Results from yesterday's Clark Road Uphill Time Trial - October 22nd, 2011....................
And, since it's the day before Halloween, we will be awarding bonus points in the Series to any rider who dresses up for - and races - The Centerville Time Trial in a Halloweenish costume(must be something other than a "cyclist" ;)).
The Centerville Uphill Time Trial is considered a Category 3 climb in the 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series, climbing approximately 1,300 feet over about 6.6 miles - and goes all the way until the road turns to gravel(we'll finish just yards before the gravel starts). We will also have some Halloween treats at the top for those racing the event. For a map of the Centerville Time Trial course, please visit the following link:
***And, I still need 1 volunteer to help me start the riders off next Sunday morning - If you can help out, just send me an e-mail - you get a 3-point bonus in the Series, you still get to race it(just be the last rider to start), and you will have my undying gratitude. ;)
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(Event #7 in the 15-race Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series!)
Category "B": Patrick Clark
Category "C": Skip Lees
Women's Category: Amanda Jones
Masters 50+ Category: Tom Tucker
Juniors Category: Sierra Wolford
Tandem Category: Rick & Laurie Ellison
Overall Points Leader: Tom Tucker with 170 points.
For some photos of yesterday's Clark Road Uphill Time Trial, please visit the following link:
Course: 7.5 Miles; 1,700 feet of climbing; Category 2 Climb in the Series
1. Daniel Green (age 27) 28:24
2. Kris Blee (age 49) 29:42
3. Garrett Marking (age 12) 31:43
4. Tom Tucker (age 54) 32:22
5. Patrick Clark (age 42) 32:26
6. Mike Ruffner (age 52) 32:27
7. Jonathan McCabe (age 29) 32:51
8. Stephanie Berkowitz (age 37) 33:07
9. Seth Jones (age 26) 33:43
10. Lee Altier (age 58) 35:32
11. Tony Mainz (age 52) 36:43
12. Erica McCabe (age 25) 37:03
13. Chris Marking (age 40) 37:29
14. Lex Parker (age 51) 38:31
15. Mindy McPherson (age 38) 38:44
16. Sue Kamrar (age 50) 41:32
17. Amanda Jones (age 24) 44:53
Category "A" Results:
1. Daniel Green (age 27) 28:24 (24 points + 3 = 27 points)
2. Kris Blee (age 49) 29:42 (20 points + 3 = 23 points)
3. Garrett Marking (age 12) 31:43 (18 points + 3 = 21 points)
Category "B" Results:
1. Patrick Clark (age 42) 32:26 (24 points + 3 = 27 points)
2. Jonathan McCabe (age 29) 32:51 (20 points + 3 = 23 points)
3. Seth Jones (age 26) 33:43 (18 points + 3 = 21 points)
4. Chris Marking (age 40) 37:29 (16 points + 3 "Volunteer Points" + 3 = 22 points)
Category "C" Results:
No Competitors. :(
Women's Category Results:
1. Stephanie Berkowitz (age 37) 33:07 (24 points + 3 = 27 points)
2. Erica McCabe (age 25) 37:03 (20 points + 3 = 23 points)
3. Mindy McPherson (age 38) 38:44 (18 points + 3 = 21 points)
4. Sue Kamrar (age 50) 41:32 (16 points + 3 = 19 points)
5. Amanda Jones (age 24) 44:53 (14 points + 3 = 17 points)
Masters 50+ Category Results:
1. Tom Tucker (age 54) 32:22 (24 points + 3 = 27 points)
2. Mike Ruffner (age 52) 32:27 (20 points + 3 = 23 points)
3. Lee Altier (age 58) 35:32 (18 points + 3 = 21 points)
4. Tony Mainz (age 52) 36:43 (16 points + 3 = 19 points)
5. Lex Parker (age 51) 38:31 (14 points + 3 = 17 points)
Juniors Category Results:
No competitors. :(
Tandem Category Results:
No competitors. :(
Category "A" Overall Standings:
1. Garrett Marking 118 points
2. Jim Roberts 92 points
3. Daniel Green 79 points
4. David Albrecht 77 points
5. Kris Blee 61 points
6. Scott Jennings 51 points
7. Aren Timmel 33 points
8. Chris Courtney 29 points
9. Rich Thurman 27 points
9. Jesse Rushing 27 points
11. Bobby Zidek 25 points
12. Jason Milliron 23 points
12. Gary Towne 23 points
14. Michael Smith 21 points
15. Josh Rowe 19 points
16. Josh Bullock 17 points
17. Blake Anderson 13 points
Category "B" Overall Standings:
1. Patrick Clark 134 points
2. Jonathan McCabe 133 points
3. John Touchette 103 points
4. Fernando Wolford 102 points
5. Seth Jones 78 points
6. Chris Marking 76 points
7. Andy Grayson 46 points
8. Gabe Medina 29 points
9. Nathan Younie 27 points
10. Barry DeWitt 23 points
11. Alex Roberson 19 points
11. Brian Ray 19 points
13. Geno Gruber 17 points
14. Steve Chollet 15 points
14. Jeff Ochs 15 points
14. Matt Roberts 15 points
17. Randy Will 13 points
17. Don Miller 13 points
19. Stephen Work 11 points
20. Galen Bowen 11 points
Category "C" Overall Standings:
1. Skip Lees 56 points
2. Ron Penne 33 points
2. Scott Davis 33 points
Women's Category Overall Standings:
1. Amanda Jones 93 points
2. Stephanie Berkowitz 77 points
3. Sandra Barton 71 points
4. SanDee Brown 57 points
5. Erica McCabe 56 points
5. Teresa Kludt 56 points
7. Forough Molina 44 points
8. Mindy McPherson 40 points
9. Kim Lange 38 points
10. Doni Carter 29 points
11. Kate Cavell 25 points
12. Mary Michael 21 points
13. Sue Kamrar 19 points
13. Joanne Gilchrist 19 points
13. Alexandra Blee 19 points
16. Danielle Penne 15 points
17. Chris Lewis 13 points
18. Barb Cross 11 points
18. Diane Penne 11 points
20. Renee Fiack 7 points
21. Jeanne O'regan 5 points
22. Christine Bergmann 4 points
Masters 50+ Category Overall Standings:
1. Tom Tucker 170 points
2. Monte Wolford 92 points
3. Gary Fowler 79 points
4. Jim Mensching 68 points
5. Steve Dennis 65 points
6. Tony Mainz 57 points
7. Mike Ruffner 55 points
8. Lee Altier 54 points
9. Mike Trowbridge 48 points
10. Dave Weathers 46 points
11. Jay Rawlins 30 points
12. Matt Maderos 27 points
13. Lex Parker 24 points
13. Bob Jones 24 points
15. Doug Weseman 23 points
16. Nelson Frink 21 points
16. Michael Jamison 21 points
18. John Growdon 19 points
19. Ray Bransky 17 points
20. Tony Jewett 13 points
21. Dennis Deromedi 11 points
21. Tim Hansen 11 points
23. Phil Weintraub 9 points
23. Mark Stapleton 9 points
25. Byron Fountain 8 points
25. Doug Conrad 8 points
27. Greg Kallio 5 points
28. Walt Schafer 4 points
29. Wes Ohlsen 4 points
30. Mark Hooper 4 points
31. Carl Waters 4 points
Juniors Category Overall Standings:
1.Sierra Wolford 116 points
Tandem Category Overall Standings:
1. Rick & Laurie Ellison 66 points
Hi Everyone! So, we are starting up the 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series again on Sunday, September 4th with the Cohasset Time Trial! The Series will visit various climbs around Chico - and Butte County(see events and tentative 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. So, we decided to revive the old Hill Climb Series.......with a few route changes. Below is a list of the very 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.
15 events - 26,000+ feet of total climbing - held over a 4-month period from September through December 2011! Bound to be a very challenging and memorable Series. Sure - there will be pain and suffering - but it's the good kind!!
Note: The Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be back in January 2012 - starting with The Humboldt Hill Climb Time Trial on Sunday, January 1st, 2012!
How does it work???
Below are each of the 15 Events in the 2011 Chico 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 Chico 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!!! There are ALL levels of riders out there - from Pros, to guys like me who take 2 days to climb Humboldt, and everyone in between.......so, just come on out and test yourself, and go your own pace!!
RESULTS: I will try my best to have results & photos 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 Fall/Winter. The results will be posted at www.ChicoBike.com.
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 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)
Category 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)
Category 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)
Category 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
And here are the Time Trial courses, the very 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. 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:
Sunday, Sept. 4th - Cohasset-to-the-Store Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 5.1 miles & 1,600 feet of climbing - COMPLETED!
Sunday, Sept. 11th - Honey Run Road Time Trial - Cat. 1 - approximately 5.5 miles & 1,400 feet of climbing - COMPLETED!
Sunday, Sept. 25th - The Forest Ranch Time Trial (A Chico Velo event!) - Cat. 1 - approximately 11.2 miles & 2,300 feet of climbing - COMPLETED!
Sunday, Oct. 2nd - Neal Road Time Trial - Cat. 3 - approximately 8.1 miles & 1,300 feet of climbing - COMPLETED!
Saturday, Oct. 15th - Pentz Road Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 5.8 miles & 1,200 feet of climbing - COMPLETED!
Saturday, Oct. 22nd - Clark Road Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 7.7 miles & 1,700 feet of climbing - COMPLETED!
Sunday, Oct. 30th - Centerville Time Trial(From the Honey Run Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Cat. 3 - approximately 6.6 miles; 1,300 feet of climbing
Saturday, Nov. 5th - Coutelenc Time Trial(just stay on Coutelenc Road) - Cat. 2 - approximately 6.8 miles & 1,600 feet of climbing
Saturday, Nov. 12th - Vilas Road Time Trial - Hors Category - approximately 7 miles & 2,400 feet of climbing
Saturday, Nov. 19th - Cherokee Time Trial(From Coal Canyon Road) - Cat. 3 - approximately 4.8 miles; 1,100 feet of climbing
Saturday, Nov. 26th - Table Mountain Time Trial(Wildflower Century side) - Cat. 1 - approximately 5.3 miles & 1,600 feet of climbing
Saturday, Dec. 3rd - Cohasset-to-the-Gravel Time Trial - Hors Category - approximately 9.4 miles & 2,900 feet of climbing
Saturday, Dec. 10th - Lime Saddle Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 4.7 miles & 1,000 feet of climbing
Saturday, Dec. 17th - The Garland Road Time Trial - Hors Category - approximately 16 miles & 3,400 feet of climbing
Saturday, Dec. 31st - The Humboldt Road Time Trial - Category 3 - approximately 3.4 miles & 700 feet of climbing - AWARDS CEREMONY AFTER THIS EVENT!
15 Climbs, approximately 26,000+ feet of total climbing, held over a 4-month period from September 2011 through December 2011. Consistency will be key to winning the Overall Series. Above distances and climbing are very rough approximates only.
PARTICIPANT CATEGORIES: The following categories will be offered for the Series(see below). The winner in each category will receive the 2011 Chico Hill Climb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:
Category "A" - Advanced & Intermediate
Category "B" - Intermediate & Novice
Category "C" - Novice, Clydesdales & Slower climbers like me.
Masters 50+ 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 - must be totally obvious to the race director). 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, Trail-A-Bike category, mountain bike category, or any other age Categories). At the end of the Series, we will have an Awards Ceremony at a local establishment or at another R.A.C.E. event. Hope to have some 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial 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 at all events!
This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this Fall/Winter 2011! 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 and having fun!!! 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 Amateur Cycling Events