Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Lunt Road Uphill Time Trial Results - March 27th, 2010...........

Hi Everyone!!! I would like to thank everyone who came out to Saturday morning's Lunt Road Uphill Time Trial - we had 18 riders out there taking part in this event on a fairly decent morning.....not too cold. Unfortunately, the wind picked up just as the riders were setting off on the TT, creating a headwind on the uphill!
A HUGE thank you goes out to Gary Fowler for volunteering to start the riders off once again on Saturday morning - thank you so much for all of your help Gary!!!
Okay, below are the Combined Results from Saturday morning's Category 1 climb of The Lunt Road Uphill Time Trial - followed by the Current Overall Standings in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series. Saturday's event was #11 out of 16 events - the next event is this upcoming Saturday - The Table Mountain Uphill Time Trial - Saturday, April 3rd at 9:00AM! This is Event #12 in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series, and is considered a Category 1 climb - it's about 5.3 miles in length and about 1,600 feet of climbing(rough estimates). Registration will open at 8:30am, with the first rider going off at 9:01am....and we will go in 1-minute intervals. Everyone is welcome to come on out and give it a shot! The Start location for this event is in Oroville on Cherokee Road(see map) where it crosses the channel......just past La Colina Drive......but before you get to Thompson Flat Cemetary Road. You will be climbing Table Mountain the same way as Chico Velo's Wildflower Century. The Finish is at the top - usually where Durl has his water station for the Wildflower.
A rough approximation of the Table Mountain Time Trial route can be found on Bikely.com here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Table-Mountain-TT Rain does not cancel!
Remember - you can always come out to any or all of the Time Trials - just go your own pace, do your own thing - just you against the clock, no big whoop - and it's FREE! We have a wide variety of riders out there - ALL are welcome to come out and give it a shot!! AND - if you don't want your time recorded in the Official Results, it's okay - just let me know at the Start when you sign in.
I still need someone to help me start the riders off this Saturday, so if you can volunteer to help out, just send me an e-mail at lorrod7@comcast.net - you still get to race, just be the last one to start.....and you get a 3 Point Bonus in the Series(along with my undying gratitude)!
For some photos of last Saturday's Lunt Road Uphill Time Trial, please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicovelo/
Please let me know if you see any additions, subtractions, corrections, deletions or any other changes that need to be made in the results below - I may have guessed on some of the Age & Categories, so let me know if there's an error. Results will be final after a 24-hour protest period - starting now:
1. Alex Blease 22:30
2. Brad Foster 23:22
3. Jim Roberts 23:43
4. Doug Weseman 25:05
5. Mike Watson 27:08
6. Luke Wentland 27:29
7. Elizabeth Brent 28:16
8. Gary Fowler 28:29
9. Jon Walker 28:31
10. Marty Crosley 28:35
11. Denny McKenney 29:00
12. Ashley Rawlins 30:14
13. Byron Fountain 30:28
14. Mark Wolford 31:08
15. Lex Parker 33:06
16. Skip Lees 34:29
17. Aliya Traficante 38:08
18. Holly Gillespie 39:14
Category "A" Men Results:
1. Alex Blease 22:30 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
2. Brad Foster 23:22 (26 points + 3 = 29 points)
3. Jim Roberts 23:43 (24 points + 3 = 27 points)
Category "B" Men Results:
1. Luke Wentland 27:29 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
2. Jon Walker 28:31 (26 points + 3 = 29 points)
3. Marty Crosley 28:35 (24 points + 3 = 27 points)
Women's Category Results:
1. Ashley Rawlins 30:14 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
2. Holly Gillespie 39:14 (26 points + 3 = 29 points)
Womens 45+ Category Results:
1. Elizabeth Brent 28:16 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
Clydesdale Men Results:
No competitors. :(
Mens 45+ Category Results:
1. Doug Weseman 25:05 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
2. Mark Wolford 31:08 (26 points + 3 = 29 points)
3. Lex Parker 33:06 (24 points + 3 = 27 points)
Mens 55+ Category Results:
1. Mike Watson 27:08 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
2. Gary Fowler 28:29 (26 points + 3 Volunteer Points + 3 = 32 points)
3. Denny McKenney 29:00 (24 points + 3 = 27 points)
4. Byron Fountain 30:28 (22 points + 3 = 25 points)
5. Skip Lees 34:29 (20 points + 3 = 23 points)
Juniors Results:
1. Aliya Traficante 38:08 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
Category "A" Men Overall Standings:
1. Jim Roberts 185 points
2. Jesse Rushing 176 points
3. Brad Foster 94 points
4. Lowell Moural Jr. 84 points
5. Alex Blease 81 points
6. Greg Golet 73 points
7. Kyle Hughes 69 points
8. Aren Timmel 62 points
9. Tim Olson 60 points
10. Josh Bullock 59 points
11. Chris Roots 50 points
12. Josh Rowe 32 points
13. Ethan Black 29 points
14. Ian Boswell 27 points
15. Scott Fellers 25 points
16. David Albrecht 23 points
17. Rich Thurman 21 points
18. Scott Heather 17 points
18. Brian Larson 17 points
20. Joe Shelburne 15 points
20. Jeff Galland 15 points
Category "B" Men Overall Standings:
1. Jon Walker 237 points
2. Marty Crosley 196 points
3. Luke Wentland 166 points
3. David Dura 166 points
5. Tom Embree 75 points
6. Ben Wentland 70 points
7. Chris Devine 42 points
8. Alex Roberson 32 points
8. Darrin Bell 32 points
10. Alex Albrecht 30 points
10. Daniel Law 30 points
12. Jon Keyzer 29 points
13. Trevor Stewart 27 points
14. Bryan Slinkard 23 points
15. Derek Moffitt 21 points
16. Jonathan McCabe 19 points
16. Bobby Just 19 points
16. Greg Wright 19 points
19. Don Curtis 17 points
20. Nate Vigeant 16 points
21. Brian Oppy 15 points
22. Octavio Valencia 13 points
23. Steve Chollet 11 points
23. John Jacobson 11 points
Women's Category Overall Standings:
1. Forough Molina 129 points
2. Caryn Jones 89 points
3. Holly Gillespie 85 points
3. Ariana Altier 56 points
5. Lisa Berry 46 points
6. Ashley Rawlins 33 points
6. Janene Ayer 33 points
8. Chloe Brandow 27 points
Womens 45+ Category Overall Standings:
1. Elizabeth Brent 158 points
1. Janine Rood 158 points
3. Jeanne O'regan 63 points
4. Anne Yates 27 points
5. Margaret Bomberg 19 points
6. Mary Ann Bachus 17 points
7. Ruth Lee 15 points
Clydesdale Men Overall Standings:
1. Rick Carhart 102 points
2. Clay Johnson 27 points
3. Colin Moakley 23 points
Mens 45+ Category Overall Standings:
1. Mark Wolford 281 points
2. Randy Will 163 points
3. Doug Weseman 143 points
4. Norm Rosene 84 points
5. Mike Ruffner 29 points
6. Lex Parker 27 points
7. Mike Jessen 23 points
7. Charlie Pelton 23 points
9. Dennis Schmidt 19 points
10. Jon Zuehlke 17 points
Mens 55+ Category Overall Standings:
1. Byron Fountain 210 points
2. Mike Watson 208 points
3. Gary Fowler 204 points
4. Mike Trowbridge 166 points
5. Denny McKenney 134 points
6. Jim Mensching 132 points
7. Jay Rawlins 100 points
8. Skip Lees 76 points
9. Bill Brent 34 points
10. Hal Tacker 33 points
11. Walt Schafer 28 points
12. Lee Altier 27 points
Juniors Overall Standings:
1. Aliya Traficante 305 points
2. Davis Foster 52 points
2. Samuel Bransky 23 points
The 2010 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series Information:
Hi Everyone! So, we are starting a NEWER Hill Climb Series this next Spring - The Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series in Spring 2010 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.
16 events - 30,000 feet of total climbing - held over a 5-month period from January through May 2010!! Bound to be a very challenging and memorable Series. Sure - there will be pain and suffering - but it's the good kind!!
Note: The Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be back in the Fall/Winter of 2010 - starting in September with the Cohasset Hill Climb TT! The Butte Series will go from January 1st, 2010 through May 2010. This Series follows a progression over 5 months - starting with the Category 3 climbs early to get your legs ready and all warmed-up........and ending with the Hors Category climbs in May. This should help you take advantage of those springtime miles - and get you ready for those hilly summertime Centuries and races!!!
How does it work??? Below are each of the 16 Events 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). Hors Category and 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. Never done a Time Trial before?? No problem - it's just you against the clock.....go your own pace and just do what you can out there!!!
RESULTS: I will try my best to have results out from each Time Trial within a 24-hour period, as well as the Updated Overall Standings after each event. Sometimes life gets in the way, but I don't foresee that happening this next year(unlike the Chico Hill Series!). The results will be posted to all of the e-mail groups, on Facebook, on Twitter, on my blog, and to the Chico Enterprise-Record(although, they may not post them).
EVERY competitor who starts and finishes an event receives an additonal 3 points PER event. It should also be noted - there MIGHT be an additional point(s) awarded for "adverse conditons". One year, we had an absolute freezing cold downpour of rain at the Centerville Time Trial and I awarded everyone 2 extra points for "adverse conditions"........but, again, this is a BIG "might" and the conditions would have to be atrocious. ANY person who helps me start the riders off at the events receives an additional 3 points for volunteering - I usually only need 1 or 2 people, and can almost always use the help.....and you can still race the event - just be the last one out of the starting gate and you'll be good-to-go!!
The Point Breakdown for placings is as follows:
Hors Category Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in an Hors Category Time Trial gets 40 points, 2nd place gets 36 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (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. Starting times for the events are normally consistent - 8:30am registration opens, 1st rider off at 9:01am. **PLEASE NOTE - These dates are extremely tentative, and almost all of them fall on Saturdays. However, that does NOT mean that they will stay there - any sort of scheduling change for an event could put it on a Sunday(very easily) and dates may be switched around or pushed until May - or even June - 2010. Reasons for a change in dates include snow and ice on the climbs, other events going on that same day, a change in the R.A.C.E. calendar or Rodney being ill or out-of-town, etc. So, take the dates with a grain of salt....for now:
January 1st - Humboldt Road Time Trial - Cat. 3 - approximately 3.4 miles; 764 feet of climbing. - COMPLETED!
January 2nd - Centerville-to-Gravel Time Trial - Cat. 3 - approximately 6.6 miles; 1,364 feet of climbing.(Yes, I know - sorry). - COMPLETED!
January 9th - Cherokee Time Trial - Cat. 3 (Start at Coal Canyon Road, across from Wheelock Road) and go up Hwy. 70, turn right at Cherokee Road) - approximately 4.8 miles; 1,076 feet of climbing. - COMPLETED!
January 16th - Cohasset to the Store Time Trial Cat. 2 - approximately 5.1 miles & 1,600 feet of climbing. - COMPLETED!
January 30th - Pentz Road Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 5.8 miles & 1,142 feet of climbing. - COMPLETED!
February 13th - Clark Road Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 7.5 miles & 1,800 feet of climbing. - COMPLETED!
February 20th - Coutelenc TT - Cat. 2 (Just stay on Coutelenc) - approximately 6.8 miles & 1,593 feet of climbing. - COMPLETED!
February 28th - Vilas Road Time Trial - Cat. 1 (From Nicalog to the end of Vilas) - approximately 7 miles & 2,363 feet of climbing. - COMPLETED!
March 6th - Honey Run Road Time Trial - Cat. 1 - approximately 5.3 miles & 2,421 feet of climbing. - COMPLETED!
March 13th - Dark Canyon Time Trial - Cat. 1 - approximately 4 miles & 2,000 feet of climbing!! - COMPLETED!
March 27th - Cherokee Road to Lunt Road Time Trial - Cat. 1 - approximately 5.1 miles & 1,950 feet of climbing. - COMPLETED!
April 3rd - Table Mountain (Wildflower Side) Time Trial - Cat. 1 - approximately 5.3 miles & 1,621 feet of climbing.
April 10th - Forest Ranch to Lomo Time Trial - Cat. 1(starts at Forest Ranch Store; ends at entrance to Butte Meadows) - approximately 13.2 miles & 2,346 feet of climbing.
May 1st - Lomo to Jonesville Time Trial - Cat. 1 (starts at Hwy. 32 at entrance to Butte Meadows - ends at parking lot in Jonesville) - approximately 10.2 miles & 2,077 feet of climbing.
May 8th - Lovelock to Inskip Time Trial - Hors Category - approximately 10.4 miles & 2,800 feet of climbing.
May 15th - Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog to the end of Cohasset Road) - Hors Category - approximately 9.4 miles & 2,847 feet of climbing.
16 Climbs, approximately 30,000 feet of total climbing, held over a 5-month period from January through May 2010(if dates need to be changed, we could go into June 2010). Consistency will be key to winning the Overall Series.
PARTICIPANT CATEGORIES: The following categories will be offered for the Series(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
Womens 45+ 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 45+ Category
Mens 55+ Category
Juniors (Looking at 10 to 16 years of age for this particular Category, but may be changed depending upon who shows up!).
As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged (A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event). Also, if there are 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(these COULD include tandem categories, Category "C" or any other age Categories). At the end of the Series, we will have an Awards Ceremony at the Madison Bear Garden, one of the local bicycle shops or another establishment that would have us invade with cycling trophies/awards!! Hope to have some Butte Series T-shirts to give out as well, but will be dependent upon my extremely limited budget.
One note - Any rider caught giving grief to the Promoter, the Timers or the Starters of these events will be automatically disqualified from - not only the event - but the entire Series. So, do what ya always do, and just have fun with the Series - it's no big whoop, we're just out there having fun and getting some good fitness!!! (No no - we've never ever had a problem with getting grief - just wanted to state it so it will continue to just be a fun event for everyone involved!!). AND - Helmets are MANDATORY!
This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials in Spring 2010! Although donations are always appreciated, they are NEVER necessary to enter these events - I just want y'all out there testing yourselves on your bicycles!!! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details, maps and information as we get closer to the events.
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Asinine Cycling Events
Chico, CA