49 Finish the Central Jersey 200k
to end the Season in New Jersey
Updated Information 9-22-15
A cool foggy morning would greet the participants at the start of the Central Jersey 200k in Princeton Junction, NJ. Despite the conditions spirits were high as the forecast for later in the day was for stunning weather.
Once given the off by the organizers most of the group started out tentatively. All that would soon change as the fog burned off. Riders at the front picked up the pace on the flat roads. While working their way through Monmouth and the Pineland region winds would prove favorable and strong.
The fastest times ever managed in the history of the route were posted on this edition. With Len Zawodniak, of Wall, NJ, setting a new course record with the Quest Velomobile at 7 hours. This bested the prior course record by Velomobile rider Bill Russell of 7hours 12minutes set in 2013.
The fastest times on standard bikes would also take place this year with Judy Behrens, of Dobbs Ferry, NY and Steve Weng, of Princeton, NJ, both riding their first brevet, completing the route in a time of 7hours and 54minutes. Fifteen other riders managed a finish time under 9 hours and more than 75% of the field arrived the finish before 10 hours had past.
In traditional Randonneur style the rest of the field enjoyed the scenic route, the controls, and the company of fellow riders without concern to the time. In the style of Adrian Hands several came in to the finish with only one minute in reserve.
While the brevet was advertised as unsupported riders would find volunteers at most of the controls and organizers went out of their way to help anyone who needed it. This was to include a rider who lost his wallet on the course. They drove thirty miles scanning the roadside to eventually find the missing item off the side of the road.
Results for the event are now posted and can be found here: [results-2015]
Stay tuned for information on our 2016 Season of Brevets to be posted here soon.
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RBA New Jersey - New York City