Fisk Knob Time Trial 2012 – Theater of Pain

The Fusion Cycling Team held the 32nd annual Fisk Knob Time Trial last weekend on Sunday, April 15th.

Shawn Crowley with matching helmet and tats. photo Jack Kunnen

The Fisk Knob TT course is a “T” shaped out-and-back course with notable elevation change.

Three brave souls from the Founders-Alger team (Dennis, Earl, Shawn) ventured out to this dirt-free, niche road race. We had no skinsuits, disc wheels or teardrop helmets but we did have  several great Cannondale road bikes.

We were excited to hear that earnings from this year’s race were being donated to Livestrong.

Earl "I don't need no stinking aero suit" Hillager. photo Jack Kunnen

Morning thunderstorms receded by the time of the race’s start and left us with significant head and cross winds for most of the course.

Dennis Murphy. photo Jack Kunnen

The results speak for themselves:

Rider Name, Category, Avg Speed, Ride Time, Place In category
Earl Hillaker, 25 to 29, 22.37, 0:46:23.64, 10th of 15
Shawn Crowley, 30 to 34, 21.41, 0:48:28.96, 10th of 13
Dennis Murphy, 50 to 54, 17.75, 0:58:29.28, 14th of 15

Clearly, skinsuits will be needed for next year for us to move up in the category standings. We’ll also have to stay off of Yankee Spring TT training the day before the race.

Headquarters had Imperial Stout on tap after the race for post-ride recovery. Yum. There’s been a rumor circulating that Imperial Stout has greater therapeutic qualities than Hammer Nutrition’s Recoverite.