Stage 16 Virgin Century results

01 Sep 2011 5:47 PM | David R King (Administrator)

Saturday August 27th was Stage 16 of the 2011 Tour De Mad Dog.
The Virgin Century. 

Thanks to Mark Rougeux for hosting the stage.
Ride Report From Mark from the List Serve:

Sturday's 16th stage of the TMD started out in some of the best riding weather in a while. Low temps and low humidity. 50 riders showed up to take advantage of the weather and route. 10% (that would be 5) of the riders had never done a century before: Chris Mattingly, Carlos Mendia, Dave Dowdell, Colin Lindsay and Mark Lamb. They all did great and finished well ahead of the sweeper. Congrats new Mad Dogs.

Flats were one of the themes for the day. The first at 11.5 miles, after a
dog-dodging, and the second at 30 miles. We finally figured out a way to slow Ed Sharfenberger down: give him a couple flats.

With the bridge closed outside Lexington, we took a 4 mile detour to get back on the route. Planning the detour was fairly easy. The hard part was coming back home earlier in the week after discovering the road closure during a drive, and figuring out where to cut some miles, so lunch would not be almost at mile 70. The result was a bit of "Runge" road -- 1.5 miles of gravel (for those who didn't ride around it. Tires were checked for gravel dust at the end of the ride ;>)) The new riders got a full taste of Mad Dog cycling! Apologies to those allergic to gravel. It was unintended, but made for a bit of adventure. Even Bernice soldiered through it!

The rest of the ride was fairly uneventful. We had a nice surprise back at the parking lot however. Waiting for us was sub-80 hour Paris-Brest-Paris finisher, our TMD director Dave King, who had returned from Paris the night before. It was great to get a first hand report of his ride, which was more than 10 hours under his 2007 time. (Not to be outdone, Steve Rice improved his time by 14 hours.)

Thanks to everyone for showing up and making my day as a virgin Mad Dog Ride
Captain a good one.




I have 43 riders listed as finishers.
The Stage Winner was Ted King. This has truely been a year for the rookies with 9 of the 16 stage being taken by them. Their was a 1 minute diffuculty bonus for this stage. There was a drawn bonus for Triple gearing(1 minutes). If you qualify please let me know off list.

Here are the Results and finishing groups for the Stage:
101.5 miles
Stage Winner at 5:04:30
  Ted King
Stage Winning Group at 5:05:30 Team "One Pint Low"

  Carla Dearing
  Nita Bernat
  Cathy Hill
  Steve Sexton
  Larry Preble
  Steve Meredith
  Ford Barr

Group of 10 at 5:06:30 "Gravel Dogs"

  Vicky Dobbs
  Carol Medley
  Bernice McGill
  Ron Dobbs
  Rick Croslin
  George Cooper
  Dave Dowdell
  Ed Gootee
  Mark Rougeux
Group of 6 at 5:06:30 Team "Groveling in Gravel"  

  Lise Andreasen*
  Diane Bellafronto
  Bruce Heichelbach
  Carlos Mendia
  Bob Grable
  Nathan Callaway
Group of 3 at 5:09:30 Team "3"  

  Kelly McGill
  Perry Finley
  Anthony Rickert

Group of 3 at 5:09:30 Team "2 Salty Dogs and a Virgin"  

  Dave Combs
  John Larson
  Colin Lindsay (1st Century)

Group of 3 at 5:11:30 Team "Return of the 06 Champ"  

  Kim Stanton
  Kelly Flowers (NM)
  Wes Warren

Group of 2 at 5:11:30 Team "Short Break"  

  Matt Tinal
  Jason Willis
Group of 2 at 5:11:30 Team "Two Gears"

  Susan Pyron
  John Pyron
Group of 2 at 5:14:30 Team ""  

  Tim Chilton
  Dave Bennett (NM)
Group of 2 at 5:14:30 Team "Pair O' Profs"  

  Jim Moore
  Tom Blackburn (NM)

Solo Team "Team Kish" at 5:14:30

  Mike Crawford

Solo at 5:14:30
  Mark Lamb



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



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