Monday, December 29, 2008

Time Trial this Thursday.............


Hi Everyone!! The first event of the new Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series starts this Thursday - New Year's Day - January 1st, 2009! This will be the Category 3 climb - The Humboldt Road Time Trial. Registration for this event will open at 8:15am at Humboldt Road & Stilson Canyon Road(the start location) - and the finish location for this particular event is at the Stop Ahead Sign at the top of the hill. The first rider will take off at 9:01AM - and we will go in 1-minute intervals for this event. The climb is approximately 3.4 miles in length and climbs approximately 764 feet. See bikely.com map for this course here:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Humboldt-TT173626

Please let me know at the start of this event which Category you are riding in:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer.....however, I'm looking for about 200 pound body weight or more)
Mens 50+ Category
Mens 60+ Category
Womens 40+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

And the details for this new Series is below. Hope to see you out there this Thursday!!

Hi Everyone! So, we are starting a NEW Hill Climb Series this next Spring - The Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series in Spring 2009 will visit various parts of Butte County, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is that almost-famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Hill Climb Series.......with a few route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon other events going on. And, of course......the weather! Rain will NOT cancel - but snow and ice will.

Note: The Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be back in the Fall/Winter of 2009 - starting in September! The Butte Series will go from January 1st, 2009 to May 31st, 2009. This Series follows a slow progression over 5 months - starting with the Category 3 climbs early to get your legs ready........and ending with the Category 1 climbs in May. This should help you take advantage of those springtime miles!! And, yes.....there will be a Summer Series as well.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title in their respective categories........along with the coveted Butte County Hill Climb Champion Trophy.

EVERY competitor who starts and finishes an event receives an additonal 3 points PER event.

The Point Breakdown for placings is as follows:

Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Humboldt Road Time Trial - Jan. 1st - Cat. 3 - Definitely on January 1st.
Centerville to the Gravel - January 11 - Cat. 3
Cherokee Time Trial - February 21 - Cat. 3 (Start at Coal Canyon Road and go up 70, turn at Cherokee)
Cohasset to the Store - March 7 - Cat. 2
Pentz Road - March 14 - Cat. 2
Coutelenc TT - April 5 - Cat. 2 (Just stay on Coutelenc)
Vilas Road Time Trial - April 18 - Cat. 1 (From Nicalog to the end of Vilas)
Honey Run Road - May 10 - Cat. 1
Forest Ranch to Lomo - May 16 - Cat. 1(starts at Forest Ranch Store; ends at entrance to Butte Meadows)
Lomo to Jonesville TT - May 31 - Cat. 1 (starts at Hwy. 32 at entrance to Butte Meadows; ends at the snowmobile parking lot)
(Yes, I have a Summer Series planned too!)

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 5-month period from January through May 2009. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Butte Hill Climb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer.....however, I'm looking for about 200 pound body weight or more)
Mens 50+ Category
Mens 60+ Category
Womens 40+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event). Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials in Spring 2009! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details, maps and information as we get closer to the events.

***One last note - The January Airport Practice Criteriums on Saturdays will start up on January 3rd, 2009!

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Final Results for Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series.......

And.....that's a wrap!! The Fall/Winter 2008 version of the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series ended this morning with the Humboldt Hill Climb Time Trial! We had 22 riders take part in a chilly start to this morning's event, but well worth the effort - thank you ALL for coming out to this one. I would like to also thank all of the riders and volunteers who participated and helped out with this Series during the past 4 months. It was GREAT having this one back again - and looking forward to doing this Series again in the Fall/Winter of 2009! In the meantime, the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series starts this Thursday - January 1st - with the Humboldt Road Time Trial again.

I would like to thank Lorraine Cox, Mike Crumm, Al Rudis and Sheryl Rudis for coming out to help with timekeeping, photography and registration this morning - without your help, we just could not do these events. So, thank you all tremendously!!

Okay, below are the Combined Results from the Humboldt Road TT this morning, the Results by Category in this morning's TT, and the Final Overall Results for the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series. We will be having an awards ceremony at the Madison Bear Garden today at 1:00pm today - in the Upstairs portion of the Bear. Trophies will be presented to the top 3 placers in each category for the Series:

COMBINED RESULTS FROM HUMBOLDT ROAD TIME TRIAL:
1. Jim Roberts 14:35 (1st Place in Men's Category "A"!)
2. Brad Foster 14:36
3. Mike Smith 14:53
4. Weston Crumm 15:12(on a cyclocross bike!)
5. Josh Bullock 15:41
6. Mike Jamison 15:57(1st Place in Men's Masters 50+ Category!)
7. Eric Ayars 16:16
8. Mike Trowbridge 16:58
9. Christine Roberts 17:17 (1st Place in Women's Category!)
10. Greg Kallio 17:28
11. Clay Johnson 17:28 (1st Place in Men's Category "B"!)
12. Lee Altier 17:45
13. Janine Rood 18:04
14. Kim Agur 18:30 (1st Place in Women's Masters Category!)
15. Kathie Thornton 18:35
16. Tom Embree 18:44 (1st Place in Clydesdale Category.....and riding his Single Speed 29er!!)
17. Dan Dominguez 18:49
18. Jeanne O'Regan 18:52
19. Forough Molina 18:54
20. Jim Mensching 20:22
21. Sandra Barton 20:59
22. Diann Harger 21:26


HUMBOLDT ROAD TIME TRIAL RESULTS BY CATEGORY:

MEN'S CATEGORY "A":
1. Jim Roberts 14:35 = 20 points
2. Brad Foster 14:36 = 16 points
3. Mike Smith 14:53 = 14 points
4. Weston Crumm 15:12 = 12 points
5. Josh Bullock 15:41 = 10 points
6. Eric Ayars 16:16 = 8 points

WOMEN'S CATEGORY:
1. Christine Roberts 17:17 = 20 points
2. Janine Rood 18:04 = 16 points
3. Kathie Thornton 18:35 = 14 points
4. Jeanne O'Regan 18:52 = 12 points
5. Forough Molina 18:54 = 10 points
6. Diann Harger 21:26 = 8 points

WOMEN'S MASTERS CATEGORY:
1. Kim Agur 18:30 = 20 points
2. Sandra Barton 20:59 = 16 points

MEN'S CATEGORY "B":
1. Clay Johnson 17:28 = 20 points

MEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY:
1. Mike Jamison 15:57 = 20 points
2. Mike Trowbridge 16:58 = 16 points
3. Greg Kallio 17:28 = 14 points
4. Lee Altier 17:45 = 12 points
5. Dan Dominguez 18:49 = 10 points
6. Jim Mensching 20:22 = 8 points

CLYDESDALE CATEGORY:
1. Tom Embree 18:44 = 20 points


AND.....THE FINAL OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES:

Men's Category "A":
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 16 points + 22 points + 18 points + 14 points = 210 points
2. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points + 26 points + 20 points + 32 points + 18 points + 16 points + 18 points + 24 points + 20 points = 199 points
3. Greg Golet 20 points + 24 points + 18 points + 36 points + 22 points + 20 points + 26 points + 20 points = 186 points
4. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 12 points + 14 points + 16 points = 114 points
5. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points + 14 points + 10 points + 26 points + 10 points + 12 points + 10 points + 8 points = 103 points
6. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points + 12 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 14 points + 10 points + 8 points = 89 points
7. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points + 14 points + 20 points = 80 points
8. Sean Molina 10 points + 22 points + 16 points + 30 points = 78 points
9. Kyle Hughes 34 points + 16 points = 50 points
10. Josh Bullock 18 points + 12 points + 12 points + 10 points = 52 points
11. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points + 20 points + 8 points = 39 points
12. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
13. Tim Olson 30 points
14. Aren Timmel 24 points
14. Kevin Speacht 24 points
16. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points
17. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
18. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
19. Alex Blease 16 points
19. Mark Reimer 16 points
21. Roy Steves 1 point + 14 points = 15 points
21. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points + 10 points = 15 points
23. Nathan Younie 14 points
24. Weston Crumm 12 points
25. David Kyle 8 points
26. David Albrecht 6 points
27. Randy Moon 4 points
28. Boyd Sears 2 points
29. Charlie Dawson 1 point
30. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
31. Jeff Galland 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 14 points + 26 points + 16 points + 14 points = 230 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points + 26 points + 20 points + 36 points + 18 points + 22 points + 18 points + 16 points = 204 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points + 24 points + 16 points + 24 points + 20 points + 12 points = 146 points
4. Christine Roberts 20 points + 30 points + 24 points + 20 points = 94 points
5. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points + 22 points = 56 points
6. Diann Harger 20 points + 14 points + 8 points = 42 points
7. Sarah Johnson 16 points + 12 points = 28 points
8. Tammie Watkins 20 points
9. Ariana Altier 14 points
10. Forough Molina 10 points
10. Sarah Kallio 10 points

Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 30 points + 24 points + 20 points = 240 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 36 points + 18 points = 54 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
4. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
5. Sandra Barton 20 points + 16 points = 36 points
6. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
7. Jamie Batha 22 points
8. Becky Blakely 20 points
9. Pam Hollis 16 points


Men's Category "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 12 points + 14 points + 26 points = 190 points
2. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points + 20 points + 32 points + 12 points + 24 points + 18 points = 154 points
3. Clay Johnson 18 points + 14 points + 30 points + 18 points + 10 points + 20 points + 16 points + 20 points = 146 points
4. Jeff Davis 24 points + 28 points + 14 points + 6 points + 16 points + 14 points = 102 points
5. Graham Maxwell 26 points + 34 points + 22 points + 16 points = 98 points
6. Marc Nix 20 points + 30 points + 24 points = 74 points
7. Ross Nayduch 16 points + 36 points = 52 points
8. Jeff Dailey 26 points + 18 points = 44 points
9. Andy Grayson 8 points + 22 points = 30 points
10. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
11. John Touchette 20 points
11. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
11. BJ LaRossa 20 points
14. Alex Roberson 18 points
14. Bryan Osak 18 points
16. Gino Zahnd 16 points
16. Barry DeWitt 16 points
18. Bill Travers 14 points
19. Terry Parsons 12 points
20. Jeff Ochs 10 points

Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points + 26 points + 24 points + 40 points + 20 points + 30 points + 20 points = 200 points
2. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points + 20 points + 20 points + 34 points + 22 points + 8 points + 24 points + 24 points + 16 points = 194 points
3. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points + 24 points + 16 points + 36 points + 18 points + 12 points + 22 points + 20 points + 12 points = 188 points
4. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points + 22 points + 14 points + 32 points + 14 points + 10 points + 20 points + 18 points + 14 points = 170 points
5. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 16 points + 4 points + 18 points + 16 points = 132 points
6. Mike Watson 18 points + 18 points + 30 points + 14 points + 26 points = 106 points
7. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points + 12 points + 10 points + 26 points + 12 points + 1 point + 12 points + 8 points = 97 points
9. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point + 14 points + 8 points + 10 points + 2 points + 14 points + 14 points + 10 points = 77 points
8. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point + 10 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 1 point + 10 points + 10 points = 71 points
10. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
11. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
12. Walt Schafer 14 points + 6 points + 16 points = 36 points
13. Tom Regan 30 points
14. Frank Winters 26 points
15. Dan Franden 20 points
16. Steve Dennis 16 points
17. John Hoffman 1 point + 12 points = 13 points
18. Tom Reilly 12 points19. Jay Rawlins 6 points
20. Rob Evans 4 points
21. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
22. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
22. Greg Montgomery 2 points
24. Ken Gelatti 1 point
25. Carl Waters 1 point
26. Joe Sanders 1 point

Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 36 points + 18 points + 16 points + 24 points + 20 points + 20 points = 238 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points + 24 points + 18 points + 34 points + 16 points + 14 points + 26 points + 18 points = 192 points
3. Kris Blee 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 20 points + 30 points + 24 points = 160 points
4. Lau Ackerman 26 points + 26 points + 20 points = 72 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. Colin Moakley 16 points


AND - The Hill Climb Series Information is below:

Hi Everyone! So, we are doing a Fall/Winter Hill Climb Time Trial Series this year in Chico, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is that almost-famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Chico Series.......with a couple of route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon Galland Cross, the Cutty Series and Tyler Cross dates this fall/winter. And, of course......the weather! Rain will not cancel - but snow and ice will.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title. The Point Breakdown is as follows:

Hors Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Cohasset to Store (from Nicalog) - Sept. 7th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Forest Ranch (Chico Velo event) - Sept. 27th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Honey Run Rd. (from Covered Bridge) - Oct. 11th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog Road) - Oct. 25th - Hors Category - COMPLETED!
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Table Mountain (Wildflower Side) - Nov. 22nd - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 4-month period from September through December. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Chico Hillclimb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer)
Mens 50+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged. Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this fall and winter! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details and information as we get closer to each of the events.

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

New Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series starts this Thursday.........


(The picture above is of Greg Golet's steel Soma road bike with the downtube shifters. Greg is currently in 2nd Place overall in Men's Category "A" in the Chico Hill Climb TT Series.....which ends this morning with the Humboldt Road Time Trial.)

And, wouldn't you know it - the new Series starts on Thursday, January 1st!!

Hi Everyone! So, we are starting a NEW Hill Climb Series this next Spring - The Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series in Spring 2009 will visit various parts of Butte County, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is that almost-famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Hill Climb Series.......with a few route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon other events going on. And, of course......the weather! Rain will NOT cancel - but snow and ice will.

Note: The Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be back in the Fall/Winter of 2009 - starting in September! The Butte Series will go from January 1st, 2009 to May 31st, 2009. This Series follows a slow progression over 5 months - starting with the Category 3 climbs early to get your legs ready........and ending with the Category 1 climbs in May. This should help you take advantage of those springtime miles!! And, yes.....there will be a Summer Series as well.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title in their respective categories........along with the coveted Butte County Hill Climb Champion Trophy.

EVERY competitor who starts and finishes an event receives an additonal 3 points PER event.

The Point Breakdown for placings is as follows:

Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Humboldt Road Time Trial - Jan. 1st - Cat. 3 - Definitely on January 1st.
Centerville to the Gravel - January 11 - Cat. 3
Cherokee Time Trial - February 21 - Cat. 3 (Start at Coal Canyon Road and go up 70, turn at Cherokee)
Cohasset to the Store - March 7 - Cat. 2
Pentz Road - March 14 - Cat. 2
Coutelenc TT - April 5 - Cat. 2 (Just stay on Coutelenc)
Vilas Road Time Trial - April 18 - Cat. 1 (From Nicalog to the end of Vilas)
Honey Run Road - May 10 - Cat. 1
Forest Ranch to Lomo - May 16 - Cat. 1(starts at Forest Ranch Store; ends at entrance to Butte Meadows)
Lomo to Jonesville TT - May 31 - Cat. 1 (starts at Hwy. 32 at entrance to Butte Meadows; ends at the snowmobile parking lot)
(Yes, I have a Summer Series planned too!)

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 5-month period from January through May 2009. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Butte Hill Climb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer.....however, I'm looking for about 200 pound body weight or more)
Mens 50+ Category
Mens 60+ Category
Womens 40+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event). Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials in Spring 2009! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details, maps and information as we get closer to the events.

***One last note - The January Airport Practice Criteriums on Saturdays will start up on January 3rd, 2009!

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Tunnels.........

Monday, December 22, 2008

Humboldt Road Time Trial & Awards Ceremony.........

We have ONE final event remaining in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series - the Category 3 Humboldt Road Time Trial on Saturday, December 27th! This climb is approximately 3.4 miles in length and climbs approximately 764 feet. See bikely.com map for this course here:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Humboldt-TT173626

Registration for this event will open at 8:15am at Humboldt Road & Stilson Canyon Road(the start location) - and the finish location for this particular event is at the Stop Ahead Sign at the top of the hill.

AND......we will be doing this same event again a few days later - Race #1 in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series will begin on Thursday, January 1st, 2009 with the Humboldt Road Time Trial!

AND....finally.......we will be having the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 27th at 1:00pm at the MADISON BEAR GARDEN - UPSTAIRS! The Bear has graciously allowed us to use their upstairs portion of the facility for the Awards Ceremony, so a HUGE thank you goes out to them! So, yes, we will be meeting at the Madison Bear Garden on Saturday at 1:00pm(upstairs) for the trophy presentation. Bring money for food/drink, etc......I'll bring the trophies!

Below are the Current Overall Standings in the Series after 9 events. Trophies go out to Top 3 placers in each category. Might have some t-shirts to give away as well. ALL are welcome to come to the Awards Gig - it's no big whoop, just riders gettin' together to chat about cycling and remember the past few months of these hill climbs:

AND THE CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES:

Men's Category "A":
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 16 points + 22 points + 18 points = 196 points
2. Greg Golet 20 points + 24 points + 18 points + 36 points + 22 points + 20 points + 26 points + 20 points = 186 points
3. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points + 26 points + 20 points + 32 points + 18 points + 16 points + 18 points + 24 points = 179 points
4. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 12 points + 14 points = 98 points
5. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points + 14 points + 10 points + 26 points + 10 points + 12 points + 10 points = 95 points
6. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points + 12 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 14 points + 10 points + 8 points = 89 points
7. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points + 14 points + 20 points = 80 points
8. Sean Molina 10 points + 22 points + 16 points + 30 points = 78 points
9. Kyle Hughes 34 points + 16 points = 50 points
10. Josh Bullock 18 points + 12 points + 12 points = 42 points
11. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points + 20 points + 8 points = 39 points
12. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
13. Tim Olson 30 points
14. Aren Timmel 24 points
14. Kevin Speacht 24 points
16. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points
17. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
18. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
19. Alex Blease 16 points
19. Mark Reimer 16 points
21. Roy Steves 1 point + 14 points = 15 points
21. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points + 10 points = 15 points
23. Nathan Younie 14 points
24. David Kyle 8 points
25. David Albrecht 6 points
26. Randy Moon 4 points
27. Boyd Sears 2 points
28. Charlie Dawson 1 point
29. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
30. Jeff Galland 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 14 points + 26 points + 16 points = 216 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points + 26 points + 20 points + 36 points + 18 points + 22 points + 18 points = 188 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points + 24 points + 16 points + 24 points + 20 points = 134 points
4. Christine Roberts 20 points + 30 points + 24 points = 74 points5. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points + 22 points = 56 points
6. Diann Harger 20 points + 14 points = 34 points
7. Sarah Johnson 16 points + 12 points = 28 points
8. Sandra Barton 20 points
8. Tammie Watkins 20 points
10. Ariana Altier 14 points
11. Sarah Kallio 10 points

Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 30 points + 24 points = 220 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 36 points + 18 points = 54 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
4. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
5. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
6. Jamie Batha 22 points
7. Becky Blakely 20 points
8. Pam Hollis 16 points


Men's Category "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 12 points + 14 points + 26 points = 190 points
2. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points + 20 points + 32 points + 12 points + 24 points + 18 points = 154 points
3. Clay Johnson 18 points + 14 points + 30 points + 18 points + 10 points + 20 points + 16 points = 126 points
4. Jeff Davis 24 points + 28 points + 14 points + 6 points + 16 points + 14 points = 102 points
5. Graham Maxwell 26 points + 34 points + 22 points + 16 points = 98 points
6. Marc Nix 20 points + 30 points + 24 points = 74 points
7. Ross Nayduch 16 points + 36 points = 52 points
8. Jeff Dailey 26 points + 18 points = 44 points
9. Andy Grayson 8 points + 22 points = 30 points
10. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
11. John Touchette 20 points
11. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
11. BJ LaRossa 20 points
14. Alex Roberson 18 points
14. Bryan Osak 18 points
16. Gino Zahnd 16 points
16. Barry DeWitt 16 points
18. Bill Travers 14 points
19. Terry Parsons 12 points
20. Jeff Ochs 10 points


Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points + 26 points + 24 points + 40 points + 20 points + 30 points = 180 points
2. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points + 20 points + 20 points + 34 points + 22 points + 8 points + 24 points + 24 points = 178 points
3. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points + 24 points + 16 points + 36 points + 18 points + 12 points + 22 points + 20 points = 176 points
4. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points + 22 points + 14 points + 32 points + 14 points + 10 points + 20 points + 18 points = 156 points
5. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 16 points + 4 points + 18 points + 16 points = 132 points
6. Mike Watson 18 points + 18 points + 30 points + 14 points + 26 points = 106 points
7. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points + 12 points + 10 points + 26 points + 12 points + 1 point + 12 points = 89 points
8. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point + 10 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 1 point + 10 points + 10 points = 71 points
9. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point + 14 points + 8 points + 10 points + 2 points + 14 points + 14 points = 67 points
10. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
11. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
12. Walt Schafer 14 points + 6 points + 16 points = 36 points
13. Tom Regan 30 points
14. Frank Winters 26 points
15. Dan Franden 20 points
16. Steve Dennis 16 points
17. John Hoffman 1 point + 12 points = 13 points
18. Tom Reilly 12 points
19. Jay Rawlins 6 points
20. Rob Evans 4 points
21. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
22. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
22. Greg Montgomery 2 points
24. Ken Gelatti 1 point
25. Carl Waters 1 point
26. Joe Sanders 1 point

Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 36 points + 18 points + 16 points + 24 points + 20 points = 218 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points + 24 points + 18 points + 34 points + 16 points + 14 points + 26 points + 18 points = 192 points
3. Kris Blee 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 20 points + 30 points + 24 points = 160 points
4. Lau Ackerman 26 points + 26 points + 20 points = 72 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. Colin Moakley 16 points

AND - The Hill Climb Series Information is below:

Hi Everyone! So, we are doing a Fall/Winter Hill Climb Time Trial Series this year in Chico, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is that almost-famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Chico Series.......with a couple of route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon Galland Cross, the Cutty Series and Tyler Cross dates this fall/winter. And, of course......the weather! Rain will not cancel - but snow and ice will.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title. The Point Breakdown is as follows:

Hors Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Cohasset to Store (from Nicalog) - Sept. 7th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Forest Ranch (Chico Velo event) - Sept. 27th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Honey Run Rd. (from Covered Bridge) - Oct. 11th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog Road) - Oct. 25th - Hors Category - COMPLETED!
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Table Mountain (Wildflower Side) - Nov. 22nd - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 4-month period from September through December. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Chico Hillclimb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer)
Mens 50+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged. Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this fall and winter! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details and information as we get closer to each of the events.

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Paskenta Century/Road Race - February 1st, 2009........

Just wanted to let you know that if you're hankering for an unofficial 100-mile Road Race/Training Ride, the Paskenta Century will be taking place on February 1, 2009(yes, Super Bowl Sunday) at 8:00am in Chico, CA. Although no longer affiliated with the Chico Velo Cycling Club, the ride still does exist. The Paskenta Trophy will be awarded to the winner(currently held by Taylor Kuphaldt). Total climbing is about 1,000 feet or so.....pretty flat......but has a 4-mile dirt/gravel section in it. Details below:

Paskenta Century
This free and unsupported "assumed risk" ride kicks off the century season on SuperBowl Sunday, Feb 1st. Meet at the One Mile Recreation Area in Chico, California before the 8:00AM starting time to get your map(Ride starts precisely at 8AM!). Route heads north to Corning, west to Flournoy & Paskenta, south and east to Newville, Black Butte Lake, Orland, Hamilton City and Chico. Course can be shortened to 80 miles (avoiding the 4 to 5 mile gravel stretch) by taking the Black Butte Cut-Off west of Corning. It can be shortened to 50 miles by returning to Chico from Woodson Bridge-OR-by starting outside of Corning at 9:00AM at the intersection of A-9 and Black Butte Rd, four miles west of Corning. Store MIGHT be open in Flournoy - so stock up before the 30 mile service-free ride to Orland.

Support vehicles following the pack is STRONGLY discouraged - but a good place for neutral hand-ups is in Paskenta/nearing Paskenta.

More information can be found here:

http://www.chicovelo.org/paskenta.html

Hope to see you here! Should finish with plenty of time to watch the game too - Super Bowl doesn't usually start until 3:30ish.

And some photos from the 2008 event can be found here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicovelo/sets/72157603849304865/

Monday, December 15, 2008

Team Chico Tunnels Series rides on January 17th & 18th, 2009........

Hi Everyone! This is just an announcement about the Team Chico Tunnels Series rides taking place on January 17th & 18th, 2009. Please see information below. This should be a great weekend of riding - hope to see you out there!! And, this is a great tune-up for the Paskenta Century Ride/Race coming up on Feb. 1st, 2009!!

CHICO- HIGHWAY 70 TUNNELS-CHICO - 80 MILES: Saturday, January 17th 2009 9:30 AM at One Mile Recreation Area in Chico, California:

Tunnels… straight up! Test your winter fitness with this Team Chico favorite into the beautiful Feather River Canyon and to the Hwy 70 Tunnels. A straight out and back heading out Chico-Oro, Durham Pentz, then up Hwy 70 over Yankee Hill and down into the canyon, past Pulga and along the North Fork Feather to the SECOND set of tunnels. All riders in the lead group will tough it out for the first KOM sprint by taking the steep detour up Lunt Rd. near the end of the first climb, then connect back to Hwy 70 and continue towards the tunnels. Sprint #2 will be at the end of the last, long tunnel. Water stop another mile up the road, then back out of the canyon, down to the valley and finish with a final sprint on Oro-Chico Road just before the bike path.

FIXED GEAR CHALLENGE #2 - PENTZ ROAD - 45 MILES: Sunday, January 18th 2009 10:00 AM at One Mile Recreation Area in Chico, California:

So fun we had to do it again!! Keep the muscle tension high with this brute of a climb on the FIXED GEAR! Standard Pentz loop with a little surprise cut across Paradise. Pentz may be a grind but save some juice for the whirlwind descent and sprint down Neal Rd!! All bikes welcome but the glory goes to those who suffer on the fixie!!

Notes: These rides are organized for fun(?) and are open to all who are willing to try. This is an out and back ride and people can ride at their own pace and regroup as the leaders are heading back. Come on out and try to make it to the tunnels!! We will try to have a support vehicle(s) but please come prepared, ride with a partner and have a plan to get home. Please dress WARM and bring plenty of food, water and supplies and take responsibility for yourselves. We will have our friends out there, but there will beminimal course markings, no road closures, aid stations or coffee stops, just dogs, squirrels, pickup trucks, and a bunch of bikers on a sweet ride in the cuts! For more info contact Aren at arentimmel@sbcglobal.net.

Rodney........

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Current Updated Standings for Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series.........

Hi Everyone! So, with Race #9 in the books for the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series(the Clark Road Time Trial from yesterday), below are the Results By Category from yesterday's event........followed by the Current Overall Standings in the Series. There were a couple of changes in the Overall Standings after yesterday's TT - the Category 2 Clark Road climb. Thank you all again for coming out to the Time Trial yesterday - it was great seeing you out there!!

We have ONE final event remaining in the Series - the Category 3 Humboldt Road Time Trial on Saturday, December 27th. This climb is approximately 3.4 miles in length and climbs approximately 764 feet. See bikely.com map for this course here:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Humboldt-TT173626

Registration for this event will open at 8:15am at Humboldt Road & Stilson Canyon Road(the start location) - and the finish location for this particular event is at the Stop Ahead Sign at the top of the hill.

AND......we will be doing this same event again a few days later - Race #1 in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series will begin on Thursday, January 1st, 2009 with the Humboldt Road Time Trial.

Okay, here are the results from yesterday:


CLARK ROAD TIME TRIAL RESULTS BY CATEGORY:

MEN'S CATEGORY "A":
1. Jim Roberts 29:30 = 24 points
2. Greg Golet 29:46 = 20 points
3. Mike Smith 30:05 = 18 points
4. Alex Blease 30:35 = 16 points
5. Brad Foster 31:29 = 14 points
6. Josh Bullock 33:56 = 12 points
7. Eric Ayars 34:29 = 10 points
8. Greg Watkins 35:41 = 8 points

WOMEN'S CATEGORY:
1. Christine Roberts 37:01 = 24 points
2. Jeanne O'Regan 39:35 = 20 points
3. Janine Rood 42:16 = 18 points
4. Kathie Thornton 42:41 = 16 points
5. Diann Harger 45:40 = 14 points

WOMEN'S MASTERS CATEGORY:
1. Kim Agur 37:02 = 24 points

MEN'S CATEGORY "B":
1. Marc Nix 33:22 = 24 points
2. John Touchette 35:57 = 20 points
3. Josh Rowe 36:23 = 18 points
4. Clay Johnson 36:56 = 16 points
5. Jeff Davis 42:12 = 14 points

MEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY:
1. Mike Trowbridge 35:19 = 24 points
2. Lee Altier 36:37 = 20 points
3. Greg Kallio 36:38 = 18 points
4. Bill Brent 37:27 = 16 points
5. Dan Dominguez 40:19 = 14 points
6. Jim Mensching 43:05 = 12 points
7. Skip Lees 45:40 = 10 points

CLYDESDALE CATEGORY:
1. Kris Blee 32:00 = 24 points
2. Tom Embree 35:59 = 20 points
3. Tony Mainz 38:21 = 18 points


AND THE CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES:


Men's Category "A":
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 16 points + 22 points + 18 points = 196 points
2. Greg Golet 20 points + 24 points + 18 points + 36 points + 22 points + 20 points + 26 points + 20 points = 186 points
3. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points + 26 points + 20 points + 32 points + 18 points + 16 points + 18 points + 24 points = 179 points
4. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 12 points + 14 points = 98 points
5. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points + 14 points + 10 points + 26 points + 10 points + 12 points + 10 points = 95 points
6. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points + 12 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 14 points + 10 points + 8 points = 89 points
7. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points + 14 points + 20 points = 80 points
8. Sean Molina 10 points + 22 points + 16 points + 30 points = 78 points
9. Kyle Hughes 34 points + 16 points = 50 points
10. Josh Bullock 18 points + 12 points + 12 points = 42 points
11. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points + 20 points + 8 points = 39 points
12. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
13. Tim Olson 30 points
14. Aren Timmel 24 points
14. Kevin Speacht 24 points
16. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points
17. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
18. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
19. Alex Blease 16 points
19. Mark Reimer 16 points
21. Roy Steves 1 point + 14 points = 15 points
21. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points + 10 points = 15 points
23. Nathan Younie 14 points
24. David Kyle 8 points
25. David Albrecht 6 points
26. Randy Moon 4 points
27. Boyd Sears 2 points
28. Charlie Dawson 1 point
29. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
30. Jeff Galland 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 14 points + 26 points + 16 points = 216 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points + 26 points + 20 points + 36 points + 18 points + 22 points + 18 points = 188 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points + 24 points + 16 points + 24 points + 20 points = 134 points
4. Christine Roberts 20 points + 30 points + 24 points = 74 points
5. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points + 22 points = 56 points
6. Diann Harger 20 points + 14 points = 34 points
7. Sarah Johnson 16 points + 12 points = 28 points
8. Sandra Barton 20 points
8. Tammie Watkins 20 points
10. Ariana Altier 14 points
11. Sarah Kallio 10 points

Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 30 points + 24 points = 220 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 36 points + 18 points = 54 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
4. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
5. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
6. Jamie Batha 22 points
7. Becky Blakely 20 points
8. Pam Hollis 16 points


Men's Category "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 12 points + 14 points + 26 points = 190 points
2. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points + 20 points + 32 points + 12 points + 24 points + 18 points = 154 points
3. Clay Johnson 18 points + 14 points + 30 points + 18 points + 10 points + 20 points + 16 points = 126 points
4. Jeff Davis 24 points + 28 points + 14 points + 6 points + 16 points + 14 points = 102 points
5. Graham Maxwell 26 points + 34 points + 22 points + 16 points = 98 points
6. Marc Nix 20 points + 30 points + 24 points = 74 points
7. Ross Nayduch 16 points + 36 points = 52 points
8. Jeff Dailey 26 points + 18 points = 44 points
9. Andy Grayson 8 points + 22 points = 30 points
10. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
11. John Touchette 20 points
11. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
11. BJ LaRossa 20 points
14. Alex Roberson 18 points
14. Bryan Osak 18 points
16. Gino Zahnd 16 points
16. Barry DeWitt 16 points
18. Bill Travers 14 points
19. Terry Parsons 12 points
20. Jeff Ochs 10 points


Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points + 26 points + 24 points + 40 points + 20 points + 30 points = 180 points
2. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points + 20 points + 20 points + 34 points + 22 points + 8 points + 24 points + 24 points = 178 points
3. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points + 24 points + 16 points + 36 points + 18 points + 12 points + 22 points + 20 points = 176 points
4. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points + 22 points + 14 points + 32 points + 14 points + 10 points + 20 points + 18 points = 156 points
5. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 16 points + 4 points + 18 points + 16 points = 132 points
6. Mike Watson 18 points + 18 points + 30 points + 14 points + 26 points = 106 points
7. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points + 12 points + 10 points + 26 points + 12 points + 1 point + 12 points = 89 points
8. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point + 10 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 1 point + 10 points + 10 points = 71 points
9. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point + 14 points + 8 points + 10 points + 2 points + 14 points + 14 points = 67 points
10. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
11. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
12. Walt Schafer 14 points + 6 points + 16 points = 36 points
13. Tom Regan 30 points
14. Frank Winters 26 points
15. Dan Franden 20 points
16. Steve Dennis 16 points
17. John Hoffman 1 point + 12 points = 13 points
18. Tom Reilly 12 points
19. Jay Rawlins 6 points
20. Rob Evans 4 points
21. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
22. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
22. Greg Montgomery 2 points
24. Ken Gelatti 1 point
25. Carl Waters 1 point
26. Joe Sanders 1 point

Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 36 points + 18 points + 16 points + 24 points + 20 points = 218 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points + 24 points + 18 points + 34 points + 16 points + 14 points + 26 points + 18 points = 192 points
3. Kris Blee 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 20 points + 30 points + 24 points = 160 points
4. Lau Ackerman 26 points + 26 points + 20 points = 72 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. Colin Moakley 16 points

AND - The Hill Climb Series Information is below:

Hi Everyone! So, we are doing a Fall/Winter Hill Climb Time Trial Series this year in Chico, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is that almost-famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Chico Series.......with a couple of route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon Galland Cross, the Cutty Series and Tyler Cross dates this fall/winter. And, of course......the weather! Rain will not cancel - but snow and ice will.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title. The Point Breakdown is as follows:

Hors Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Cohasset to Store (from Nicalog) - Sept. 7th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Forest Ranch (Chico Velo event) - Sept. 27th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Honey Run Rd. (from Covered Bridge) - Oct. 11th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog Road) - Oct. 25th - Hors Category - COMPLETED!
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Table Mountain (Wildflower Side) - Nov. 22nd - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 4-month period from September through December. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Chico Hillclimb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer)
Mens 50+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged. Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this fall and winter! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details and information as we get closer to each of the events.

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Clark Road Uphill Time Trial Results.........

Hi Everyone! Today was Race #9 in the 10-race Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series - the Clark Road Time Trial! The weather report yesterday called for showers, westerly winds and potential snow for this morning.......but we lucked out for this event with sunny skies, but pretty cold temperatures. Even with the ominous weather report, we had 29 riders show up to take part in the Time Trial this morning, and another two came out to check out the course.

A HUGE thank you goes out to Lorraine Cox for volunteering to start the riders this morning - thank you Lori!! And another HUGE thank you goes out to Brad Foster and Foster Chiropractic Clinic(www.FosteringWellness.com) for supplying coffee, donuts and muffins at the finish line for today's event.......and for bringing the cheering section too!!! That was great to have on such a cold day after an event like the one this morning!

Thank you everyone for coming out to this event - it was GREAT having you all there!!! Hope to see you at the Final Race in the Series - the Humboldt Hill Climb Time Trial on Saturday, December 27th...........AND, we'll be doing the Humboldt Hill Climb Time Trial again on Thursday, January 1st, 2009 to kick off the new year, and the new Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series! And don't forget too - the Chico Airport Practice Criteriums start on Saturday, January 3rd(details announced soon!). Hope to see you out at some of the upcoming events!

Okay, below are the Combined Results from this morning's Clark Road Time Trial. I will have the updated standings for the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series later on today.

Clark Road Time Trial Combined Results:
1. Jim Roberts 29:30 (1st Place in Men's Category "A")
2. Greg Golet 29:46
3. Mike Smith 30:05
4. Alex Blease 30:35
5. Brad Foster 31:29
6. Kris Blee 32:00 (1st Place in Clydesdale Category)
7. Marc Nix 33:22 (1st Place in Men's Category "B")
8. Josh Bullock 33:56
9. Eric Ayars 34:29
10. Mike Trowbridge 35:19 (1st Place in Men's Masters 50+ Category)
11. Greg Watkins 35:41
12. John Touchette 35:57
13. Tom Embree 35:59
14. Josh Rowe 36:23
15. Lee Altier 36:37
16. Greg Kallio 36:38
17. Clay Johnson 36:56
18. Christine Roberts 37:01 (1st Place in Women's Category)
19. Kim Agur 37:02 (1st Place in Women's Masters Category)
20. Bill Brent 37:27
21. Tony Mainz 38:21
22. Jeanne O'Regan 39:35
23. Dan Dominguez 40:19
24. Jeff Davis 42:12
25. Janine Rood 42:16
26. Kathie Thornton 42:41
27. Jim Mensching 43:05
28. Skip Lees 45:40
29. Diann Harger 45:40
Course Inspectors: Jeff Ochs, Michael Jasinski

Rodney.......
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Yes, even if it is raining, the Clark Road Uphill Time Trial is still ON for this Saturday..........

Hi Everyone! So, race #9 in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be this Saturday morning - December 13th. It is the Clark Road Time Trial! Registration will open at 8:15am near the corner of Clark Road and Durham Pentz Road - with the first rider going off at 9:01am. We will go in 1-minute intervals for this Time Trial. If you are going to drive out to the course, please park at Butte College rather than the corner store. This course is a Category 2 climb - climbing 1,740 feet in 7.9 miles. A map of the Clark Road Time Trial Course can be found here:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Clark-Road-TT

We have 2 Time Trials remaining in the Chico Hill Climb TT Series:

Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3

AND - for this particular race - we will have treats at the top of the climb provided by Brad Foster and Foster Chiropractic Clinic in Paradise - www.Fosteringwellness.com ! Thank you Brad for hooking us up with the goodies!!

Below are the Current Overall Standings in the Chico Series thus far:

AND THE CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES:


Men's Category "A":
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 16 points + 22 points = 178 points
2. Greg Golet 20 points + 24 points + 18 points + 36 points + 22 points + 20 points + 26 points = 166 points
3. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points + 26 points + 20 points + 32 points + 18 points + 16 points + 18 points = 155 points
4. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points + 14 points + 10 points + 26 points + 10 points + 12 points = 85 points
5. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 12 points = 84 points
6. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points + 12 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 14 points + 10 points = 81 points
7. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points + 14 points + 20 points = 80 points
8. Sean Molina 10 points + 22 points + 16 points + 30 points = 78 points
9. Kyle Hughes 34 points + 16 points = 50 points
10. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points + 20 points + 8 points = 39 points
11. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
12. Josh Bullock 18 points + 12 points = 30 points
12. Tim Olson 30 points
14. Aren Timmel 24 points
14. Kevin Speacht 24 points
16. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points
17. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
18. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
19. Mark Reimer 16 points
20. Roy Steves 1 point + 14 points = 15 points
20. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points + 10 points = 15 points
22. Nathan Younie 14 points
23. David Kyle 8 points
24. David Albrecht 6 points
25. Randy Moon 4 points
26. Boyd Sears 2 points
27. Charlie Dawson 1 point
28. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
29. Jeff Galland 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 14 points + 26 points = 200 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points + 26 points + 20 points + 36 points + 18 points + 22 points = 170 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points + 24 points + 16 points + 24 points = 114 points
4. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points + 22 points = 56 points
5. Christine Roberts 20 points + 30 points = 50 points
6. Sarah Johnson 16 points + 12 points = 28 points
7. Diann Harger 20 points
7. Sandra Barton 20 points
7. Tammie Watkins 20 points
10. Ariana Altier 14 points
11. Sarah Kallio 10 points

Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 30 points = 196 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 36 points + 18 points = 54 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
4. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
5. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
6. Jamie Batha 22 points
7. Becky Blakely 20 points
8. Pam Hollis 16 points


Men's Category "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 12 points + 14 points + 26 points = 190 points
2. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points + 20 points + 32 points + 12 points + 24 points = 136 points
3. Clay Johnson 18 points + 14 points + 30 points + 18 points + 10 points + 20 points = 110 points
4. Graham Maxwell 26 points + 34 points + 22 points + 16 points = 98 points
5. Jeff Davis 24 points + 28 points + 14 points + 6 points + 16 points = 88 points
6. Ross Nayduch 16 points + 36 points = 52 points
7. Marc Nix 20 points + 30 points = 50 points
8. Jeff Dailey 26 points + 18 points = 44 points
9. Andy Grayson 8 points + 22 points = 30 points
10. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
11. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
11. BJ LaRossa 20 points
13. Alex Roberson 18 points
13. Bryan Osak 18 points
15. Gino Zahnd 16 points
15. Barry DeWitt 16 points
17. Bill Travers 14 points
18. Terry Parsons 12 points
19. Jeff Ochs 10 points


Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points + 26 points + 24 points + 40 points + 20 points + 30 points = 180 points
2. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points + 24 points + 16 points + 36 points + 18 points + 12 points + 22 points = 156 points
3. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points + 20 points + 20 points + 34 points + 22 points + 8 points + 24 points = 154 points
4. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points + 22 points + 14 points + 32 points + 14 points + 10 points + 20 points = 138 points
5. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 16 points + 4 points + 18 points = 116 points
6. Mike Watson 18 points + 18 points + 30 points + 14 points + 26 points = 106 points
7. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points + 12 points + 10 points + 26 points + 12 points + 1 point = 77 points
8. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point + 10 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 1 point + 10 points = 61 points
9. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
10. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point + 14 points + 8 points + 10 points + 2 points + 14 points = 53 points
11. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
12. Walt Schafer 14 points + 6 points + 16 points = 36 points
13. Tom Regan 30 points
14. Frank Winters 26 points
15. Dan Franden 20 points
16. Steve Dennis 16 points
17. John Hoffman 1 point + 12 points = 13 points
18. Tom Reilly 12 points
19. Jay Rawlins 6 points
20. Rob Evans 4 points
21. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
22. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
22. Greg Montgomery 2 points
24. Ken Gelatti 1 point
25. Carl Waters 1 point
26. Joe Sanders 1 point

Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 36 points + 18 points + 16 points + 24 points = 198 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points + 24 points + 18 points + 34 points + 16 points + 14 points + 26 points = 174 points
3. Kris Blee 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 20 points + 30 points = 136 points
4. Lau Ackerman 26 points + 26 points + 20 points = 72 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. Colin Moakley 16 points

AND - The Hill Climb Series Information is below:

Hi Everyone! So, we are doing a Fall/Winter Hill Climb Time Trial Series this year in Chico, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is that almost-famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Chico Series.......with a couple of route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon Galland Cross, the Cutty Series and Tyler Cross dates this fall/winter. And, of course......the weather! Rain will not cancel - but snow and ice will.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title. The Point Breakdown is as follows:

Hors Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Cohasset to Store (from Nicalog) - Sept. 7th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Forest Ranch (Chico Velo event) - Sept. 27th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Honey Run Rd. (from Covered Bridge) - Oct. 11th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog Road) - Oct. 25th - Hors Category - COMPLETED!
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Table Mountain (Wildflower Side) - Nov. 22nd - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 4-month period from September through December. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Chico Hillclimb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer)
Mens 50+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged. Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this fall and winter! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details and information as we get closer to each of the events.

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Monday, December 08, 2008

Butte Hill Climb TT Series starts Jan. 1, 2009......

Yes, yes - I know - there are still 2 races left in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series........but I wanted y'all to have a head's up going into 2009 - this NEW Series starts in 3.5 weeks!!:

Hi Everyone! So, we are starting a NEW Hill Climb Series this next Spring - The Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series in Spring 2009 will visit various parts of Butte County, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is that almost-famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Hill Climb Series.......with a few route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon other events going on. And, of course......the weather! Rain will NOT cancel - but snow and ice will.

Note: The Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be back in the Fall/Winter of 2009 - starting in September! The Butte Series will go from January 1st, 2009 to May 31st, 2009. This Series follows a slow progression over 5 months - starting with the Category 3 climbs early to get your legs ready........and ending with the Category 1 climbs in May. This should help you take advantage of those springtime miles!! And, yes.....there will be a Summer Series as well.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title in their respective categories........along with the coveted Butte County Hill Climb Champion Trophy.

EVERY competitor who starts and finishes an event receives an additonal 3 points PER event.

The Point Breakdown for placings is as follows:

Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Humboldt Road Time Trial - Jan. 1st - Cat. 3 - Definitely on January 1st.
Centerville to the Gravel - January 11 - Cat. 3
Cherokee Time Trial - February 21 - Cat. 3 (Start at Coal Canyon Road and go up 70, turn at Cherokee)
Cohasset to the Store - March 7 - Cat. 2
Pentz Road - March 14 - Cat. 2
Coutelenc TT - April 5 - Cat. 2 (Just stay on Coutelenc)
Vilas Road Time Trial - April 18 - Cat. 1 (From Nicalog to the end of Vilas)
Honey Run Road - May 10 - Cat. 1
Forest Ranch to Lomo - May 16 - Cat. 1(starts at Forest Ranch Store; ends at entrance to Butte Meadows)
Lomo to Jonesville TT - May 31 - Cat. 1 (starts at Hwy. 32 at entrance to Butte Meadows; ends at the snowmobile parking lot)
(Yes, I have a Summer Series planned too!)

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 5-month period from January through May 2009. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Butte Hill Climb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer.....however, I'm looking for about 200 pound body weight or more)
Mens 50+ Category
Mens 60+ Category
Womens 40+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event). Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials in Spring 2009! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details, maps and information as we get closer to the events.

***One last note - The January Airport Practice Criteriums on Saturdays will start up on January 3rd, 2009!

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Clark Road Uphill Time Trial this Saturday, Dec. 13th.........

Hi Everyone! So, race #9 in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be this Saturday morning - December 13th. It is the Clark Road Time Trial! Registration will open at 8:15am near the corner of Clark Road and Durham Pentz Road - with the first rider going off at 9:01am. We will go in 1-minute intervals for this Time Trial. If you are going to drive out to the course, please park at Butte College rather than the corner store. This course is a Category 2 climb - climbing 1,740 feet in 7.9 miles. A map of the Clark Road Time Trial Course can be found here:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Clark-Road-TT

We have 2 Time Trials remaining in the Chico Hill Climb TT Series:

Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3

AND - for this particular race - we will have treats at the top of the climb provided by Brad Foster and Foster Chiropractic Clinic in Paradise - www.Fosteringwellness.com ! Thank you Brad for hooking us up with the goodies!!

Below are the Current Overall Standings in the Chico Series thus far:

AND THE CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES:


Men's Category "A":
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 16 points + 22 points = 178 points
2. Greg Golet 20 points + 24 points + 18 points + 36 points + 22 points + 20 points + 26 points = 166 points
3. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points + 26 points + 20 points + 32 points + 18 points + 16 points + 18 points = 155 points
4. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points + 14 points + 10 points + 26 points + 10 points + 12 points = 85 points
5. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 12 points = 84 points
6. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points + 12 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 14 points + 10 points = 81 points
7. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points + 14 points + 20 points = 80 points
8. Sean Molina 10 points + 22 points + 16 points + 30 points = 78 points
9. Kyle Hughes 34 points + 16 points = 50 points10. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points + 20 points + 8 points = 39 points
11. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
12. Josh Bullock 18 points + 12 points = 30 points
12. Tim Olson 30 points
14. Aren Timmel 24 points
14. Kevin Speacht 24 points
16. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points17. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
18. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
19. Mark Reimer 16 points
20. Roy Steves 1 point + 14 points = 15 points
20. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points + 10 points = 15 points
22. Nathan Younie 14 points
23. David Kyle 8 points
24. David Albrecht 6 points
25. Randy Moon 4 points
26. Boyd Sears 2 points
27. Charlie Dawson 1 point
28. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
29. Jeff Galland 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 14 points + 26 points = 200 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points + 26 points + 20 points + 36 points + 18 points + 22 points = 170 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points + 24 points + 16 points + 24 points = 114 points
4. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points + 22 points = 56 points
5. Christine Roberts 20 points + 30 points = 50 points
6. Sarah Johnson 16 points + 12 points = 28 points
7. Diann Harger 20 points
7. Sandra Barton 20 points
7. Tammie Watkins 20 points
10. Ariana Altier 14 points
11. Sarah Kallio 10 points

Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 30 points = 196 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 36 points + 18 points = 54 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
4. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
5. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
6. Jamie Batha 22 points
7. Becky Blakely 20 points
8. Pam Hollis 16 points

Men's Category "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 12 points + 14 points + 26 points = 190 points
2. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points + 20 points + 32 points + 12 points + 24 points = 136 points
3. Clay Johnson 18 points + 14 points + 30 points + 18 points + 10 points + 20 points = 110 points
4. Graham Maxwell 26 points + 34 points + 22 points + 16 points = 98 points
5. Jeff Davis 24 points + 28 points + 14 points + 6 points + 16 points = 88 points
6. Ross Nayduch 16 points + 36 points = 52 points
7. Marc Nix 20 points + 30 points = 50 points
8. Jeff Dailey 26 points + 18 points = 44 points
9. Andy Grayson 8 points + 22 points = 30 points
10. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
11. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
11. BJ LaRossa 20 points
13. Alex Roberson 18 points
13. Bryan Osak 18 points
15. Gino Zahnd 16 points
15. Barry DeWitt 16 points
17. Bill Travers 14 points
18. Terry Parsons 12 points
19. Jeff Ochs 10 points

Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points + 26 points + 24 points + 40 points + 20 points + 30 points = 180 points
2. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points + 24 points + 16 points + 36 points + 18 points + 12 points + 22 points = 156 points
3. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points + 20 points + 20 points + 34 points + 22 points + 8 points + 24 points = 154 points
4. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points + 22 points + 14 points + 32 points + 14 points + 10 points + 20 points = 138 points
5. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 16 points + 4 points + 18 points = 116 points
6. Mike Watson 18 points + 18 points + 30 points + 14 points + 26 points = 106 points
7. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points + 12 points + 10 points + 26 points + 12 points + 1 point = 77 points
8. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point + 10 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 1 point + 10 points = 61 points
9. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
10. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point + 14 points + 8 points + 10 points + 2 points + 14 points = 53 points
11. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
12. Walt Schafer 14 points + 6 points + 16 points = 36 points
13. Tom Regan 30 points
14. Frank Winters 26 points
15. Dan Franden 20 points
16. Steve Dennis 16 points
17. John Hoffman 1 point + 12 points = 13 points
18. Tom Reilly 12 points
19. Jay Rawlins 6 points
20. Rob Evans 4 points
21. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
22. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
22. Greg Montgomery 2 points
24. Ken Gelatti 1 point
25. Carl Waters 1 point
26. Joe Sanders 1 point

Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 36 points + 18 points + 16 points + 24 points = 198 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points + 24 points + 18 points + 34 points + 16 points + 14 points + 26 points = 174 points
3. Kris Blee 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 20 points + 30 points = 136 points
4. Lau Ackerman 26 points + 26 points + 20 points = 72 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. Colin Moakley 16 points

AND - The Hill Climb Series Information is below:

Hi Everyone! So, we are doing a Fall/Winter Hill Climb Time Trial Series this year in Chico, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is that almost-famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Chico Series.......with a couple of route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon Galland Cross, the Cutty Series and Tyler Cross dates this fall/winter. And, of course......the weather! Rain will not cancel - but snow and ice will.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title. The Point Breakdown is as follows:

Hors Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Cohasset to Store (from Nicalog) - Sept. 7th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Forest Ranch (Chico Velo event) - Sept. 27th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Honey Run Rd. (from Covered Bridge) - Oct. 11th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog Road) - Oct. 25th - Hors Category - COMPLETED!
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Table Mountain (Wildflower Side) - Nov. 22nd - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 4-month period from September through December. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Chico Hillclimb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer)
Mens 50+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged. Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this fall and winter! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details and information as we get closer to each of the events.

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Friday, December 05, 2008

Bobby Julich is a stud.......

I want to thank everyone for coming to the Bobby Julich Holiday Dinner last night at the Sierra Nevada Brewery BIG Room! What a great event the Chico Velo Cycling Club put on last night! We had about 160 people attend and Bobby had a blast last night! And what a great guy - very nice, very professional, loads of knowledge, tons of passion for our great sport, great speaker - just an absolute stud. Above is a picture of Bobby J talking to our local 24-Hour mountain biking stud, Mike Castaldo....with people all around waiting to talk to the J-Man.

Thank you again for coming to this one - we'll see you at next year's event!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Bobby Julich Dinner tonight in Chico.........

So, tonight's the night for the Chico Velo Cycling Club's Holiday Dinner with Bobby Julich at the Sierra Nevada Brewery BIG Room - doors open at 6pm, dinner at 7pm, with Bobby Julich's presentation afterwards. Bobby should be arriving to the Brewery around 6pm or so.......he's scheduled to be arriving in Chico around 4pm. Our Master of Ceremonies this evening is none other than our very own Ed McLaughlin!!!

I wanted to mention too, there will be a Question & Answer format after his brief presentation.....so, if you have any questions you'd like to ask Bobby J, tonight's the night!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Team Chico Cutty Series - Dec. 6th & 7th............

And, one last final last final reminder about the Team Chico Cutty Series taking place this weekend!(Picture above - Rich Thurman, Sean Dugan, Kevin Speacht, Mike Andres and Aren Timmel of Team Chico!)

CHICO-OREGON GULCH(gravel)-PARADISE-CHICO = 75 miles
Saturday, December 6th, 2008 9:30 AM One Mile Recreation Area
This is turning into the classic ride going over Table Mountain then looping back on a mean dirt climb before the final climb into Paradise. From Chico we roll past Butte College and hit the foothills up to Cherokee Rd. We climb and descend Cherokee all the way across Table Mountain before backtracking a mile or so to the start of the dirt on Oregon Gulch Rd. This five-mile stretch of good gravel has a few ups and downs before a steep kicker up to the first KOM of the weekend. Descend back down Cherokee and head straight up Pentz Rd into Paradise for KOM # 2. Work our way through town and descend Neal Rd for a sprint before 99, cross 99, and finish with a second sprint on Chico-Oroville HWY.5:00 PM. Dinner at Woodstocks. Pizza, beer, ride tales, Sundays route and prizes?

FIXED GEAR CHALLENGE #1: PENTZ ROAD ~ 45 miles
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 10:00 AM One Mile Recreation Area
Keep the muscle tension high with this brute of a climb on the FIXED GEAR! Same roads as Saturday minus the Cherokee/Oregon Gulch loop with the climb up Pentz as KOM #3 and the descent down Neal Road for a couple more sprints. All bikes are welcome but the glory goes to thoes who suffer on the fixie!

Notes: These rides are organized for fun(?) and are open to all who are willing to try. Some rides utilize out and back portions and regrouping is encouraged! Road bikes with sturdy tires will be fine for both rides. We will try to have a support vehicle(s) but please come prepared, ride with a partner and have a plan to get home. Please dress WARM and bring plenty of food, water and supplies and take responsibility for yourselves. We will have ride cards with the route, but there will be minimal course markings, no road closures, aid stations or coffee stops, just dogs, squirrels, pickup trucks, and a bunch of bikers on a sweet ride in the cuts! For more info on the Cutty Series or other Chico area rides contact Aren at arentimmel@sbcglobal.net .