|Steamboat Springs, CO is the final destination of the Colorado High Country Double Century|
|The upper portion of the beautiful Poudre Canyon (Photo by Tim Schaefer)|
2015 Colorado High Country Double Century Summary:
- 207 miles, approximately 12,000 feet of climbing
- 3 categorized climbs:
- Poudre Canyon to Cameron Pass (10,276 feet): HC
- Muddy Creek Pass (8,772 feet): Category 5
- Rabbit Ears Pass (9,426 feet): Category 3
- 31 pre-registered riders
- 27 ride starters, 1 early withdrawals, 3 late withdrawals. Of the riders who started, 25 were men, 2 were women.
- 25 official finishers, successfully completing the course in 16.5 hours (12.55 mph avg speed), 2 DNFs
- Speedsters Billy Edwards, Mark Lowe, Walter Zitz, and Bryce Walsh completed this challenging new course in 10 hours, 55 min. (19.0 mph).
- Lisa Renee Tumminello of Steamboat Springs, CO posted the fastest women's time with a time of 12 hours, 32 min. (16.53 mph).
Special thanks to this year's volunteers! We could not have done this event without your help!!
|Edwards. Billy||37||Boulder, CO||10:55|
|Lowe, Mark||41||Arvada, CO||10:55|
|Walsh, Bryce||44||Boulder, CO||10:55|
|Zitz, Walter||29||Englewood, CO||10:55|
|Nelsen, Eric||42||Evergreen, CO||11:46|
|Miller, Tom||45||Denver, CO||11:47|
|Rudolph, Steve||55||Westminster, CO||11:47|
|Schaefer, Tim||49||Denver, CO||12:03|
|Horwood, Josh||35||Loveland, CO||12:11|
|Hulett Jeffrey||55||Golden, CO||12:22|
|Smith, Vernon||57||Colorado Springs, CO||12:22|
|Tumminello, Lisa Renee||45||Steamboat Springs, CO||12:32|
|Baker, Chris||44||Firestone, CO||13:03|
|Rupel, Ray||60||Centennial, CO||13:05|
|Strayer, Stephen||37||Noblesville, IN||13:10|
|Kaminski, Jason||45||Longmont, CO||13:21|
|Jensen, Keith||41||Windsor, CO||13:49|
|Schroer, Steve||46||Littleton, CO||14:00|
|Rosenthal, Harris||53||Denver, CO||14:07|
|Sendor, Jon||58||Denver, CO||14:07|
|Benoit, Diane||57||Morrison, CO||14:20|
|Barnes, Graham||41||Boulder, CO||14:38|
|Griffith, Scott||41||Albuquerque, NM||15:10|
|Grimm, Paul||46||Fredonia, AZ||15:21|
|Rainwater, James||46||Nederland. CO||16:04|
|Turkaly, Edward||43||Black Hawk, CO||16:04|
|Stefely, Ernie||58||Denver, CO||DNF|
|Turner, Jason||40||Monument, CO||DNF|
|Billy Edwards, Walter Zitz, Mark Lowe, and Bryce Walsh blistered the new Colorado High Country Double Century course in 10 hrs, 55 min (19.0 mph!)|
|Eric Nelsen, Steve Rudolph, and Tom Miller at the finish of Colorado High Country Double Century|
|Tim Schaefer successfully completes his first Colorado Triple Crown event! Congratulations, Tim!|
|After a season of trial and error, Triple Crown veteran, Josh Horwood, has his nutrition dialed in for this year's Triple Crown. Congratulations, Josh, on a great ride!|
|RMCC Colorado High Country 1200km course record holder, Jeffrey Hulett, and RMCC endurance veteran, Vermon Smith, at the conclusion of the inaugural Colorado High Country Double Century.|
|Ray Rupel looks relaxed and comfortable at the conclusion of this year's first Colorado Triple Crown event.|
|Relieved to be finished, Scott Griffith at the conclusion of the Colorado High Country Double Century|
|After getting off to a rough start, Paul Grimm managed to survive this year's first Colorado Triple Crown event.|
|Ed Turkaly and James Rainwater are relieved to have finished their first Colorado Triple Crown event .|
|Chris Baker successfully completes the first stage of the Colorado Triple Crown series. Great ride, Chris!|
|Indiana distance rider, Stephen Strayer, succesfully completes the Colorado High Country Double Century |
and his first Colorado Triple Crown event!
|After a several year hiatus, Colorado Triple Crown veteran, Jason Kaminski once again has Triple Crown aspirations! |
Nice ride, Jason!
|Keith Jensen at the conclusion of this year's Colorado High Country Double Century.|
Great having you back out there, Keith!
|Steve Schroer successfully completes the first Colorado Triple Crown event of 2015!|
|RMCCers, Jon Sendor and Harris Rosenthal, are both on their way to completing the 2015 Colorado Triple Crown. Great ride to the two of you...|
|Diane Benoit rides herself into Colorado Triple Crown form! Nice ride, Diane!|
|Graham Barnes looks comfortable at the end of the day's challenging ride! Great ride, Graham!|
|Tom Miller in action on Rabbit Ears Pass|
|RMCC president, Charlie Henderson, Penny Nelsen, and Corinne Warren (not pictured) provided fabulous support for this year's event! Thanks to all of you!!!|
|Bryce Walsh, Billy Edwards, Steve Rudolph, Tom Miller, Penny Nelsen, and Eric Nelsen |
at the Rabbit Ears Motel
|The Rabbit Ears Motel in Steamboat Springs was the final destination for this year's participants. |
Thanks to their support!
|High water along the Poudre River (Photo by Tim Schaefer)|
|Park Range Mountains as viewed from North Park (Photo by Tim Schaefer)|
|Medicine Bow Mountains as viewed from North Park (Photo by Tim Schaefer)|
NEXT UP: THE COLORADO DEATH RIDE, JUNE 27, 2015!!!