Stage 13, The Tour Dupont Century

09 Aug 2011 2:59 PM | David R King (Administrator)

Saturday was Stage 13 of the 2011 Tour De Mad Dog.
The Tour Dupont Century. 
Fictional Ride Report:
We have reached stage 13 of the tour "Tour Dupont". We will be crossing the border over the river Ohio and traveling from Charleston to Dupont on one of our highly used tour stages. The distance will be 101 miles=163 km and this distance will be similar to traveling from Nice to Toulon.  This will definitely be a flat stage with 3 cat 4 climbs, one before the feed zone and the other 2 after.
  We start off this morning with a warm up through Charlestown. The race director pulls in the white flag and the race is on. Immediately there is a breakaway from Team "Les Confreres". Members from team "Trois" mark the move as we head on to our first categorized climb of the day on the road of Tunnel Mill. The chase has spent so much energy they can't compete with the power of le Lapin and he takes the point. The race continues on and comes to the hard left onto Deputy Pike. Careful there boys and girls, that’s a tricky left. If you miss it you will literally be going up the waterway. It looks as if all riders have made it through safely. This is one of the beautiful lumpy parts of the day where the riders will have shelter from the elements. A quick little jog on the "everday" Bridge and a few miles later we are back into the harsh elements of the day. The riders roll into the town of Hanover for a quick respite and are setting a blistering pace.  
  Quickly through Hanover and the riders are back into the open unprotected fields of southern Indiana. In no time we are heading to the feed zone in the town of Dupont. The towns youngsters have been know to protest the race but we find through the local elders that this is not the overall feeling of the community. We find from the locals that the road know as Chicken Run has been the site of many and illegal race in which many of these elders have participated in. This is fitting since this road will be the spot for today’s sprint points. All the riders have left the feed zone except for BamBam it appears a bottle has jettisoned from his machine and been tossed about the rear wheel.
  After a quick correction our riders regroup and head back towards our sprint point. Many are up to the challenge. Members from teams "Re-Instate", "Trois" and "Crispy Critters" are all present. 300 yards to go and two are separating from the pack. It looks like a 2 person race between The Internet Sensation and Stormy. They have stretched the elastic. Pedals turn in anger but the Sensation is no match for Stormy as she takes the point by a wheel.  A quick ride through Hanover and we turn west towards the town of Lexington. On the road to Lexington we approach a technical descent with a hard left onto the second climb of the day. It looks as if the Internet Sensation is up for the Challenge and Sparky is going with him. They have made this a two person race to the top very early. The are dropping the field and at the top of the climb it’s Sparky. This is no surprise as onlookers have noted his lack of participation early in the tour to be building up for something and this must have been it. The peleton is coming together for the last major department of today, Lexington.   
  The riders refresh and are on their way to the finishing town of Charlestown. This leg holds the most difficult terrain of today’s stage. The riders may be opposed to the terrain but the shelter from the elements is much welcomed. The race has really turned on at this point and the peleton is flying. Taking many risk in this rolling section of the course. Gaps are forming but the riders refuse to drop. We approach the road of Vienna and the riders know here is the last climb. The Internet Sensation is there again but joined by a new foe. It is Scout from Team "Let Sparky Ride". One by one they pass and drop the whole field. These two are really going at it but in a act of defiance the Internet Sensation finally gets his prize. After that amount of effort I can't imaging either one of those riders will have anything left for the finish. We roll back up to the burg for Charlestown and it looks as if we are going to have another bunch sprint. Riders are setting up from all teams.   "Re-Instate" is setting up the Yellow Jersey and team "Crispy Critters" is setting up one of last years winners Janice T.  It looks as if the remaining member from team "Heat Magnet" has also joined the sprint. 100 meters and its a four person race, Gizmo, Janice T, Mule and Nita B. Janice T. has the wheel of Nita B. and uses that advantage to slingshot past the three and take the stage victory.
  Well what a exciting race. These Boys and Girls have shown good form in a tough weekend in the elements. Congratulations to all who completed both stages.

I have 25 riders listed as finishers.
The Stage Winner was Janice Theriot, the Bonus was an age bonus for riders 65 and up for 2 minutes. No one was over 64 to my knowledge. If you meet the requirements for the bonus let me know off list and I will adjust your final time or let you know if it was awarded to you.

Here are the Results and finishing groups for the Stage:
101 miles
Stage Winner at 5:03:00
  Janice Theriot 
Stage Winning Group at 5:04:00 Team "Crispy Critters"

  Cathy Hill
  Jody Patterson
  Kirk Roggenkamp
  Steve Maurer
  Ed Gootee
  Jim Moore
Group of 6 at 5:05:00 Team "Re-Instate"  

  Nita Bernat
  Carla Dearing
  Mike Pitt (Still Abandoned)
  Larry Preble
  Steve Montgomery
  Rick Haynes

Group of 6 at 5:05:00 Team "Let Sparky Ride"  

  Melissa Hall
  Susan Pyron
  John Pyron
  David King
  Steve Sexton
  Wes Warren

Group of 3 at 5:10:00 Team "Trois"

  Kelly McGill
  Perry Finley
  Brett (?)
Group of 2 at 5:10:00 Team "Les Confreres"

  Tim Chilton
  Steve Meredith

Solo Team "Heat Magnet" at 5:13:00

  Steve Rice


 Chris Quirey



Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.
This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.
Ride Safe,
David King
2011 TMD Director




To be abandoned if they Don't complete Stage 14

  Mike Kamenish

To be abandoned if they Don't complete Stage 14 or 15

  Rick Croslin
  John Larson
  Ron Dobbs
  Lise  Andreasen  
  Allison Dobbs
Also if your last attempt was a DNF please make sure you and your bike are ready to finish the next time you come to ride of you could also be considered abandoned. There is one people in this category

 Chris Quirey
Next Stages

This Weekend is a rest weekend for the tour.  


Saturday August 13th
8:00 am – 100 mi. #4 Urbane Century [TMD Stage #14]  E.P.Tom Sawyer Park,

Sunday August 21th
7:00 am – 100 mi. #3. Hot Century Sink or Swim--an LBC favorite Mad Dog Century [TDM Stage #15]. Westport Park, Westport, Ky. Scenic, often shady, moderate ride to points east. Lunch in Carrollton with optional dip in Ohio River to cool off for ride home. Map and Cue Sheet on, Ride # 3021.

Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.
This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.


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