Results from The Two-Headed Beast: Race 3 of the Spin Cup

Rough Road Ahead

Rough Road Ahead

It was a dark and stormy night…  wait, no, it wasn’t.  It was a mild evening, although the wind was certainly howling down Marginal Road as 23 riders set off, in pairs, on another step toward the one true Grail of Cleveland Cycling Glory:  The Spin Cup.

The Two-Headed Beast, the third in the Spin Cup Time Trial Series, was a 10.4 mile, two-man time trial on North Marginal Road. The Marginal has to be the bumpiest, windiest, most godforsaken road in all of Cleveland– which is saying a lot because most of the roads in Cleveland have been forsaken by someone for a long time.

Each Spin-sponsored team was to field one pair of riders to defend the glory and honor of their team.  Spin/RR Donnelley chose Thom Dominic and Justin Piccorelli, and SSSMST chose Jim Lamastra and Andy Cornwell.  The remaining riders were paired randomly, with one team of three to round out the bunch.

Jim and Andy– and let’s be honest about who did the work in this pair– caught Thom and Justin at the first of four turnarounds, leaving the mantle of Spin/RRD responsibility squarely on the shoulders of one of the other pairs.

Ray and Mitch

Ray and Mitch

Special guest Ray Huang and Mitch Gabel stepped up, and ripped off an average speed of 25.3mph to take the overall honors.  Jim Swim and Andy were 10 seconds back, averaging 25.1mph.  Coming in 51 seconds behind them to take third was the pair of Outback Rob and Paul “The Great” Lentini.  Now, technically, since Ray isn’t actually on the Spin/RRD team, I think it’s open to debate as to whether this race goes to SSSMST or Spin.  But, since everyone had a great time and no one mopped the jumbled pavement of the Marginal with his cycling shorts, we won’t worry too much about it.

As always, this event ran smoothly because of two awesome people who gave up an evening so we could all have fun:  Tammy Lentini and Mary Davis.  Thanks, ladies.

UPDATE:  Pictures now up on our flickr site!

UPDATE 2:  You guys remember Russ–  Aaron’s friend who came out for the 2nd race and had a great time.  We awarded him a sweet little pump for his efforts– and he had to use it on the way home!  FYI, he said it worked great.
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Spin Cup Race 3:  The Two-Headed Beast Results (Rescored)

Place Name Team Average Speed Time Spin Cup Points
1 Ray H/Mitch 9 25.3 24:57:00 20
2 Swim Jim/Andy SSMST A 25.1 25:06:00 19
3 Lentini/Rob 7 24.3 25:58:00 18
4 Justin/Thom Spin A 24.1 26:08:00 17
5 Brad/Tom 8 23.7 26:33:00 16
6 Dave/Brett 5 23.6 26:39:00 15
7 Plank/Schaefer 3 23.4 26:56:00 14
8 Nacho/J. Halloran 6 23.0 27:21:00 13
9 Leah/Davis/Smiley 4 22.3 28:16:00 12
10 Zak/Dan 10 21.6 29:12:00 11
11 Little Ray/Chip 2 20.8 30:14:00 10

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Spin Cup Overall Standings  (Now using the new “20 point” scoring)
(Race 1: The Beast of Bedford
Race 2: The Beast of Marginal
Race 3: The Two-Headed Beast)

Name Race 1 R1, KOM Race 2 Race 3 Total                
Tom H. 17   17 16 50                
Brad 16 1 16 16 49                
Zak 18   19 11 48                
Ray Huang 20 2   20 42                
Thom Dom 19 3   17 39                
Andy     18 19 37                
Plank     20 11 31                
Paul
Lentini
    10 18 28                
Joe Bush 15   12   27                
Jason
Halloran
    13 13 26                
Davis     11 12 23                
Mitch       20 20                
Timmy
Smiles
    8 12 20                
Swim Jim       19 19                
Chip Meek     9 10 19                
Outback
Rob
      18 18                
Justin       17 17                
Bruce     15   15                
Dave
Stiener
      15 15                
Brett
from BVS
      15 15                
Leah
Halloran
    3 12 15                
Rood     14   14                
Mike
Schaefer
      14 14                
Ray     4 10 14                
Nacho       13 13                
Dan       11 11                
Ryan     7   7                
Eldridge     6   6                
Matt     5   5                
Sean     2   2                
Russ     1   1                
                           
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3 Responses

  1. That was cool. Thanks for letting me join in on your fun.

    Mitch, you’re an animal mate.

  2. Thanks for putting on the race and thanks to Mitch for the extraordinary engine that night.

  3. Jim and Andy —- Nice pain ride

    Jim think about the Sept 14th Half at Mt Sterling……Toyota Challenge

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