Malton Wheelers riders faced a nagging, swirling wind during their first club time trial of the season - with Nigel Goskinski coping with the conditions the best.
Fourteen cyclists, including a handful of new members, ventured out to race on the Malton to Pickering road for the five-mile test.
It was felt five miles would provide a not-too-difficult opener but, in reality, this could be one of the hardest distances to compete in, with riders unsure whether to go hard from the start with the danger of expiring or take it steady with the prospect of a slower time.
Goskinski decided to go hard throughout, coming first overall in 11 minutes 07 seconds, with Matthew Enticknap (pictured) and Paul Hickman tieing for second place with 11-21.
Ralph Lilley (11-55) nudged under the 12-minute mark while Colin Baldwin (12-05), riding a standard road bike, did well to mix with the aero riders.
Making a return to racing was Ged Kerins on his trusty aero bike and, dancing on the pedals, he crossed the line in 12-27.
Next were non-aero rider Nigel Streicher (12-47), Dave Cook (12-48), Barrie Cappleman (12-52) newcomer Calum McCusker (13-04), aero rider Nick Hatton (13-12), and debutant Tim Brion (14-04).
Old timer Keith Buck enjoyed his efforts on his new fixed wheel machine and was pleased with his time of 15-15 as he brought back the lantern rouge.
The club's next time trial is tonight (Wednesday), a 10-mile run on the Malton to Pickering. Visit www.maltonwheelersrc.co.uk for details.