Race: Allamuchy TT
Location: Allamuchy, NJ
Rider(s) Andy Maher, Danielle Ferland, Doreen Bridgman, Sarah Hauze
Allamuchy is the third stop on the 2017 NJBA Time Trial cup series. The course is an 8 mile, mostly flat, out and back on rural roads.
Team EPS had four speedy women in three different categories for today's race. Doreen in the Non TT, Women's Cat 4/5, Danielle and Sarah in the Senior Women Cat 4/5 and Andy Maher in the Senior Women Category. After warming up on our trainers we rode the 2 miles to the start/finish line. Doreen was first off for us. After a great result last weekend at Cape May I was hoping she would be standing on the podium once again. The rest of us still had time to kill so continued to warm up on a nice stretch of road until it was time to make our way to the start. Danielle was next off followed by Sarah two and a half minutes later and I was last to go.
I got off to a good start and settled into my rhythm quickly passing a couple of riders early on. Before I knew it I saw the 1k to turn around sign and knew I needed to pick up the pace, I was being too conservative. I dug deeper those last four miles hoping to make up some time. As I crossed the finish line I heard cheers from my team mates who had all finished their races.
Great to see so many strong women racing this series. Tough competition but a good day for Team EPS.
Doreen Bridgman 3rd
Sarah Hauze 4th
Danielle Ferland 5th
Andy Maher 4th