Monday, December 30, 2013

Shine On

Holiday break.  Some pretty terrific riding, making merry, and family time over the last week has me in a reflective state, and with the news of Scud's passing on to the great trail in the sky, the New Years Resolutions have come gushing forth.  


walk on water
become famous enough to have your own sticker
wheelie like a Wittwer
 be worthy of your gear and your riding partner
inspire a kid

build something
all of the above, and so much more.
It's been a pretty intense week.  And I don't throw this term around lightly, but I can honestly say that I feel blessed just to have stood before Scud, like so many other people, and existed in that moment as the sole focus of his attention and care, which were both enormous.  It was like when you spoke with him, you were it.  He was with you.  
I hope I can carry that forward.  

Shine on, you amazing man.  Someday, I'll meet you at the very top.  

Up, up, up.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Christmas Spirit will be late to work today

Interesting night ride last night.  I took a lot of pictures.  Appropriately, most of them came out as a complete blur, which I guess is only natural when you combine barhopping, singletrack, and Christmas light-gazing into one, very surreal 25-person night ride.  

Emphasis on surreal.  

Clearest picture I took all night: Hackett bleeding from his face.  And I think that's saying something.  
What exactly it's saying, I haven't quite been able to process yet.  But if you were there, you probably know what I mean, which is that I don't know what I mean.  Might have to let this one sink in for a while.

And even if I can eventually process the significance of drinking a beer while sitting on Santa's lap in a stranger's yard at night where the only thing brighter than his Christmas lights display is the two dozen or so HID's that just crashed the party, I'm not sure I could put that feeling into words anyway.  So I'll just trail off here with a few pictures and a slight headache.  I should drink some water.



Suffice it to say that the Holidays are upon us, and the Christmas spirit is very much alive - even if it's a little late to work this morning.

On Dasher, on Dancer, on Tigger, and so forth.  
Up, up, up.  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Toys: Lifted.

When Shawn's time on this Earth is done, and he's waiting for the boatman to cross the River Styx, or standing at the Pearly Gates to speak with St. Peter, or whatever afterlife myth you might subscribe to that basically represents the moment that you have to justify all the shifty things you did during your life to gain access to the great beyond, at least he'll have this in his favor:

Toy Lift, 2013
Another year.  Another 500 bikes for 500 kids to open on Christmas morning as a part of the ToyLift.  So at least he'll have that to fall back on, because lord knows he's otherwise got some 'splainin' to do.  A man can only make so many deals with the devil at 3 AM on the back side of a race course, desperate, clinging to a 2 minute lead, with 9 hours of hell to go, and expect that stuff not to be brought up when it's time for his annual review.

And it's certainly not just Shawn. No indeed, a community of sinners-who-could-use-a-little-karma-at-the-finish-line came together to turn 500 cardboard boxes full of poorly engineered aluminum and mismatched bolts into answered prayers.  So, if you were a part of that, thank you.  And good luck talking your way in.

Also, as I sat there truing a wheel on Friday afternoon, amused by just how great I felt in the middle of all of this, I had an epiphany: I sort of hope these 500 bikes go to only 499 kids, in that one of those kids found a way to get himself two bikes, not just one.  That kid, more than any other, is on the right track.

Build a stable, kid.
Start early.

Up, up, up.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What if riding bikes were bad for you?

Much has been made of the news, in recent years, that riding bikes might not be as good for us as we like to think.  Traditionally, the health-based logic for riding bikes has been pretty much about the benefits of exercise:

1) low impact cardio
2) stress relief
3) increased metabolic rate
4) weight loss
5) etc.

For quite some time, the common sense health benefits of cycling were pretty much a given in the medical world, and if you weren't riding then that was your loss.

But the chinks in the armor have started to add up, and more media attention seems to be following things like:

1)  Potentially Adverse Cardiovascular Effects from Excessive Endurance Exercise
2)  How Safe is Cycling?  It's hard to say.
3)  Sudden Death During Exercise
4)  And a personal preponderance of mine, LiveLikeMike.org

Like it or not, there's some evidence that supports the hypothesis that biking - especially in the doses that many of us like to call "Fun" - is bad for you.  And, at the very least, I think we can all admit that Big Air on Cross bikes is probably not healthy for the common thirty-something office worker with a couple of hours to kill on his lunch break.

What the hell, might as well embed that one.  I'm not sure who to credit for this, but it's for the benefit of all mankind.

The questionable wisdom of jumping cross bikes nontwithstanding, I'd estimate that the miles and the scars add up at just about the same rate.  The cycling gods have sure dealt me a few along the way.  Internally, though? No idea.  But the data can make a grown man (and father, and husband, and under-insured financial breadwinner) wonder.

So it seems that there's a debate brewing in the popular media (which this blog has no part in whatsoever) about just how healthy or unhealthy cycling might be.  For the most part, you see guys in their cleats gnawing at a powerbar on their morning commute say things like, "I like my odds."  And they're probably right:  chances are, from a health perspective, they're at least breaking even when it comes to risk vs. reward.

But I'm here to profess the inverse, actually.  Not that riding bikes is actually bad for you, but the more reasonable conclusion: that even if it is, we'd still ride.

The sooner you can admit that riding is a vice, or an addiction, or a recreation that only runs congruent to your health by sheer circumstance, the sooner you can understand why you do things like buy $5,000 bikes that weigh less than the alternative, or take your bike on vacation to the beach, or rent a downhill bike at a ski resort, or go night riding in the snow.  We like to pass these things off as conduits to exercise, like somehow the health benefits outweigh the relative costs, but the reality is those experiences exist whether the exercise does or not.  Look within at the most critical point; where the two ideas diverge - your health and your bike - and think about which ride you're actually on.

Most of us, I reckon, would stay on the bike.

For that matter, and because I love the ethical hypothetical, what if riding were banned?  What if doctors and  lawyers and politicians and the world at large recognized just how truly awful it was for you, and how it was damaging our healthcare system, and how you really couldn't make that choice for yourself because you're an addict, and, like cigarettes, they taxed it out of existence, then banned it, and your only option for some singletrack on two wheels was illegal - and you had to show up at the 7-11 parking lot two towns over at 2:30 AM, and wait for an hour in the cold for your dealer to show up because he's late because he's half-high on his own product, just to get your sweaty, clammy, desperate mitts on that wonderful, illegal dual suspension drug to ride for only an hour, just so you could get your fix and give it right back, and already start scheming for the next time you might sneak away?

You could have what's left of it.  Behind me.  Behind most of us, I imagine.

No?  Technically, I bet you already do.  Ever skip work to ride?  Lie to your family to ride?  Can you distinguish between riding alone and riding with friends?  Are your friends really friends, or riding buddies?  How many times have you hit rock bottom, sworn you'd never let your ass touch that saddle again?  Substitute Meth, or Jack Daniels, or whatever illicit substance in just about any situation where your bike is today, and you start to get the idea.  Ours are the actions of addicts.

Then again, maybe this isn't you.  Maybe when Dr. Oz finally rolls out his expose about the negative consequences of cycling, you'll hang it up and become a gym rat.  There would be freedom in that, I imagine.  Just making the right decision based upon the medical facts before you.  Nothing wrong with that.

On the other hand, owning up to the addiction isn't so bad either.  Aside from just realizing where you stand, it's freeing to know that this debate over the safety and health benefits of riding bikes doesn't have much to do with you.

Just about everything is on the rise.  Heat waves.  Obesity.  Eating disorders.  Population density.  Porn addiction.  Crack cocaine.  Riding bikes.

So, too, it may be with you.
Up, up, up.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rocktown to Foofville

I was out there on the edge of the Internet earlier this week, really deep, far out there, where things like public healthcare are debated, and total strangers call each other asshole, and elf porn happens.  And I bumped into this: a one-way road ride from Harrisonburg to Charlottesville.

http://www.mapmyride.com/us/harrisonburg-va/harrisonburg-to-charlottesville-route-61524282

And I thought to myself, hey, that's swell, I wonder if there's a similar ride on dirt?

...

....

Waiting, waiting.
...

Nothing.
I had crossed over into the nether-regions of the internet, where the maps aren't on paper yet, and the gas stations only have kerosene.  There's nothing out there.

And I thought to myself, hey, wait a minute.
I know those dudes in Rocktown ride to Massanutten and back, pretty much all on dirt.  And if you can get to Massanutten, you can cross 33 and then the Shenandoah River, and find yourself at the base of the West side of Simmons gap without too much trouble.  And if you can do that, and you've got panache, and you're an enterprising individual, you might very well make it to the top for the start of the Trans-County route, and be at BRC by dusk.

If I do recall, I tried to talk Kev29er into round 2 of that same transcounty ride not long ago via email:
Me to Kev29er:
BRS to Walnut - the trans-county point to point is back and slightly longer.  This ride was a hoot last summer, now giving it a try in the cold to see how it goes.  

Blue Ridge School start
Up brokenback
Down the super d
Up markwood to the Paranormal loop
quick paranormal rally
Aid station 1 (my house)
A new connector and fence hop to Buck Mtn rd 
Bleak house singletrack (Sunday only)
Up reas ford to earlysville
Aid station 2(the new and critically acclaimed cruise-in diner)
Poach a little Danny flow half track(Sunday only)
Advanced Mills to preddy creek (paved)
Preddy loop ( conditions permitting... It's been muddy there)
Aid 3 (Dunkin donuts)
Gravel to fo' lakes
Fo lakes singletrack (conditions and permission permitting)
Into town - perhaps via the Dunlora link
Rivanna trail 
Aid 4 (blue ridge Cyclery)
Rivanna to o hill to old lynchburg
Old lynch to walnut
Finish down the goat trail(conditions permitting)

Kev29er to Me
that email made me throw up a little

So we didn't do it.

But we could have.

It's like the Giro bus stopped at summers market, opened the doors, and said, "everybody out, let's party."

S.O.T.

So, I dunno, just spit-balling ideas here, because it's winter, and it's easy to assess what's do-able and what's not from your office chair as the workweek winds down, and you're not actually grinding your saddle into your taint on mile 140 or whatever it might be, in the rain, out of food, muttering something about trolls.  But, to compare the transcounty ride (which I've done) to a Rocktown-to-Foofville one-way (which I profess has not been done yet), I guess you'd have to more or less double it to account for whatever lives west of Simmons Gap, figure out exactly what that is, pull out whatever doesn't fit into daylight here on the East side of the mountain, and you'd have a dirt route from Rocktown to Foofville. It's a far cry from the sort of pioneering that Chris Scott did when he put together the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail, but for two towns with such filthy-great bike culture, I sort of thought this kind of thing had already been executed successfully and described with voracity on someone's strava widget.

Turns out, not so much.  Just goes to show: there's shit the internet hasn't done yet.
But, I'll go on record here with the following:

It will.

Any takers?
Up, up, up.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Pantani Ride 2014, part of the VES

When it comes to free, epic, backcountry bike races, Robert Issem has been bringin' it to the people for about a year now.  Maybe more than that.  Generally speaking, I don't catch on to these things until they're on the downswing, or the feds have seized all the assets, or the band breaks up or whatever.  So it's a unique position for me to be able to half-promptly present you:

http://www.virginiaenduranceseries.com/

If you don't think that's pretty rad, then you wouldn't know rad if it jumped you on your ride home and beat you unconscious with a sack of dirty old cassettes, then left you a note that said something like "Hey, I'm rad."  Which, conveniently, is how I'm told you might feel after some of these events anyway.

For example:
The Star City Vicious Randonnee

I'll give that one 2 wows, and one long drawn out ooooooouuch.
Something about the word "Suiride" conjures images of Japanese fighter pilots flinging themselves at aircraft carriers over the South Pacific a century ago, so maybe that's a little overstated.  But there's something to be said for undertaking a ride that you probably won't be able to finish.

Ah, yes, winter.  The time for dreaming up big routes, drawing squiggly little lines on huge maps, microbrewing, and proclaiming to oneself, "yeah, I could do that in a day."

So here's where I come in, because despite my palpable lack of fitness and resolve, I have to come in somewhere.  Yes indeed, due to the freeness, the epicness, and the backcountryness of The Pantani Ride (all VES pre-requisites), and despite the fact that the route doesn't include a dime of singletrack, The Pantani Ride is in for 2014.  Rad.  Also, in a real display of anachronism, we were also in for 2013, I just didn't know about it because I don't know about much of anything on time.

Strangely enough, if you click the link on the VES blog, it'll send you back here for the 2013 Pantani Ride info, which will send you back there and so forth, and if you're not careful you'll end up in some weird time-space continuum like in 12 Monkeys, and you'll be fucked for all eternity.  So be patient, don't do that, and I'll try to get up an official 2014 Pantani Ride post in the coming weeks that VES can link to and thus prevent the failure of the public internet.

I'm a hero, I just don't have the pink socks to prove it.  Nor do I deserve them.

But the date is set:  February 9th, 2014.  I'd mention the obvious choice for a rainout date, but I know that you already know how that works, so I won't do that.

Aside from the VES inclusion, I'm not sure much else is new.  Indeed, in a year that Marco Pantani will be honored by the Giro D'Italia in commemoration of his death 10 years ago, we'll actually be in our 9th year of doing so.  So thanks for getting on board, Nation of Italy.

hey shorty, it's your birthday.    
Or at least, the 10th anniversary of your untimely demise.
We miss you enough to do you proud.
.
More details to come.
Up, up, up.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fallrides, nightrides, and fatbikes.


Wooooooooosh.  A weekend in Richmond with Big John, and Monday all I can think is that sound.  Such is the ass end of fall.  Wooooooooooosh.

You know what to do.  Seize the day and all that.

Also, for those of you who now can't fit your rally into daylight hours (myself included), I've got a little standing night ride going in parts north of town for any takers with the desire, mettle and burn time requisite for that sort of thing.  This week:

The northside extreme will roll from Timberwood Grill via Flo Lakes at 8 PM on Thursday night for a fine smattering of gravel roads and local singletrack, both purpose built and not-so-much.  Post ride bevies (they've got OB's Ten Fidy on tap) and perhaps the final, inconsequential snaps of TH night football to warm the soul at, quite possibly, 10:30 PM or so.  So call it a 3 hour tour if you know what I know, which is that I don't actually know.  

Dig?  Charge your shit and so forth.  

The thing about this "standing group ride": usually it's just me and C-Ham.  Sometimes just one of us.  Sometimes it doesn't happen at all.  So it's worth noting that it's not really standing, nor is it that groupish.  Consequently, there's an email list to sound the alarm, pretty much once/week, about what we'll be riding, when and where to meet, and how much beer to bring.  It's not for everyone.  In fact, I gave up a long time ago even trying to explain to people why I do it.  But if you've got the legs and the soul for it, shoot me an email and I'll add you to the list of dudes who pretty much never show up - you'll be in great company.

Final thought for the day: Fatbikes are going to surprise, attack, and overrun the planet like a mash up of Terminator and Planet of the Apes.  It'll happen slowly at first, and then, bang, something big will happen, and they'll simply be what everyone rides, almost overnight.

And, like everything else with 4.8 inch tires, it will be awesome.

Up, up, up.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hey Ryder, Fuck You.

Sometime shortly after the turn of the century, I was learning how to mountain bike, and someone gave me a copy of Chainsmoke 2.  Chainsmoke 2 was one of those early mountain bike films, before Freeriding really took off and began to dominate the sport from a marketable visual perspective, and it mostly focused on professional racers, but it was a little different than the run-of-the-mill downhill bike porn because it actually had some great footage of the XC race scene in the early 2000's.  I was psyched about that.  And maybe 10 minutes in (I know how long because I used to play the video while I was donning my Gary Fisher riding ensemble, getting ready to go ride) Ryder Hesjedal would grab a holeshot and ride up some insanely steep section of a race course out West in his big ring, all skinny, power, and glory, and disappear over the other side of the hill.  One word would come out of my mouth: Badass.  And then I'd go ride.  In my head, I could ride like that.

Might as well steal this one from Youtube at this point.  It's all stolen anyway.

Much coverage in the news this week (like most weeks) and some pretty bad news for professional road cycling, but this time the culprit is one of our own.  I guess not, it turns out.

Hey
Ryder,
Fuck 
You.

Honestly, that one hurts me a little.  There's not much I can say about it that hasn't already been said in the mainstream media that's way more timely and better written than this rag, and the damage is already done and all that.  But damn.

Still, I'm just a fan, and despite my fantasies to the contrary 12 years ago, I've never had that kind of power.  But plenty of other guys did - or might have - guys I know and respect and still see on the local goods sometimes.  And it's those guys that really ended up holding the bag for Ryder's greed.

Erin Bishop put this photo up on big blue yesterday.  It's just sad.  Jeremiah and JHK, all the clean riders, taking a back seat in an up-and-coming sport to cheaters.  Shortly after this, Hesjedal got a pro road racing contract, departed for Europe, and made a whole life for himself on the basis of his "talent" as a mountain biker.    That's a whole lot of money, fame, a house in Europe, the adoration of his country, Sportsman of the Year in Canada, etc, etc.

Ouch.



Photo: When VeloNews named Jeremiah the "revelation of the season" in 2003, they only knew the half of it. In his "breakthrough" season, when the NORBA Nationals were a huge scene with international riders and tons of fans, Jeremiah and plenty of other riders were racing and training to be the best athletes they could be. It's a damn shame we look back at images like this one, now knowing that the honest, hard-working and inspired athletes were up against cheats - and not just up against them on the racecourse, but in the job market and bicycle racing history. Jeremiah's third place at Mt Snow was a HUGE deal back then. Now knowing he was the CLEAN winner, with JHK (at left) the only other CLEAN rider on that podium, really changes what would have been. Another HUGE CONGRATS to you for all your success, Jeremiah!

Look, I don't really care that another pro roadie got popped for drugs.  If that surprises or dissapoints any fan of cycling at this point in the game, it's probably worth admitting that it's going to get worse before it gets better.  And hopefully some notion of clemency and forgiveness can happen on a large-scale, global level that will allow that sport to move forward before it completely goddamn implodes.

But this sport isn't that sport.  So don't give us that bullshit, Ryder, about "everyone was doing it so I had to cheat too blah, blah, blah..."  You were a mountain biker.  It was a pretty clean sport (I hope, God, I hope) save for a few assholes like you who cheated to get to the top.  In my head, that's way, way different than leveling the playing field in the pro road peloton where you pretty much had to juice just to stay in line.  You cheated because you wanted an advantage, and you thought you'd never be caught.

Maybe the real drag of this, though, is that there's no punishment.  Ryder cheated, now nothing happens because of some randomly selected eight-year statute of limitations on the matter.  Ryder gets to keep racing, even though his whole career is founded on the same artificial legs and stolen money that righteously sacked other riders. He, as they say, "can't give back the legs, won't give back the money."

And really, I guess maybe he shouldn't.  That's dirty cash.  I'm not sure JB would take it anyway (though I do hope JB would spit on him.)  But it gives me pause, and I wonder what would make us - the fans, fellow racers, sponsors, all of us - feel better about this.  Maybe if Ryder self-served a two year ban on his own volition, though he might as well retire at that point.  But that won't happen, and it doesn't matter.

Indeed, the only real consequence is that we all know now.  Sure, this blog might be tiny, and my readership (that's you, Dad) probably doesn't identify with this quite as strongly as I do.  But, even if it's all we've got, I guess it's still our role as a mountain bike community to call this one out for what it is and not forget.

Hey Ryder, Fuck You.

If nothing else, maybe the sale of those awful POC shades will take a little hit, and thank God for that.
Ryder Hesjedal
You can take this picture down if you have to, Blogger, but you know what ugly is now.
To the guys that raced clean, dreamed the big dream, and had to watch Ryder sprint away time and time again, I'm really sorry that I looked up to him.

Up, up, and onward.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Paranormal Results

This data might be a little raw, but the preliminary 2013 Paranormal results are below.


Paranormal 6 Hours Mountain Bike Race
Presented by Blue Ridge Cyclery
Results by: Bad to the Bone Timing
www.badtothebone.biz
Timed with MyLaps Bib tag systems
e-mail: francesca@badtothebone.biz

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***** Official Paranormal Results by LAP time*****
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Place No. Name Laps Dist Nettime S Age Team
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1 36 Pat Geoff Noton Kee 10 65 6:05:50 1: 6.50 32:53 32:53 2: 13.00 33:52 1:06:44
3: 19.50 33:20 1:40:03 4: 26.00 35:21 2:15:24
5: 32.50 33:43 2:49:06 6: 39.00 36:39 3:25:45
7: 45.50 38:17 4:04:02 8: 52.00 40:47 4:44:48
9: 58.50 39:21 5:24:09 10: 65.00 41:41 6:05:50 M Old but not out
2 253 Alex Kurland 10 65 6:18:19 1: 6.50 32:19 32:19 2: 13.00 33:42 1:06:00
3: 19.50 35:50 1:41:50 4: 26.00 36:36 2:18:25
5: 32.50 36:50 2:55:15 6: 39.00 39:47 3:35:01
7: 45.50 39:51 4:14:51 8: 52.00 42:25 4:57:16
9: 58.50 41:32 5:38:48 10: 65.00 39:32 6:18:19 M 29 Bike factory
3 37 Jeff Hackett 10 65 6:24:11 1: 6.50 35:04 35:04 2: 13.00 34:53 1:09:56
3: 19.50 33:46 1:43:41 4: 26.00 33:17 2:16:58
5: 32.50 39:39 2:56:37 6: 39.00 35:27 3:32:04
7: 45.50 44:04 4:16:07 8: 52.00 38:45 4:54:52
9: 58.50 47:27 5:42:19 10: 65.00 41:52 6:24:11 M 20 foofb
4 23 John Petrylak 10 65 6:25:19 1: 6.50 31:44 31:44 2: 13.00 33:52 1:05:36
3: 19.50 36:03 1:41:39 4: 26.00 36:24 2:18:02
5: 32.50 40:46 2:58:48 6: 39.00 41:19 3:40:06
7: 45.50 41:34 4:21:40 8: 52.00 40:57 5:02:36
9: 58.50 39:58 5:42:34 10: 65.00 42:46 6:25:19 M 33 Bike factory
5 215 Tim Joe House Hoski 10 65 6:26:37 1: 6.50 38:45 38:45 2: 13.00 39:01 1:17:46
3: 19.50 37:00 1:54:45 4: 26.00 36:19 2:31:04
5: 32.50 36:05 3:07:08 6: 39.00 41:09 3:48:17
7: 45.50 38:07 4:26:23 8: 52.00 42:48 5:09:11
9: 58.50 37:22 5:46:32 10: 65.00 40:06 6:26:37 M 20 Cvill hash house mashers
6 241 Bruce Joe Wickham P 10 65 6:31:58 1: 6.50 34:35 34:35 2: 13.00 36:05 1:10:39
3: 19.50 35:03 1:45:42 4: 26.00 38:21 2:24:03
5: 32.50 38:58 3:03:01 6: 39.00 41:38 3:44:39
7: 45.50 39:55 4:24:33 8: 52.00 43:46 5:08:19
9: 58.50 36:26 5:44:44 10: 65.00 47:14 6:31:58 bacon n eggs
7 89 Bradsimona Hawk Vin 9 59 6:10:48 1: 6.50 39:35 39:35 2: 13.00 36:59 1:16:34
3: 19.50 39:05 1:55:38 4: 26.00 35:15 2:30:53
5: 32.50 47:07 3:18:00 6: 39.00 40:34 3:58:33
7: 45.50 46:32 4:45:05 8: 52.00 46:14 5:31:18
9: 58.50 39:30 6:10:48 M xxl sledgeehammer and TBL
8 56 John Noah Kronis Fl 9 59 6:26:28 1: 6.50 40:12 40:12 2: 13.00 38:16 1:18:28
3: 19.50 37:06 1:55:33 4: 26.00 42:09 2:37:41
5: 32.50 41:32 3:19:12 6: 39.00 49:42 4:08:54
7: 45.50 44:59 4:53:52 8: 52.00 48:38 5:42:30
9: 58.50 43:59 6:26:28 M 20 veloworks spokes
9 265 Chris Wins Hoy 9 59 6:33:40 1: 6.50 39:40 39:40 2: 13.00 39:27 1:19:07
3: 19.50 42:34 2:01:40 4: 26.00 40:57 2:42:37
5: 32.50 47:31 3:30:08 6: 39.00 42:37 4:12:44
7: 45.50 48:21 5:01:05 8: 52.00 41:18 5:42:22
9: 58.50 51:19 6:33:40 M 40 BRC/OM
10 3 Chris Mary Dobroth 8 52 5:42:36 1: 6.50 32:45 32:45 2: 13.00 35:25 1:08:10
3: 19.50 54:55 2:03:05 4: 26.00 35:47 2:38:51
5: 32.50 38:37 3:17:28 6: 39.00 1:03:40 4:21:07
7: 45.50 39:14 5:00:21 8: 52.00 42:16 5:42:36 M 30 super velo works
11 424 Rob Sam Abnderson 8 52 5:46:10 1: 6.50 47:36 47:36 2: 13.00 35:02 1:22:38
3: 19.50 44:16 2:06:54 4: 26.00 40:31 2:47:24
5: 32.50 48:42 3:36:06 6: 39.00 41:53 4:17:58
7: 45.50 49:02 5:07:00 8: 52.00 39:11 5:46:10
9: 58.50 -1:48:19 -6:02:10 M 48 Plum grove cyclery
12 422 Chris Cunnigham 8 52 5:49:02 1: 6.50 38:57 38:57 2: 13.00 38:53 1:17:49
3: 19.50 41:31 1:59:20 4: 26.00 41:34 2:40:53
5: 32.50 44:46 3:25:39 6: 39.00 48:48 4:14:26
7: 45.50 46:09 5:00:35 8: 52.00 48:28 5:49:02 M 36 Blue ridge cyclery
13 11 David Pike 8 52 6:03:41 1: 6.50 1:10:36 1:10:36 2: 13.00 37:39 1:48:14
3: 19.50 34:40 2:22:54 4: 26.00 41:41 3:04:34
5: 32.50 42:33 3:47:07 6: 39.00 45:59 4:33:05
7: 45.50 41:41 5:14:45 8: 52.00 48:56 6:03:41 M 32 Brends super awesome raci
14 49 Carroll Hea Thumel 8 52 6:07:05 1: 6.50 44:04 44:04 2: 13.00 44:48 1:28:51
3: 19.50 38:09 2:06:59 4: 26.00 46:50 2:53:49
5: 32.50 43:36 3:37:24 6: 39.00 53:14 4:30:38
7: 45.50 42:51 5:13:29 8: 52.00 53:37 6:07:05 M 30 LRC #1
15 12 Anne Pike 8 52 6:15:15 1: 6.50 41:48 41:48 2: 13.00 42:32 1:24:20
3: 19.50 44:57 2:09:17 4: 26.00 45:12 2:54:28
5: 32.50 49:35 3:44:02 6: 39.00 49:39 4:33:40
7: 45.50 51:01 5:24:40 8: 52.00 50:35 6:15:15 F 35
16 430 Stev Bryce Cook Low 7 46 4:45:12 1: 6.50 36:00 36:00 2: 13.00 35:45 1:11:45
3: 19.50 36:39 1:48:24 4: 26.00 38:01 2:26:24
5: 32.50 44:17 3:10:41 6: 39.00 52:57 4:03:37
7: 45.50 41:36 4:45:12 M gumby n pokie
17 429 Thomas Barber 7 46 5:00:00 1: 6.50 41:25 41:25 2: 13.00 36:32 1:17:57
3: 19.50 37:51 1:55:48 4: 26.00 40:44 2:36:32
5: 32.50 48:21 3:24:53 6: 39.00 47:18 4:12:11
7: 45.50 47:49 5:00:00 M 41
18 419 Mark Bill McLaren S 7 46 5:03:37 1: 6.50 42:51 42:51 2: 13.00 40:48 1:23:39
3: 19.50 41:17 2:04:56 4: 26.00 39:49 2:44:44
5: 32.50 43:09 3:27:53 6: 39.00 49:58 4:17:50
7: 45.50 45:47 5:03:37 M 30 2 live crew
19 48 Dave Shann Tevendal 7 46 5:16:18 1: 6.50 34:21 34:21 2: 13.00 44:23 1:18:44
3: 19.50 36:18 1:55:01 4: 26.00 54:03 2:49:04
5: 32.50 37:32 3:26:36 6: 39.00 59:36 4:26:11
7: 45.50 50:07 5:16:18 M 30 Goldilocks and 3 bears
20 68 Dave Hardiskey 7 46 5:42:15 1: 6.50 39:06 39:06 2: 13.00 41:53 1:20:59
3: 19.50 41:31 2:02:29 4: 26.00 49:26 2:51:55
5: 32.50 48:41 3:40:36 6: 39.00 1:10:57 4:51:32
7: 45.50 50:43 5:42:15 M 40 Design Physics
21 281 Beverly Richardson 7 46 5:44:15 1: 6.50 40:29 40:29 2: 13.00 45:14 1:25:42
3: 19.50 45:45 2:11:27 4: 26.00 49:21 3:00:47
5: 32.50 49:25 3:50:12 6: 39.00 54:51 4:45:02
7: 45.50 59:14 5:44:15 F 38 CRC BRC
22 4 Chris Rob Berry 7 46 5:58:36 1: 6.50 40:13 40:13 2: 13.00 49:25 1:29:37
3: 19.50 43:46 2:13:23 4: 26.00 57:15 3:10:37
5: 32.50 50:26 4:01:03 6: 39.00 57:33 4:58:36
7: 45.50 1:00:00 5:58:36 M 8 East Coaster jr team
23 276 Tom Kathryn Neuman 7 46 5:59:48 1: 6.50 50:15 50:15 2: 13.00 45:05 1:35:20
3: 19.50 44:45 2:20:04 4: 26.00 49:08 3:09:11
5: 32.50 59:21 4:08:31 6: 39.00 54:57 5:03:28
7: 45.50 56:21 5:59:48 M velo works Sorts etc
24 40 David Wood 7 46 6:12:02 1: 6.50 38:49 38:49 2: 13.00 40:40 1:19:28
3: 19.50 47:16 2:06:44 4: 26.00 56:22 3:03:06
5: 32.50 1:11:39 4:14:45 6: 39.00 1:03:58 5:18:42
7: 45.50 53:20 6:12:02 M 43
25 79 Andy Nick Coplnd Sh 7 46 6:14:05 1: 6.50 39:56 39:56 2: 13.00 38:25 1:18:20
3: 19.50 43:07 2:01:26 4: 26.00 39:56 2:41:22
5: 32.50 53:05 3:34:27 6: 39.00 48:20 4:22:46
7: 45.50 1:51:20 6:14:05 M 30 Bere and sandwich pace
26 74 Scott Ramsey Morris 7 46 6:23:32 1: 6.50 37:25 37:25 2: 13.00 44:33 1:21:58
3: 19.50 38:17 2:00:15 4: 26.00 50:23 2:50:37
5: 32.50 57:26 3:48:02 6: 39.00 1:48:51 5:36:53
7: 45.50 46:39 6:23:32 M 40 brc rich scott
27 5 Matt Lornz Panzeral 6 39 4:13:21 1: 6.50 37:10 37:10 2: 13.00 40:14 1:17:23
3: 19.50 39:22 1:56:45 4: 26.00 40:08 2:36:52
5: 32.50 47:12 3:24:04 6: 39.00 49:17 4:13:21 M 30 Harry Italian roadies
28 272 Michael Walling 6 39 4:19:04 1: 6.50 34:42 34:42 2: 13.00 38:29 1:13:10
3: 19.50 37:03 1:50:13 4: 26.00 37:49 2:28:02
5: 32.50 47:33 3:15:34 6: 39.00 1:03:30 4:19:04 M 34
29 51 Steve Lesli Ryan Ke 6 39 4:33:16 1: 6.50 39:37 39:37 2: 13.00 46:19 1:25:55
3: 19.50 42:29 2:08:24 4: 26.00 46:38 2:55:01
5: 32.50 46:35 3:41:36 6: 39.00 51:40 4:33:16 M 30 Team helluva pair
30 649 Bill Sean Olson Hay 6 39 4:40:24 1: 6.50 43:20 43:20 2: 13.00 39:41 1:23:00
3: 19.50 46:27 2:09:27 4: 26.00 43:52 2:53:19
5: 32.50 56:25 3:49:43 6: 39.00 50:41 4:40:24 M 30 aafes
31 420 David John Carleton 6 39 4:41:29 1: 6.50 45:12 45:12 2: 13.00 41:51 1:27:02
3: 19.50 50:43 2:17:45 4: 26.00 42:07 2:59:51
5: 32.50 57:03 3:56:54 6: 39.00 44:36 4:41:29 M rpr reactive P.B BRC
32 7 Cam Todd Mader 6 39 4:45:07 1: 6.50 46:00 46:00 2: 13.00 38:17 1:24:17
3: 19.50 52:12 2:16:28 4: 26.00 41:46 2:58:14
5: 32.50 1:01:38 3:59:52 6: 39.00 45:15 4:45:07 M 40 Bike lane bozos
33 81 Julie Beth Guy Fult 6 39 4:55:20 1: 6.50 43:17 43:17 2: 13.00 46:26 1:29:42
3: 19.50 46:42 2:16:24 4: 26.00 50:37 3:07:00
5: 32.50 51:59 3:58:59 6: 39.00 56:22 4:55:20 F 30 tbl Scud Fry girls
34 19 Chris Ryan Faunec M 6 39 5:21:20 1: 6.50 48:57 48:57 2: 13.00 56:09 1:45:06
3: 19.50 54:42 2:39:47 4: 26.00 47:05 3:26:52
5: 32.50 1:16:06 4:42:57 6: 39.00 38:23 5:21:20 M angulated slack
35 285 Brandon Lee Vincent 6 39 5:22:36 1: 6.50 47:21 47:21 2: 13.00 47:16 1:34:36
3: 19.50 48:03 2:22:39 4: 26.00 1:02:09 3:24:48
5: 32.50 54:29 4:19:16 6: 39.00 1:03:20 5:22:36 M 20 scud fries
36 62 Donald Elv Peppard 6 39 5:32:45 1: 6.50 45:39 45:39 2: 13.00 54:48 1:40:26
3: 19.50 48:54 2:29:20 4: 26.00 1:02:31 3:31:50
5: 32.50 49:58 4:21:47 6: 39.00 1:10:58 5:32:45 40
37 447 Dean Matt Kat Ferry 6 39 5:45:39 1: 6.50 1:37:01 1:37:01 2: 13.00 36:55 2:13:55
3: 19.50 54:59 3:08:54 4: 26.00 46:14 3:55:08
5: 32.50 1:06:34 5:01:41 6: 39.00 43:58 5:45:39 M 20 W&M
38 70 Jenny Whedbee 6 39 5:46:56 1: 6.50 42:09 42:09 2: 13.00 51:06 1:33:15
3: 19.50 50:40 2:23:54 4: 26.00 1:22:12 3:46:06
5: 32.50 58:17 4:44:23 6: 39.00 1:02:34 5:46:56 F 48 Blue Ridge Cyclery
39 275 Roy Pruett 6 39 5:47:01 1: 6.50 39:11 39:11 2: 13.00 47:04 1:26:15
3: 19.50 47:27 2:13:41 4: 26.00 58:34 3:12:15
5: 32.50 1:33:06 4:45:20 6: 39.00 1:01:41 5:47:01 M 23
40 55 Matthew Kesecker 5 33 3:44:04 1: 6.50 38:06 38:06 2: 13.00 41:54 1:19:59
3: 19.50 42:22 2:02:20 4: 26.00 48:37 2:50:57
5: 32.50 53:08 3:44:04 M 35 Cambo
41 58 Joe White 5 33 3:44:06 1: 6.50 38:49 38:49 2: 13.00 43:13 1:22:02
3: 19.50 44:45 2:06:46 4: 26.00 46:47 2:53:33
5: 32.50 50:33 3:44:06 M 46 CAMBO
42 71 Matthew Ralph 5 33 4:20:01 1: 6.50 39:16 39:16 2: 13.00 48:24 1:27:39
3: 19.50 48:12 2:15:50 4: 26.00 54:49 3:10:39
5: 32.50 1:09:22 4:20:01 M 32 CAMBO
43 1 Michael Schneider 5 33 4:23:17 1: 6.50 51:58 51:58 2: 13.00 47:35 1:39:32
3: 19.50 51:03 2:30:34 4: 26.00 1:00:28 3:31:02
5: 32.50 52:15 4:23:17 M 48
44 418 Gork Duvall 5 33 4:27:38 1: 6.50 45:34 45:34 2: 13.00 56:02 1:41:36
3: 19.50 1:07:48 2:49:24 4: 26.00 0:06 2:49:29
5: 32.50 1:38:09 4:27:38 M 44 also gork
45 448 Andrew Collins 5 33 4:30:41 1: 6.50 41:59 41:59 2: 13.00 48:42 1:30:40
3: 19.50 49:16 2:19:56 4: 26.00 1:07:52 3:27:47
5: 32.50 1:02:54 4:30:41 M 16 chelsea fc
46 421 Barry Nobles 5 33 4:37:22 1: 6.50 50:28 50:28 2: 13.00 48:03 1:38:31
3: 19.50 51:25 2:29:56 4: 26.00 1:01:03 3:30:58
5: 32.50 1:06:24 4:37:22 M 47 team halfway
47 2 Jeff Steiner 5 33 4:43:32 1: 6.50 45:47 45:47 2: 13.00 48:18 1:34:04
3: 19.50 53:35 2:27:38 4: 26.00 1:12:25 3:40:03
5: 32.50 1:03:29 4:43:32 M 52 Jeffy Lube
48 83 Ardenanne Spert Mad 5 33 4:44:27 1: 6.50 48:01 48:01 2: 13.00 55:21 1:43:21
3: 19.50 52:40 2:36:00 4: 26.00 1:04:45 3:40:44
5: 32.50 1:03:44 4:44:27 F 30 TBL scud fries girls
49 278 Colin Cahill 5 33 5:02:17 1: 6.50 46:09 46:09 2: 13.00 43:02 1:29:11
3: 19.50 43:39 2:12:49 4: 26.00 53:28 3:06:17
5: 32.50 1:56:01 5:02:17 M 16 Blue ridge school
50 9 John Geoff Gonyo 5 33 5:22:48 1: 6.50 38:40 38:40 2: 13.00 1:10:55 1:49:35
3: 19.50 54:38 2:44:13 4: 26.00 1:40:54 4:25:06
5: 32.50 57:43 5:22:48 M 40 G duo
10/19/2013 11:22PM
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Paranormal 6 Hours Mountain Bike Race
Presented by Blue Ridge Cyclery
Results by: Bad to the Bone Timing
www.badtothebone.biz
Timed with MyLaps Bib tag systems
e-mail: francesca@badtothebone.biz

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***** Official Paranormal Results by LAP time*****
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Place No. Name Laps Dist Nettime S Age Team
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51 30 Josh Wall 5 33 5:25:13 1: 6.50 1:19:22 1:19:22 2: 13.00 47:20 2:06:41
3: 19.50 56:23 3:03:03 4: 26.00 1:11:28 4:14:31
5: 32.50 1:10:42 5:25:13 M 42
52 450 Coleman Brenna 5 33 5:59:26 1: 6.50 51:42 51:42 2: 13.00 1:00:38 1:52:19
3: 19.50 2:13:25 4:05:44 4: 26.00 38:37 4:44:20
5: 32.50 1:15:06 5:59:26 M 25
53 427 Kyle Ryan Little 5 33 6:03:46 1: 6.50 1:03:22 1:03:22 2: 13.00 54:24 1:57:46
3: 19.50 1:16:33 3:14:18 4: 26.00 56:43 4:11:01
5: 32.50 1:52:45 6:03:46 M 10 Glow for it
54 17 Barb Jon Ciambotti 4 26 2:50:32 1: 6.50 48:55 48:55 2: 13.00 35:33 1:24:27
3: 19.50 50:00 2:14:27 4: 26.00 36:06 2:50:32 M 30 batman n robin
55 213 Ted Smith 4 26 3:18:00 1: 6.50 40:16 40:16 2: 13.00 48:55 1:29:10
3: 19.50 48:51 2:18:01 4: 26.00 59:59 3:18:00 M 38 Cambo
56 80 Christina D Higgins 4 26 3:23:29 1: 6.50 48:15 48:15 2: 13.00 46:52 1:35:06
3: 19.50 48:32 2:23:38 4: 26.00 59:52 3:23:29 F 40 TBL Scud fries 2
57 59 Jason Hiser 4 26 3:32:38 1: 6.50 54:10 54:10 2: 13.00 50:07 1:44:17
3: 19.50 52:11 2:36:28 4: 26.00 56:11 3:32:38 M 38
58 274 Bryce Vathy Read Ho 4 26 4:06:45 1: 6.50 44:29 44:29 2: 13.00 53:10 1:37:39
3: 19.50 52:02 2:29:40 4: 26.00 1:37:05 4:06:45 M 30
59 254 Kathy Kurland 4 26 5:05:09 1: 6.50 52:56 52:56 2: 13.00 1:13:42 2:06:37
3: 19.50 1:35:20 3:41:57 4: 26.00 1:23:13 5:05:09 F 30
60 239 Tony Brown 4 26 5:06:57 1: 6.50 43:14 43:14 2: 13.00 46:56 1:30:09
3: 19.50 2:17:10 3:47:18 4: 26.00 1:19:39 5:06:57 M blue ridge school
61 449 Bryan Lewis 4 26 5:48:02 1: 6.50 1:05:34 1:05:34 2: 13.00 28:26 1:34:00
3: 19.50 3:11:26 4:45:26 4: 26.00 1:02:37 5:48:02 M 23 UVA
62 264 Johns Compon 3 20 2:20:31 1: 6.50 34:49 34:49 2: 13.00 1:08:46 1:43:34
3: 19.50 36:58 2:20:31 M 40 Compon
63 240 Dave Welty 3 20 2:59:57 1: 6.50 45:05 45:05 2: 13.00 57:07 1:42:12
3: 19.50 1:17:45 2:59:57 M 40 Blue Rdige School
64 284 Ray Haislip 3 20 3:05:03 1: 6.50 1:18:37 1:18:37 2: 13.00 58:16 2:16:53
3: 19.50 48:11 3:05:03 M 37
65 646 Quinn Greenman 3 20 3:23:27 1: 6.50 1:00:04 1:00:04 2: 13.00 51:42 1:51:45
3: 19.50 1:31:42 3:23:27 M 16 blue ridge school
66 53 Russ Kate Adams Luc 3 20 3:23:46 1: 6.50 47:26 47:26 2: 13.00 42:37 1:30:02
3: 19.50 1:53:44 3:23:46 M
67 417 Optimus Prime 3 20 4:22:54 1: 6.50 40:22 40:22 2: 13.00 46:53 1:27:14
3: 19.50 2:55:40 4:22:54 M 48
68 32 Catherine M Sherida 3 20 4:26:09 1: 6.50 1:08:28 1:08:28 2: 13.00 1:28:20 2:36:47
3: 19.50 1:49:22 4:26:09 F 52 The Bike Lane
69 72 Deborah White 3 20 4:27:02 1: 6.50 55:02 55:02 2: 13.00 1:48:00 2:43:02
3: 19.50 1:44:00 4:27:02 F 48 cambo
70 210 Eric Strickland 3 20 4:27:28 1: 6.50 55:53 55:53 2: 13.00 1:47:29 2:43:22
3: 19.50 1:44:07 4:27:28 M 52 CAMBO
71 245 Ana Teller 3 20 4:29:37 1: 6.50 1:04:20 1:04:20 2: 13.00 1:39:30 2:43:49
3: 19.50 1:45:48 4:29:37 F 33 CAMBO
72 277 Thomas Johnson 3 20 5:13:01 1: 6.50 57:57 57:57 2: 13.00 2:49:24 3:47:21
3: 19.50 1:25:40 5:13:01 M 16 Blue ridge school
73 217 Ian Critz 2 13 1:31:01 1: 6.50 46:11 46:11 2: 13.00 44:50 1:31:01 M 25 BRC MARS
74 0 Unknown Unknown 2 13 1:38:34 1: 6.50 31:36 31:36 2: 13.00 1:06:58 1:38:34 M 25
75 6 Eric Fletcher 2 13 1:39:57 1: 6.50 51:26 51:26 2: 13.00 48:32 1:39:57 M 45 Team registration
76 416 Kinan K 2 13 2:44:49 1: 6.50 1:16:57 1:16:57 2: 13.00 1:27:53 2:44:49 M 16 Blue ridge school
77 644 Jason Hess 2 13 3:47:13 1: 6.50 1:00:33 1:00:33 2: 13.00 2:46:40 3:47:13 M 16 Blue ridge school
78 645 Mason Lyon 1 7 1:00:38 1: 6.50 1:00:38 1:00:38 M 16 Blue ridge school
79 226 John Stubbs 1 7 1:02:09 1: 6.50 1:02:09 1:02:09 M 40 Blue Ridge School
80 235 Manuel Martin 1 7 1:15:22 1: 6.50 1:15:22 1:15:22 M 16 Blue Ridge School
81 229 Jose Espinoza 1 7 1:29:33 1: 6.50 1:29:33 1:29:33 M 16 bklue ridge school
82 650 Josh Toston 1 7 1:38:34 1: 6.50 1:38:34 1:38:34 M 16 Blue ridge school
83 647 John Zheng 1 7 2:16:31 1: 6.50 2:16:31 2:16:31 M 20 Blue Ridge school
84 648 Tony Way 1 7 2:26:54 1: 6.50 2:26:54 2:26:54 M 16 Blue ridge school
10/19/2013 11:22PM
Paranormal 6 Hours Mountain Bike Race
Presented by Blue Ridge Cyclery
Results by: Bad to the Bone Timing
www.badtothebone.biz
Timed with MyLaps Bib tag systems
e-mail: francesca@badtothebone.biz
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Duo-CoEd Team Results
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1. 1 xxl sledgeehammer and TBL (6:10:48 6:10:48)
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1 1 Bradsimona Hawk Vincencio M 6:10:48

2. 2 super velo works (5:42:36 5:42:36)
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1 2 Chris Mary Dobroth M 5:42:36

3. 3 Goldilocks and 3 bears (5:16:18 5:16:18)
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1 3 Dave Shann Tevendale M 5:16:18

4. 4 velo works Sorts etc (5:59:48 5:59:48)
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1 4 Tom Kathryn Neuman Huber M 5:59:48

5. 5 Team helluva pair (4:33:16 4:33:16)
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1 5 Steve Lesli Ryan Keck M 4:33:16

6. 6 batman n robin (2:50:32 2:50:32)
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1 6 Barb Jon Ciambotti M 2:50:32



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Duo-Male Team Results
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1. 1 Old but not out (6:05:50 6:05:50)
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1 1 Pat Geoff Noton Keenan M 6:05:50

2. 2 foofb (6:24:11 6:24:11)
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1 2 Jeff Hackett M 6:24:11

3. 3 Cvill hash house mashers (6:26:37 6:26:37)
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1 3 Tim Joe House Hoskins M 6:26:37

4. 4 bacon n eggs (6:31:58 6:31:58)
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1 4 Bruce Joe Wickham Perpet 6:31:58

5. 5 veloworks spokes (6:26:28 6:26:28)
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1 5 John Noah Kronis Flaxman M 6:26:28

6. 6 gumby n pokie (4:45:12 4:45:12)
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1 6 Stev Bryce Cook Lowry M 4:45:12

7. 7 2 live crew (5:03:37 5:03:37)
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1 7 Mark Bill McLaren Scanlo M 5:03:37

8. 8 Bere and sandwich pace (6:14:05 6:14:05)
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1 8 Andy Nick Coplnd Sh M 6:14:05

9. 9 brc rich scott (6:23:32 6:23:32)
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1 9 Scott Ramsey Morrisn M 6:23:32

10. 10 Harry Italian roadies (4:13:21 4:13:21)
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1 10 Matt Lornz Panzeralla Bat M 4:13:21

11. 11 aafes (4:40:24 4:40:24)
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1 11 Bill Sean Olson Hayes M 4:40:24

12. 12 rpr reactive P.B BRC (4:41:29 4:41:29)
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1 12 David John Carleton Cox M 4:41:29

13. 13 angulated slack (5:21:20 5:21:20)
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1 13 Chris Ryan Faunec Mcdonld M 5:21:20

14. 14 scud fries (5:22:36 5:22:36)
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1 14 Brandon Lee Vincent Deihr M 5:22:36

15. 15 W&M (5:45:39 5:45:39)
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1 15 Dean Matt Kat Ferry M 5:45:39

16. 16 Glow for it (6:03:46 6:03:46)
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1 16 Kyle Ryan Little M 6:03:46



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Duo-Female Team Results
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1. 1 tbl Scud Fry girls (4:55:20 4:55:20)
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1 1 Julie Beth Guy Fulton F 4:55:20

2. 2 TBL scud fries girls (4:44:27 4:44:27)
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1 2 Ardenanne Spert Mader F 4:44:27

3. 3 TBL Scud fries 2 (3:23:29 3:23:29)
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1 3 Christina D Higgins Reeb F 3:23:29



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Father Son Team Results
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1. 1 BRC/OM (6:33:40 6:33:40)
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1 1 Chris Wins Hoy M 6:33:40

2. 2 Plum grove cyclery (5:46:10 5:46:10)
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1 2 Rob Sam Abnderson M 5:46:10

3. 3 LRC #1 (6:07:05 6:07:05)
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1 3 Carroll Hea Thumel M 6:07:05

4. 4 East Coaster jr team (5:58:36 5:58:36)
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1 4 Chris Rob Berry M 5:58:36

5. 5 Bike lane bozos (4:45:07 4:45:07)
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1 5 Cam Todd Mader M 4:45:07

6. 6 G duo (5:22:48 5:22:48)
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1 6 John Geoff Gonyo M 5:22:48

7. 7 Compon (2:20:31 2:20:31)
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1 7 Johns Compon M 2:20:31



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Single Speed Team Results
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1. 1 Blue ridge cyclery (5:49:02 5:49:02)
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1 1 Chris Cunnigham M 5:49:02



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Solo Female Team Results
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1. 1 CRC BRC (5:44:15 5:44:15)
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1 1 Beverly Richardson F 5:44:15

2. 2 Blue Ridge Cyclery (5:46:56 5:46:56)
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1 2 Jenny Whedbee F 5:46:56

3. 3 The Bike Lane (4:26:09 4:26:09)
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1 3 Catherine M Sheridan F 4:26:09

4. 4 cambo (4:27:02 4:27:02)
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1 4 Deborah White F 4:27:02
2 ( 5) Ana Teller F 4:29:37



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Solo Male Team Results
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1. 1 Bike factory (6:18:19 6:18:19)
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1 1 Alex Kurland M 6:18:19
2 ( 2) John Petrylak M 6:25:19

2. 3 Brends super awesome raci (6:03:41 6:03:41)
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1 3 David Pike M 6:03:41

3. 4 Design Physics (5:42:15 5:42:15)
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1 4 Dave Hardiskey M 5:42:15

4. 5 Cambo (3:44:04 3:44:04)
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1 5 Matthew Kesecker M 3:44:04
2 ( 6) Joe White M 3:44:06
3 ( 7) Matthew Ralph M 4:20:01
4 ( 13) Ted Smith M 3:18:00
5 ( 18) Eric Strickland M 4:27:28

5. 8 also gork (4:27:38 4:27:38)
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1 8 Gork Duvall M 4:27:38

6. 9 chelsea fc (4:30:41 4:30:41)
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1 9 Andrew Collins M 4:30:41

7. 10 team halfway (4:37:22 4:37:22)
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1 10 Barry Nobles M 4:37:22

8. 11 Jeffy Lube (4:43:32 4:43:32)
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1 11 Jeff Steiner M 4:43:32

9. 12 Blue ridge school (5:02:17 5:02:17)
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1 12 Colin Cahill M 5:02:17
2 ( 14) Tony Brown M 5:06:57
3 ( 17) Quinn Greenman M 3:23:27
4 ( 19) Thomas Johnson M 5:13:01
5 ( 22) Kinan K M 2:44:49
6 ( 23) Jason Hess M 3:47:13
7 ( 24) Mason Lyon M 1:00:38
8 ( 25) John Stubbs M 1:02:09
9 ( 26) Manuel Martin M 1:15:22
10 ( 28) Josh Toston M 1:38:34

10. 15 UVA (5:48:02 5:48:02)
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1 15 Bryan Lewis M 5:48:02

11. 16 Blue Rdige School (2:59:57 2:59:57)
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1 16 Dave Welty M 2:59:57

12. 20 BRC MARS (1:31:01 1:31:01)
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1 20 Ian Critz M 1:31:01

13. 21 Team registration (1:39:57 1:39:57)
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1 21 Eric Fletcher M 1:39:57

14. 27 bklue ridge school (1:29:33 1:29:33)
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1 27 Jose Espinoza M 1:29:33

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Daylight Savings, like when Spock died


That's called alliteration.  It's also called a lot of hard work.  And before this one gathers too much dust:
You keep putting your life on the line to win, I'll keep recycling the same old hastily photo-shopped images.  

I'm told this win represents the nightcap to Wadsworth's frenzied, run of podiums, and the "season" is over.  Indeed, daylight savings starts on Saturday.  That's always a little sad.  It's a dark moment on Sunday night, at 5 PM, when the sun sets, and it's cold and ugly, and it feels a little bit like Spock just died.  

But, before you let the seasonal depression take hold, remember there is still fun to be had, and Spock was really only dead for about a half a movie before he was back in action:


Long Gravel Rides

winter bike lust



And don't forget we live in Virginia, where flowers sprout well into November on the right sunny slopes.  
Other than that?  There isn't much I can do for you.  I can't even give you the Paranormal results, but it's safe to say you didn't beat Kurland.

But I will trail off here with a little news gem that's sure to make you smile, step outside on a cold winter day, and point your hoops skyward.  It would seem that, in the wake of all the doping revelations of late about the turn-of-the-century peloton, Italy's favorite son is the favorite again.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/report-2014-giro-ditalia-route-to-honour-marco-pantani

2014.  Gonna be a good year.

Up, up, up.



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Paranormal Forecast

If I might create a weather forecast for the next three days that would be conducive to shredding singletrack in a most absolute manner, I'd draw up something like this:

Which, of course, I can't do, nor can I find my own shoes before noon most days, but for the greater good it would seem the weather gods have done it anyway.

Chance of perfect dirt:  near 100%.

So there's that.
Additionally, the official pre-race communique has been unofficially emailed, pinned up, spread via word of mouth, and posted over on Big Blue, which naturally is where I get all of my news so I'll link you to that.  If I might summarize, it reads as follows:

1) Sign up
2) Show up
3) Shred responsibly
4) Scud

Also, worth noting, there are pre-rides today (Thursday) and tomorrow (whatever day comes after Thursday) starting at 6PM.  I, for one, will be donning 1500 lumens and pinning it at approximately 8 PM tonight in case you're similarly equipped, running late, and the sort of person who is into that sort of thing.  Which if you're reading this blog you probably are.

Other than that, not much to really report that hasn't already been reported faster, better, and more accurately, which by coincidence is a metaphor for how I ride these days.  So too it is with the creepy music promised.   But since we've recently been on the subjects of the undead, and The Boss, and kicking the proverbial can down the proverbial road...I suppose we can part ways until Saturday via Paranormal Costume idea # 38,921:  The Ghost of Tom Joad.


Dress appropriately non-appropriate.

Up, up, up.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Right, wrong, or indifferent...The Paranormal Predictions

I think if you're using the phrase "right, wrong, or indifferent" to start a sentence in which you're about to disclose your Paranormal costume idea, you should probably just say "screw it," try it on, admit that you feel pretty, and go with it.  They might judge you, sure.  But look where that got Miley Cyrus.

Paid.  

And besides, if it might get you on the podium, it's worth it.

Registrants keep rolling in, which reminds me I should give some thought to the lineup at the front and make some inaccurate predictions, like  I   always   do.  The tough thing about that, though, is that 75% of Paranormal registration happens on race day, sometimes more than that.  And 8 days out here in front of the event, conditions are relatively unknown.  That's why it takes real, genuine nostradamusness to do this job, of which I have none, but I do it anyway.

So here we go:

Men's Solo:
Though heretofore unregistered, I have it on good authority that Bob Anderson will ride to the race, rack up 11 laps in 5 hours or so, stop for a pop at the CAMBC tent on his way out, then ride home in time to catch the 11:00 news.  You can't beat that.  But 5 time Paranormal Champ Iron Mike Walling can, and I'm willing to bet that he will, so long as he can stick it out for the long haul.  He's been secluded in a clandestine training camp, after all, with only the finest nutrition and coaching that money can buy, fixating on his comeback.


Douthat Day2 P2 from Kevin Murray on Vimeo.
My prediction: 12 laps in 6:30, Walling takes it.

Women's Solo:  Last year, I made the mistake of picking Whedbee for the W on account of her 2011 victory, only to round the corner into the transition shortly after it got dark and see her double-fisting Ranger IPAs.  The fight has left the fighter a little bit, it would seem.  Instead, I'll put my gambling cash (of which I have absolutely none) on Bev Richardson for the top step of the ladies podium in what I anticipate will be a dogfight of a catfight.
My prediction: Bev by a whisker in a sprint finish. 9 laps.

Coed Duo:  Rumor has it Quadsworth is coming to town again, and this time he's bringing his special ladyfriend as opposed to his special special ladyfriend.  And it's hard to bet against a pairing like that.  Unless you have inside information, which I may, and you know there's a super-strong ringer to be had, which I may, and you believe Quadsworth may have already peaked, which I do, and you think your wife can stick it to him when the going gets rooty, slippery, and dark.  Which I do.  Quadsworth, you're on notice; my bride will be serving you up a big, healthy portion of your own ass come miller time.
My prediction: Team Goldilocks and the 3 Bears by a full lap.

Coed Men:  this is usually where the rubber meets the proverbial road, or in this case, dirt.  Lots of speed happens up there where this race is happening, and most of it, I don't even know what it looks like anymore.  But I'll actually cross party lines for this one, and I'll hazard a guess that Petrylak and Kurland show up to race duo, defend the pink jersey, crack 12 laps, and squeak out the fastest lap somewhere in the process.
My prediction: The elitest of BFR Elite by 5 minutes.  But the 30 minute lap barrier will not be broken.

SS:  While not actually a category, we all know it's a category.  Really, it's more than that: it's a way of life.  And when it comes to that way of life, no one can really contest Metro when the going gets dark, sleep-deprived, dirty, and intoxicated, which the going is most certain to do in a nighttime race on singlespeeds.  Prove me wrong C-ham, but I don't think you can take him.
My prediction: Metro rolls in with 7 laps and a smile sometime just before midnight.

Not that a single one of those people are actually registered yet, which might downplay their odds in Vegas by just a smidge, but it's a crapshoot anyway; and if I picked you I'm not actually doing you any favors - I have never been right.  Not once.

What I can predict, however, is that the funds we'll raise will actually matter, and while the man on the other end of the line might not be able to voice his appreciation just yet, he's whooping it up on the inside, hysterically laughing, chatting up the guy in front of him, with the wind in his hair and his ears pulled back.

In case you haven't read the latest, here you go.
http://www.scudfries.org/a-message-from-jen-rodriguez-proud-oldest-daughter-of-scott/
We're with you brother Scud.

Right, wrong, or indifferent, come out and pin a number on.

Up, up, up.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Desperation

If I might, let's run straight to the spooky music today from the get-go...



The Paranormal, Oct 19th, that's eleven amazing fall days between here and there.  Plenty of time to procure a costume, modify it so you look slutty, and take a test ride to ensure it can become adequately ensnared in your drivetrain on lap 1, thus enabling you to hit the keg early.

Take your hat off and stay a while.  


Most importantly, it's a benefit for Scud, and I think that's enough to say about that.

What else, what else, what else.  Well, O-hill happened, alongside some pretty baddass collegiate racing put on by UVA's brightest and most smiley.
Photo
Thomas Jefferson approved.

Results from the "open" non-collegiate, non-UCI sanctioned, fully radical, sparsely attended OHill meltdown 2013 are here.  I'm told it was, like most nuclear meltdowns, about a million degrees.  Outstanding.  And Scud gets a paycheck, so again, 'nuff said.

From other parts of the Commonwealth, though I don't yet have the helmet cam footage I was promised, I do have a few photos from a weekend of riding and other misanthropy at Douthat.






To close this one out, I had some dark Ani D. lined up to play us out today, but as I suspected, YouTube is smarter than I am.  So instead I suppose we'll just let the silence carry us through.  But next Saturday, you know where to be, and it'll be plenty loud.

Lock your back door, ya' idiot.


Up, up, up.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Paranormal Cometh

Four Fridays between here and The Paranormal, time to uncork the spooky music a little bit before the season gets away from us.  I've been lucky enough to hear Counting Crows play "Ghost Train" live twice, once just last year amid a macabre drizzle and fog here on our own downtown mall.  This one never ceases to haunt me in the most terrific way.

You'll likely notice, if you haven't done so already, that The Paranormal is a benefit again this year.  Though last year we cut a check to our friends over in the Valley for the development of ripping, purpose built singletrack, this year we've got a more important cause in mind.

I've been heretofore unable to find the right words to convey how I feel about Scud, and mountain biking, and danger, and living life with the throttle open, but it's my hope that some of what I'm trying to say is universally understood.  And I do love that picture.  I took that one of Scud on our harvest moon night ride, September 2011 way up on Flattop mountain.  That smile, man.  

The Paranormal, appropriately enough, should have a barely waning full moon.  

Better get back to the haunting music before I get choked up.  But you know that I know that you know what I mean, and I appreciate that.  

The Boss, walking undead in his own right, knows a thing or two about a comeback.  

You will shine again soon, brother Scud.  

Up, up, up.  

Friday, September 20, 2013

The only two excuses for missing the Boys and Girls Club Cycling Challenge

Here we are, edging up on a fortnight after the Boys and Girls Club Cycling Challenge came, succeeded, and went, and I'm just now getting around to covering it as old news, which is on par with who I am, what I do, and how I ride these days:  slow.

But if you're not in the know, surf your Friday-work-avoiding browser of choice on over to big blue, or check the local coverage, or just ask around and you'll likely hear the same thing:
1)  The whole scene kicked ass.
2)  Rowan beat all of Fortuna, Panza-Boonen, and even Ben King across the finish line, not once, but six times, presumably because he sampled a little too far into the finish line beverage selection on his first trip to the podium.

not really sure who to credit for this photo other than the B's and the G's themselves.  But nice show.  
Sticking with my belief that if you're looking for accurate coverage of any such event, you should not seek it here, (albeit a local one that I could have been way more on top of) - I'll henceforth trail off with a lack of real detail.  But I do urge you to show up next time.  In fact, the only two real excuses for missing the ride this year were:
1)  I got shitfaced at the Taylor Swift concert on Saturday night and lost my car which happened to have my bike parked on top of it.
2)  I volunteered/supported it in some other way.
Left to right, good people making the world a little better.  

And though I don't know Ms. Swift's schedule 357 days in advance, I suspect she won't be back on the eve of this fine event next year, thus narrowing your list of potential excuses to just one.

The world is run by the people who show up, up, up.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Physics

Here's a little lesson in physics for you, kids:

Trunks like the one on the right here:
Photo: Quad off.

will get you more of this:
Photo
And this...
Photo: 2nd place today at Shiners Revenge 6 hour . Big thanks to Eric O'Connell and Bethany O'Connell for putting on a great event! Thanks to Paige Puckett-Hall for the hard work in the pits!
and even a little of this, which is not quite as vertically superior, nor is it wearing teal shorts, but it's still pretty remarkable:
Photo
and this...


Photo
and just so I don't sound repetitive, this:
Photo: Gordon gettin' all excited.

On the off chance (and very poor choice) that you get your bike racin' news here, I'll summarize that by saying Quadsworth has been up on the box a time or two these past few weeks.  It occurred to me - in a sort of embarrassing and yet mathematically inevitable way - that he actually gets on the podium more than I write on this blog which is actually not that much necessarily, but as a matter of podium finishes, it's quite a lot.

So congrats, Gordon.  We are very proud of you.  Not so proud as to prevent me from hastily, shoddily photoshopping a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger's body on top of your gigantic manlegs atop the SM100 podium, mostly as an artistic experiment in proportions (that went quite well), but still, really, profoundly proud.
Now my skills in photoshop might be pretty basic.  And my time to actually use photoshop is minimal.  But you can't argue the proportional relevance.  

Yeah, OK, you can.  But that's physics for you.

Get in the squat rack or get the hell out of the way.

Up, up, up.