Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Charles River Time Trial, February 3, 2008

The New England Section's speed judging event covers two laps of 8.6 miles each around the Charles River Basin, from the Weld Boathouse at Harvard to the Museum of Science, past Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, and Allston, finally crossing the Larz Anderson Bridge back to the starting point. The rider with the smallest difference between laps is winner. Pedestrians, dogs, joggers, rollerbladers, baby carriages, and other cyclists provide sporting interest.

Bob Williamson on his aerodynamically enhanced pre-War Elgin.

By tradition the contestants buy the timekeeper lunch at John Harvard's Brewhouse after the race. This year they forgot :-(

Who thought it would be a good idea to ride over seventeen miles on a Raleigh RSW 16? No one more fully embraces the spirit of the Charles River Time Trial.

Ray Coffey with his Schwinn New World, freshly revived at Workshop Day, and eventual winner Chuck Hughes on his Elgin with a two-speed Eadie hub.

Dawn Labenski is off.

Dan MacMartin rode a 1930s Raleigh. Elton Pope-Lance steadies the ship.

Photos by Elton Pope-Lance
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