NYC Bicycle Racing Spring Series: Time Trial

Category 3,4: 9 miles

Presented by:
Metropolitan Cycling Association | Team Squiggle

Palisades Interstate Park, NJ

Confirmed Riders (not including day-of registration):

‘Arches Riders:
– Aaron Deutsch

Race Summary: Event met, but did not exceed, expectations. Weather was great and there was a mix of people with standard road racing bikes as well as Time Trial bikes. Only a few guys with the teardrop-shaped helmets who would have won the day without the tech from the looks of their build and finishing times. Most just had clip-on aero bars.

The course started with a very steep downhill and ran up river road about 5 miles before doubling back (making for a delicious small-ring finish for most)

I was glad to have the aero bars in the middle section of the course as the extra speed helped to make it over the rollers at a nice pace. The hills were steep enough to require standing at times and I probably felt the full-leg lactic burn at least 4 times in the 24 minutes I was out there.

Riders were sent out in 1 minute intervals and overall it was very organized. I conceded about a minute twenty to a DKNY rider with a cervello TT bike and ended up finishing mid-pack both for Cat 4 as well as overall if you blended the fields together. Having only owned aero bars for 4 days before racing on them and not having had a chance to do much specific training for the event I feel pretty good about the results, and about the improvements that can be made before the next event of this type.

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Aaron Deutsch

About Aaron Deutsch

Aaron has always felt a passion for, if not a gravitational pull from, racing. Since being lured from the basketball court onto the track in 1993 he set 7 track & field records and medaled six times at the state level of competition.

He moved to the mountain bike in the late 1990s and won the Penn Cycle Buck Hill race series in 2000 in the sport class. He also placed 4th in the Subaru Cup XC race that year.

After moving to New York Aaron took up road racing and rode unattached for the first year and medaled in 2 races including a 1st place finish in the Kissena Race Series in 2007. In 2008 the Brooklyn Arches Cycling Club was formed and the results were immediate and consistent including winning the Cadence Cup Race Series in Brooklyn. He currently races with the Major Taylor Iron Riders Development Team

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