Mar 12, 2012

Bloomington Dominates Sub-9 Death March

While most of the checkpoints for the second annual Sub-9 Death March lay just outside the sphere of most Bloomington cyclists' normal training routes, proximity to the course still seemed to proved advantageous to the winners of two of the team categories. Don Galligher took his second consecutive men's team category win along with partner Chris Wood (he paired with Andy Messer for the 2011 victory) using a gravel and singletrack heavy route to hit all of the possible checkpoints on 29er mountain bikes. Conversely, Death March newbies Sarah Fredrickson and Liz Cobb went for a different type of efficiency, burning up the pavement on their cyclocross bike and skipping a possible time bonus at Callahan Cemetery. The strategy proved to be quite effective, as their adjusted time of of 1:24 was a full two hours and twenty minutes ahead of any other women's duo.



Full results have not yet been published, so apologies go out to any other Bloomington folks not included in the report.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

maybe L5 will start giving out time bonuses for taking pictures at every pit?

Geraint Parry said...

Wait a minute.... Finished in 1.24 and won by over 2hrs! Isn't that the greatest ever winning margin as proportion of finishing time? To make it understandable to most readers...that's like winning Womens L5 by loads of time!

Geraint Parry said...

Shit, they won $500! Wow! Nice work ladies!

Lindsay said...

1:24 was their adjusted time after time bonuses. They were actually riding for 3:59. Second place was only out for about an hour longer, but did not get as many time bonuses. So basically they rode fast *and* strategically well, resulting in a butt-whooping of epic proportions. (I have to brag on them because my partner and I DNF'd due to a snapped derailleur hanger followed by further chain dysfunction after her bike was converted to a SS.)