Saturday, September 26, 2009

Overall Standings after Stage 1 and 2

Category, Name, TT Time, SXC Time, Overall Time

Expert Men David Tevendale 0:22:06 0:52:39 1:14:45
Sport Men Daniel Ortiz 0:23:27 0:55:25 1:18:52
Sport Men Whit Zirkle 0:23:54 1:01:15 1:25:09
Sport Men Will Canup 0:30:55 1:01:30 1:32:25
Beginner Men Dillon Long 0:27:29 1:06:55 1:34:24
Expert Women Sheila Scott 0:28:47 1:05:50 1:34:37
Expert Men Scott Ramsey 0:31:56 1:06:44 1:38:40
Sport Men John Scott 0:30:05 1:09:08 1:39:13
Beginner Men Chris Royer 0:31:12 1:10:33 1:41:45
Beginner Men Nathaniel Nickerson 0:36:26 1:22:17 1:58:43
Expert Women Lorene Davidson 0:39:06 1:20:01 1:59:07
Beginner Men Jeff Bentrem 0:38:31 1:31:53 2:10:24
Beginner Women Jennifer Whedbee 0:47:25 1:25:03 2:12:28

High School Overall
Name, Age, TT Time, SXC Time, Overall Time
High School Zak Folks 0:25:12 0:46:09 1:11:21
High School Jesse Thomas 0:25:53 0:48:33 1:14:26
High School Thomas Torries 0:27:52 0:47:12 1:15:04
High School Mason Schmidt 0:29:21 0:47:14 1:16:35
High School Spencer Wuthman 0:30:20 0:52:27 1:22:47

CORO SXC Results

Category, Name, Lap1, Lap2, Lap3, Lap4, Lap 5
Expert Men Kyle Rodland 0:09:46 0:19:46 0:30:26 0:41:34 0:52:17
Expert Men David Tevendale 0:09:50 0:19:34 0:30:08 0:41:30 0:52:39
Sport Men Daniel Ortiz 0:10:05 0:20:35 0:31:35 0:42:54 0:55:25
Sport Men Whit Zirkle 0:10:47 0:21:59 0:34:27 0:47:16 1:01:15
Sport Men Will Canup 0:10:57 0:22:42 0:34:56 0:48:09 1:01:30
Expert Women Sheila Scott 0:11:36 0:24:05 0:37:25 0:51:00 1:05:50
Expert Men Scott Ramsey 0:11:05 0:23:06 0:36:54 0:51:48 1:06:44
Beginner Men Dillon Long 0:12:18 0:25:03 0:38:09 0:52:15 1:06:55
Sport Men John Scott 0:11:59 0:24:47 0:38:48 0:53:50 1:09:08
Beginner Men Chris Royer 0:12:43 0:25:29 0:39:02 0:54:35 1:10:33
Expert Women Lorene Davidson 0:15:04 0:29:40 0:45:15 1:02:27 1:20:01
Beginner Men Nathaniel Nickerson 0:15:15 0:29:16 0:45:28 1:03:37 1:22:17
Beginner Men David Morris 0:16:39 0:31:33 0:47:07 1:05:29 1:24:10
Beginner Women Jennifer Whedbee 0:15:07 0:30:16 0:47:46 1:06:33 1:25:03
Beginner Men Jeff Bentrem 0:16:52 0:32:59 0:50:28 1:10:08 1:31:53

High School Category
Name, Lap1, Lap2, Lap 3
Mason Schmidt 0:15:00 0:30:06 0:47:14
Jesse Thomas 0:15:24 0:30:42 0:48:33
Thomas Torries 0:15:10 0:30:07 0:47:12
Zak Folks 0:15:20 0:29:42 0:46:09
Carlini, Michael 0:21:53 0:46:59 1:14:51
Spencer Wuthman 0:15:54 0:33:18 0:52:27

CORO TT Results

Here are times
Category, Names, Finish Time, Start Time. Time on Course

Expert Men David Tevendale 0:37:06 0:15:00 22:06.0
Sport Men Daniel Ortiz 0:41:57 0:18:30 23:27.0
Sport Men Whit Zirkle 0:41:24 0:17 23:54.0
High School Zak Folks 0:29:42 0:04:30 25:12.0
High School Jesse Thomas 0:28:53 0:03 25:53.0
Beginner Men Dillon Long 0:47:29 0:20:00 27:29.0
High School Thomas Torries 0:31:22 0:03:30 27:52.0
Expert Women Sheila Scott 0:45:47 0:17:00 28:47.0
High School Mason Schmidt 0:31:21 0:02:00 29:21.0
Sport Men John Scott 0:49:05 0:19 30:05.0
High School Spencer Wuthman 0:31:20 0:01:00 30:20.0
Sport Men Will Canup 1:04:55 0:34:00 30:55.0
Beginner Men Chris Royer 0:51:42 0:20:30 31:12.0
Sport Men Kirk Henderson 0:49:15 0:18:00 31:15.0
Expert Men Scott Ramsey 0:47:56 0:16:00 31:56.0
Beginner Men Nathaniel Nickerson 0:57:26 0:21:00 36:26.0
Expert Men Eric Fletcher 1:00:22 0:22:00 38:22.0
Beginner Men Jeff Bentrem 0:57:31 0:19:00 38:31.0
Expert Women Lorene Davidson 0:55:36 0:16:30 39:06.0
High School Bon Jun Koo 0:43:27 0:00:30 42:57.0
Beginner Women Jennifer Whedbee 1:08:55 0:21:30 47:25.0
High School Diakata, IJ 0:51:59 0:02:30 49:29.0
High School Nick Pashoian 0:54:37 0:01 53:07.0
High School Evan Roberts 1:00:00 0:04:00 56:00.0

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bike Factory Racing Trivia

It's been a quiet couple weeks for the blog around here, post Shenandoah 100. Really, it's been busy, but you wouldn't know that from the inactivity here on the old bikefactoryracing blogosphere. Let me bring you up to speed...A little bike factory racing trivia, shall we?
What local race team just bought a 24 foot trailer to replace their puny 14 foot trailer, like a product testimonial for extenze?

Who got one of these rock-gobbling, peak-bagging, 29 inch whips?
photo stolen inappropriately from pivot cycles, without permission, unbeknownst to the Pivot powers that be. keep hands and feet inside the pivot at all times. hold onto your nipples. don't touch anything that might be on fire.

Who won the Men's Enduro at BOTH the spring and fall twisted tire races?
Who tied for the top step of the women's enduro podium at the twisted tire fall cup?

What BFR team members are making a late season move for a VORS podium spot?

Who did not have the fastest bike time at FORD 2, but likes to use scrubbie gloves in the shower?

Who is the dark horse favorite to shake up the women's podium at the omnium

I'd fill you in, but I've got to get the chainsaw cranked up and do a little nip and tuck on the paranormal loop to make way for raging wheels and rattling gears next weekend. Get your bike built, your skin exolifated, and your race face on. It's gonna be a good one.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ready for the Shenandoah Mountain 100

A two strap race, for sure.

Every year around this time, I think back to the early part of the year when I made a goal to race Shenandoah and do it in X time. The time has been all over the map. Just finish. 10 hours. 11 hours. This year: 9 hours. And I knew it would be a big jump - Shawn and I killed the thing in 9:40 last year. That was fast. This is a lot faster, requiring the same good luck and even better legs than last year. I knew it would take some sacrifice, I'd probably have to skip a couple of other events to train on the long gravel roads. Maybe even take some "rest days" whatever those are. So what did I do? - I didn't make a single one of those sacrifices. I rode good singletrack and ate well all summer. And yet, here we are and the goal is still 9 hours.
But it's doable. I've broken it down mentally:
Go light, rely on the aid stations. Wake up on time, eat something, start near the front, and get up and over narrowback before all the chaos and yelling starts. Swap a bottle, draft off Shawn down the dirt road, get up and over Lynn's trail before all the chaos and yelling starts. Stop and pee. Down wolf ridge, kill the road section, and make it to rest station 2 in 2:30. Bottles, make out with my wife for 5 seconds, then up the road. Climb hanky, granny the steep part at the top to save some legs for later. Rampage down Dowells without Shawn flatting or me flying off the side of the mountain. Rush through the rest stop, hit 250, draft off Shawn, fight the temptation to stop for a cheeseburger at the corner store. Back onto singletrack, up the backside of Braleys, fight the urge to really step all over my middle ring through the rock gardens. Reap the rewards on the dh and make sure Shawn sees that freaking tree this time. Hit rest station 4 in 5:30. Coca-cola, full bottles, and hit the long dirt road leading up to Shenandoah mtn. Keep it light, tell some jokes, then when we bang that right hander for the top really stomp on it. a little water and some food at aid 5, then peak that thing out, hit the singletrack at the top in 7:45 or so. Avoid the rock of death, crush it down Chestnut, stay upright on the rollers, don't flat, back to the road and to aid station 6 by 8:10. Make out with my wife again, eat some fig newtons, spray Shawn with a bottle to piss him off, and then race him straight up for the finish line. A little paved climb, some dirt road, mount hank, then keep looking for that right hand turn and the glorious decent through the cabins back to Stokesville. Don't crash on the grass jump, bang the gong, 9 hours. Easy.
That's pretty much as well as it can go. There's so much that can go wrong in the plan, that you've gotta just not think about it. Ride smart, ride hard, and hopefully the thing just happens.
Looking forward to those french fries.