Sunday, February 22, 2009

Moon, Hosmer Win Frigid Jack Frost Time Trial

Veloforma's Miranda Moon (pictured) and HPChiro Racing's Seth Hosmer endured an increasingly bitter February breeze Sunday to best the women's and men's fields of the Jack Frost Time Trial.

Contested in Washington on the spit of land between Vancouver Lake and The Columbia River, the early season form-tester avoided rain but not the chill, especially as the afternoon wore on.

In the women's field, the top-four riders overall also won their individual categories. Moon (Cat 1/2 winner) topped the field with a time of 30:09.84 over the 12.4-mile out-and back course. Mary Ross (Masters 50-59 winner), riding for Nomad Sports Club, covered the course in a blistering 31:15.16 as the second woman overall. Karey Miles (Cat. 3 winner), a rider for Therapeutic Associates Inc., was third overall with 31:21.79. The aptly named Brenda Spinney (Cat 4 winner) was the fourth fastest woman of the day with a time of 31:26.06.
UPDATE: Monday, 4:22 p.m.
An alert reader notes: "May I point out that the Woman Master 40-49 winner was Sandy Earl, the current record holder for the Davis 12 hour Time Trial and the Davis 24 Hour Time Trial (among other records)? Seems she can ride fast for 1/2 hour also!
In the men's field, Hosmer was the first Men's Cat 1/2 rider of the day, starting around 9:50 a.m., and set the standard that held for the rest of the day with a winning time of 25:46.45. Z Team's David Zimbelman (Masters 50-59 winner) came across the line second overall at 26:23.75. His teammate Karsten Hagen (Masters 40-49 winner) finished third overall with a time of 25:30.41.

Complete OBRA results HERE.

2009 Jack Frost Time Trial