Two of my photos were published by the Salt Lake Tribune this morning, in a profile feature about the upcoming Utah State Time Trial Championships this weekend.
One of the photos is of Norm Bryner at the Sugarhouse Criterium; the other is of Norm and Dave Harward at the Utah State Criterium Championships a couple weeks earlier.
Go read the article, excerpted below: Time trial to test riders’ strategies | The Salt Lake Tribune
Norm Bryner’s plans for the State Time Trial Championship this Saturday are simple: win and defend his title.
The Salt Lake resident should have plenty of competition at Salt Air as the state’s top cyclists churn their pedals furiously for the fastest time and the championship.
The concept of a time trial seems simple enough: race a short distance as fast as possible. But as Bryner discusses gears and heart rate and strategy for the turn, it’s easy to see that this is much more complicated than neighborhood kids racing their Huffy 10-speeds to the end of the street and back.
It’s about timing and work rate and peaking at the right time. It’s about saving something for the way back and dealing with the wind.
And it’s also about preparation.
“You’ve just got to feel real good, be aero and have some good legs under you,” Bryner said.
Then go cheer on Norm at the Utah State Time Trial Championships on Saturday morning before heading to Holladay for the Terry McGinnis Memorial Criterium on Saturday afternoon.