Amber Hoadley over at Coffee Tree Photography captured some great photos from this morning’s Winter World Fixed Gear Time Trial Championships (WWFGTTC).
WWFGTTC (yeah, it’s a mouthful) happens once a month during the winter to remind people to dust off those fixed gear bikes and to get out and ride. No matter how cold it is. A friendly competition against the clock not taken too seriously, and fun at that.
Today was off to a painful start with a powerful headwind, holding some rider’s down in the pre-teens (miles per hour speaking). Luckily, on the way back it was nothing but tailwinds and sprints.
Congratulations to Addison Zawada for scoring the fastest time today, and only a few seconds away from the fastest time ever recorded despite today’s headwind.
Above are a few of my choice photos, but be sure to check out more photos in the gallery.
“Humboldt Mountain is a rare and storied climb. The roads are rough, narrow and small. The climbs are steep and unforgiving. Humboldt Mountain is a real toughman’s ride, not for the faint of heart. We couldn’t imagine a better place for us to show off our new VeloVie Vitesse 500. On the rugged path up to the FCC tower a rider is constantly tested with pitchy accents, bumpy flats, and harrowing descents. The VeloVie Vitesse 500 is build for speed and comfort. The ride is smooth and powerful, without the rigidity that can make a longer ride a bore. Reliable, when you need the zip to get out of the saddle and attack, then stability when you’re breaking the speed limit on a big descent. And the sloping top tube provides a powerful compact geometry to maximize your output and get the most out of every pedal stroke.“
Rekta Silangan with another great video from across the pond. Looks like they had a great fixed gear crit.