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OBC Women's TT Series - 2012-Aug-21 - 15km (Rockliffe Pkwy) (EvtFactor = 0.9398)

Ottawa Weather (18:00): Distant Precipitation. Temperature: 22C, Humidity: 60%, Dew Point: 14C, Wind: SSE 7km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: 25.
Ottawa Weather (19:00): Light Rain. Temperature: 18C, Humidity: 82%, Dew Point: 15C, Wind: NNE 15km/h, Pressure: 101.6kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.
Ottawa Weather (20:00): Mostly Cloudy. Temperature: 17C, Humidity: 86%, Dew Point: 14C, Wind: ENE 10km/h, Pressure: 101.7kPa, Vis: 10km, Humidex: *.

Most of us arrived at the registration area dry but soon ran for cover under an assortment of umbrellas or into any cars on site. After the rain let up, the majority vote was to ride, and that is what 22 of us did. Let's face it, this year we would have had very few WTT races if we ceded to every rainshower! Especially glad that she rode tonight was Lili Caron who posted an all-time best 15km time of 31:31 (28.556km/h), a 4.5% cube speed improvement from her previous best of 31:59 in the open series about a month ago on 2012-Jul-26 (a far easier night). The only other person to improve upon her database best 15km was the second fastest woman of the night, Emily Flynn whose 23:21 (38.544km/h) was a 1.29% improvement from her previous best of 23:27 set two weeks ago on 2012-Aug-07. It was not a particularly easy night - Fastest rider Tricia Spooner (22:19, 40.329km/h) reported difficulties keeping her bike stable with the side winds hitting her deep dished wheels. She did only 97.78% of her season-series best cube seed, while third placed Ellen Pazdzior (23:40, 38.028km/h) only managed 95.01%. Aside from our database improvers, only three others out of the 22 participants posted season-series bests for 15km. Note that this is the last WTT event apart from next week's Invitational. Men can ride in this event with a woman, and imaginative team names such as these are encouraged. This year, 75 women and 2 boys rode at least one WTT event. In all, 5000km were ridden in 151:58:26 (32.900km/h) in the 369 WTT rides which were completed in 2012. You may click here to see a graph of all of these rides sorted by rider and date, from fastest average of the average speeds to slowest. Thirty-nine of the 77 participants did at least 4 time trials with at least 3 of those time trials being 15km, and here are the rankings in terms of the average of their best 4 average speeds with at least three being for 15km WTTs. To see these rankings sorted by category, you may click here, and, for your curiousity, you my see masters gender handicaps based upon the VTTA standards for these results by clicking here. Assuming no equipment upgrades (since the top quality equipment can make a huge difference in speed!), one simple way of measuring the improvement (or not!) of each rider is to look at the average of the performance ratios relative to their previous season-series best cube speed as shown here. Claire Menzel tops this measure, but mostly because of the huge 79.47% improvement which resulted relative to her first time trial that she rode in long jeans on a hybrid. If we remove the huge equipment/attire improvement, the most improved is Sharolyn Higgs who actually improved every time out! Interestingly 20 of the 39 qualifiers had the average of their performance ratios being greater than one, which indicates that about half continued to improve throughout the season. We can also look at consistency of the riders by looking at the standard deviations of the cube speeds which puts Ellen Pazdzior on top. Way to go All! The numbers are as enjoyable as the time trials!

These results were posted on the OBC site circa 22:00 on 2012-Aug-21 and are available here for your added pleasure and analysis.

(Lest complaints about me just lazily sucking in the results surface, I wish to make it perfectly clear that I would look after the data entry. Historically, for the decade starting in 1998 I had all of the WTT series up within a few hours of the event, and likewise for the OTT series from 1999-2002 and again in 2006. More recently, I have written web software which can run from the start/finish lines to register, seed, calculate rider times from elapsed times and database the results immediately. The OBC Board however, not only won't let me volunteer here, but strangely enough they actually expelled me from the OBC for donating this time trial web site to you !)


1 Spooner, Tricia  SRC 22:19 40.329 1/22 U50F 1/7 0.9778
2 Flynn, Emily  T&L 23:21 38.544 2/22 U30F 1/2 1.0129
3 Pazdzior, Ellen  OBC 23:40 38.028 3/22 U60F 1/5 0.9501
4 Los, Lindsay  OBC 24:39 36.511 4/22 U30F 2/2 0.9919
5 Ingham, Alison  OBC/RWR 24:41 36.462 5/22 U50F 2/7 0.9059
6 Johnson, Laura  OBC 25:08 35.809 6/22 U40F 1/3 0.9434
7 Norman, Gwyn  OBC 25:47 34.906 7/22 U40F 2/3 0.9769
8 Anderson, Candace  OBC 25:58 34.660 8/22 U40F 3/3 0.9714
9 LaViolette, Nicole  OBC 26:28 34.005 9/22 U50F 3/7 1.0151
10 McInnis, Celia  ABC/CYF 26:49 33.561 10/22 U60F 2/5 0.8905
11 Slaunwhite, Patricia  OBC 26:55 33.437 11/22 U50F 4/7 0.9651
12 Konantz, Patricia  OBC/RWR 26:57 33.395 12/22 U60F 3/5 1.0702
13 Ajersch, Mary  OBC 26:59 33.354 13/22 U80F 1/1 0.8964
14 Soper, Lesley  OBC 27:08 33.170 14/22 U50F 5/7 0.8816
15 Ramonat, Christa  OBC 27:18 32.967 15/22 U60F 4/5 0.9408
16 Burton, Myriam  OBC 27:27 32.787 16/22 U17F 1/2 0.7479
17 Hébert, Lisa  OBC 28:07 32.009 17/22 U60F 5/5 0.9103
18 Robitaille, Devon  OBC 30:00 30.000 18/22 U15M 1/1 0.9460
19 Wilson, Barbara  OBC 30:25 29.589 19/22 U70F 1/1 0.9341
20 Byskov, Karen  OBC 31:01 29.017 20/22 U50F 6/7 1.0261
21 Menzel, Claire  OBC 31:28 28.602 21/22 U17F 2/2 0.8826
22 Caron, Lili  OBC 31:31 28.556 22/22 U50F 7/7 1.0698
Average Speed of all of the above 22 finishes (330km in 09:54:06):33.328
>>>Average of the Average Speeds for these 22 finishes33.623<<<

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