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The 36th Annual Forest Ranch Hill Climb Time Trial!!!

Yes, the "Sierra Nevada" Race up the hill!!!

Sunday, September 27, 9:00 AM

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RESULTS:

2015 FOREST RANCH HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL
Sunday, September 27th, 2015 - 9:00AM
Conditions: Warm & Sunny

NOTES: I would like to give a tremendous thank you to JJ Coughlin for volunteering his time to send the riders off this morning - without him, we could not have done this event!!!

Also, I would thank the following people for their help today and leading up to the event: Gary Towne, Geno Gruber, Katie Simmons, Steve Simmons and anyone else I may have forgotten(sorry!)!

AND A MASSIVE AND HUGE THANK YOU TO SIERRA NEVADA BREWERY FOR SPONSORING THIS EVENT YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!

If you have an * next to your name below, you have qualified for a Gift Certificate from Sierra Nevada Brewery. The Gift Certificates will NOT be available until NEXT Monday - October 5th, 2015!! You may
pick up your certificates in the Sierra Nevada Gift Shop at the Brewery(PLEASE do not go to pick up before Monday, October 5th!!). You must have photo ID in order to pick up your gift certificate. Remember,
years back, we institued a 6-minute rule for the women's racers.....so, if you are a 50-year-old woman, you must have 50 + 6 in order to win a Gift Cert....or less than 56 minutes. 

I have some pieces of cycling clothing left in the R.A.C.E.mobile from this morning's event, so if you left your cycling stuff at the race, send me an e-mail at RodneyJCox@gmail.com and we'll figure
out a way to get it back to you.

----And, yes - as you can see below - after ALL these years....we have a new Course Record!!!! Congratulations to Matt Rodriguez for breaking Albert Dall's record of 36:21 set in 1996! Matt hammered the course
today in 35:05!!!

---The Results below are Preliminary until Monday, Sept. 28th at Noon. If you see any additions, subtractions, corrections, substitutions, etc....send me an e-mail at RodneyJCox@gmail.com and we'll get 'em
all sorted out. We usually have 1 or 2 small errors each year, so just let me know before Noon tomorrow. Don't message me via social media because I never check it - just shoot me an e-mail - thank you!!!
RodneyJCox@gmail.com

AND, finally, thank YOU - THE RIDERS!! - for coming out to this event!!!! Without you all, we could not have this race!! So, thank you ALL for coming out to ride, cheer, volunteer, encourage and be part of the annual
Forest Ranch Hill Climb Time Trial. We'll see you next year at the 37th Annual Forest Ranch Hill Climb Time Trial taking place on Sunday, September 25th, 2016!!!

* - Gift Certificate Winners - Pick-up on or after October 5th, Monday....but before Halloween!

COMBINED OVERALL RESULTS:
1. Matt Rodriguez (Age 31)   35:05 - NEW COURSE RECORD(Old record was 36:21 by Albert Dall set in 1996)
*2. Jon Baker (Age 41)   39:01
*3. Greg Golet (Age 51)   40:02
*4. Rich Thurman (Age 47)   41:27
*5. Jim Roberts (Age 52)   42:06
*6. Gary Towne (Age 47)   42:45
*7. Mike Castaldo (Age 48)   42:51
8. Tyler Honeyman (Age 36)   43:10
9. Patrick Way (Age 42)   45:16
*10. Mike Shaw (Age 67)   45:42
*11. Greg Watkins (Age 52)   46:25
*12. Kristopher Blee (Age 53)  46:39
*13. David Albrecht (Age 48)   46:40
*14. Doug Weseman (Age 56)   47:01
15. Richard Loewen (Age 43)   47:05
*16. Sean Fishcer (Age 50)   47:17
17. Jeff Galland (Age 46)   47:31
*18. Joe Wolner (Age 49)   47:46
*19. Tom Tucker (Age 58)   48:10
20. Cierra Hancock (Age 30)   49:10
*21. Teresa Kludt (Age 60)   49:56
22. Ron Penne (Age 50)   50:04
*23. Matt Maderos (Age 58)   50:18
*24. Jim Walker (Age 58)   50:26
25. James Plummer (Age 42)   51:20
26. Joanne Gilchrist (Age 45)   51:47
*27. Ray Bransky (Age 55)   52:17
28. Chris Gibb (Age 40)   52:29
*29. Jim Moravec (Age 59)   52:36
*30. Mike Trowbridge (Age 62)   52:52
31. Brett Simic (Age 50)   53:14
*32. Jim Peplow (Age 57)   53:20
33. Geno Gruber (Age 48)   53:28
34. Tom Embree (Age 46)   53:38
35. Todd Hamel (Age 49)   53:39
36. Creighton Gruber (Age 14)   54:03
36. Dory Dyer (Age 45)   54:03
*38. Jim Greenlee (Age 56)   54:14
*39. Lee Altier (Age 62)   54:15
*40. Doni Carter (Age 54)   54:21
*41. Bryan Rodriguez (Age 58)   54:45
*41. Andy Johnson (Age 56)   54:45
*43. Tony Jewett (Age 60)   54:58
44. Matt Abrahamian (Age 41)   55:20
*45. Loran Vilas (Age 57)   55:32
46. John Touchette (Age 49)   55:40
47. Don Miller (Age 53)   55:55
48. Dennis Miracle (Age 56)   56:35
49. Tom Peet (Age 55)   56:38
50. Jason Smith (Age 39)   57:35
*51. Phil Weintraub (Age 63)   57:43
*52. Dennis Deromedi (Age 67)   58:05
53. James Longway (Age 31)   58:29
*54. Jim Mensching (Age 69)   59:20
*55. Walt Schafer (Age 76)   59:52
*56. Bill Moon (Age 71)   60:32
*57. John Hoffman (Age 71)   61:05
*58. Greg Kallio (Age 62)   61:15
59. Luciano Castaldo (Age 13)   61:19
*59. Mark Hooper (Age 65)   61:19
61. RJ Laffins (Age 55)   61:44
62. Jeff Millard (Age 60)   62:09
63. Daren Otten (Age 40)   62:19
*64. Christine Bergmann (Age 64)   63:31
*65. Jay Rawlins (Age 68)   64:39
66. JJ Coughlin (Age 44)   66:06
67. Colin Moakley (Age 46)   66:57
68. Bill Bergmann (Age 61)   68:12
69. Janine Rood (Age 56)   68:25 - On a mountain bike!
70. Lisa Collins (Age 55)   75:53
71. Maddie Gruber (Age 16)   82:58


OVERALL MEN'S RESULTS:
1. Matt Rodriguez (Age 31)   35:05 - NEW COURSE RECORD(Old record was 36:21 by Albert Dall set in 1996)
2. Jon Baker (Age 41)   39:01
3. Greg Golet (Age 51)   40:02
4. Rich Thurman (Age 47)   41:27
5. Jim Roberts (Age 52)   42:06
6. Gary Towne (Age 47)   42:45
7. Mike Castaldo (Age 48)   42:51
8. Tyler Honeyman (Age 36)   43:10
9. Patrick Way (Age 42)   45:16
10. Mike Shaw (Age 67)   45:42
11. Greg Watkins (Age 52)   46:25
12. Kristopher Blee (Age 53)  46:39
13. David Albrecht (Age 48)   46:40
14. Doug Weseman (Age 56)   47:01
15. Richard Loewen (Age 43)   47:05
16. Sean Fishcer (Age 50)   47:17
17. Jeff Galland (Age 46)   47:31
18. Joe Wolner (Age 49)   47:46
19. Tom Tucker (Age 58)   48:10
20. Ron Penne (Age 50)   50:04
21. Matt Maderos (Age 58)   50:18
22. Jim Walker (Age 58)   50:26
23. James Plummer (Age 42)   51:20
24. Ray Bransky (Age 55)   52:17
25. Chris Gibb (Age 40)   52:29
26. Jim Moravec (Age 59)   52:36
27. Mike Trowbridge (Age 62)   52:52
28. Brett Simic (Age 50)   53:14
29. Jim Peplow (Age 57)   53:20
30. Geno Gruber (Age 48)   53:28
31. Tom Embree (Age 46)   53:38
32. Todd Hamel (Age 49)   53:39
33. Creighton Gruber (Age 14)   54:03
34. Jim Greenlee (Age 56)   54:14
35. Lee Altier (Age 62)   54:15
36. Bryan Rodriguez (Age 58)   54:45
37. Andy Johnson (Age 56)   54:45
38. Tony Jewett (Age 60)   54:58
39. Matt Abrahamian (Age 41)   55:20
40. John Touchette (Age 49)   55:40
41. Don Miller (Age 53)   55:55
42. Dennis Miracle (Age 56)   56:35
43. Tom Peet (Age 55)   56:38
44. Jason Smith (Age 39)   57:35
45. Phil Weintraub (Age 63)   57:43
46. Dennis Deromedi (Age 67)   58:05
47. James Longway (Age 31)   58:29
48. Jim Mensching (Age 69)   59:20
49. Walt Schafer (Age 76)   59:52
50. Bill Moon (Age 71)   60:32
51. John Hoffman (Age 71)   61:05
52. Greg Kallio (Age 62)   61:15
53. Luciano Castaldo (Age 13)   61:19
54. Mark Hooper (Age 65)   61:19
55. RJ Laffins (Age 55)   61:44
56. Jeff Millard (Age 60)   62:09
57. Daren Otten (Age 40)   62:19
58. Jay Rawlins (Age 68)   64:39
59. JJ Coughlin (Age 44)   66:06
60. Colin Moakley (Age 46)   66:57
61. Bill Bergmann (Age 61)   68:12


OVERALL WOMEN'S RESULTS:
1. Cierra Hancock (Age 30)   49:10
2. Teresa Kludt (Age 60)   49:56
3. Joanne Gilchrist (Age 45)   51:47
4. Dory Dyer (Age 45)   54:03
5. Doni Carter (Age 54)   54:21
6. Loran Vilas (Age 57)   55:32
7. Christine Bergmann (Age 64)   63:31
8. Janine Rood (Age 56)   68:25 - On a mountain bike!
9. Lisa Collins (Age 55)   75:53
10. Maddie Gruber (Age 16)   82:58

OVERALL JUNIORS RESULTS:
1. Creighton Gruber (Age 14)   54:03
2. Luciano Castaldo (Age 13)   61:19
3. Maddie Gruber (Age 16)   82:58

MEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY RESULTS:
1. Greg Golet (Age 51)   40:02
2. Jim Roberts (Age 52)   42:06
3. Mike Shaw (Age 67)   45:42
4. Greg Watkins (Age 52)   46:25
5. Kristopher Blee (Age 53)  46:39
6. Doug Weseman (Age 56)   47:01
7. Sean Fishcer (Age 50)   47:17
8. Tom Tucker (Age 58)   48:10
9. Ron Penne (Age 50)   50:04
10. Matt Maderos (Age 58)   50:18
11. Jim Walker (Age 58)   50:26
12. Ray Bransky (Age 55)   52:17
13. Jim Moravec (Age 59)   52:36
14. Mike Trowbridge (Age 62)   52:52
15. Brett Simic (Age 50)   53:14
16. Jim Peplow (Age 57)   53:20
17. Jim Greenlee (Age 56)   54:14
18. Lee Altier (Age 62)   54:15
19. Bryan Rodriguez (Age 58)   54:45
20. Andy Johnson (Age 56)   54:45
21. Tony Jewett (Age 60)   54:58
22. Don Miller (Age 53)   55:55
23. Dennis Miracle (Age 56)   56:35
24. Tom Peet (Age 55)   56:38
25. Phil Weintraub (Age 63)   57:43
26. Dennis Deromedi (Age 67)   58:05
27. Jim Mensching (Age 69)   59:20
28. Walt Schafer (Age 76)   59:52
29. Bill Moon (Age 71)   60:32
30. John Hoffman (Age 71)   61:05
31. Greg Kallio (Age 62)   61:15
32. Mark Hooper (Age 65)   61:19
33. RJ Laffins (Age 55)   61:44
34. Jeff Millard (Age 60)   62:09
35. Jay Rawlins (Age 68)   64:39
36. Bill Bergmann (Age 61)   68:12

WOMEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY RESULTS:
1. Teresa Kludt (Age 60)   49:56
2. Doni Carter (Age 54)   54:21
3. Loran Vilas (Age 57)   55:32
4. Christine Bergmann (Age 64)   63:31
5. Janine Rood (Age 56)   68:25 - On a mountain bike!
6. Lisa Collins (Age 55)   75:53




***SOME BIG CHANGES THIS YEAR - PLEASE SEE READ CAREFULLY:

***DUE TO ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL LAWS HERE IN CALIFORNIA, SIERRA NEVADA BREWERY IS NO LONGER ALLOWED TO GIVE OUT BEER TO THE WINNERS OF THIS EVENT. HOWEVER, $35 SIERRA NEVADA GIFT CARDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT - BUT, AGAIN UNFORTUNATELY, CAN NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE BEER. SORRY - THIS IS AN ABC LAW/REGULATION, NOT SIERRA NEVADA BREWERY - BUT THE BREWERY MUST ABIDE BY THE ABC LAWS & REGULATIONS. THE GIFT CARDS CAN BE USED TO PURCHASE ITEMS IN THEIR GIFT SHOP, OR TO PURCHASE A MEAL IN THEIR RESTAURANT.

**********If you win a $35 Gift Card from Sierra Nevada Brewery, they will be available for pick-up at the Sierra Nevada Gift Shop starting one week AFTER the event!!!!! This means Monday, October 5th, 2015 - PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE GIFT SHOP EARLIER THAN OCTOBER 5TH, 2015 AS THEY NEED TIME TO GATHER THE RESULTS, GET THE GIFT CARDS PRINTED OUT AND ORGANIZED. ID will be required at the Sierra Nevada Gift Shop in order to pick-up your Gift Card.

YES - This is the BIG ONE - THE most popular Hill Climb Time Trial of the entire year!!! A HUGE Thank You to our sponsor - Sierra Nevada Brewery  for sponsoring this awesome Uphill Time Trial each year!!!

If your time beats your age, you win a $35 gift card from Sierra Nevada Brewery(which can be used to purchase items in their gift shop or restaurant - but no beer). Unfortunately, NO cash prizes this year.....sorry, but my extremely limited budget will not allow me to give out cash this year. I am sorry. :(  If any company or individual would like to step up to offer cash prizes to the Top 3 Men & Women in the competition, please e-mail me at RodneyJCox@gmail.com.

This event is FREE to enter! No, no membership in any club is necessary, so come on out! Registration will open at 8:00AM at the corner of Bruce Road and Hwy. 32 - come EARLY if you want to get an early start on the climb......we usually have between 60 to 80 riders at this event. I will probably be there around 7:30AM to set up the registration table........but, for this year, NO early sign-ups, so start a line - sign-up will start at 8AM. Ice water, bananas and cookies will be provided at the finish. We will have ice water and bananas at the start as well.

The first rider will take off at 9:01am and we will go in 1-minute intervals, as we've done since the beginning. The climb itself is about 11.2 miles in length and climbs approximately 2,100 feet. For a map of the Forest Ranch Time Trial course, please see the map on this page.

HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!

***IMPORTANT RACE NOTES:

****As mentioned above, due to Alcohol Beverage Control laws/regulations in the State of California, NO beer will be given out by the Brewery - nor can the $35 Sierra Nevada Gift Cards be used to purchase beer. The ABC has been really cracking down on breweries in the last few years, and Sierra Nevada MUST abide by all the laws & regulations set forth by the ABC. I am sorry - PLEASE don't blame Sierra Nevada or complain to them - they are just following the law.

****RACE NUMBERS WILL BE ISSUED THIS YEAR, SO PLEASE PIN YOUR NUMBER ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR JERSEY SO WE CAN SEE IT AT THE FINISH LINE! A LIMITED NUMBER OF PINS WILL BE AVAILABLE, SO PLEASE USE SPARINGLY. ALSO, NO NUMBER AT THE FINISH = NO RESULT. SORRY. AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, DO NOT FOLD OR CUT YOUR NUMBER - IF I CAN'T READ YOUR NUMBER AT THE FINISH, NO RESULT WILL BE ISSUED...NO EXCEPTIONS.

****PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 8:59AM!!! NO LATE REGISTRANTS THIS YEAR. YOU CAN COME EARLY, SIGN UP, THEN HEAD BACK HOME OR WARM-UP AROUND STARTING AREA....BUT PLEASE DON'T BE LATE FOR YOUR START TIME. NEW THIS YEAR AS WELL - ANY RIDER "CUTTING" IN LINE AND RIDING ON THEIR OWN WILL NOT BE IN FINAL RESULTS - SORRY...TOO MUCH CONFUSION IN PREVIOUS YEARS TO CONTINUE THIS PRACTICE.

**********If you win a $35 Gift Card from Sierra Nevada Brewery, they will be available for pick-up at the Sierra Nevada Gift Shop starting one week AFTER the event!!!!! This means Monday, October 5th, 2015 - PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE GIFT SHOP EARLIER THAN OCTOBER 5TH, 2015 AS THEY NEED TIME TO GATHER THE RESULTS, GET THE GIFT CARDS PRINTED OUT AND ORGANIZED. ID will be required at the Sierra Nevada Gift Shop in order to pick-up your Gift Card.

****PARKING: If you choose to drive your car to this event, please note that parking MAY be limited this year due to construction vehicles at the Registration Area at the corner of Bruce Road & Hwy. 32. We should have enough room, but you never know.

****RESULTS: Results will be available the night of the event - probably late though as I have a family, responsibilities, so on and so forth. Sierra Nevada Brewery, again, will NOT have the Gift Cards ready for the winners until Monday, October 5th, 2015 - this gives them time to prepare the gift cards, etc. Please....no whining and most certainly don't give the Brewery any grief!!

****For the men, the rider MUST beat their age in order to win a $35 Gift Card from Sierra Nevada Brewery. So, if you are a 49-year-old man, you need to get a 48:59 or quicker in order to win the gift card.

****For the women, we instituted a 6-minute rule years & years ago.....so, if you are a 49-year-old woman, you must beat 49+6 = 55 minutes......or 54:59 or quicker. 

"What if I am a 55-year-old man and I get a 55:00 in the Time Trial - do I win the $35 Gift Card from Sierra Nevada??"

Sorry...no Gift Card. MUST beat your age outright. Remember - this is a low-key event and we do this for fun, fitness and trying a new(or recurring) challenge!

"Rodney, I'm 28-years-old....there is NO way I am going to win a $35 Gift Card from Sierra Nevada. Why do this event??"

This is one of the most epic local "races" on the calendar and has been going on for the last 36 years!! AND - it's FREE TO ENTER!! Come on out and give it a shot. Set goals for yourself for next year - and the years to come!! Many many riders have done this event through the years and use it as a gauge for fitness and fastness. ;)

And, a final note, please.....no whining. This is a FREE event -  myself and the other volunteers & sponsors do this for free and for fun. We don't have time or energy to listen/put up with whining. Anyone giving grief to myself, our sponsors, or any volunteer - in any way - will be disqualified immediately. I can't stress the following point enough - ANYONE CAUGHT GIVING GRIEF TO SIERRA NEVADA BREWERY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED AND BANNED FROM ALL FUTURE FOREST RANCH TIME TRIALS!!!! 



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Details

Race Type
Uphill Time Trial
Distance
11.2 mi
Elevation
2,100 ft
Grade
3.6% Average
Climb
Category 1
Helmets
Mandatory!

Series

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