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November 11, 2012

Finishing the season strong

Duncan native Ferguson racks up top finishes

DUNCAN — It seems there’s no course too difficult nor terrain too terrible to keep Duncan native Gary Ferguson away from the winner’s circle.

During the weekend of October 13-14, Ferguson booked some travel plans for July 2013 at the National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio.

This was due to his outstanding performance at the Oklahoma Senior Olympic bicycle races which were held at Lake Draper.

Ferguson not only won the 20K and 40K road races which were held, but also claimed first in the 5K and 10K time trials. He also had the fastest 10K trial time during the weekend and the second fastest in the 5K division.

On the weekend of Nov. 3-4, Ferguson ended the 2012 season at the Gruene Time Trials Classic, which was held in the Hill Country near New Braunfels, TX.

First up on the agenda was the individual race, which consisted of a total of 200 riders, who were all signed up over a month in advance for the race.

Ferguson claimed victory in the 65+ division, finishing with a total time of 30 minutes 40 seconds.  

The win came on a course that started at Canyon Lake Dam and went through and around the surrounding hills.

To finish, participants had to endure a quarter mile climb with a 20% grade.

Next up, Ferguson and his partner Bill Burke of Shawnee, participated in the team trials which saw the pair placed in the 115 plus division as a result of their combined age.

Both of these men were looking to improve on a third place finish from 2011, which saw them shave seven seconds off their total time from 2010, but ultimately placed them in third place.

After going through the town of Gruene and a 27 mile stretch along the Guadalupe River Bottom, the pair managed to claim second place with a time of 1 hour 13 minutes, 25 seconds.


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