Here they are, folks!  Men’s Record fell, and fell hard!  Mark Aasmundstad took 7:33 off Chris Walker’s 2011 Stage 1 time, then another 3:13 off teammate Drew Miller’s 2012 Stage 2 record, reducing the All Time Best time for the GC by 12:19.  That is quite a bit for a four hour race!  Except it is a sub-four hour race now.  For Mark.

Will Riffelmacher was not far behind, posting times that tied the third best for Stage 1 and outright third best for Stage 2.

CarolLynn Neal nearly owns the Women P/1/2 Records by herself, but the Women’s Record still belongs to Amber Gaffney from Fall 2011 when she was (somehow) racing in the Cat 3/4 race.  AG is a pro these days…

Sean Yeager too 1:42 out of the Men Cat 4 Stage 1 record, nobody may ever threaten Jason Alderman’s Cat 5 record, and Gary Shuey  crushed the Men’s 60+ record for Stage 2 by 16:11, making him the only racer with Course Records in two classes.

Gary and Kim Bleth rode together much of the day Saturday before Gary motored away on the slot canyon climb, gaining a 2:32 advantage.  Kim was looking to get that time back on Stage 2.  And he did.  Plus TWO seconds.  4:46:37 to 4:46:39.  And yes, we checked both times for both stages twice.  WOW!!

Death Valley Road Stage Race Course Records            
Notes: Stage 1 has always been the same, and weather has never altered the course.            
Fall 2011 used the Onion Valley climb for Stage 2, but other years used Horseshoe Meadows.            
Only the Onion Valley times are shown here.            
Spring 2011 was the Onion Valley blizzard! Terrific racing with a three-up sprint finish!!            
We “only” climbed 9.5 miles up Onion Valley. Those times are not shown here.            
Results are sorted by GC, then by stage 1 times for clarity.            
             
Year Category First Name Last Name Stage 1 Stage 2 GC Time
2011 Women 1/2 Cara Gillis 03:28:48
2011 Women 1/2 Carol Lynn Neal 03:37:00
2011 Women 1/2 Kimball Pier 01:40:11
2012 Women 1/2 Carol Lynn Neal 03:37:12 01:42:00 05:19:12
2013 Women 1/2 Carol Lynn Neal 03:45:24 01:50:36 05:36:00
 
 
2011 Women 3 /4 Amber Gaffney 03:15:58 01:34:00
2011 Women 3 /4 Hannah Swan 03:34:00 01:43:04
2011 Women 3 /4 Angela Wimberley 03:40:38
 
       
2013 Men P/1/2 Mark Aasmundstad 02:39:37 01:12:20 03:51:57
2012 Men P/1/2 Drew Miller 02:48:43 01:15:33 04:04:16
2011 Men P/1/2 Chris Walker 02:47:10 01:18:40 04:05:50
2013 Men P/1/2 will riffelmacher 02:48:43 01:17:55 04:06:38
 
 
 
2011 Men 3 Jeff Pettis 02:53:56 01:15:04 04:09:00
2012 Men 3 Gerry Cody 02:55:41 01:21:29 04:17:10
2013 Men 3 Tim Manifesta 02:58:31 01:24:07 04:22:38
 
 
 
2011 Men 4 Stathis Sakellariadis 03:01:04 01:22:18 04:23:22
2013 Men 4 sean yeager 02:59:22 01:25:05 04:24:27
2013 Men 4 Ben Raymond 03:02:14 01:27:45 04:29:59
2013 Men 4 David Baar 03:05:21 01:27:10 04:32:31
2013 Men 4 GEORGE TOMASICH 03:03:49 01:33:24 04:37:13
 
 
 
2010 Men 5 Jason Alderman 02:49:31
2011 Men 5 Jason Alderman 02:54:20 01:17:39 04:11:59
2012 Men 5 Derek Iverson 03:00:25 01:21:12 04:21:37
 
 
Death Valley Road Stage Race Course Records
 
Year Category First Name Last Name Stage 1 Stage 2 GC Time
2011 Men 35+ Stephen Ferretti 02:52:55
2013 Men 35+ Bill Ossofsky 02:59:07 01:25:05 04:24:12
 
 
2012 Men 45+ Carl Nielson 02:55:41 01:19:43 04:15:24
2011 Men 45+ Jeff Stanford 03:03:19 01:21:38 04:24:57
2013 Men 45+ Mark Edwards 03:02:23 01:30:56 04:33:19
2011 Men 45+ Patrick Copp 01:30:23
 
 
 
2011 Men 55+ Gary Shuey 03:06:01
2013 Men 55+ Kim Bleth 03:15:03 01:31:34 04:46:37
2012 Men 55+ Kim Bleth 01:35:13
 
 
2013 Men 60+ Gary Shuey 03:12:31 01:34:08 04:46:39
2010 Men 60+ James Morehouse 03:09:34
2011 Men 60+ Mike Crystal 01:50:19
2011 James Morehouse 03:19:35

 

 

 

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