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Record Turn-Out for Summerside Cycling Club Training Ride
     June 7, 2006 — Ken Trenholm

The sixth training event for the Summerside Cycling Club this year brought out two new faces for the ride: Paul Wright (Bedeque) and Dave Clark (Summerside).

They were joined by Leo Flood (Kinkora), Chris Gallant (Summerside), Jeff Hemphill (Summerside), Rob Cook (Traveller's Rest), Jules Aucoin (Summerside), Chris Silvaggio (Summerside), Ben Kennedy (Kensington), Ernie Schleichkorn (Summerside), Jason Linger (Charlottetown), and Ken Trenholm (Summerside).

Although the atmospheric conditions changed from sunny to cloudy and from less than 10 km/h winds to 24 km/h wind by the start of the training ride, the head and side winds and esculating rolling hills on the 12.1 km Indian River course could not shake the cyclists from their line on this day.

Four Club riders improved their performance since their last training on the course two weeks ago.

Most remarkable was Ben Kennedy of Kensington who powered on the rivet to cut an astonishing two minutes and ten seconds off his previous personal best. This ride earned Kennedy the largest single course improvement in the Club's history.

The second Summerside Club member to set a new personal best was Rob Cook of Traveller's Rest. Cook hammered in the saddle and improved his time by shaving one minute and six seconds for a new personal best time.

The two other riders to improve on the course were Jeff Hemphill (by 53 seconds) and Ken Trenholm (by 39 seconds), both riders from Summerside.

For the eight other riders who tackled the course for the first time, they will return in two weeks and attempt to improve on the benchmark they set for themselves.

And, as for the two first-time training riders who came out, Paul Wright and Dave Clark, they each averaged over 33 kilometres-per-hour.

The overall training ride results are as follows:

1. Ken Trenholm (Summerside) 0:20:55 (34.77 km/h) improved PB by 0:39
2. Jason Linger (Charlottetown) 0:21:00 (34.57 km/h)  
3. Paul Wright (Bedeque) 0:21:44 (33.43 km/h)  
4. Dave Clark (Summerside) 0:21:53 (33.18 km/h)  
5. Chris Silvaggio (Summerside) 0:23:09 (31.43 km/h)  
6. Jeff Hemphill (Summerside) 0:23:25 (31.03 km/h) improved PB by 0:52
7. Leo Flood (Kinkora) 0:23:55 (30.40 km/h)  
8. Ben Kennedy (Kensington) 0:24:30 (29.66 km/h) improved PB by 2:10
9. Jules Aucoin (Summerside) 0:25:02 (29.02 km/h)  
10. Rob Cook (Traveller's Rest) 0:25:11 (28.88 km/h) improved PB by 1:06
11. Ernie Schleichkorn (Summerside) 0:25:20 (28.67 km/h)  
12. Chris Gallant (Summerside) 0:25:46 (28.21 km/h)  

The following training points were awarded: Trenholm 67 (50-1st; 15-Improve; 2-start); Linger 47 (45-2nd; 2-start); Wright 42 (40-3rd; 2-start); Hemphill 42 (25-6th; 15-Impove; 2-start); Clark 37 (35-4th; 2-start); Silvaggio 32 (30-5th; 2-start); Kennedy 32 (15-8th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Cook 29 (12-10th; 15-Improve; 2-start); Flood 22 (20-7th; 2-start); Aucoin 15 (13-9th; 2-start); Schleichkorn 12 (10-11th; 2-start); and Gallant 11 (9-12th; 2-start).

Overall Training Point Leaders (Women)

Nancy Woodington (Kensington) 52 pts

Overall Training Point Leaders (Men)

Ken Trenholm (Summerside) 335 pts
Wes Jackshaw (Summerside) 258 pts
Chris Silvaggio (Summerside) 203 pts
Rob Cook (Traveller's Rest) 185 pts
Ben Kennedy (Kensington) 185 pts
Leo Flood (Kinkora) 133 pts
Jeff Hemphill (Summerside) 101 pts
Jason Linger (Charlottetown) 89 pts
Chris Gallant (Summerside) 55 pts
Jules Aucoin (Summerside) 42pts
Paul Wright (Bedeque) 42 pts
Dave Clark (Summerside) 37 pts
Ernie Schleichkorn (Summerside) 14 pts

The 12.1 km time trial training ride is a part of a series of training rides organized by the Club to improve rider's strength, endurance, and conditioning in order to participate in the July 15 - 16 PEI Bike Fest and the August 5 one day across PEI Biking for Breakfast event.

The next training ride is Saturday, June 10 at 800 am, meeting at Shipyard Market; the next recreational ride is Saturday June 10 (900 am), meeting at Shipyard Market. Visit www.summersidecycling.com or call Ken at 888-3878 for more info.

Photos
Ken Trenholm
Some of the 12 cyclists that tackled the winds and rolling terrain of Indian River during the Summerside Cycling Club's training ride, left to right: Ben Kennedy (Kensington), Ernie Schleichkorn (Summerside), Dave Clark (Summerside), Rob Cook (Traveller's Rest), Jeff Hemphill (Summerside), Chris Gallant (Summerside), Jules Aucoin (Summerside), and Jason Linger (Charlottetown).



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