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Week 3 of the 2013 Low-Key Hillclimb Series

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Adrien Costa showing his broken collarbone isn't holding him back as he shatters the Low-Key course record and Strava KOM (Tom Everman)
Thanks to coordinator James Porter, with help from Bill Bushnell, Cara Coburn, Tom Everman, Clark Foy, Sandra King, Jinyuan Li, Stefanie Nishimura, Pat Parseghian, Lisa Penzel, and Darlene Stevenson for making today's climb possible!

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Bohlman has justifiably acquired an almost mythical status in Low-Key. There is something almost profound about the experience. This is especially true with our present route, which tackes some truly ferocious grades on Quickert before On Orbit is even reached. After the turn onto On Orbit, the temptation to think "this isn't so bad after all!" is there for a few brief moments, until a corner is turned and the true horror of the road is made clear.

The most remarkable story today was Adrien Costa, who crashed and broke his collarbone the week prior to Montebello. Less than 3 weeks in, he domonated Low-Key's most intimidating climb for 2013. Adrien's time of 24:57 beat the prior Low-Key course record of 26:08 set by Chris Phipps in 2011. It felt just one second short of matching Tracy Colwell's 1997 time for Bohlman-On Orbit-Bohlman, the latter likely a faster route. Indeed, the Low-Key was just one segment in Adrien's much longer ride on the day.

Although Adrien's time was the fastest of the men's times, there was an exceptional turn-out of quick climbers today. Ken Spencer, who broke 15 minutes up Old La Honda this year, was second. New Low-Key overall leader Stefano Profumo was third. And David Collet of Pen Velo was fourth. They all broke Scott's prior record time.

Among the women, it was another excellent showing, as 12 women completed the brutal course. At the front, it was an amazing contest, as at the top of On Orbit Jennie Phillips had an 11 second lead on McLovely Brown. The course record stays with Kelly Crowley with her 31:34 from 2011 (the original version of this story inadvertantly failed to consider 2011 results).

Bill Bushnell once again won the hybrid-electric division, and once again we had a new course record. Bill has been on a roll this year, looking lean and mean and ready for the Low-Key season.

On the junior side, of course it was Adrien all the way. He looked to have some serious competition in Luca Schwarzbauer from Germany, but Luca, an accomplished mountain biker, apparently turned back before the On Orbit summit.

Special thanks today to Bill Bushnell for his excellent assistance with results. The attention and detail he applies to finish line photos is just spectacular.

Results

KOM special mention qualifiers indicated with orange background. Discarded scores are crossed out. Volunteer weeks are indicated with V. Ride credit weeks are indicated with RC. V and RC weeks are equivalent for scoring.

Women
pl # name team cat time mph fph score
1 33 McLovely Brown The Brown Zone Mother Of Two 32:57 8.08 3704 122.25
2 321 Jennie Phillips Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy 50+ 33:10 8.03 3680 121.51
3 41 Helen Casabona Pen Velo/Pomodoro 50+ 33:52 7.87 3604 119.17
4 149 Lynn Sestak The Brown Zone 50+ 35:42 7.46 3418 113.46
5 301 Amy Bruski Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy 35+ 37:08 7.17 3287 109.38
6 35 Sugar Brown The Brown Zone Fat Camp 37:17 7.15 3273 108.97
7 324 Carla Rydholm   35+ 38:22 6.94 3181 106.11
8 306 Chris Davis LGBRC 39:50 6.69 3064 102.47
9 305 Christy Cowley   45+ 40:08 6.64 3041 101.75
10 67 Lisa Emmerich Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy 50+ 42:13 6.31 2891 97.07
11 318 Trish Pacheco Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy 45+ 46:40 5.71 2615 88.43
12 217 Magdalena Novotna El Camino YMCA 45+ 49:50 5.35 2449 83.19

reference time for division Women = 40:53


Men
pl # name team cat time mph fph score
1 57 Adrien Costa Garmin Juniors 24:57 10.68 4891 133.00
2 329 Kenneth Spencer Western Wheelers 35+ 26:14 10.16 4652 126.94
3 132 Stefano Profumo Bike Trip/Symantec 35+ 26:51 9.92 4545 124.22
4 49 David Collet Pen Velo/Pomodoro 40+ 26:51 9.92 4545 124.22
5 53 Tracy Colwell Team Colwell 45+ 27:42 9.62 4406 120.67
6 157 Joe Sullivan San Jose Bike Club 35+ 27:50 9.57 4385 120.13
7 319 Dan Perry Bike Trip/Symantec 40+ 28:20 9.40 4307 118.16
8 14 Rich McLovin Brown The Brown Zone 35+ 28:25 9.37 4295 117.84
9 38 Ciaran Byrne Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy 40+ 28:42 9.28 4252 116.75
10 207 Robert Easley Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy 45+ 29:20 9.08 4160 114.41
11 58 Andy Crews Diablo 40+ 29:33 9.02 4130 113.62
12 154 Tom Stanis Google 35+ 29:33 9.02 4130 113.62
13 152 Daryl Spano San Jose Bike Club 45+ 29:48 8.94 4095 112.74M
14 73 Chris Furgiuele Studio Velo Racing 40+ 29:48 8.94 4095 112.74
15 158 Nils Tikkanen Bike Trip/Symantec Honey Badger 29:52 8.92 4086 112.50
16 68 Joe Fant The Brown Zone 50+ 29:53 8.91 4084 112.45
17 214 Alexander Komlik San Jose Bike Club 45+ 30:07 8.85 4052 111.63
18 70 Klaus Fleischmann   45+ 30:54 8.62 3950 109.00
19 331 Joel Wilson Menlo Bike Club 30+ 30:55 8.62 3947 108.94
20 327 Brandon Smith Team CVC 25+ 31:12 8.54 3912 108.02
21 144 Eddie Santos Bike Trip/Symantec 25+ 31:21 8.50 3893 107.54
22 32 HabaƱero Brown The Brown Zone Wheel Horse 31:26 8.48 3883 107.28
23 201 Dino Brown The Brown Zone 50+ 31:37 8.43 3860 106.70
24 74 Lindsey Furtado Team CVC 30+ 31:42 8.40 3850 106.44
25 124 Kitchen Patrol The Brown Zone 31:50 8.37 3834 106.02
26 138 Doug Reynolds Nightriders 60+ 31:56 8.34 3822 105.71
27 95 Mark King Equipe Flamme Rouge 45+ 32:01 8.32 3812 105.46
28 308 Jeff Farnsworth San Jose Bike Club 55+ 32:06 8.30 3802 105.20
29 79 Bill Harkola Pen Velo/Pomodoro 55+ 32:22 8.23 3771 104.40
30 164 Matt Wocasek Bike Trip/Symantec 45+ 32:24 8.22 3767 104.30
31 109 Russ McCrary Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy 55+ 32:26 8.21 3763 104.20
32 98 Michael Kowalchuk Google 25+ 32:58 8.08 3702 102.63
33 96 Terrance Kloeckl Last Chosen 50+ 33:04 8.06 3691 102.34
34 302 Michael Busha   30+ 33:13 8.02 3674 101.91
35 309 Andrew Fitzhugh   50+ 34:28 7.73 3541 98.46
36 307 Mark Debbage   45+ 34:30 7.72 3537 98.38
37 212 Peter Ingram Steely Man 55+ 34:31 7.72 3536 98.33
38 330 Andy Sutterfield   20+ 34:40 7.68 3520 97.94
39 317 Sani Obhodas Bar Utd 25+ 34:41 7.68 3519 97.89
40 166 William Yee Team CVC 35+ 35:02 7.60 3484 96.98
41 85 Tim Irvine LGBRC 40+ 35:08 7.58 3474 96.73
42 314 Matthew Lewsadder LGBRC 35+ 35:09 7.58 3472 96.68
43 300 Billy Bob Brown The Brown Zone 50+ 35:10 7.58 3470 96.64
44 37 Scott Byer Google 45+ 35:27 7.51 3443 95.92
45 36 Nic Brummell Atlas 50+ 35:30 7.50 3438 95.80
46 122 Bart Niechwiej Google 35+ 35:45 7.45 3414 95.17
47 226 StephensWilcox   45+ 35:56 7.41 3396 94.72
48 127 Ramon Periquet Team CVC 50+ 36:03 7.39 3385 94.43
49 316 Bogdan Marian   30+ 36:07 7.38 3379 94.27D
50 135 Mihai R. Google 30+ 36:27 7.31 3348 93.47
51 213 Larry Klein GOM 50+ 36:41 7.26 3327 92.92
52 25 Sam Beal Volagi 60+ 37:02 7.19 3295 92.10
53 326 Jeff Shute Google 35+ 37:17 7.15 3273 91.52
54 205 Frank Drobot Team Djament 60+ 38:45 6.87 3149 88.30
55 328 Ray Smith Team CVC 55+ 39:43 6.71 3073 86.30
56 71 Stephen Fong CyclePath Racing 0 40:01 6.66 3050 85.69
57 303 Pat Callahan Quadzilla Racing 45+ 40:38 6.56 3003 84.48D
58 230 Kris McQueen Google 35+ 40:40 6.55 3001 84.42
59 310 Uli Haug uzeman 45+ 41:17 6.45 2956 83.24
60 130 Mark Powers Pen Velo/Pomodoro 55+ 41:32 6.41 2938 82.78
61 113 Ed Miller SLACer 70+ 43:31 6.12 2804 79.26
62 139 Paul Rode LGBRC 35+ 44:23 6.00 2750 77.82
63 121 Ronald Ng Zombie Raccoon 50+ 45:36 5.84 2676 75.89
64 39 Tuan Cao Google 30+ 46:03 5.79 2650 75.20
65 312 Scott Johnson Menlo Bike Club 35+ 46:36 5.72 2619 74.37
66 323 David Reidy Menlo Bike Club 46:39 5.71 2616 74.30
67 150 Gregory P Smith Zombie Raccoon 35+ 46:41 5.71 2614 74.25
68 105 Doug MacPherson Pen Velo/Pomodoro 40+ 46:42 5.70 2613 74.22
69 143 Koushik Sampath LGBRC 25+ 50:47 5.25 2403 68.65

D : traffic delay
M : mishap

reference time for division Men = 33:53


Hybrid Electric
pl # name team cat time mph fph score
1 6 Bill Bushnell Low-Key Hors 17:50 14.94 6843 109.69

reference time for division Hybrid Electric = 19:41


Teams
pl team score riders
1 Bike Trip/Symantec 354.88 Stefano Profumo, Dan Perry, Nils Tikkanen, Eddie Santos, Matt Wocasek
2 The Brown Zone 353.55 Rich McLovin Brown, Joe Fant, HabaƱero Brown, Dino Brown, Kitchen Patrol, McLovely Brown, Billy Bob Brown, Lynn Sestak, Sugar Brown
3 Sr's & Mr's of No Mercy 352.66 Ciaran Byrne, Robert Easley, Russ McCrary, Jennie Phillips, Amy Bruski, Lisa Emmerich, Trish Pacheco
4 Pen Velo/Pomodoro 347.78 David Collet, Bill Harkola, Helen Casabona, Mark Powers, Doug MacPherson
5 San Jose Bike Club 344.50 Joe Sullivan, Daryl Spano, Alexander Komlik, Jeff Farnsworth
6 Google 312.17 Tom Stanis, Michael Kowalchuk, Scott Byer, Bart Niechwiej, Mihai R., Jeff Shute, Kris McQueen, Tuan Cao
7 Team CVC 311.44 Brandon Smith, Lindsey Furtado, William Yee, Ramon Periquet, Ray Smith
8 LGBRC 295.87 Tim Irvine, Matthew Lewsadder, Chris Davis, Paul Rode, Koushik Sampath
9 Menlo Bike Club 257.61 Joel Wilson, Scott Johnson, David Reidy
10 Zombie Raccoon 150.14 Ronald Ng, Gregory P Smith
11 Garmin Juniors 133.00 Adrien Costa
12 Western Wheelers 126.94 Kenneth Spencer
13 Team Colwell 120.67 Tracy Colwell
14 Diablo 113.62 Andy Crews
15 Studio Velo Racing 112.74 Chris Furgiuele
16 Low-Key 109.69 Bill Bushnell
17 Nightriders 105.71 Doug Reynolds
18 Equipe Flamme Rouge 105.46 Mark King
19 Last Chosen 102.34 Terrance Kloeckl
20 Steely Man 98.33 Peter Ingram
21 Bar Utd 97.89 Sani Obhodas
22 Atlas 95.80 Nic Brummell
23 GOM 92.92 Larry Klein
24 Volagi 92.10 Sam Beal
25 Team Djament 88.30 Frank Drobot
26 CyclePath Racing 85.69 Stephen Fong
27 Quadzilla Racing 84.48 Pat Callahan
28 uzeman 83.24 Uli Haug
29 El Camino YMCA 83.19 Magdalena Novotna
30 SLACer 79.26 Ed Miller