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Racing comes to Greenville

The Paris Mountain Time Trial takes place in just a few hours. This is the first of three events in 2010 that allow riders to race against the clock up Paris Mountain. There will also be some collegiate racing taking place in the Greenville environs. If you get a chance, get out and check out the action.

You can find out more about the Paris Mountain Time Trial at the official PMTT Facebook page. It will be fun for spectators due to the fact that the riders will be spaced out in 30 to 60 second intervals. They also won’t be able to go too fast. 🙂 That should allow you to find different spots on the mountain to cheer on your friends.

I wish I could be there racing, but also to see Bryant Young of Amputee in Action break in his new Rocket Socket. For over 20 years, Bryant has not been able to stand to pedal his bike because he only has one leg. However, he has developed a special rig on his bike that allows him to now stand. I’m betting he gets a PR today!

The other racing going down is the Furman University Race Weekend. It starts today with the Team Time Trial at the Fork Shoals Course. It starts at 9 AM today, so you probably won’t make it if you’re just now reading this! You can make the Road Race that will take place on the same course later in the day. The first group starts off at 2 PM.

The race I would point out is Sunday’s Criterium on the campus of Furman University. It has been awhile since bicycle races have taken place on the campus there. Now it is back with a criterium. If you you are not used to cycling, this is the race you need to check out. The riders will go around a short course right on the front of campus. You’ll have plenty of times to see them pass.

It is also exciting because there are four turns in the .75 mile course. You can move from one to the other during the race to check the different angles of action. Add to that is the fact that you have young egos and school pride on the line and you have some excitement!

You can get more details by looking at the brochure for the event by clicking here. Whatever you do, I trust your have a safe and profitable day! Me? I have a picnic I’m organizing and then my Functional Threshold Test later in the day. More to come on that later.

Paris Mountain Time Trial delayed


Hello everybody,

It comes with great sadness that we have to announce a delay in the first Paris Mountain Time Trial due to weather concerns. As many of you are aware, this winter has been brutal with the cold and we are expecting snow and ice Friday night into Saturday. We want this to be a fun and safe event and don’t want to make people drive and compete in this weather.

Everybody’s entry fee will be transferred to the next time trial on March 27, 2010 and if you are unable to attend that one, we can transfer your entry to one of the other time trials in this series. We are planning on announcing a makeup date very shortly to keep this a three-race series. Also, we are planning another great uphill time trial on a different mountain later this summer. Stay tuned for a very exciting announcement concerning that!

We want to apologize to everybody for the inconvenience, but rider safety has to be a number one priority for us. We will do our best to accommodate you into a future event and transfer your entry fee as well. Thank you for understanding.

Paris Mountain Time Trial crew
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