|Kristen V takes a break in a neutral section before crushing the next Sector. Consistent riding all day led to her repeating the feat of becoming Nifty Mixty Champ!|
Announcing the overall Nifty Mixty Champ!
Results are determined using age/gender compensation so that all riders are on an even playing field. Our 1st and 2nd place riders are both former Nifty Mixty Champs. But this time, it was Kristen V's stellar and consistent riding that led her to victory. Jennie Phillips was a close second. Placings in each of the 6 timed sectors are added up and one "throwout" score is allowed. So your score is the sum of your best placings in 5 of the 6 Sectors. Lowest score wins.
Four riders scored in the top 5 on every Sector, those being Kristen V, Jennie Phillips, John G, and Brian Fessenden. Scroll below to see overall times in each Sector as well as age/gender compensated times in each Sector.
As far as overall results before age/gender adjustments, Alex Stevenson was the fastest rider on the course placing 1st or 2nd on every Sector except one. Spencer Ingels was second overall, giving Alex some "trouble" on a few of the Sectors. These two were followed by John G and Kristen V. In 5th overall was Chris Randall, a Nifty Ten Fifty vet riding his new, and very sweet Canyon Gravel Bike. Chris has the dubious distinction, or hard man distinction as it were, of completing the Nifty Ten Fifty with a low gear of 39/23 back in the day when we foolishly rode such gears... because that's what we did.
We had two 13 year old riders placing high in the standings, Alex T and Trail Badger. Two 14 year olds, Carina N, and Juliet D finished mid pack in 13th and 16th place respectively. It's impressive that these young riders completed the entire course. But the fact that they did so while placing well in this field of very competent riders is inspiring!
And an honorable mention goes to Todd Stiers, a borderline Clydesdale riding a CX bike with impossibly small (for this course) 33mm tires and tubes. He skillfully took care of his tires avoiding flats, while still finishing in the top 10!
Congrats to everyone who rode all or part!
Nifty Mixty overall final results (Age/Gender Compensated)
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Nifty Mixty is in the books! What a day! We had better than 50 riders show up at the start, many with no intention of completing the entire ride, but rather just to have fun and see how far they could get. I rode with the front group, which splintered early on after the 1st Sector. Super competent and fun group. I was the slowest rider in the group but was able to more or less hang as the pace was sensible on the neutral sections, and regroups followed every timed sector. The results show those who completed the entire course and signed the waiver at the start. But this represents only about half the riders at the start. I am happy that many come out to ride part of the event based on ability, fitness, or time constraint.
Weather was perfect for riding — Clear, sunny, and cool.
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|The front group after completing Soaring Hawk|
Style award goes to Aaron. Let's start with the bike. An 80's Centurian with Suntour Roller Cam brakes. My goodness me, what a classic. And dude can ride the thing! And what about the attire? Day Glo vest (no jersey), and JORTS! Aaron, you da man! It ain't the bike, it's the rider.
Overall Results (Before age/gender compensation):
Here are the overall results before age/gender compensation. Places were determined by adding together the placing on each segment, adding them up, then throwing out the rider's worst score. This is done to give riders a break in case of a mishap, flat, or whatever. Also to compensate for the occasional GPS glitch where a segment does not register.
Alex Stevens is the undisputed champ. He had one segment where he was not at the top rung but even so, he is still by far the fastest rider. He placed 1st on 4 segments, 2nd on one, and 9th on his throw out. More notable mentions; Brian Fessenden, at 67 years old never placed below 9th on any segment. And Kristen V was a consistent force on every segment, never placing below 5th. Amazing performance from KV coming back from illness.
John G. (3rd) never faltered... well actually he did. He took one wrong turn and I was able to correct it and deduct the time lost on his detour to give him a correct time score for the Sector. With that done, he was actually second fastest before the throwout, but Spencer Ingels, who had one "bad" Sector, placing 11th, was able to throw that out and move safely into 2nd. (Numbers in the right hand column are scores before the throwout).
And what about the youngsters? Well, Casey Warren, a.k.a. "Trail Badger" was 8th overall, finishing ahead of yours old and truly. Casey is just 13 years old and getting stronger every day. And Alex T. also 13, made a show for the young women, finishing 13th overall. Dang, son! Anyone who finished this event also deserves kudos.
Results: Note that below are overall results for each timed sector. These are NOT age/gender compensated.
Age/Gender Compensated Sector Results:
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