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10K Time Trial 2020 Update

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It’s official, it’s definitive, and it’s extremely disappointing that we will not host a live 10K Time Trial this year. We plan to resume the series in 2021. Thank you all for your support throughout this Covid-19 insanity. Ride your bikes, stay safe, and as Bill and Ted so eloquently stated, “Be excellent to each other.”

10K TT: Pandemic Planning 2020

Planning for the 10K TT series this year has been interesting to say the least. In conversations with USA Cycling, early summer racing is unlikely. As in my previous post, we’re still hopeful we’ll race at some point. Once we have the permit we can head to Gardner. I’ll keep you posted here. Also follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

In the meantime, contact me if you have questions. Keep riding and stay safe!

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10K Time Trial Series: 2020 Edition

Life Balance Sports 10K TT logo

The 2020 season of 10K Time Trial Series is upon us in this crazy, confusing, and somewhat scary time. But have no fear, a series is in the works! As always, I’m working with Mark Thomas of as the permit sponsor.

We will plan to start the season on June 11th since we are not able to permit a race in May as usual. The flyer will be posted as soon as we can get it approved by USA Cycling.

This year’s 10K TT series schedule:

June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10

Stay tuned for info as it happens. Sign up for alerts to your inbox so you don’t miss a thing. In the meantime ride safe and stay safe.

No Time Trial Tonight

“T-storms” is not one of the T’s we had planned. Tonight the weather wins, no race. Thank you all for another fun 10K Time Trial season!

10K TT Results: August 8th

Mother Nature showed our time trial some love once again by clearing the rain so we could race. Congratulations to Chris Formen who had tonight’s top time. Another congrats goes to Kypton O’Neal who placed 4th at USA Triathlon Youth & Junior National Championships last week. Scott “The Judge” Sifferman, a frequent 10K TT’er, won the silver medal at USA Cycling’s Masters Road National Championships. Way to go guys!

Thank you to David Anderson for being our holder, Mark Thomas of for our race permit, and Roger Harrison of Lanterne Rouge Racing for supplying our bib numbers.

Next race: September 12th


Chris Formen14:07
Mark Thomas14:43
Jessica Wilkerson14:46
Sarah Davis14:49
Justin Evans15:01
Sam Swearngin15:31
Ray Farrens15:35
Mike Smithmier15:55
Don Herron16:03:71
Teresa Jarzemkoski16:03:93
Sam Perkins16:09
Gene Lamb16:48
Kristine Herron17:02
Kypton O'Neal17:34

Let’s Race!

Weather is looking good! There is a perfect little window of clearing skies for tonight’s Time Trial. No rain at the present. See you there!

Weather Watch for 10K TT August 8th

Thursday’s TT may bring rain, shine, or a crazy Kansas combo. Most of the time the rains pass around that area and we have clear roads. Our main concern is lightning since the forecast is for T-storms rather than just plain ol’ rain. Keep watch here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates. 

10K TT Results: July 11th

A perfect summer evening greeted our 10K TT racers for race #3 of 5 in this year’s series. “The Judge” is enjoying his comeback and had the top time tonight. Nice work, Scott!

Remember that you can re-use your bib for all races in this TT series. Safety pins, too. Race bibs were donated by Roger Harrison of Lanterne Rouge Racing.

Motivation at the turnaround.
Motivation at the turnaround.

Thank you to all of the racers for a fun and competitive event. Thank you to David Anderson for being our holder, Bob Ades for whip and timing back-up, and permit sponsor Mark Thomas of


Scott Sifferman12:58
Kyle Brown13:54
Chris Formen14:08
Tom Tice14:38
Mark Thomas14:50
Brendan Sheehan15:06
Justin Evans15:11
Jessica Wilkerson15:13
Alyvia Ahnberg15:14
Sam Swearngin15:23
Ray Farrens15:44
David Conrad15:50
Sam Perkins16:22
Teresa Jarzemkoski16:25
Mike Smithmier16:40
Gene Lamb16:59
Chuck Procner17:02

10K TT Results: June 13th

Tonight’s time trial saw athletes of various disciplines honing skills covering road cycling, triathlon, and cyclocross. This is the glory of the Time Trial, one event serves many purposes.

We had a tie down to the hundredths between Teresa Jarzemkoski and Chuck Procner. Check out their times below.

Thank you to everyone who raced! Thank you to David Conrad for being our holder and sweeper, and to permit sponsor Mark Thomas of

See you next month!


Chris Formen14:02
Mark Thomas14:55
Sam Swearngin15:01
Justin Evans15:16
Jessica Wilkerson15:21
Donna Stevens16:17
Teresa Jarzemkoski16:18.35
Chuck Procner16:18.35
Sam Perkins16:32
Kypton O'Neal18:43
Margaret Richards19:44

10K TT Results: May 9th

The season opener of the 10K TT was chilly enough to bring out the penguins and winter gear. Kevin Rose had the fastest time of the night at 14:07.

Thank you to Dave Anderson and David Conrad for serving as tonight’s holders, Bob Ades for finish line assistance, and Mark Thomas of as permit sponsor.

Since this is a “training event” by rule, results list is in order but not by time. Youngest to oldest but ages will remain their secret.

Liliana Navarro19:52
Jessica Wilkerson16:05
Justin Evans16:02
Teresa Jarzemkoski16:49
Sam Swearngin15:40
Mark Thomas15:59
Gene Lamb18:28
Greg Curry16:30
Kevin Rose14:07
Lisa Doane16:11
Rodney Hopper15:32
Mike Smithmier17:14
Warm layers were helpful.