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White, Lee solo to 24-hour wins in the desert

By:
Dave McElwaine

Pivot Cycles, Team Spatchula race to men's and women's duo victories

Unseasonable weather blew into the Tucson area on Saturday, and gave the 1,850 racers at Old Pueblo all they could handle. Wind gusts up to 40 mph, dust storms, overnight rain, and frigid temperatures made this year's edition of Old Pueblo one to be remembered for a long time. "24 Hour City" came under attack as tents blew down, dust infiltrated every crevice, and rain soaked everything. 

Kathy Sherwin (NoTubes Elite Women) remarked "the dust didn't bother me as much as the wind. I actually did get blown from side to side." I actually almost ended up in cactus a few times. There was a strategy out there just in that you had to know both where the wind was coming from, and where the cactus were"

Anthony White won the solo men's race with a remarkable 18 laps completed. He rode laps between 1:04 and 1:34 during the event Jonathan Davis was second with 16 laps, and Kip Biese finished third with 15 laps. The women's winner was Lindy Lane who finished 13 laps, with Timiro Prius taking second place with 11 laps.

The most hotly contested race of the weekend was the 4-person men's race. Velocidad Maxima eked out just an 18-minute victory over the Epic Endurance Team. In the men's duo division, Pivot Cycles battled the Trek Bicycle Store for the entire weekend. When the dust settled, they both clocked 20 laps with Pivot being just 27 minutes faster than Trek.

The most dominating performance of the weekend came from the Stan's Elite Women's Team comprised of veteran racers Kathy Sherwin, Nina Baum, Shannon Gibson, and development rider Kaila Hart. It was obvious that they were the class of the field from the first lap when Nina Baum rode a time of 1:11. They won by two full laps over the Book Club team.

Kaila Hart was not only riding her first 24 hour race, but her first race as a pro. She seemed ecstatic as she headed out on the team's last lap to seal the victory. "I am happy with how I have done so far. I would have liked to been a little closer to the other girl's [teammates] times. I was about 8 minutes off their pace but I was happy with that since they have so much experience. The Durango resident added "I'm still in base [training], going to school, and working."

The race began with hundreds of racers sprinting on foot ¼ mile in a Le Man's start. While the fastest were able to grab their bikes and get underway, the majority of racers got caught in a logjam where some were still running while others were riding. Within a few minutes the chaos subsided and all riders were out on course.

The 16.1 mile course started off in reasonable good condition, then deteriorated due to an hour of sustained rain at 9:00 PM. By morning it had dried out and was becoming faster than Saturday's conditions. Amateur racer Dave Berg from Albuquerque explained "last night was definitely rough with the rain, cold, and wind but it shaped up the course nicely. It was all loose but now it is tight and fast. The course is a lot faster than it was yesterday."

Ben Sonntag, winner of La Ruta de los Conquistadores was impressive throughout the race. While his 5-person co-ed NoTubes/Weapons of Ass Destruction team finished second in their division, Sonntag rode blistering laps in under one hour. From here he travels to South Africa to race in the Cape Epic.

While the vast majority of racers told Cyclingnews they were there just for "fun", it was notable that the area around the leader board was packed with people for the final hour of the race. Many teams came up with unique names including Five Cruisers of an Old Age, Team Fat n' Fifty, 4 ½ Men, Cougar Barbie and her Four Kens, 3 Firefighters and a Concrete Guy, The Chainsmokers, and It Can't be my turn again!

In one of the most unique moments of the weekend, a racer named David asked his girlfriend Tess Anderson to come up onto the stage at the pre-race meeting. He got down on his knees and proposed marriage. She was stunned, but accepted as he slipped a diamond ring on her finger. The crowd of several thousand roared their approval.

Cyclingnews caught up with Tess after the race. She said "I raced on a co-ed 5 person team with lots of layers to battle the cold. It was my first time and I had a blast. I had a great mountain bike race, just rode my last lap, and I am going to marry the man of my dreams!"
 

Results

Solo men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ant White 18   laps
2 Jonathan Davis 16  
3 Kip J. Biese 15  
4 Jeff Austin-Phillips 15  
5 Team Dave 15  
6 Paul Romero 14  
7 Al Lewis - Team Rhino 14  
8 Bill Morris 14  
9 Trek Bicycle Store 12  
10 Troupe Racing 12  
11 Drunk Cyclist 12  
12 Bluesails 12  
13 Loco solo 12  
14 Tom Stack 11  
15 Mykyta Yurtyn 11  
16 PKU Ride 11  
17 Brent Silvester 11  
18 Wes Barton 10  
19 Micheal McCarthy 10  
20 Serious Whiners 10  
21 Adam Stepanovic 10  
22 Thank you sir, may I have another 9  
23 SHR 9  
24 Turd Ferguson 9  
25 chris campen 9  
26 Solo in Soho 9  
27 Hecho en Mexico 9  
28 RJ Ponchione 9  
29 Canadian Pride 8  
30 JBUT 8  
31 Dudah 8  
32 Curt Wilhelm 7  
33 Not done yet 7  
34 Team Bacon Strip 7  
35 Chris Collins 7  
36 Scumpuppy 7  
37 Chad Sheirbon 7  
38 Bradley D. Ellis Sram Colorado 6  
39 Chukar 6  
40 dabowl 6  
41 Sainz 6  
42 SSFTA 6  
43 Super Dave 6  
44 Dave Byers 5  
45 RICK JACOBSON 5  
46 Rich Maines 5  
47 Gnome of DrunkCyclist.com 5  
48 What the hell am I doing out here 5  
49 Breathe Deep Into the Belly 5  
50 The Jordan 5  
51 Brown1 5  
52 SSFTA (Southern Sierra Fat Tire Assoc.) 5  
53 Gonzo 5  
54 Nicholas John 4  
55 Drunk Monkey 4  
56 Nutty Armadillo 4  
57 Something Obscene Passing for Wit 4  
58 Eric K Williams, Ph.D. 4  
59 Krauthammer 4  
60 Brian Suzuki 4  
61 El Capitan 4  
62 D2 at Drunkcyclist 4  
63 Painfully Fun 4  
64 Old and In the Way 4  
65 WhatRUnuts?! 4  
66 Desert Acupuncturist 4  
67 Synolsynthetics 4  
68 225 mega hurtz 3  
69 TNT 3  
70 All Alone 3  
71 Desert Sharp 3  
72 Team B & C 3  
73 Tainted Beef 3  
74 Really? 3  
75 Rwetheryt 3  
76 SKI 3  
77 Jocko Homo 3  
78 2X4 3  
79 Big Hit 3  
80 robzona 3  
81 Bad Idea 2  
82 Mark it 8, Dude! 2  
83 Timber Johnson 2  
84 Ken Harrison 2  
85 Terminator 2  
86 harry cooper 1  
87 It's funny because he's fat 1  
88 Jalapethos 1  
89 Eleven. Exactly. One louder. 1  
90 Hyenas at War 1  
91 hogan 1  
92 Troupe Racing 1  
93 By Choice Man! 1  
94 Endomatic 1  
Solo women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lindy Lee 13   laps
2 Timari Pruis (Pivot Cycles/Kenda) 11  
3 Rocky Mountain Racing 10  
4 Elizabeth Sugar Boese 10  
5 Pudgy Apple Worm Racing 10  
6 Sabrosa Cycles 9  
7 Ronda Sundermeier 9  
8 Arizona Cyclist 8  
9 Michele Bliss 8  
10 What, What, What Am I Doing? 7  
11 Sarah Kessans 6  
12 Hurtin' Whooha! 6  
13 Stephanie Surch 6  
14 Kata Ann 5  
15 Vanderkitten 4  
16 Brown2 4  
17 Terri Wahlberg 3  
18 Jen Klausner 1  
Solo singlespeed men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Shawn Gregory 15   laps
2 Rubher Down 14  
3 Simon Z 14  
4 Big Lovin 13  
5 El Freako From Rico 13  
6 One Punch Cycle Co 12  
7 Seriously, I thought I signed up for corporate 12  
8 Ozone Bikes 11  
9 Two Wheel Jones Phil 11  
10 Dr. Dan 10  
11 Ozone Bikes 10  
12 Dirty Biker of Drunkcyclist.com 9  
13 Back of the Pack Racing 9  
14 Eddie Urcadez 8  
15 Overland Journal 2 8  
16 Rhino 7  
17 Single Minded "Single Pleasure" 7  
18 Scandinavian Jesus 7  
19 Jeff Kellum 7  
20 Shannon Brown 6  
21 zia velo db cycling 6  
22 Adam Pace 6  
23 OldBlackDudeRacing 5  
24 Bogan's Heroes 5  
25 Havin' Fun Now! 5  
26 The Caboose 5  
27 Team Free Lunch 5  
28 Single Minded 4  
29 Back of the Pack Racing 4  
30 Craiger 4  
31 Cutler 3  
32 Tony Steffan 3  
33 We're a Silver Gleaming Death Machine 2  
34 Rock out with your Cog out 1  
Solo singlespeed women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 No Tubes/Light & Motion 10   laps
2 Whole Hearted 8  
3 Hard-Hearted Harbinger of Haggis 6  
4 junebug 4  
Duo men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pivot Cycles 20   laps
2 Trek Bicycle Store 20  
3 Evil Gazebo 18  
4 The Kitty Song 18  
5 Ezi & Cheezi 18  
6 Los Dos 18  
7 Balls out 17  
8 Team Name! 17  
9 Pura Vida Siempre 17  
10 Bastards of Ironclad 16  
11 Newton's First Law 16  
12 Rhys & Daren 16  
13 Troupe Racing Company D&C 16  
14 Mill Valley Mayhem 16  
15 T.J. Frisbee Bicycles 16  
16 Reusable Team 15  
17 Subculture Cyclery 15  
18 Tortugas Bombers 15  
19 Duo Loco 15  
20 Simon & Kurt 15  
21 Tim & Duncan 15  
22 Reservoir Dogs 14  
23 Cartman and Tweak 13  
24 2fg 13  
25 2 Lost Polaks 12  
26 Rattle Yer Dags 12  
27 Haus of Pain 11  
28 The Armand Hammers 11  
29 On Your Left 11  
30 Stompaz (Scooba Steve & Dubble R Dubble T) 11  
31 Fat Tire Gila Monsters 11  
32 PJ Lingley 11  
33 Dirty Pirates 10  
34 All Legs No Brains 10  
35 Wish we were riding solo 10  
36 Two boys & Seven Bitches 10  
37 Lactic Acid 10  
38 Older than dirt Brothers 10  
39 Salsa Especial 10  
40 Duodenum 10  
41 Team Incycle 10  
42 BWR Testes Brothers 10  
43 Mazura Brothers 9  
44 SpinDoc 9  
45 Pancho and Lefty 9  
46 Turkey 9  
47 Bad Decision Racing 9  
48 Black and Tan 9  
49 Jolly Roger 8  
50 Crocker Titus 8  
51 Texas 8  
52 2g's 8  
53 Full Fantasy Flyers 8  
54 Team Kappii 7  
55 Bucket List 7  
56 Back of the Pack Racing 7  
57 IIWII-ILL Adviseds 7  
58 Dos Muertos Gringos 7  
59 Red Rover 7  
60 not now donny 7  
61 2 Geeks from the Peaks 7  
62 Dazed and Confused 7  
63 Megasoreass 6  
64 Cyclocrossworld 6  
65 Team Yard Sale! 6  
66 the lion and his cub 6  
67 Bone Resistance 6  
68 East Coasters 5  
69 The Dueling Double D's 5  
70 Dos Borrachos 5  
71 two dudes one bike 5  
72 Team Zissou 5  
73 Do not pass, rider is sleeping. 4  
74 The Sledgehammers. 4  
75 MLR Dos Amigos 4  
76 Team Free Lunch-Duo 4  
77 Separated at Birth 3  
78 Positive Kill Ratio 3  
79 The Derailleur Duo 2  
80 The Sonoran Pirates Caca Pasa 2  
81 2 Pump Chumps 2  
Duo women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Spatchula 14   laps
2 Whiners on Niners 13  
3 Dynamic Duo 13  
4 Pelotas de Ezekiel 11  
5 Team Godiva 10  
6 2 four-Play 10  
7 ruff riders 8  
8 Beerwig and the Bounty Hunter 7  
9 Crass McNasty 4  
Duo co-ed
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Topo Fusion Gooney Riders 18   laps
2 10-MPG 18  
3 Las Chupacabras 17  
4 JuanPam 16  
5 Bike LIT Porn Stars film again 15  
6 Tapped, Racked, and Ready 12  
7 We're not together 11  
8 Get Fit Sports Training 8  
9 Crawling Spiders 8  
10 Gianna Love 8  
11 Greased Lightning 7  
12 Team Bussey 6  
13 I'm just saying...... 6  
14 The Bicycle Company 5  
15 Fast and Curious 3  
16 Team SMENA 3  
17 Olive Oyl and Popeye 2  
18 Bewilder 2  
19 The Bubba and Stinky Show 2  
20 Big Red Tandumb 2  
Four-person male team
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Velocidad Maxima 22   laps
2 Epic Endurance - Team 1 22  
3 BicycleWorld.TV Team A 21  
4 Team Athlete Octane 21  
5 juwi solar 21  
6 BGR & The Old Growth Hoosiers 20  
7 Pain Locker 20  
8 Rocky Mounts 20  
9 cool arrows racing 19  
10 Epic Endurance - Team 2 19  
11 Fly'n Naked Apes 19  
12 Alpha Bicycle Company 19  
13 Monkey Butt 19  
14 Pedal Mulisha 18  
15 3 firefighters and a concrete guy 18  
16 Skidmarks 18  
17 Incycle 18  
18 Jemez Jellions 18  
19 Phoenix Police Athletic Club 18  
20 Lagartos La Primavera 18  
21 Sonoran Pirate Night at the Knoxbury 18  
22 Manifesto Cycles Expeditionary Force 17  
23 shake n bake 17  
24 The Four Locos 17  
25 Channel 4 News Team 17  
26 Cheese Grits 17  
27 Please Sir May I have another 17  
28 Perky Knobs/ Squishy Grips 17  
29 Team Armor Works 16  
30 Team FBR 16  
31 Dawn to Dust - Geared plus One 16  
32 Stabbing is so 90's. 16  
33 los quatro caballeros 16  
34 Newtexazona 16  
35 Winegar/Wixom/Daniel&Hays 16  
36 Crank Addicts 16  
37 Team Leiser Racing 16  
38 A Herd of Turtles 16  
39 Blood, Sweat and Gears 16  
40 Freeride Bandits 16  
41 Have bike, will ride!!! 16  
42 24 Hours of Bromance 16  
43 Hell on Wheels 16  
44 juwi solar - Power Pushers 16  
45 For Those about to Ride 15  
46 juwi solar - Solar Rollers 15  
47 WAKA/JAWAKA 15  
48 Area9 Denmark 15  
49 Equipo #17 15  
50 Ridin' Dirty I 15  
51 Fat Tire Hangover 15  
52 Ghost Shifters 14  
53 The Dirty Bums 14  
54 Stout Saguaro Riderz 14  
55 Kitchen Pass 14  
56 Blazing Saddles 14  
57 The Kickstand 14  
58 AZ Devo Support Crew 14  
59 Whiskey Club 14  
60 Old Pueblo Gymnastics Academy 14  
61 Cool Aeros 14  
62 inCOGnito 13  
63 riding dirty 2 13  
64 The Mightier Meatballs 13  
65 Picking Up Chiclets 13  
66 Clydesdales 13  
67 IIWII - Eight Tender Testicles 13  
68 !@#%.....Shut up Legs! 13  
69 juwi solar - Killa Watts 13  
70 SARA 13  
71 Montezuma's Revenge 13  
72 3 Dads with Daughters and one TBA 13  
73 DON'T STOP 12  
74 Just the Tip 12  
75 OSBE&BS 12  
76 Los Pavos 12  
77 Team Brawndo 12  
78 Old Pueblo Gymnastics 12  
79 The Motorboaters 12  
80 Arogant big wheels 12  
81 Weakened Warriors 12  
82 Pugzarillas 12  
83 Sun Adventure Sports 12  
84 Wuffin it 11  
85 Wuffin It Too 11  
86 Blend Me Another Brother 11  
87 Rollin Rollin Man My Nuts R Swollen 11  
88 Old and in the Way 11  
89 It Can't Be My Turn Again 11  
90 Mountain Flyer Magazine 11  
91 Man vs. Bike & Beer 11  
92 juwi solar - Training Wheel Warriors 11  
93 Desert Yard Sale 11  
94 Los Terribles Cucarachas 11  
95 Is that a cactus in your pocket? 10  
96 Crispy Lizards 10  
97 Meat Fruit 10  
98 Primary Crushers 10  
99 The Dainty Pukers 10  
100 Sinaloa Bikes 10  
101 Sworthowswegutterduders 10  
102 Nads 10  
103 SpokeheadZ 10  
104 Firehouse Dawgs 10  
105 Tequila Shooters 10  
106 Slow Flat Mice 10  
107 4 web ones 9  
108 The Old New Mexicans 9  
109 Three Sheep and a Welshman 9  
110 Knights of Cyclonia 9  
111 McGuire Racing 9  
112 Rapscallions....Arrr 9  
113 Over The Line 9  
114 Fourth and Schlong 9  
115 Scrapple 9  
116 Sonoran Pirates Donkey Chasers 9  
117 Nacho Queso 8  
118 Pocket Rockets 8  
119 Team Wingnuts 8  
120 The Lords of the Chainrings 8  
121 Team Sport Kilt 8  
122 Los Terribles Chupacabras 8  
123 QuikBikes 8  
124 The Gene Yang Gang 8  
125 Team Super Grover 8  
126 Overland Journal 7  
127 ride rep 7  
128 Broken REMs 6  
129 Lube makes everything better 6  
130 Busted Knuckles 6  
131 Poco Loco 6  
132 Mick Flip and the Magic Beans 6  
133 Secondary Crushers 6  
134 Reservoir Cogs 5  
135 Pollitos Chicken 4  
136 snitchz get stichz 4  
137 Worn Out Rubbers 4  
138 chupacabra's 4  
139 Sonoran Pirates/ Quater Beaners 4  
140 Team ToDoIt 4  
141 The Rolling Rocks 3  
Four-person female team
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 No Tubes Women's Elite 19   laps
2 Book Club 17  
3 Rivet Sports Garage 16  
4 KK & CC's from CO 16  
5 Mud Honeys 15  
6 Cyborg Killer Daisies 12  
7 The Drunkcyclist Skirts 12  
8 Go Go Go Girls 11  
9 Pussy Power 11  
10 Red Riding Hoods 11  
11 Where's The Cabana Boy? 9  
12 Bat-Town Broads 8  
13 Low Estrogen 8  
14 Haulin Harpies 8  
15 Bitches Stole Our Wood 7  
16 Team High Maintenance - Red Oxx 7  
17 GS Boulder 6  
18 Pink Nipple Possey 6  
Four-person singlespeed
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sinners, Saints and Singlespeeds 20   laps
2 Damn Buckeyes 20  
3 M & M Cycling 19  
4 Adventure Bicycle 19  
5 4 Corners Flyers 19  
6 Gay For Bikes 18  
7 A Cogwheel Orange 18  
8 Sons of the Red Sand 17  
9 The Dark Side 16  
10 Yeti Beti Team Spot Brand Bikes 16  
11 Golden Bike Shop/ Yeti Beti 16  
12 Sportin' Woodys featuring Salty Nuts 15  
13 SD Camelsak 14  
14 Single Minded 14  
15 Harbingers of Lager 13  
16 One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Gear 13  
17 Team Uno Bicycle Studio 12  
18 Team Solo Equipo 11  
19 BLVD Bike 5  
Five-person co-ed 0 to 149
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 AZ Devo 20   laps
2 Chloe and the Colavito's 19  
3 Team Special Guys (& A Gal) 18  
4 El Grupo Uno 18  
5 Double Shred Date and Asa 15  
6 BIkes, Beers, and Billy 15  
7 Flaming Taint 15  
8 Everybody Wang Chung 14  
9 El Grupo Dos 14  
10 El Grupo Tres 10  
11 Team Sex 8  
12 Team MTBUI 7  
Five person Co-ed 150-199
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Light & Motion 21   laps
2 Stan's NoTubes 21  
3 ThisIsWhat I ThinkAboutDuringSex 19  
4 El Grupo Coaches 19  
5 M.E.S.S.N. with Cholla 18  
6 Miracle Racing II 18  
7 Spacely Sprockets 17  
8 Wolf Nipple Chips 17  
9 The Chainsmokers 16  
10 We are here for the beer 16  
11 Team Mount'n'Speedaway 16  
12 Pound The Round 16  
13 Coyote Chasers 15  
14 One Beer Short of a Six Pack 15  
15 Safety First 15  
16 dcbadventures.com 14  
17 IIWII - Inebriants 14  
18 Two-Wheeled Attack Team 14  
19 Madness Adventure Racing 14  
20 Pack it in already! 13  
21 4 Cocks and a Hen 13  
22 The Paisley Touch-Me-Theres 13  
23 Skin Side Up 3.0 13  
24 Momma's Little Disappointments 13  
25 PEDEL! 13  
26 Meat Candy Express 13  
27 Lady and the Tramps 12  
28 Tucson Tri Girls & a Lucky Guy 12  
29 The Spinning Elvises 11  
30 Osprey 10  
31 TREK Bicycle Superstores San Diego 10  
32 Phat Tired 10  
33 Cactus Magnets 10  
34 Slaves to Performance Bikes 10  
35 The Skid Marks 9  
36 Ridin' Dirty II 9  
37 Guys and Doll 7  
38 Bits of Real Panther 7  
39 Bitches Coming For The Bitches! 6  
40 Hell Yeah 5  
41 Vanilla Thunder 4  
Five-person Co-ed 200+
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jack Mormon Militia 21   laps
2 NoTubes/Weapons of Ass Destruction 21  
3 Geo Man Gear 19  
4 Cougar Barbie and her Four Kens 18  
5 SOCAL Endurance 18  
6 Pivot Cycles 17  
7 Manic Monkey Riders 17  
8 Pony Girl & the Four Horsemen 17  
9 Burnt Offering 17  
10 Team Slaya 17  
11 No Fork n' Brake 16  
12 Slomosexuals 15  
13 4 And a Half Men 15  
14 Typsy McDragginn Ass Retires 15  
15 Iron Flyers 15  
16 wheels of the kingdom 14  
17 Five Cruisers of Advanced Age 14  
18 no brakes racing 13  
19 Luna Links 12  
20 The Barmy Army: Save the Santa Ritas 12  
21 Team G.J.J 12  
22 Medical Tumbleweed 12  
23 Bad Assets 12  
24 Team Vitesse 11  
25 Team Tugboat 11  
26 Mising Link Coed 11  
27 3D2C 10  
28 El Grupies 10  
29 Of the Clan McLeod 10  
30 The Fatties 10  
31 Rhino Relix 10  
32 No Pueblemo! 9  
33 Double Helix 9  
34 Nacho's Guerros 8  
35 Cactus Ninja Crew 8  
36 Team Fat 'N Fifty 8  
37 The Un-Chained Melodies 8  
38 Better Late Than Never 8  
39 Oprah Winfrey Presents 7  
40 Manada lobos de idiota 4  
Corporate teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Area 51 A 21   laps
2 Hosie Cow 21  
3 Team Colleen's Bitches 20  
4 Team OVB + the DC 19  
5 Granite 19  
6 Team Green 18  
7 Team Tool 17  
8 Sunday Cycles Bike Shop 17  
9 Area 51 B 17  
10 my butt hurts 16  
11 Ventana MTB'rs Against Cancer 16  
12 Serious Visual 16  
13 Catalina Brewing Company 16  
14 Kona Magic Tanuki 15  
15 Team Gnar Shred and the Rad Riders 15  
16 Fusion 14  
17 IIWII - Nauseously Optimistics 14  
18 U of A Emergency Medicine 14  
19 Fat Spatula 13  
20 Fair Wheel 11  
21 Broke Spoke 11  
22 Missile Trail Blazers 9  
23 Rolling Mayhem 9  
24 Willow Springs Ranch Hands 8  
25 Pass the Wine Buddy 7  
26 Chupacabras 5