Editor’s Note: Next Thursday, the 24th, is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. We’ll be taking the week off from publishing RBR Newsletter to celebrate with our families. We wish all of our fellow Americans a very Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll be back on Thursday, December 1, with a new issue for you. As always, it’s a great time to catch up on past issues you may have missed, explore the site, or check out the RBR eBookstore or RBR Shop for holiday-season gift ideas. Our newest is the Gift Premium Membership. See you on the 1st.
New Premium Member Giveaway
As often as I can, I gladly accept quality cycling products to give away in drawings to Premium Members as a way to say a big Thank You! for being the primary financial support that keeps RBR going.
Our Holiday Season giveaway will be 2 complete sets of the See.Sense ICON Front & Rear Lights we just reviewed last week. (Click to read the review.) We’ll give one set each to 2 lucky Premium Members.
All Premium Memberships purchased year-to-date through December 31 are eligible to win. Join or renew your Premium Membership before December 31, 2016, for your chance to win these great lights!
258 Miles Wins 12-Hour World Time Trial Championship
Earlier this month in Borrego Springs, California, professional triathlete Dede Griesbaur beat all competitors – male and female – to win the 12-hour World Time Trial Championship (WTTC) and break the course record.
Griesbaur amazingly covered 258 miles in 12 hours. Let’s do the math: That’s a 21.5 mph (34.6 km/h) average!
The 12-hour time trial course is composed of two loops: an 18-mile loop, and a 4.8-mile short loop. Competitors raced the 18-mile loop until approximately 90 minutes before the 12-hour finish time and then were directed onto the short loop. Only completed loops counted toward the competitors’ total mileage.
Griesbauer is a former Stanford NCAA champion, All-American and international gold-medal winning swimmer. In 2005, she set aside a career on Wall Street to become a professional triathlete and is also a 3-time Ironman Champion, 70.3 Champion, and 3-time Top 10 finisher at the Ironman World Championships.