The Hagens Berman / Society Consulting amateur racing team had a good early season turn-out for the Frostbite Time Trial in Carnation, Washington. This race kicks off the WSBA racing season in the Pacific Northwest!
This Carnation to Fall City course is on familiar roads (course map)– from Carnation down Rt 203, a quick whip through the Fall City traffic circle to Rt 202 and then back into the valley farm roads for a 12.6 mile dog leg. FootWorks Cycles had super planning and organization so it was easy to show up and enjoy our cloudy, cool, misting race course.
Joe Fitzgerald, a new 4/5 squad member, was kind enough to set up a tent in prime territory directly across from the start line. He must have camped out the night before to get that sweet spot. Thanks Joe! This was a great base for warming-up although early season reunions & equipment chit-chat was a bit disruptive. We also renewed conversation of a HB-SC logo’d tent as we can now predict consistent critical mass for races.
Roads were wet but not splashy and the light rain didn’t slow us down. The first half course is straight & fast after one bump and the back leg is even quicker with a slight decline but more technical turns. Just after Fall City the Junior State Champ passed me and I hated him the rest of the race. I never let that green & white jersey out of my sight and I think the not-too-distant whirring of my disc was bugging him too. A couple of the return farm road turns were easy to overpower, especially with the wet surface, and visions of Cancellara’s TT fall made my heart squeeze in a couple extra beats. The final 1km triggered a good sprint but riders were abruptly presented a sharp uphill finish. Looking uphill through TT tunnel-vision with a rain-splashed visor is a funny thing to do. Always glad to finish!
Joe and Billy Trask did a great job landing in the middle of results. It was Joe’s first TT as a returning racer and I think it was Billy’s first so their results are a great sign of some impressive racing to come this season!
Foot Works Cycles put on an excellent race! The Hagens Berman / Society Consulting team result are posted below!
Ian Baldwin #12 28:27
Keith Otani #11 28:58
Joe Fitgerald #11 30:52
Billy Trask #19 31:54
Mark Rogers #10 30:09