CNYC's NYS Time Trial Championships
CNYC climbed the podium at this year's New York State Time Trial Championships. Richard Serton lined up in the Men's 4/5 race and Rich Karaz competed in the Master's 45-49 category. Both riders completed a 40km, out and back trip on relatively flat roads. The race began in Cambridge, NY and headed east across the state line into Vermont and back. Blue skies abounded and fortunately for all racers, several straight days of high humidity abated just in time for the race. Wind, however, played a significant role in the proceedings. A steady, 15-20 mph breeze was blowing West to East, meaning that the return trip to Cambridge would be into a stiff headwind. At times, handling was a bit sketchy as well. Both CNYCers rode well. Karaz put in an official (yet possibly inflated?) time of 59:55, good enough for 5th place. Serton crossed the line in 58:01, taking 3rd place in the category and 1st among cat5 riders.