Well, before there were time trials in Cleves there was as my father once described it, “a sleepy little town” named Shandon in southern Butler County. The area was well known by the members of the Queen City Wheelmen because in the early 70’s the majority of riders in Cincinnati rode west of Cincinnati up toward Oxford, Ohio.

So if you start in Shandon on state route 126 – Cincinnati Brookville road and ride 5 miles west and then turn around and come back to Shandon you will have successfully retraced the original QCW time trial course. Riding this route will take you up one good sized hill, for a time trial, and across a set of railroad tracks, and then you get to do both again on your way back. Don’t forget to thank Mary Gallagher for standing in the road to mark the turnaround spot.

Unfortunately the time trials brought Shandon a little too much excitement one Tuesday night when a dog took a rider out right as he was finishing. The local sheriff  took exception to all the commotion and suggested we not come back. We didn’t.

 

Indicates category winner
  Fin Best Name 5/1/73 5/15/73 5/22/73 5/29/73 6/5/73 6/12/73 6/19/73 6/26/73 7/10/73 7/17/73 7/24/73 7/31/73 8/7/73 8/14/73 8/21/73 8/28/73
Senior 1 24.45 Bill Gallagher 26.34 25.16 24.53 25.51 25.22 24.55 25.41 24.45 25.25 25.04 24.38 24.51 24.45 24.45
2 25.39 Mike Roberts 28.28 27.24 27.02 28.30 26.47 26.31 27.10 25.39 26.15
3 25.52 Bill Froschauer 26.06 25.52 26.18 26.15 26.01 26.43
Junior 4 26.11 Al Zaffiro 28.15 27.42 28.18 27.13 27.03 27.13 27.09 26.11 26.59 26.41 27.21 28.00
5 26.22 Jonathan Spicker 28.14 30.04 27.59 27.18 27.24 26.22
6 26.52 Mike Wood 28.14 27.34 26.52 27.15 27.21
7 27.06 Danny Biehl 28.14 29.08 27.58 27.06
8 27.19 John Gilmer 27.27 27.19
9 27.41 Jack Christensen 29.00 28.42 28.34 27.41 28.05
Intermediate 10 27.41 Phil Kennedy 27.41
11 27.45 Dave Burleigh 27.45
12 28.01 Dell Williamson 28.02 28.01 28.06 28.40
13 28.02 Andy Radin 31.02 30.39 28.18 28.02
14 28.04 Don Schilling 28.04
15 28.33 Greg Hanfbauer 29.29 28.49 28.33
16 28.33 Steve Lansky 28.33
17 28.42 Francisco Cardona 28.42
18 28.48 Dale Purdy 29.49 28.48
19 29.06 Greg Adams 29.23 29.06 32.49 29.50
20 29.16 Vic Boehm 29.16 29.47
21 29.32 Howie Abts 29.32
22 29.45 Dan Brant 29.50 29.45 30.59
23 30.01 Dan Humpert 31.23 30.01 30.48 31.08
24 30.10 Steve Jackson 31.22 30.10
25 30.12 John Froschauer 30.12 30.32 30.36
26 30.51 Phil Gillin 30.51
Veteran 27 31.10 Watson Nordquist 34.50 33.20 32.58 33.56 32.33 32.33 32.12 32.13 32.11 32.26 31.33 32.22 31.20 31.10 31.55
28 34.51 Arlo Sprunger 34.51
Women 29 35.43 Cindy Shirley 39.16 36.20 35.43