Sunday, January 30, 2011
2011 Tour of the Unknown Coast
Saturday May 7th, 2011
Director: Vic Armijo
Number of Riders: 918
If you notice this post has changed this week because Blogger experienced technical difficulties which deleted my most recent version. I had to recreate the post.
Here are the results from this year. The tour has posted the official results with some corrections. I'm not sure what happended after 9th because I wasn't at the finish line. I don't think Brian Dowd was a 100 mile rider. I do know that Michael Davies-Hughes would be the next rider after the one they show as disqualified. You can pick Michael out in the sequence of photos that Jason Barnes and Jay Fox took. If you know any different let me know. I've also just shown the first two women because I would have to speculate on additional riders.
Remember that this is a tour and not a race where you would expect more accurate results. My recommendations for next year is to stop at the finish line and announce you are a 100 mile finisher. When we finished there were a lot of riders from other distances finishing at the same time. We appreciate all the volunteer support that makes the tour a success every year.
1. Teri Kolder, 6:16, Haiku, Hawaii
2. Laura McNulty, 6:34
1. Brian Ecker, 5:13:36, Bellingham, WA
2. Anthony Ferretti, 5:19:56
3. Matt DeShazo, 5:20:39
4. Courtney Wood
5. Rob Van Kirk, 5:22
6. Jim Robbins, 5:22
7. Greg Willard
8. Chris Carroll 5:30:17
9. Kevin Johnson, 5:34:59
Lots of great pictures this year from Jay Fox posted at Noble Sports and from Jason Barnes Photography . This year Jason took pictures all around the route from his motorcycle.
The pain begins on the Panther Gap climb. You can see the pain in my face (4th rider). Rob Van Kirk set a real steady but hard pace up the climb. Matt Dashazo spinned along all day and appeared to be the strongest in our group. Brian Ecker pulled away on Avenue of the Giants with Todd Flackus and eventhough we could see him at times, he was just too strong to catch. Photo courtesty of Jason Barnes Photograpy.
Here Brian Ecker climbs the wall several minutes ahead of the chasers. Photo courtesty of Jason Barnes Photography.
Times Standard article May 8, 2011
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Tri-City Weekly Article - May 3, 2001
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Race gets rolling Ferndale welcomes Tour of the Unknown Coast - Times-Standard Online
Here is the GPS data from my ride. You can see that our average speed was pretty fast to the base of Panther Gap. It took us about 4 hours to get to the base of the wall. Click on "View Details" to see all the data.