To All Riders, Devil Mountain Double, Year 2000
These are the final, official results of this year\'s Devil Mountain Double. They have been adjusted to reflect that all riders listed as having completed the entire course did in fact ride the entire course. No time penalties have been applied for any missed rest stops. Because Devil Mountain Double is now a part of the California Triple Crown Stage Race, it is very important that we maintain fair & accurate times of all riders, and that we ensure that all riders fairly compete. In our attempt to do this this year, we instituted a policy that if riders missed rest stops, there would be a time penalty. Turns out that the only folks to miss were us!
We had 125 riders start the event. There were 9 total places on the ride where we checked on riders, plus the finish. That means there were 1,125 possible check-ins. We missed about 25 riders. Not too bad, but clearly not perfect. Our system is less than perfect. For this we apologize, and will attempt to improve next year!
To summarize, 125 riders started both events, 17 completed the Double Metric, 5 DNF\'ed. 103 riders started the Double Century, 78 finished, 24 DNF\'ed, 1 completed the ride, but was disqualified due to his failure to have a legal taillight after dark.
It gives us great pains to take credit away from any rider who actually completed the course, but riding without a tail light after dark, particularly down Niles Canyon, even after a warning from the event staff & the local sheriff, raises a safety issue that we cannot ignore. We believe that Double Century Riders are truly the elite among riders, and as such, we have an obligation to set the standards of behaviour for all riders. This includes following all requirements of the California Vehicle Code. For any rider to continue on in spite of warnings & requests not to, particularly when it involves safety issues, puts everyone at risk, both physically & legally, and jeopardizes the future of the ride. All of the event staff are volunteers. If they are at risk because of the actions of riders, they will not continue to volunteer.
In the near future, we will be posting all course record times on this site, as well as photo\'s, and amusing stories from the ride. We sure hope everyone enjoyed the ride, and we welcome everyone back next year.
George Pinney and the Devil Mountain Double Staff
|Double Metric Riders, Completions|
|Double Century Riders|
|Colwell , Tracy||12:40||1|
|Makk, Istvan (Ish)||13:18||3|
|Clare, John M.||18:01||52|
|Clare, John T.||18:01||52|
|Lehle , Walter||18:05||57|
|Did Not Finish|
|Barth , Daniel|
|Weston, Gary S.|