The Internet of Bikes: 2013 Team Velo Grande / Jerrys Bike Barn North Berwick Time Trial (Race 8 of the Maine Time Trial Series)
The Team Velo Grande / Jerrys Bike barn Time Trial is race 8 of the Maine Time Trial Series. The race is held in North Berwick, Maine. The course is an 11 mile loop that features winding country roads, fast descents and some tough climbing (700 feet of elevation gain). Frame and Wheel is riding the Austro-Daimler tt Carbon Champagne. The bike is running very well and getting plenty of use. Conditions are dry and calm. Temperatures are in the seventies. There are 25 riders in this event. Frame and Wheel is the last to start. The first five miles of this course is all uphill and most of it almost imperceptible. Frame and Wheel feels the effort but concentrates on pushing through to the third turn where the terrain flattens and the descent begins. The descent is very fast and the road is narrow. There is a corner where sight lines are blind and another corner that is fast. The corners are well marshaled, but Frame and Wheel is conservative and giving up some time. The final section of the descent is steep and fast and ends with a sharp right turn onto Route 4. Frame and Wheel eases through this section taking the view that it is better to give up time here than to over shoot the turn and end up out of the race. Frame and Wheel pushes hard through the final flat section to the line. The race is over. Frame and Wheel finishes with a time of 25:24.7 which is 54 seconds behind World Champion Masters Time Trial Champion and New England Time Trial Champion Tim Mitchell, (CCB Racing) but faster than Frame and Wheels time the previous year. Frame and Wheel is pleased with the result in light of last years time and the previous days effort at the New England Time Trial Championship, and views the weekend of time trial competition as great preparation for the USA Cycling Nationals in Bend, Oregon. Frame and Wheel thanks the organizer for putting on a challenging and well run time trial and congratulates all the riders on their times and for turning out for the event.