6-week time trial series in the books

Caitlyn Skufka rides in Wednesday’s Placid Planet time trials event on River Road in Lake Placid. Skufka had the fastest women’s result of the six-week series, turning that effort in on the last ride of the season. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

LAKE PLACID — The six-week Placid Planet time trial bike series wrapped up for the season Wednesday on River Road in Lake Placid.

A field of 24 riders participated on Wednesday, and Bill McGreevy and Caitlyn Skufka turned in the fastest men’s and women’s times of the evening, respectively. McGreevy rode for the fourth time in the series this season and finished his out-and-back 8-mile ride in 17 minutes. Skufka completed all six rides this year and she crossed the finish line in 20:11.

Each week riders accumulated points, and Skufka also won this year’s women’s title with 16 points. Karl Zaunbrecher, of Saranac Lake, won the overall men’s competition with 10 points. He also rode on all six Wednesdays of the time trials.

Both riders received $100 gift certificates for their efforts.

Forty-two riders participated in one or more of the time trial rides this season.

Karl Zaunbrecher pedals his bike during Wednesday’s final Placid Planet time trials ride of the season. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

In addition to Zaunbrecher and Skufka, Veronica Byers, Phil Gallo, Erik Krekel, Darci LaFave, Kim McGuire and John Stack also took part in all six time trial rides.

Kevin Bouchard-Hall had the fastest time of the series with a blistering time of 15:28 on May 23. Skufka had the fastest time for a female, a 20:11 on the final week.

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