Character Building Conditions
With a strong SE breeze that appeared to pick up as the evening wore on, conditions were described by Jaiden Lanigan as ‘character building’ and certainly younger brother Bryce has developed plenty of character in the last 12 months as he showed great strength and determination to record the fastest time for the 16.8km stopping the clock at 24.49 just one second off a personal best. A great effort!!
Most struggled in the conditions but it was definitely a night for the youth to shine with the irrepressible Isabella Commons recording a Pb and wanting to ride home afterwards and young Courtland Wood showing that he continues to improve each week by slicing a chunk off his previous best. Meanwhile Alex Hastie showed he puts comfort first stopping to take a toilet break on the way around.
Fresh from his front page promotions this week, dux of Manea College Nicholas Lawler demonstrated he has commonsense as well as brains in taking Jo’s advice to stop for a car on the second lap. He was still able to keep his time under 25 minutes despite the handicap, an excellent ride in the conditions.
Meanwhile Bernie fresh from his win in B grade at West Coast Masters last weekend was also not too far off his best recording 26.09 without the benefit of tri bars.
Ben Hastie is showing good consistency this season and can be well pleased with 27.43 given the conditions. Brent Allan was around 30 seconds in front and hoping it was not just him that found the going tough tonight.
Craige Pettit put in a strong ride showing his fitness is building over the season recording 28.22 while it was great to have a couple of representatives from Harvey out tonight with the competitive veteran Michael Morton recording 28.17 and partner in crime Nick Hamer 30.56. No doubt these two will record a Pb the next time they compete.
Garry Hastie was determined not to left a calf cramp prevent him finishing while Liesl also showed great determination battling the headwind.
Steve Camarri is going from strength to strength and got the better of group 2 rider Jessica Lawler tonight with both riding strongly to be well under the 30 minute mark. The orange Bonts make Mark Thomas easy to spot on the road and he once again looked to be riding within himself in stopping the clock at 31.24.
Many thanks to Suzanne and John Hancza for timekeeping, Brian for starting riders and Robbie Commons for bringing out the signs and the drinks. The next TT is on Wednesday 11/2 back at Dardanup again.
Times as always posted on the atta website, many thanks to Peter Meyer for his support with this.