ?subject=[CFCTT Mon Aug 6 2012] '>celia@drmath.ca know if you would like to ride so that we know if it is worthwhile to have one.





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1336.685 km/h (24:32)29.656 km/h (30:20)2.955

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-26 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9549)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 91%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: NE 7km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 89%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: NNE 9km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 19C, Humidity: 88%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: NE 6km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

With low air pressure (100.4kPa at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier air port) and single digit wind speed, excellent times were expected tonight. The fastest ride of the evening was from the team of Vet C Jon Gee, Cadet Jeremie Lacasse and Senior Brian Trafford, and Jon joked beforehand that he was riding in this team to have a chance at beating his Cadet son Derek Gee. Well, three against one, they did it with the team doing 19:20, the best team time yet this year. Derek came in second fastest with a time of 19:40, a new personal best, and only 2 seconds off of the Cadet Male 15km record of 19:38 which was set by Alex Cataford in his second year as a cadet. Derek is only in his first year as a Cadet, so he is expected to bring this record down significantly this year or next. At the other end of the age scale, Veteran E (70-79 years old) year bests were set for both genders by Hermann Kerkhoff (23:25) and Mary Ajersch (26:43), though both of them had performance ratios of less than .85 relative to the Vet E category bests that they set in earlier years (25:12 for VEF set on 2011-Aug-30 and 22:10 for VEM. Concerning the rest of us, 29 out of 66 people improved or equaled their previous season best with Alex Buffa topping the list with his 8.71% cube improvement. Better yet, 16 out of 68 bettered or met their previous database best for 15km, though the top scorers in this list have ridden only a couple of well separated time trials so far. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:00 on 2012-Jul-26 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1539.970 km/h (22:31)35.894 km/h (25:04)2.978
Male5345.763 km/h (19:40)39.899 km/h (22:33)2.439
Teams146.552 km/h (19:20)46.552 km/h (19:19)0.000
All Riders6946.552 km/h (19:20)39.125 km/h (23:00)3.166

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-24 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.9467)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 42%, Dew Point: 11C, Wind: NNW 24 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 44%, Dew Point: 11C, Wind: NNW 32km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 53%, Dew Point: 12C, Wind: NNW 22km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

John Warren comments: "Seven riders arrived at Union Hall to breezy conditions; 22 C temps and 15-20k NW breeze. All riders finished. Two Season Best times were recorded. Fastest was Andrew Kruger (cyclelogic) in a time of 21:48. Fastest from ABC was Shawn Hamilton in a time of 22:59, a Seson Best time. Fastest female was Karen Byskov (OBC) in a time of 32:43, also a Season Best time."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female127.509 km/h (32:43)27.509 km/h (32:42)0.000
Male641.284 km/h (21:48)37.192 km/h (24:11)2.976
All Riders741.284 km/h (21:48)35.809 km/h (25:08)4.367

OBC Women's TT Series - 2012-Jul-24 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9054)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 42%, Dew Point: 11C, Wind: NNW 24 gust 36km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 44%, Dew Point: 11C, Wind: NNW 32km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 53%, Dew Point: 12C, Wind: NNW 22km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

Well the air pressure was good at less than 101, and there were only a few raindrops to contend with at the end of the race, but strong, gusty winds from the NNW made it rather difficult to control some of our squirmy time trial bikes. If you look at the pictures of tonight's event, you will see that about half of us were off of our aero bars as we approached the finish line - We felt unsafe on them! Amazingly, three women managed to improve upon their 2012 WTT previous best 15km time trial! It was no surprise that last week's new rider Claire Menzel had a phenomenal improvement, but WOW her cube speed increased by 79.47%! Last week she rode the event on a hybrid bicycle with long jeans. She did 37:16. This week, dressed for success in cycling shorts and riding a road bike, she did 30:40. The bike probably gave her a few minutes and the clothes might have been almost as helpful. The second most improved at 12.45% was Laura Johnson (24:39), who enjoyed using Alex Buffa's fast wheels. He claimed that they would increase her speed by a couple of km/h. Sharolyn Higgs also improved, and along with the fastest lady, Veronik Bourgon, improved upon her previous database best. Veronik claimed that her tri-spoke wheels actually worked better with today's strong side winds than they had in the 2012-Jul-19 open time trial - She indicated that she averaged 10 watts less, and yet rode 29 seconds faster! Those of us with deep-dished rims seemed to be the most adversely affected by tonght's conditions, being pushed out into the middle of the road. Maybe we're better to view our wheels as worthwhile in keeping us out there having fun on the course for more time! I'd also like to recognize the accomplishment of a para-athlete, Kim Fawcett, who had a prosthesis in place of a right leg. She managed to do 36:08 which is 24.908km/h. This is an incredible achievement! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2012-Jul-24 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female2741.316 km/h (21:47)33.745 km/h (26:40)4.010
Male129.158 km/h (30:52)29.158 km/h (30:51)0.000
Teams133.007 km/h (27:16)33.007 km/h (27:16)0.000
All Riders2941.316 km/h (21:47)33.561 km/h (26:49)3.960

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-22 - 40km (Heckston) (evtfactor = 0.9750)

Ottawa Weather (09:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 65%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: SSW 16km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 30.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 54%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: W 14km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (11:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 48%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: WSW 16 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (12:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 31C, Humidity: 44%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: SSW 22 gust 32km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 37.

It was nice and warm this morning. Many reported that their return was much slower than their outward leg, but that may have just been fatigue resulting from the relentless side-winds rather than worsening conditions. This is the second year that the OBC has used this course for the 40km time trials, and this is the first time trial on this course this year. Fourteen of today's twenty-five finishers also rode this course last year, and four of those rode faster today. Bram Moerman was the most improved with a cube speed improvement of 14.02%. You may click here to see a graph of the four riders who rode faster today than they did in their attempt(s) at this course last year. It's also interesting to compare the riders best 15km and 40km performances on the OBC courses. Peter Schuck was the most consistent between his 40km and 15km results with a cube speed ratio of .9806! David Martin (.9753), Peter Henschel (.9584) and fastest man, Michael Nash (.9524) also all scored above 95%. Congratulations to Michael Nash for setting a course best with his 53:21, 27 seconds faster than the record which Ron Amos set last year. The fastest woman today, Ellen Pazdzior (1:04:57) went out fast enough to break the women's record of 1:04:29 set last year by Carol Deavy, but faded in the second half. Ellen currently holds the 2nd and 3rd fastest times on this course. The other noteworthy performance today was Derek Gee's Cadet Male 40km database record of 57:52. This is more than 6 minutes faster than the previous 40km record of 1:03:57 of Philippe Bergeron on 2007-Aug-12. This was done on the tougher Calabogie course, but Derek had already done the Calabogie course faster than this last year as a Minime. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 12:00 on 2012-Jul-22 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female536.952 km/h (1:04:57)34.811 km/h (1:08:56)2.140
Male2044.986 km/h (53:21)38.597 km/h (1:02:10)4.839
All Riders2544.986 km/h (53:21)37.840 km/h (1:03:25)4.684

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-19 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9371)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 24C, Humidity: 35%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: N 18km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 23C, Humidity: 37%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: NNE 18km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 21C, Humidity: 41%, Dew Point: 7C, Wind: NNE 17km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

We had side winds from the north again tonight - almost entirely from the north for the riders who departed early, and then with an increasing east component as the evening proceeded. Side winds are always the most difficult, and so it is not surprising that, despite increased fitness in many of the participants, only 23 out of the 80 who had ridden previous 15km OBC Open Time Trials this year managed to improve or equal their previous season-series best. The most noteworthy ride of the evening was Derek Gee's 19:52 (45.302km/h). Note that Derek is in his first year as a Cadet, and will only turn 15 in August! Note that currently Derek has the third fastest of the Cadet times for 15km, and that the faster rides were from Alex Cataford (19:38) and Andrew Lattimore (19:49) when both were in their second year as a cadet. Congratulations Derek! Note that 12 people improved upon or equaled their previous 15km database best, and two were given times which indicated more than a 25% increase in cube speed - namely Olivia Garay (28:28 - 26.87% improvement) and Todd Fairhead (20:13 - 25.97% improvement). Olivia was riding only her second time trial, so a huge improvement is not unexpected for her. Todd was on his fourth time trial over the past two years and the previous ones were very consistent in the 21:50 to 21:57 range. Another time which is very unexpected is 26:50 for Claude Dréano, a rider who had never previously ridden slower than 24:38 for 15km. Afterwards she let me know what had happened: "I tried to pass a commuter then realized I wouldn't have time as a car was coming behind me. I was in my areobars and couldn't steer properly. And badaboum !!! in the ditch... I wished the ground would have been a bit softer and the grass more welcoming... A few lumps and scratches and a bruised pride this morning ! I'll redeem myself next Tuesday :-)". Congratulations to Vincent De Haitre (20:03) for doing a Junior best time of 2012 and to Peewee female Nia Byway (26:39) for being the fastest in her 10-12 year old age range since Julie Peltz in 1993 managed to do three times in the 25 minute range. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:15 on 2012-Jul-19 (modified on 2012-Jul-20 at about 08:00) and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1340.359 km/h (22:18)35.267 km/h (25:31)2.597
Male7547.079 km/h (19:07)39.637 km/h (22:42)3.741
All Riders8847.079 km/h (19:07)38.991 km/h (23:04)3.915

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-17 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.9495)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 61%, Dew Point: 19C, Wind: NNW 27 gust 41km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 60%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: NNW 29km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 60%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: NNW 22km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 30.

John Warren comments: "Seven riders arrived at Union Hall to breezy conditions; 26 C temps and 15-20k NW breeze. All riders finished. Two Season Best times were recorded. Fastest was Mike Nash (rwr) in a time of 20:00 a Season Best time, and his fastest time on this course. Fastest from ABC was Shawn Hamilton in a time of 23:28. Fastest female was Karen Byskov (OBC) in a time of 33:08, her first TT with us in 2 years."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female127.163 km/h (33:08)27.163 km/h (33:07)0.000
Male645.000 km/h (20:00)37.007 km/h (24:19)4.264
All Riders745.000 km/h (20:00)35.601 km/h (25:16)5.240

OBC Women's TT Series - 2012-Jul-17 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.8779)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 61%, Dew Point: 19C, Wind: NNW 27 gust 41km/h, Pressure: 100.4kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 60%, Dew Point: 18C, Wind: NNW 29km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 25C, Humidity: 60%, Dew Point: 17C, Wind: NNW 22km/h, Pressure: 100.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 30.

As Lili Caron and Jacinthe Vadeboncoeur were registering riders, Lili's mom called and warned of the prediction of scattered tornados in the region. Other volunteers indicated that the radar had shown that the expected trouble had bypassed Ottawa and headed towards Cornwall, so numbers were given out and we headed to the start line. The air pressure was quite low at 100.4 or 100.5 kPa, and this was helpful, but the side winds from the north were a challenge. Only one rider improved upon her 2012 WTT 15km best, and that was the fastest woman of the night, Ellen Pazdzior (23:16). Ellen has actually improved each time out and her ride tonight was the fastest Veteran C Female ride so far this year. Note that the Veteran C riders took the top three places tonight. Jacinthe Vadeboncoeur (23:36) has improved phenomenally this year, even before she started using her partner's Cervelo, and she had the fastest Veteran C Female distinction last week. Ingrid Coney (25:08) made up the top trio. Note that the most unimproved rider tonight was Myriam Burton, but she had a great excuse - a nice, new bike! She commented afterwards that it used different muscles that her former bike! She will be back to improving as soon as she either adjusts the bike or adapts her body to it. The greatest fun of the night was probably had by and as a result of a young lady, Claire Menzel, who after watching the Grand Prix on the past weekend, arrived with her dad to watch the WTT event. The registrars convinced her to ride despite her lack of preparation. She was wearing a long pair of jeans (which I at least hope had some lycra in them), and had no helmet. Not to worry, Jacinthe lent her a helmet, and Jetje gave her one of her incredibly bright orange cycling jerseys to wear. What more do you need than a hybrid bicycle! Anyway, she went off first and got back last, but she had an excellent speed of 24.150 km/h considering what she was wearing and riding! She enjoyed the event and will be back. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 21:00 on 2012-Jul-17 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1638.682 km/h (23:16)32.717 km/h (27:30)3.591

CycleFit Chicks' Time Trial Series - 2012-Jul-16 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9327)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 31°C, Humidity: 31%, Dew Point: 12°C, Wind: WNW 21km/h, Pressure: 100.9kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 34.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 30°C, Humidity: 38%, Dew Point: 14°C, Wind: NW 19km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 29°C, Humidity: 38%, Dew Point: 13°C, Wind: NNW 11km/h, Pressure: 100.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.

It was a nice, warm low air-pressure night. The only disturbance for the seven time trialists was the side wind from the north. Only two of us had ridden the first CFCTT 15km time trial last week, and half of us improved. Celia McInnis had two excuses for doing so - First of all, the lovely hot-pink tape job on her badly bruised/battered left knee had greatly reduced the swelling, and secondly she had to get back to the finish line to help Jim before speedy Kory McDonald made up Celia's 5 minute head start! Note that six of the seven women had ridden at least one 10km CFCTT this year, and of those, four improved, and all of those significantly. The most improved, by a whopping 27.15% in terms of cube speed, was Kim Faulkner with a new personal best of 32:17, perhaps because she was worried about being late for a meeting. Hybrid cyclist Sally O'Brien (38:31), who turns 70 next year was the next most improved (15.63%) perhaps partially due to replacing her running shoes with some extra-wide cycling shoes which Celia McInnis lent her to accomodate her injured, bunioned feet. Also, Angela Beauchamp (28:05) upped her season best cube speed by 10.97% after adding some aero bars to her bike. She looked really aerodynamic on them. Last in this regard and fastest by a long shot was Kory McDonald (24:24) who posted a 7.56% improvement in her cube speed from her previous attempt at 10km. Finally, there was one new rider, Diane Andre (32:50), and she managed to ride almost 2.5 km faster than what she predicted. Good riding!





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female736.885 km/h (24:24)29.934 km/h (30:03)4.090

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-12 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9397)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 32C, Humidity: 26%, Dew Point: 10C, Wind: S 17km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 33.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 31C, Humidity: 27%, Dew Point: 10C, Wind: SW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 33%, Dew Point: 11C, Wind: SW 8km/h, Pressure: 101.8kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 30.

These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2012-Jul-16 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1139.017 km/h (23:04)35.688 km/h (25:13)2.009
Male5348.649 km/h (18:30)38.757 km/h (23:13)4.213
All Riders6448.649 km/h (18:30)38.229 km/h (23:32)4.090

OBC Women's TT Series - 2012-Jul-10 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9667)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28C, Humidity: 28%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: W 22km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 29%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: NW 20 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 26C, Humidity: 33%, Dew Point: 8C, Wind: NW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 26.

A good crowd of 32 women and two young men arrived to do tonight's time trial, and the conditions were good enough to let 14 improve upon their previous 2012 WTT best 15km and for 10 to improve upon their previous 15km best. Claude Dréano finished fastest in 22:41 (39.677km/h), a new PB with a performance ratio of 1.0335 relative to her previous best of 22:56. Sophie Matte was second in 23:11 (38.821km/h), almost two minutes off her database best of 21:12, but an improvement of 1.0415 from her previous best this season. Third place went to Jacinthe Vadeboncoeur in her new PB of 23:29 (38.325km/h). This is her second ride on her partner's Cervelo Time Trial bike. Last Thursday she posted a 1.0533 performance ratio relative to her previous 15km database best, whereas tonight she posted another improvement of 1.0476. We expect to see faster times yet from Jacinthe now that her teaching job is over until the end of the summer. In terms of improvements, four people improved upon their previous database best by more than 10%. The biggest improvement was by Veteran B Female Monika Kern (25:48) with a ratio of 1.1632 relative to her previous best of 27:08. Minime Male Devon Robitaille (30:12) had a 1.1510 improvement relative to his previous best of 31:39. Cadet Female Myriam Burton broke into the twenty-fours with her 24:55, a 1.1471 improvement ratio relative to her previous best of 26:05. Finally, Margaret King (24:51) took a minute off of her previous database best, ranking an improvement of 1.1256. Congratulations All! These results were posted on the OBC site circa 23:10 on 2012-Jul-10 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would gladly do the data entry, getting the results up within a few of hours of the event, as history shows that I did for the WTT series for the decade beginning in 1998, and for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female3239.677 km/h (22:41)34.275 km/h (26:15)2.936
Male234.483 km/h (26:06)32.142 km/h (28:00)2.341
All Riders3439.677 km/h (22:41)34.150 km/h (26:21)2.947

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-10 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.9516)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 28°C, Humidity: 28%, Dew Point: 8°C, Wind: W 22km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 29.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 27°C, Humidity: 29%, Dew Point: 8°C, Wind: NW 20 gust 30km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 27.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 26°C, Humidity: 33%, Dew Point: 8°C, Wind: NW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 26.

John Warren comments: "Eight riders arrived at Union Hall to ideal conditions; 25 C temps and 5-10k NW breeze. All riders finished. Five Season Best times were recorded. Fastest was Shawn Hamilton (ABC) in a time of 23:08 a Season Best time. Anne Marie Carter-McAuslan was the fastest female rider in a time of 28:19."





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female131.783 km/h (28:19)31.783 km/h (28:19)0.000
Male738.905 km/h (23:08)34.975 km/h (25:43)2.012
All Riders838.905 km/h (23:08)34.576 km/h (26:01)2.158

CycleFit Chicks' Time Trial Series - 2012-Jul-09 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9190)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 26°C, Humidity: 30%, Dew Point: 7°C, Wind: WNW 18 gust 31km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 26.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 25°C, Humidity: 30%, Dew Point: 6°C, Wind: WSW 14km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 24°C, Humidity: 32%, Dew Point: 6°C, Wind: WNW 13km/h, Pressure: 101.5kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

It was a pleasant night for a time trial and seven women arrived to ride the first 15km time trial of the 2012 CycleFit Series. Four riders were faster than their best 2012 10km CFCTT. The fastest was Kathy Bradley (24:28) with a performance ratio of 1.0258 relative to her best 10km CFCTT in 2012. The most improved relative to her fastest CFCTT this year was 2nd placed Shiree Nowoselski (27:11) with a 1.3375 ratio. Third placed Celia McInnis (27:39) remains the most unimproved, but hopes that the battered knee is back to normal within a month so that she will not lose so much time going over the overpass. All riders had good times, and Brian Robitaille served as an itinerate photographer. After we had all passed the turn-around, he cycled back and took pictures of those of us that he caught while riding. Actually he mistakenly took pictures of one non-CycleFit woman who was riding on the course, causing her some amount of alarm! I guess most women wouldn't expect to have a guy ride by taking photos them. Actually I didn't even expect it, and started to chuckle when he went by me with the camera aimed at me. Brian had to do some fast talking to convince the lady that he wasn't some sort of a pervert but was just out there on CycleFit "official" business! Hopefully this woman also eventually got a laugh out of the situation and will consider joining our club!





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female736.785 km/h (24:28)30.883 km/h (29:08)3.312

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-08 - 40km (Calabogie - Hwy 511) (evtfactor = 0.9966)

Ottawa Weather (08:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 45%, Dew Point: 6C, Wind: NW 16km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (9:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 20C, Humidity: 39%, Dew Point: 6C, Wind: NNW 19km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (10:00): Partly Cloudy. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 36%, Dew Point: 6C, Wind: NW 24 gust 37km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

John Warren comments: "Twenty-one riders arrived at Calabogie facing good conditions; changeable winds 15-20 k S, 22 C temp., sunny. All riders finished. There were some very good performances, despite the wind. There were 4 Season Best times. Fastest overall was Aaron Fillion (RwR) in a time of 51:24, the fastest so far in 2012. Janice Campbell (OBC) was the fastest female in a time of 73:32, a Season Best time. Fastest from the ABC was Shawn Hamilton in a time of 65:32. Wesley Morgan (Randonneurs) completed his first ever 40k TT on a recumbent in a time of 67:57."





40km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female232.638 km/h (1:13:32)32.248 km/h (1:14:25)0.390
Male1946.693 km/h (51:24)36.312 km/h (1:06:05)5.290
All Riders2146.693 km/h (51:24)35.925 km/h (1:06:48)5.173

OBC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-05 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (evtfactor = 0.9374)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 36%, Dew Point: 13C, Wind: 0km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Sunny. Temperature: 29C, Humidity: 37%, Dew Point: 13C, Wind: WNW 5km/h, Pressure: 101.0kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 32.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Sunny. Temperature: 27C, Humidity: 49%, Dew Point: 15C, Wind: E 8km/h, Pressure: 101.1kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 31.

The air pressure was higher than ideal, but with the calm conditions and warm temperature, some fast times were expected. Twenty-two riders improved upon their previous 15km database best, and five of those improved their cube speed by more than 10%! Forty of us, though, rode slower than our best this season. Send your excuses, especially if they are amusing! Anyway, the top three men were Vet A Douglas van den Ham (19:30), Vet B Glen Rendall (19:37) and Vet A Marc Brazeau with a new personal best of 20:13. For the women, Vet B Carol Deavy (23:29) was first. Vet C rider Jacinthe Vadeboncoer, out for the first time on the time trial bike of her partner Richard, posted a new personal best of 23:51. Third place went to Cadet Bailin Xie with a time of 24:26 which is well off of her season-series best of 22:54. These results were posted on the OBC site circa 20:00 on 2012-Jul-08 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis. (Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would gladly do the data entry, getting the results up within a few of hours of the event, as history shows that I did for the WTT series for the decade beginning in 1998, and for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)





15km Riders#RidersFastestAvgSpd (Time)Avg(AvgSpd) (Time)StdDev(AvgSpd)
Female1238.325 km/h (23:29)35.042 km/h (25:41)1.897
Male6446.154 km/h (19:30)39.312 km/h (22:53)3.729
Teams140.238 km/h (22:22)40.238 km/h (22:22)0.000
All Riders7746.154 km/h (19:30)38.659 km/h (23:16)3.814

ABC Open TT Series - 2012-Jul-03 - 15km (Tatlock Rd) (evtfactor = 0.9587)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Mainly Sunny. Temperature: 33°C, Humidity: 39%, Dew Point: 17°C, Wind: NNW 30 gust 47km/h, Pressure: 10