Where to start?! The Antietam Velo Club, Randall Buxbaum and Joe Jefferson deserve a huge round of applause for working so hard to promote an incredible weekend of racing. We are very thankful to the event sponsors, volunteers, organizers, officials and community for making this such a memorable weekend.
For many team members, the weekend wouldn’t be complete without contesting the “Kick-off Criterium” held on Friday evening. There’s certainly a bit of risk vs. reward involved in contesting the Kick-off twilight crit with the Stage Race set to start on Saturday. But, the Twilight Kick-off crit is just too incredibly unique, raucous, entertaining and fun to miss. The energy and enthusiasm is contagious which makes for dramatic racing and spectating. Also, most of the photos we gathered are from Igda Warner’s photo gallery of the weekend and can be found HERE. Thank you, Igda!
Thank you downtown Hagerstown!
Below is a view from team member Nicholas Taylor’s handlebar camera from the Men’s category 1/2/3 elite race. The footage was recorded using a Shimano CM-1000 Sport Camera. Look for more video from the team later this season and enjoy!
It was a busy weekend for Team Bike Doctor. On Saturday, several team members headed over to Cambridge, MD to put their time trial fitness to the test at the Church Creek 40k Time Trial. Given the distance, heat, potential wind and very strong competition, the Church Creek time trial course always requires a high degree of motivation and good legs. There’s just no faking your way through it. Many hearts have been broken and lay by the roadside on the final 10ks of this course.
Nicholas Taylor led the elite team with a scorching time of 52:20 which placed him in 2nd place. All of the guys put in powerful performances which will hopefully serve as a solid confidence boost as we enter the summer time trial season.
Thank you to the ABRT team for continuing to promote a top notch event!