Let's Go Climbing.....Coon Hill Grind Report

CNYC put in a strong showing in this year's Coon Hill Grind. A tough 2-mile uphill time trial held just outside of Skaneateles.

More race info here:

Race map - check out those contour lines!

Richard Serton and Brett Sherwood were in the field, which numbered close to 175 riders, including some of central NY's strongest cyclists. The course features a short flat section followed by a 1.5 mile climb at or around 9% and finishes with a rolling half mile finish. Stiff winds factored into the results, buffeting racers during the final half mile. Despite the conditions, the Orange and Blue grabbed a few honors. Sherwood finished 4th overall in 7:48, good enough for 1st place in his age group. Serton clocked in at 8:03, despite being incorrectly routed toward the finish, a hiccup which likely cost him a second or two. His time earned him 2nd place in his age group.

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