Thursday, October 24, 2019

2019 Colorado Triple Crown Finishers

Congratulations to the following riders for completing the 2019 Colorado Triple Crown:

Graham Barnes (4)
Michael Bass (2)
Blaine Bates (1)
Jonathan Fey (1)
Dustin Harding (1)
Keith Jensen (3)
Mark Lowe (10)
Tom Miller (9)
Rich Rodgers (2)
Ray Rupel (6)
Rico Stephen (2)
Andy Stockman (3)
Jason Turner (1)
Mike Turek (2)
Corinne Warren (5)

A few notes:
  1. Congratulations to Corinne Warren for winning the Triple Crown Stage Race. This year's event included the Colorado High Country Double Century, Cripple Creek Crippler, and Tim Kalisch Memorial Grand Loop. 
  2. Congratulations to this year's rookie class: Blaine Bates, Jonathan Fey, Dustin Harding, and Jason Turner
  3. Congratulations to Ray Rupel who, at 65 years young, becomes the oldest rider to complete the Colorado Triple Crown Series! Truly amazing, Ray! 
Special thanks again to all of this season's amazing volunteers! Thanks so much for your help!
Chris Baker
Will deRosset
Jonathan Fey
Dustin Harding
Keith Jensen
Oksana Kovalenko
Dave Nelson
Ray Rupel
Rico Stephen
Nat Schub
Erika Van Meter
Corinne Warren

2019 Colorado Tour de Moose Results

Old Fall River Road, an unpaved road that ascends into the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, is the showcase  climb during the inaugural Tour de Moose.
2019 Colorado Tour de Moose Results - 7/27/19
Course: 205 miles, including 20 miles of gravel roads, and 15,000 feet of climbing
Time Limit: 18.5 hours
12:54 - Jonathan Fey
12:54 - Mark Lowe
13:12 - Andy Stockman
13:13 - Ryan Franz
13:55 - Rich Rodgers
14:30 - Graham Barnes
14:32 - Mike Turek
15:10 - Dustin Harding
15:18 - Ray Rupel
15:23 - Rico Stephen
15:43 - Joe Hofeditz
15:57 - Nat Schub
16:06 - Michael Bass
ATL - Tom Ehlman
ATL - Oksana Kovalenko

ATL - After Time Limit

Special thanks to our volunteers! We cannot do these riders in their current timed format without volunteer help!

- Keith Jensen
- Corinne Warren
- Will deRosset 

Ryan Franz and Rich Rodgers climb Old Fall River Road.
Old Fall River Road reaches it's high point at over 11,700 feet at the RMNP Alpine Visitor Center .
Alpine pond at 11,500 feet.
Participants received 15 minute time bonuses for photographed moose sightings.
Take a look, folks! That's a moose! 
Jackson CR 27 is well-maintained 14 mile gravel road and hidden gem in the Tour de Moose course!
The heavens opened up and participants got soaked on Cameron Pass during this year's event. 

2019 Tim Kalisch Memorial Grand Loop Results

Trail Ridge Road, which traverses through Colorado National Park, is arguably the most spectacular stretch of pavement in any of the Colorado Triple Crown events. 

2019 Tim Kalisch Memorial Grand Loop Results - 7/6/2019
Course: 200 miles, 16,000 feet of climbing
Time limit: 18 hours

12:42 - Mark Lowe
13:43 - Andy Stockman
14:00 - Corinne Warren
14:10 - Tom Miller
14:19 - Jason Turner
14:45 - Dustin Harding
15:15 - Blaine Bates
15:15 - Joe Hofedtiz
15:46 - Trent Hovenga
16:08 - Dave Nelson
16:12 - Karl Sanchez
16:15 - Michael Bass
16:27 - Rico Stephen
17:12 - Mike Turek
ATL - Erika Van Meter
DNS - Caleb Carl
DNS - Nat Schub

ATL = After time limit

Special thanks to our volunteers! These rides are very difficult to complete in this current timed format without volunteer help!
- Jonathan Fey
- Oksana Kovalenko
- Dave Nelson

A welcome sight for weary riders: Medicine Bow Curve, the first hairpin curve
during a long descent down Trail Ridge Road.
Local residents of RMNP.