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Here are the standings so far…

Death Valley Road Stage Race, Sherman Pass Road Race, Death Valley Road Omnium, Mt Whitney Stage Race, Everest Challenge Stage Race.

20 points for each day finished…10 points for DNF.

100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 for the top ten finishers.  GC for the Omnium and Stage Races.

EC gets double points for both categories…you already know why.

Read the FB page for more…loads of free entries and merch prizes…

Category First Name Last Name Team DV_SP1 DV_SP2 DV_GC SP_SP SP_FP TOTAL
Men 35+/45+ Patrick Copp Team rockform 20 20 100 20 100 260
Men 55+/60+/65+ Peter Dufour 20 20 90 20 90 240
Men Pro/1/2/3 Chris Walker 20 20 90 20 90 240
Men 35+/45+ Adam Pacal 20 20 90 20 80 230
Men 4/5 alfredo asuzano Coates cyclery 20 20 60 20 90 210
Women 1/2/3/4 Carol Lynn Neal Sisterhood of Cycling 20 20 80 20 70 210
Men 35+/45+ Bobby Rees POC + Ritte / Ritte Van Vlaanderen 20 20 60 20 40 160
Men 4/5 Alain Asuzano Coates Cyclery 20 20 90 20 10 160
Men 4/5 Geoffrey Bartz Bolthouse Farms 20 20 50 20 50 160
Men 4/5 Erik Dootson 20 20 40 20 60 160
Men 4/5 Ben Foster Ritte Van Vlaanderen 20 20 100 140
Men 55+/60+/65+ Terry Corl EMERALD TEXTILES/SDBC 20 20 80 20 140
Men 55+/60+/65+ Carl Nielson CA Technologies Racing 20 20 100 140
Men Pro/1/2/3 David Baar POC+Ritte 20 20 80 20 140
Men Pro/1/2/3 will riffelmacher The Olympic Club 20 20 100 140
Women 1/2/3/4 Jennifer Girard Eastside Velo 20 20 100 140
Women 1/2/3/4 AMY SMITH EAST SIDE VELO 20 20 90 130
Junior 17-18 Samuel Krut 20 100 120
Men 35+/45+ Michael Krauchi Platinum Performance Cycling Team 20 20 80 120
Men 35+/45+ AARON LABARRE 20 20 30 20 30 120
Men 35+/45+ Shawn Van Gassen Surf City 20 20 40 20 20 120
Men 35+/45+ Alan Zarembo 20 20 70 10 120
Men 4/5 David Aldrich D|Focus 20 20 80 120
Men 4/5 shannon scott Cal Coast Bike 20 20 20 60 120
Men 35+ Aaron Wise POC + Ritte 20 100 120
Men 4/5 Giovanni Ortiz Twin Star Racing 20 100 120
Men 55+ David Smith 20 100 120
Men 60+ herb johnson san diego cyclovets 20 100 120
Men Pro/1/2/3 Alexander Gaidis Brown University 20 100 120
Women 1/2/3/4 Cynthia Sjogren Team Redlands 20 100 120
Men 4/5 Robert Manchester 20 20 70 110
Men 35+ Matthew Wikstrom 20 90 110
Men 45+ John Hatchitt SPY Giant Ride 20 90 110
Men 55+ Michael Hines Stage One 20 90 110
Men 55+/60+/65+ Jef Chadwick 20 20 70 110
Men Pro/1/2/3 john costanza Audi Cycling Team 20 20 70 110
Women 1/2/3/4 Christine Ryan SF2G 20 20 70 110
Women 1/2/3/4 Angela Wimberly Michelob Ultra La Grange +21 20 90 110
Men 35+/45+ Joel Wheeler 20 20 20 20 20 100
Men 4/5 Sungkwan Cho Kore Cycle Team 20 80 100
Men 45+ Bill Carlson Rock Sports Racing/Don’s Bikes 20 80 100
Men 55+ Joel Sothern RokNRoad 20 80 100
Men 60+ Duane Mulvaney Landis/White Mountain 20 80 100
Men Pro/1/2/3 Casey Clark Landis/Trek 20 80 100
Men Pro/1/2/3 Joseph Garey Allegiant Airlines p/b k 20 20 60 100
Women 1/2/3/4 Annie Carrino Sisterhood of Cycling 20 80 100
Men 35+/45+ Todd Hensley 20 20 50 90
Men 35+ George Tomasich Canyon Velo 20 70 90
Men 4/5 Zack Sosnowski 20 70 90
Men 45+ James Wimberly UC Cyclery / JW Floors 20 70 90
Men 55+ Marc Spivey StageOne Cycling Team 20 70 90
Men 60+ David Lampe Kern Wheelmen 10 20 60 90
Men 60+ Reed Moore UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 20 70 90
Men Pro/1/2/3 Tony Brady Incycle p/b Fullcircle 20 70 90
Men Pro/1/2/3 Yashindir Gokul Carefast p/b Les Rois 20 20 50 90
Men 35+ Chris ludikhuize Team Redlands 20 60 80
Men 55+ Robert Willcox UC Cyclery/JW Flooring 20 60 80
Men Pro/1/2/3 Seth Britton 20 60 80
Women 1/2/3/4 Raegan Lunsford Michelob Ultra LaGrange/Velo Club LaGrange 20 60 80
Men 4/5 Christian Haarala RSR p/b Don’s Bikes 20 20 30 70
Men 35+ Dedrick Kon 20 50 70
Men 45+ Carlos Ristorcelli Ironfly 20 50 70
Men 55+ Jeff Moreton RokForm/Rock n Road 20 50 70
Men Pro/1/2/3 sean yeager Newhall Bicycle Club 20 50 70
Women 1/2/3/4 leah Rodarti sisterhood of cycling 20 50 70
Men 4/5 Peter Borowski Reno Cycling Club/ Reno Cycling Team p/b Nature’s Bakery 20 20 20 60
Men 4/5 Benjamin Fader-Rattner 20 20 20 60
Men 35+ Alfredo Jimenez ARB4U – Vital Care 20 40 60
Men 4/5 Stephen Waits 20 40 60
Men 55+ fred wilson 20 40 60
Men Pro/1/2/3 Brian McCulloch KHS-Maxxis-Jakroo 20 40 60
Women 1/2/3/4 Briana Johnson 20 40 60
Men 35+/45+ Clay Hubbard 20 20 10 50
Men 4/5 Alex Braunstein Team Roaring Mouse 20 20 10 50
Men 35+ Rick Andrews Santa Clarita Velo 20 30 50
Men 4/5 Maksim Gusev 20 30 50
Men 55+ David Fetah Racsport Cycling Team 20 30 50
Men Pro/1/2/3 Jon Budinoff 20 30 50
Women 1/2/3/4 Kimberly Tom Holliday Rock p/b Zoca 20 30 50
Men 4/5 Kevan Aurand 20 20 40
Men 4/5 Alexander Komlik SJBC 20 20 40
Men 4/5 Eric Murray Suffolk-Sunpower Racing 20 20 40
Men 4/5 Stefan Peroutka Team Brocken Spoke 20 20 40
Men 4/5 jeffery rogers SJBC 20 20 40
Men 4/5 Andrew Wilson 20 20 40
Men 4/5 Brian O’Connor 20 20 40
Men 55+ Thomas Morgan Bolthouse Farms 20 20 40
Men Pro/1/2/3 Scott Lundy Serious Cycling 20 20 40
Men 35+ Bill Hinshaw Lightning Velo / CPEP 20 10 30
Men 4/5 Max Duck 20 10 30
Men 45+ Greg Fenton uccyclery J&W flooring 20 10 30
Men 55+ Cleaveran Law Lightning Velo 20 10 30
Men 4/5 Nick Bales 20 20
Men 4/5 Aaron Daly Ritte Racing 20 20
Men 4/5 Miko Espanol Big Orange Cycling 20 20
Men 4/5 Andrew Gates 20 20
Men 4/5 Ryan Hallman 20 20
Men 4/5 Arjuna Hutchins Twin Star Racing 20 20
Men 4/5 Ernest Lohman pinnacile 20 20
Men 4/5 Kenyon Ralph 20 20
Men 4/5 Carlos Salazar Twin Star Racing 20 20
Men 4/5 Lars Sjostrand 20 20
Men 4/5 Kristopher Sveen Dons Bikes 20 20
Men 4/5 Mario Vidal 20 20
Men 45+ douglas barker velocity 20 20
Men 45+ Greg Page Lightning Velo 20 20
Men Pro/1/2/3 Bryan Boyhan Bicycle.net 20 20
Men Pro/1/2/3 Benjamin Cheetham Velo Club LaGrange 20 20
Men Pro/1/2/3 Jeff Fulford Team Redlands 20 20
Men Pro/1/2/3 Eric Shadle Team Redlands 20 20
Men 45+ Jim Kelly Eastside Velo 20 20
Junior 17-18 Kevin barker team velocity 10 10
Men 35+ Lucas godburn 10 10
Men 4/5 ANTONIO CONTRERAS VALLEY VELO 10 10
Men 4/5 betzalel levin Ritte racing 10 10
Men 55+ Steve Hensler UCCYCLERY/JWFLOORS 10 10
Men Pro/1/2/3 Jerry Rios OTR Racing 10 10
Women 1/2/3/4 Cindy Fenton Sisterhood of Cycling 10 10

 

Well…some things change, and some things stay the same.

We sure like road races, and we sure like scenic destinations.   So we don’t put on any other kind of events!  We hope you will join us for some of the best climbing road races and fun rides anywhere!

These dates are on the calendar, and waiting only for it to be December 1  so we can file the permit applications with USAC.   More details to follow on each of these, and a few more that are still in the works!

Nine Mile Omnium (3/16-17)  This will NOT be the same as the 2012 NMO.  Nothing at all in common.  In fact, it will be the Tuttle Creek Omnium, featuring two road races.  Saturday will be loops in the foothills around Lone Pine, and Sunday will be the same loops in reverse.  If you attended the 2011 or 2012 Mt Whitney Stage Race, you know the loop.  I suppose it is never too soon to point out the STOP signs.  We have to STOP for them.  On the CW loop, there are 3 each loop, and there is only 1 each loop in the CCW direction.  About 13 miles for each loop.  Naturally, there will be an uphill Finish.

Fish Rock Gravel Grinder (5/4) WOW!!!  Talk about new and different!  This is a 60+ mile long loop on mixed terrain.  Mostly asphalt, but with an extended section on gravel fire road.  What to ride?  MTB?  CX bike?  Go for speed on gravel and give up something on pavement…or go all out on pavement and hope to survive on the gravel?  Good questions, and we expect to see a variety of solutions at the Start.  Anderson Valley, one Feed Zone at the end of the gravel, lots of climbing on all surfaces, and big fun!  More to come as we test ride the course.

Death Valley Road Stage Race (5/25-26) Death Valley Road Saturday and Onion Valley Road Sunday.  Monumental climbing all day both days, and we finish early in the day Sunday so you can easily get back home in daylight.

Boonville Road Race (6/30) The best new race of 2012?  Yeah, we heard that from a lot of racers at the Finish.  Racers who were enjoying the shade at the host Boonville Hotel’s outdoor courtyard, and soaking up a Bite Hard Cider.  Compliments of our sponsors.  You really do not want to miss the second edition of this scenic climbing race North of San Francisco in the stunning Anderson Valley.

 

Everest Challenge RELAY (TBD)  How about some feedback on this??

Everest Challenge Training Camp (also TBD)  We may do these back to back with a package deal!  More in the next week!!

 

Sherman Pass Road Race (7/20) There is a funny story that goes with this one…and the punchline will be written this year, when we make it all the way up to Sherman Pass!  After 16 miles of monster climbing to get out of the high desert, rolling terrain takes you generally up to the peak of the Sierras.  This point-to-point beast has some tricky logistics, since we need to get everybody back from the summit.  So we will have a couple of vans, but we will still need a few more drivers to get all of the bikes and riders back to the start.  Of course, the ride back is nice too, and some folks will do that!  More details on the flyer December 1.

Everest Challenge Stage Race and Fun Ride (8/23-25)  Yes, circumstances have pushed us to either earlier or later than the weekend we would really prefer.  But this is our new home on the calendar.   This is the one everybody talks about, and looks forward to every year.  The toughest back to back days of climbing at altitude.   Anywhere.  Same course as 2012, including the *extra* bit up Waucoba Canyon.  This will be the permanent EC course.  Even better support, more goodies in the goody bags, more Free Friday Feast, and more of everything you love about the best road race – and fun ride – on the planet!

Mt Whitney Stage Race (9/21-22)  This was originally planned to be in August, but then we had to move the EC.  More on this in the next week.

 

ALL of our races are easy to do if you are self-supported, and ALL have neutral support on the course, and at the Feed Zones.  ALL Feeds feature water bottles, and HEED Electolyte drink mix, and Endurolytes electrolyte capsules, and other fine products from Hammer Nutrition, our longtime sponsor.  We use Hammer products because they work for us, and are proud to share them with you on the course.

Here are the results by Category. P/1/2/3 and Masters were racing for a combined Prize List…Cat 4 had their own Prize List since there were 13 of them! Riders who came in together were placed as a tie since the Finish was not well marked. My fault.

Prize checks int he mail tomorrow…email me with any corrections!

CATEGORY FIRST LAST TIME PLACE

Men 4 Benjamin Cheetham 01:40:10 1

Men 4 Daniel Lazier 01:45:00 2T

Men 4 Rick Andrews 01:45:00 2T
Men 4 David Smith 01:46:50 4
Men 4 Courtland Keith 01:47:30 5
Men 4 Ben Raymond 01:48:00 6T
Men 4 Sean Yeager 01:48:00 6T
Men 4 Joseph Eby 01:48:30 8
Men 4 Michael Kerrigan 01:51:00 9T
Men 4 Trolis Niebla 01:51:00 9T
Men 4 Aaron Daly 01:53:40 11
Men 4 William Foster 02:06:00 12
Men 4 Bill Hinshaw 02:31:50 13

Men 5 Michael Morgan 01:36:20 1
Men 5 wes ashford 01:38:10 2
Men 5 spencer Duffey 01:48:30 3
Men 5 IVAN FLORES 01:49:45 4
Men 5 Kevin Baldauf 01:50:30 5
Men 5 Mike Perry 01:51:01 6
Men 5 Andrew Wilson 01:59:05 7
Men 5 Christopher Harris 02:00:02 8
Men 5 Scott Coleman 02:09:00 9
Men 5 Sergio Ramirez 02:21:40 10
Men 5 Michael Corona 02:22:10 11

Women 3 / 4 Amy Rice 02:09:10 1
Women 3 / 4 Judy Brusslan 02:17:30 2

Men Pro/1/2/3 Aaron Wise 01:37:00 1
Men Pro/1/2/3 Dedrick Kon 01:43:10 2
Men Pro/1/2/3 Nick Gillock 01:44:03 3
Men Pro/1/2/3 Stathis Sakellariadis 01:46:10 4
Men Pro/1/2/3 Rico deSaracho 01:50:50 5

Men 35+ AARON LABARRE 01:54:00 1
Men 35+ Matthew Clark 02:00:10 2

Men 45+ Peter Sutherland 01:39:30 1
Men 45+ Patrick Copp 01:39:31 2

Men 55+ Joel Sothern 01:39:31 1
Men 65+ Herb Johnson 01:44:03 1
Men 55+ Reed Moore 01:55:20 2
Men 60+ Mark A. Wagner 02:06:00 1
Men 55+ Thomas Morgan 02:34:10 3

Had a couple of recent questions about the race…

“What is the course like?  Up and back or just up?”

Just up and up and up.  The best plan is probably to do the easy ride back to the General Store (@25 miles) and then we can shuttle you down the really steep section, the last ten miles down Nine Mile Canyon Rd.  Awards and lunch at the General Store anyway.

“What is the minimum number of riders to not cancel the race?”

I have not canceled a race.  Ever.  When the first rider signs up, we will race.  We have raced in rain, wind, snow.  Yeah, snow.  Sometimes we shorten the course, but it takes some extreme weather to cancel.  Lightning real close would do it.  But we would try to move the course first.

“Is there a map with the elevation profile?”

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/97151907

“Can I sign up the morning of the race?”

Definitely YES.

 

 

Here is the Monster map…8700′ of climbing, 6600′ difference from Start to Finish, so 2100′ of descending in between the climbs.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/97151907/?open_ive_done=1&new_route=1

The weather?  Perfect.  The climb?  Awesome.  Easy at the bottom, tougher as you go.  A little wind was the only thing separating the Nine Mile hillclimb from perfection.  Well, enough wind to make the 3/4 mile downhill section a pedal-or-fall-over section.

Well, maybe it could have been a bit longer.  And the Stage 2 TT was not exactly the most popular feature of the Nine Mile Omnium.  Fair enough.  Take 2 on the Nine Mile race will be different…better…more of the climbing you want, less of the flat TT.  No more flat TT at all, actually.  And ONE DAY.  I got some feedback from folks who did not come, saying they could do a one day race, but two days was too much.

Announcing the newest race on the calendar…the Sierra Monster!

How about some feedback on what YOU want?  What would you like to see in this race to make it JUST WHAT YOU WANT?  What will it take to get you at the start line on July 21?  That is the tentative date, and here are the details:

Sierra Monster Road Race

Start: Bottom of Nine Mile Canyon, at US395.  14 miles North of the SR14 / US395 junction.

Start Elevation: 2630′

Finish Elevation: 9240′

Distance: 53 miles, with 8700′ of climbing.

Sounds like a lot, but the course starts with the monster Nine Mile Canyon Road climb, so you get 3750′ of that out of the way in the first ten miles.  Actually, you keep on climbing until mile 16, but by mile 9 you are in the trees, and it is cooler, and from mile 10 on there are lots of rollers and false flat sections where you can recharge a bit.

The road is nice for at least the first 25 miles, which takes you to Kennedy Meadows.  After that, the road gets a little narrower, a little rougher, and the steep sections are punchy and tough, separated by shallow descents up to a mile long.  Good news, though…the Tulare Roads Department has been out there laying down a bunch of fresh pavement.  The road was closed one week ago, but open Saturday, and I think the pavement is just days old at this point.  What used to be some of the roughest pave’ anywhere is now rather plush.

Up and up and up you go, until the summit at Sherman Pass.  Nice parking lot at the summit, a concrete outhouse, and amazing scenery in every direction.

So drop me a line with what you like about this, or what you would like to see from us.