Justin Dorn pedals through the finish of Thane Road Donut Time Trial. Dorn claimed the top spot in the bicycle race that weights results based on the number of doughnuts each rider eats. Dorn finished with a doughnut-adjusted time of 21 minutes and 22 seconds by virtue of eating five doughnuts. (Courtesy Photo / Rob Welton)

Justin Dorn pedals through the finish of Thane Road Donut Time Trial. Dorn claimed the top spot in the bicycle race that weights results based on the number of doughnuts each rider eats. Dorn finished with a doughnut-adjusted time of 21 minutes and 22 seconds by virtue of eating five doughnuts. (Courtesy Photo / Rob Welton)

‘Hole’ lot of fun: Bike club holds annual doughnut-fueled race

Glazed and confused.

The Juneau Freewheelers on Saturday held their third annual Thane Road Donut Time Trial.

A dozen riders competed in the bicycle club’s doughnut-devouring event. In the Thane Road Donut Trial, competitors eat doughnuts before pedaling their way along the course route. For each doughnut consumed, 30 seconds are deducted from their race time for a doughnut-adjusted time that decides the race’s results.

“The sugar high helped everyone fend off the light rain on the course,” said club treasurer Rob Welton in an email. “Everyone had a good time.”

For men, Justin Dorn finished with the best doughnut-adjusted time —21 minutes and 22 seconds for both men and women, according to results provided by the Freewheelers. Dorn also boasted the second-best unadjusted time overall—23:52.

The five doughnuts Dorn ate proved to be the difference-maker, and allowed him to edge out Will Coleman who finished with the best unadjusted time —22:09 — for both men and women and ate zero doughnuts. Coleman finished in second place among men who competed.

Doughnuts were a difference-maker for the women competing, too.

Suzanne Saurtieg finished with an unadjusted time of 29:36, but by virtue of two glazed doughnuts from Breeze In, she finished with an adjusted time of 28:36. Janice Sheufelt finished in second place for women with an unadjusted time of 29:31, ate one doughnut and fished with an adjusted time of 29:01.

Jamie Bursell finished in third place among women with an unadjusted time of 35:28, and ate one doughnut for an adjusted time of 34:58.

For men, Liam Thrier finished in the No. 3 spot with a doughnut-adjusted time of 22:52 and an unadjusted time of 24:52. Thrier ate four doughnuts.

Jesse Stringer claimed the title of Doughnut King for the event with six. Stringer finished in eighth place with an adjusted time of 28:31 and a non-adjusted time

A total of 29 doughnuts were consumed during the event —that’s over two doughnuts per rider.

• Contact Ben Hohenstatt at (907)308-4895 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @BenHohenstatt.

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