Monday, March 30, 2015

Nifty Ten Fifty 2015 Results and Banter

Sarah and I dedicated our ride to Paul Stimson, who suffers from ALS. We chose to ride the tandem on this dedication ride, which was hard, but trivial compared to the challenges that Paul has faced, including his impending death. Throughout, Paul has remained a cheerleader to his fellow cyclists, continuing to urge us on. We are proud to know him, and honored to make this dedication to him while he can still enjoy it.
A few tired and happy riders at the finish of the 2015 Nifty Ten Fifty
There is no easy way up Marin Ave, but Paul McKenzie and Sarah Schroer's choice of a tandem bike created an additional challenge. This particular pitch is 26%, not terribly tandem friendly! Photo by Mike "Mr. Crash" Solis
The crew from Fremont showed up again this year with two strong 16 year old Juniors. Second from left is Cynthia, who also completed the ride in 2014 as a 15 year old! Photo by Sarah Schroer
Paul "Mr Nifty" McKenzie and Evan take a break at Peet's Coffee before tackling the final beast of a climb to Vollmer Peak. Photo by Sarah Schroer

The Nifty Ten Fifty 2015 is in the books! Results, write up in progress as time permits. Please send a short write up of your experience and any photos you have to be included. Thanks everyone, for coming out and riding safe! Send to macpaulster@gmail.com

Below are the various KOM's along the route as they trickle in. There are four. Marin, Thorndale, Claremont/Grizzly/Vollmer, and overall moving time on the entire course.

Marin:

Bill Laddish Crushed Marin, with the top 10 riders coming in under 9 minutes. Janet Martinez takes the Nifty QOM.


1 Bill Laddish 6:51
2 Ben Knipe 7:48
3 Travis Retzer 7:54
4 Graham Hymus 8:01
5 Paul Hainsworth 8:10
6 Hanns Detlefsen 8:12
7 Rob Stiles 8:16
8 max noda 8:19
9 Sebastiaan Huber 8:37
10 Bill Brier 8:42
11 Derald Sue 8:50
12 Eric Bustos 8:50
13 Michael Conway 8:57
14 Douglas Samp 9:06
15 Jerry Wickham 9:13
16 Eric Chodoroff 9:22
17 Barry Schwarz 9:38
18 Darryl L 9:43
19 Vano -- 9:45
20 Daniel Karpelevitch 9:45
21 Ramon P 9:51
22 Paul McKenzie 9:51
23 Dan Leaverton 9:52
24 Sarah Schroer 9:52*
25 West Kurihara 9:56
26 Mike 'Mr. Crash' Solis 10:08
27 Bryan Davis 10:17
28 david alter 10:19
29 Mark Ward 10:25
30 TOM FERREIRA 10:29
31 Janet Gardner 10:30**
32 Joseph Dinh 10:31
33 Sae Stunna' Mark 10:32
34 Mark Slavonia 10:33
35 Edgar Carvajal 10:45
36 Dan Glomstad 10:53
37 Wilson Tai 10:54
38 Jeffrey Sacramento 11:00
39 bernard demai 11:14
40 Bruce Gardner 11:27
41 Jon Meals 11:37
42 Tara Kurihara 11:48
43 m koved 12:17
44 Sindy Cho 12:34
45 Cyndi Wong 12:38
46 Dmitry Livdan 12:52
47 Mark Elgood 12:57
48 chris kovacs 14:12
49 Steve winter 15:09
50 Linda Poeng 15:24
51 ej milhausen 16:07
52 Bruce Burkhalter 17:10
53 Brett Seyler 17:19
54 Jim Ausmus 19:12
55 rondom domingo 22:07




* First Woman (tandem bicycle)
** Official first woman (single bicycle)

Next up, Throndale, a new Nifty climb for 2015:

Ben Knipe and Bill Laddish had identical times for the KOM! Janet Gardner is again the QOM!





1 Ben Knipe 8:27
2 Bill Laddish 8:27
3 Travis Retzer 8:52
4 Paul Hainsworth 9:01
5 Michael Conway 9:07
6 Sebastiaan Huber 9:08
7 Graham Hymus 9:42
8 Jon Meals 9:47
9 Rick Crawford 9:50
10 max noda 9:57
11 Rob Stiles 10:08
12 Derald Sue 10:22
12 Barry Schwarz 10:31
14 Eric Bustos 10:31
15 Eric Chodoroff 10:35
16 Mike 'Mr. Crash' Solis 10:45
17 Darryl L 10:46
18 Douglas Samp 11:09
19 Janet Gardner 11:18*
20 Bruce Gardner 11:31
21 Sarah Schroer 11:37
22 Bill Brier 11:44
23 Paul McKenzie 11:45
24 West Kurihara 11:46
25 Daniel Karpelevitch 11:48
26 Edgar Carvajal 12:18
27 david alter 12:25
28 bernard demai 12:29
29 Dan Leaverton 12:31
30 Dan Glomstad 12:33
31 Bryan Davis 12:37
32 Sae Stunna' Mark 13:25
33 Joseph Dinh 14:03
34 Tara Kurihara 14:33
35 Dmitry Livdan 15:09
36 Jeffrey Sacramento 15:14
37 m koved 16:06
38 Andy M 16:11
39 Jerry Wickham 16:18
40 Bruce Burkhalter 18:05
41 Show-Pei Ho 18:10
42 Brett Seyler 18:41
43 TOM FERREIRA 22:29
44 ej milhausen 26:35:00
* First Woman


Claremont/Grizzly/Vollmer

Looks like the crowd thinned out a bit! Bill Laddish shows good endurance by still riding strong on the last climb of the day!





1 Bill Laddish 24:08:00
2 Ben Knipe 24:21:00
2 max noda 25:04:00
3 Hanns Detlefsen 26:10:00
4 Rob Stiles 27:44:00
5 Sebastiaan Huber 27:51:00
6 Eric Chodoroff 27:52:00
7 Eric Bustos 29:47:00
8 Derald Sue 29:48:00
9 Douglas Samp 30:14:00
10 Mike 'Mr. Crash' Solis 32:25:00
11 Graham Hymus 32:37:00
12 Paul Hainsworth 34:38:00
13 Sarah Schroer 35:00:00*
14 Paul McKenzie 35:01:00
15 Daniel Karpelevitch 35:34:00
16 Bill Brier 35:49:00
17 Kenny Leduc 36:08:00
18 Jerry Wickham 36:11:00
19 bernard demai 37:37:00
20 Andy M 37:45:00
21 West Kurihara 37:48:00
22 Darryl L 37:54:00
23 david alter 38:25:00
24 Tara Kurihara 42:42:00
25 Bryan Davis 42:55:00
26 Mark Elgood 47:01:00
27 Show-Pei Ho 47:55:00
28 Mark Ward 49:26:00
29 ej milhausen 52:35:00
30 Brett Seyler 55:56:00
31 Bruce Burkhalter 57:42:00



* First woman (tandem bicycle)

I intended to look at overall moving time on the entire course for the overall champ, but so few people got a good file on the entire course, that it didn't work out. Instead, let's look at Marin, Thorndale and Claremont/Grizzly/Vollmer, cumulative time. Since the final climb is much longer than the others it obviously influences the results to a greater degree, so this shows overall endurance.




1 Bill Laddish 39:26:00
2 Hanns Detlefsen 42:49:00
3 max noda 43:29:00
4 Ben Knipe 44:30:00
5 Sebastiaan Huber 45:36:00
6 Rob Stiles 46:08:00
7 Eric Chodoroff 47:49:00
8 Derald Sue 49:00:00
9 Eric Bustos 49:08:00
10 Graham Hymus 50:20:00
11 Douglas Samp 50:29:00
12 Paul Hainsworth 51:49:00
13 Mike 'Mr. Crash' Solis 53:18:00
14 Bill Brier 56:15:00
15 Sarah Schroer 56:29:00*
16 Paul McKenzie 56:37:00
17 Daniel Karpelevitch 57:07:00
18 Darryl L 58:23:00
19 West Kurihara 59:30:00
20 Mark Elgood 59:58:00
21 david alter 61:09:00
22 bernard demai 61:20:00
23 Jerry Wickham 61:42:00
24 Bryan Davis 65:49:00
25 Show-Pei Ho 66:05:00
26 Andy M 66:38:00
27 Tara Kurihara 69:03:00
28 Mark Ward 86:27:00
29 Brett Seyler 91:56:00
30 Bruce Burkhalter 92:57:00
31 ej milhausen 95:17:00


* First woman (mixed tandem bicycle)


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Official Nifty Ten Fifty 2015



The Nifty Ten Fifty will occur on Sunday, March 29, 2015. The date is earlier this year for a variety of reasons. The Nifty Ten Fifty features a new course for 2015! Please scroll down for information about the event. Riders will self guide on the new, improved, easier to follow course, and can start any time between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM. Register any time beginning 8:00 AM at Cerrito Vista Park, El Cerrito. Please RSVP on the Official Facebook Page. Do not download the 2014 course. Use the new 2015 course below. There will be no rest stop, but we have a new food stop after 7 of the 10 climbs, so do bring food for several hours. There is plenty of water on the course in the East Bay Regional Park system.

Here is the 2015 course in beta form. Note that I will always update the version number if and when any changes are made. So do be sure you have the latest version:

Nifty Ten Fifty 2015 Course If you drive to the event, you'll need to get back to the start to fetch your automobile. Here is the Nifty Ten Fifty Return to Start. If the full Nifty seems a bit daunting, consider the Nifty Lite which is about 42 miles and 7,000'. Still a tough ride, with some difficult climbing. Here is the Nifty Lite 2015 Course.

Do read What is the Nifty Ten Fifty and Nifty Ten Fifty FAQ.

You can also read the New Nifty Ten Fifty Ride Description, a new, fully updated description for 2015 and beyond! I'm very excited about the new course and hope everyone enjoys it. Don't worry, all of the epic banner climbs are still intact!