John Fraser 10 mile TT at Maple Park, IL
The PBC Racers are off to a great start at the MATTS (Mid American Time Trial Series). The MATTS series kicked off on April 10th with the ABD Series Finale-John Fraser 10 mile TT at Maple Park, IL and was well represented by seven PBC racers. It was the first outdoor TT of the season. Despite Mother Nature’s cold and windy temperament thrown against them, and the two-prong course that presented several tight 180 turns, PBC earned 5 medals!! Way to go Mike Haedicke, Charlotte Schmitz, Bev Enslow, Linda Elliott and Elaine Lagoda! Charley Rodgers and Jerry Porter also had great finish times in a age category with a large field! Everyone proved that they have the fitness edge after their indoor winter training at the PBC Center.
Rock River Multisport 20k in Cherry Valley, IL
Overall, this was a relatively large event, perhaps owing to the beautiful weather. A beautiful mild day with light wind greeted the six PBC racers who competed at the 2nd MATTS race at the Rock River Multisport 20k in Cherry Valley, IL. The out-and-back course was relatively flat with one right-hand turn only a couple small inclines and light cross wind in some sections. All four women (Charlotte Schmitz, Elaine Lagoda, Linda Elliott, and Sarah Gray) all took medals and finished with strong times. Mike Haedicke and Charlie Rodgers finished with good times in very competitive catagories, Mike taking 3rd in his age group. The group met for lunch after and Recommends Garret’s in Rockford.