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2009 Low-Key Hillclimbs
Week 6 Results: Bohlman-Norton-Kittridge-Quickert-On Orbit-Bohlman
07 Nov 2009

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Scott Frake slays On Orbit Lane (Adam Tow)

The Action

We have Christine Holmes' photos, Adam Tow's photos, Phil Dubach's photos, Stephen Fong's photos, Michael Barnes' finish area photos, Illumix #1 and Illumix #2 posted!!

Thanks to James Porter for his excellent handling of results this week! Your humble webmaster, away in Colorado this weekend, had only to plug James's excellent spreadsheets into the scoring scripts and everything ran seamlessly. Here's James' report from the scene:

Men's Non Hybrid Median Time was approximately 34:36, a smoking fast time. There were 73 male non hybrid competitors and 5 female non hybrid competitors. The women's median time was a very fast 45:00. Bill Bushnell with the fastest time of course was in the Hyrbid category where his combination of muscle and motor pumped out over 600 watts to crush the climb in 21 minutes.

Congratulations to Scott Frake (who claims he is not in shape and would have not won had Eric Balfus not broke his chain) for taking over my out of shape dads category for his 1st place and only unassisted time under 27 minutes. Christy Cowley dominated the women's field with a blistering time of 37:06.

Especially noteworthy was 2009 leading junior Andre Swart, who not only finished this brutal climb but for the second time in a row exceeded 100 points. Andre is an essential lock in the overall junior rankings this year. Andre is the only identified junior to have ever finished Bohlman-On Orbit in the Low-Key series.

Further of note is Fran├žois Cosquer flying in from Verneuil sur Seine France just to do the Low-Key Bohlman. Okay, so he was here on business. But we are happy to see Low-Keys go intercontinental!

Thanks to coordinator James Porter, with help from Patt Baenen, Michael Barnes, Brenda Brunner, Bill Bushnell, Stephen Chapel, Phil Dubach, Stephen Fong, Clark Foy, Christine Holmes, Howard Kveck, Justin Lucke, Ingrid McCarty, Pat Parseghian, Peter Tapscott, and Adam Tow for making today's climb possible!

Results

Hybrid Electric

median time = 21:06

pl  #   rider                     team                     category             time       mph  fph score
1   6   Bill Bushnell             Low-Key                  Hybrid               21:06    12.63 6000 100.00  

Men

median time = 34:46

pl  #   rider                     team                     category             time       mph  fph score
1   262 Scott Frake               Webcor/Alto Velo         45+                  26:54     9.90 4706 129.24  
2   163 Carl Nielson              Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy  45+                  28:05     9.49 4508 123.80  
3   18  Tim Clark                 Metrigear                40+                  28:36     9.31 4427 121.56  
4   315 Tom Gardin                                         45+                  28:42     9.28 4411 121.14  
5   139 Laurent Pfertzel                                   45+                  29:15     9.11 4328 118.86  
6   201 Rune Dahl                 Western Wheelers         45+                  29:16     9.10 4326 118.79  
7   156 Rich Hill                 LGBRC                    40+                  29:25     9.06 4304 118.19  
8   80  Bill Davis                Google                   25-29                29:36     9.00 4277 117.45  
9   401 Jacob Berkman                                                           29:37     8.99 4275 117.39  
10  98  Bruce Gardner             Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy  35+                  30:08     8.84 4201 115.38  
11  226 Brian Edwards             Rocky Mounts/Pearl Izumi 30+                  30:09     8.84 4199 115.31  
12  144 Andy Brisnehan            Western Wheelers         50+                  30:19     8.79 4176 114.68  
13  23  Ron Brunner               Low-Key                  Commuter             30:50     8.64 4106 112.76  
14  410 John Walker               Google                   45+                  30:51     8.64 4104 112.70  
15  224 Mike Schuster             Google                   40+                  31:15     8.52 4051 111.25  
16  316 Christian Paquet          Doogie                   50+                  31:15     8.52 4051 111.25  
17  94  Nathan Cauffman           UID                      30+                  31:33     8.44 4013 110.20  
18  243 Jeff Farnsworth           San Jose Bike Club       50+                  31:51     8.36 3975 109.16  
19  234 Evan Paull                Webcor/Alto Velo         25-29                32:03     8.31 3950 108.48  
20  59  Scott Martin              Bike Trip                50+                  32:03     8.31 3950 108.48  
21  192 Michael Simos             LGBRC                    35+                  32:04     8.31 3948 108.42  
22  33  Martin Hyland             Western Wheelers         50+                  32:05     8.30 3946 108.36  
23  45  Sean Broeder              Silicon Valley Triathlon 45+                  32:05     8.30 3946 108.36  
24  42  Nick Pelly                Google                                        32:56     8.09 3844 105.57  
25  120 Peter Mehlitz                                      45+                  32:58     8.08 3840 105.46  
26  113 Kevin Comerford                                    Commuter             33:04     8.06 3829 105.14  
27  161 Mike Salameh                                       55+                  33:06     8.05 3825 105.04  
28  414 David Quincy              Sponge Bob                                    33:23     7.98 3792 104.14  
29  232 Bob Williams              Over The Hill            50+                  33:25     7.97 3789 104.04  
30  287 Stewart Thompson          Pen Velo/Pomodoro        5                    33:45     7.89 3751 103.01  
31  197 Ryan Gibson               Google                                        33:53     7.86 3736 102.61  
32  87  Chuck Spiteri             Pen Velo/Pomodoro        50+                  33:58     7.84 3727 102.36  
33  413 John Richardson           Over The Hill            55+                  34:09     7.80 3707 101.81  
34  79  Gino Cetani               Western Wheelers         35+                  34:32     7.71 3666 100.68  
35  114 Andre Swart               Ryro                     Junior               34:39     7.69 3654 100.34  
36  56  David Vrane               SLACer                   45+                  34:43     7.67 3647 100.14  
37  420 Dave Rossow               Webcor/Alto Velo         35+                  34:49     7.65 3636  99.86  
38  402 Bill Preucel              Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy  45+                  35:13     7.56 3595  98.72  
39  72  Phil Alne                 LGBRC                    40+                  35:18     7.55 3586  98.49  
40  85  John Carrino              Palantir                 25-29                35:31     7.50 3565  97.89  
41  269 Jeff Shute                Google                   30+                  35:32     7.50 3563  97.84  
42  250 Dirk Veenema              Stanford Cycling         Elite                36:07     7.38 3505  96.26  
43  173 Fran├žois Cosquer         E.C.V.V.T.               40+                  36:14     7.35 3494  95.95  
44  155 Larry Klein               Jerry                    45+                  36:20     7.33 3484  95.69  
45  73  Vince Cummings                                                          36:22     7.33 3481  95.60  
46  111 Gary Griffin              Bike Trip                55+                  36:27     7.31 3473  95.38  
47  146 William Von Kaenel        LGBRC                    50+                  36:47     7.24 3442  94.52  
48  347 Matt Beadon                                        30+                  36:51     7.23 3436  94.35  
49  324 Paul Melville             Doogie                   55+                  37:21     7.13 3390  93.08  
50  363 James Dudley                                                            37:24     7.12 3385  92.96  
51  57  John Kastel               Death Valley             45+                  38:05     7.00 3324  91.29  
52  91  Patrick Callahan          Western Wheelers         40+                  38:12     6.97 3314  91.01  
53  332 Jens Weber                Doogie                   30+                  38:22     6.94 3300  90.62  
54  203 Edward Abeleven           UID                      40+                  39:08     6.81 3235  88.84  
55  122 Mark Powers               Pen Velo/Pomodoro        50+                  39:16     6.78 3224  88.54  
56  400 Chris Toshok              RAMROD                   5                    39:41     6.71 3190  87.61  
57  51  Richard Contreras                                  50+                  39:55     6.67 3172  87.10  
58  174 Keith Devlin              Western Wheelers         60+                  39:57     6.67 3169  87.03  
59  272 Jonathan Sek              San Jose Bike Club       45+                  40:17     6.61 3143  86.31  
60  338 George Lee                                                              40:20     6.60 3139  86.20  
61  70  Garry Chinn               Silicon Valley Triathlon                      41:49     6.37 3028  83.14  
62  133 David Puglia              LGBRC                    55+                  42:13     6.31 2999  82.35  
63  119 Gary Swart                Ryro                     Senior               42:40     6.24 2967  81.48  
64  64  Han Wen                                            40+                  42:50     6.22 2956  81.17  
65  251 Christopher Olson         Google                   5                    43:20     6.15 2922  80.23  
66  21  Kley Cardona              ACTC                     45+                  43:46     6.09 2893  79.44  
67  240 Jerry Hitchcock                                    50+                  46:57     5.67 2696  74.05  
68  90  Tim Sutton                Plus 3                   45+                  47:06     5.66 2688  73.81  
69  371 Jeroem Meiier                                      35+                  49:28     5.39 2559  70.28  
70  126 John Conklin                                       40+                  50:12     5.31 2522  69.26  
71  25  Carl Butler               Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy  50+                  54:44     4.87 2313  63.52  
72  11  Doug Simpkinson           Webcor/Alto Velo         35+                  55:55     4.76 2264  62.18  

Women

median time = 44:59

pl  #   rider                     team                     category             time       mph  fph score
1   39  Christy Cowley            Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy  40+                  37:06     7.18 3412 121.25  
2   37  Laura Hipp                Western Wheelers                              39:30     6.74 3205 113.88  
3   153 Karis McFarlane           Silicon Valley Triathlon Commuter             44:59     5.92 2814 100.00  
4   245 Laura Egley               Dos Egley's              45+                  45:01     5.92 2812  99.93  
5   61  Lisa Emmerich             Team Rwanda              45+                  50:47     5.25 2493  88.58  

Team Rankings

pl  team                        score scoring