Maumee Valley Wheelmen
MVW 2012 Club Race Series
Race #9
Mary Jane Thurstin Championiship TT 40K
14 June 2012

Last night's Championship TT was contested in a whistling east wind that caused more than one rider to whimper and wail.  Despite the despicable detriment three determined riders rode well below the sixty minute mark.  Brent Goetz harnessed his considerable potential to earn the win in this year's championship event.  By riding a 56:11 in just his second season of racing he certainly has even faster times to look forward to in future years.  Although Jeff Crawford  can only see his younger years with the help of a rear view mirror, the only sight in that rearward facing mirror last night was the rest of the field sans Goetz.  Jeff's fitness has been absolutely stellar this season, and the rumors are he's been honing his Hard Man status by riding fifteen to twenty hour weeks.  That task is even more impressive given he makes his living through self-employed manual labor!  Dan Ritter displayed more his fine fitness this season by taking the third step of the championship podium.


In B Group racing The Defiance Boys are certainly proving their time trialing mettle over the Wheelmen, as they once again claimed the top two spots.  Mick Poncsak posted the fourth fastest time of the night with a very commendable ride.  And given the gap between Nick and the rest of the B Group, it doesn't appear anyone will provide him with challenge or concern.  With his admirable second place Jeff Nixon again showed that when it comes to racing, the clock is a trusted friend of his.  Third place was hotly contested, and it was determined by the slimmest of timing margins.  Mike Faehnle stopped the clock 1/100th of a second faster than Khalil.  It will be interesting to see how this narrowest of contests plays out in another three weeks at the next 40K TT.  


Although the Club doesn't see James Mason too often, Jamie made his presence known by time trialing to top honors in the C Group.  Lavinia is always the ever-consistent TTist, and she repeated that metronomic display once again tonight, as she claimed the second step of the podium.  Although Grandfather [or is it Great Grandfather?] Wheelmen Hal Wilson claims he's been up to no good, his ride tonight certainly reveals a much different tale!  Hal rode an incredible time, especially when one considers he's almost old enough to be my father!


I'll work on the overall standings tomorrow 19 June.



Bike

Group

Start

Rider

Finish

Official

Overall

Group 

Group

Std Bike



Order


Time

Time

Place

Place

Score

Place

TT

A

19

Brent Goetz

75:11

56:11

1

1

26


TT

A

17

Jeff Crawford

74:19

57:19

2

2

24


TT

A

18

Dan Ritter

76:07

58:07

3

3

22


TT

A

12

Scott Hunter

74:30

62:30

5

4

20


RB

A

8

Mike Peiffer

74:32

66:32

12

5

18

1











TT

B

11

Nick Poncsak

72:16

61:16

4

1

26


TT

B

10

Jeff Nixon

74:15

64:15

6

2

24


TT

B

16

Mike Faehnle

80:49

64:49

7

3

22


TT

B

15

Khalil Raffoul

79:50

64:50

8

4

20


TT

B

14

Jeff Smith

79:14

65:14

9

5

18


TT

B

13

Chris Tracey

79:01

66:01

10

6

16

 

TT

B

5

Frank Kistler

71:20

66:20

11

7

14


TT

B

9

Chris Weiderhold

76:04

67:04

13

8

12


TT

B

7

Allen Krauss

74:05

67:05

14

9

10


TT

B

3

Mike Mouilleseaux

75:28

72:28

15

10

9












TT

C

4

Jamie Mason

77:08

73:08

16

1

26


TT

C

6

Hal Wilson

80:13

74:13

17

2

24


TT

C

1

Lavinia Raffoul

77:34

76:34

18

3

22


TT

C

2

Tom Wisniewski

83:32

81:32

19

4

20












Workers



Mark Armstrong





20





Steve Clark





20





Dan Tierney





20





Tim Whitney





20





Doug Smith





20















































































































































































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