2012 WMD Results
The Fourth Annual White Mountain Double was the most exciting year with two new courses, new records being set, and the best weather ever. One hundred and sixteen riders put the rubber down on the double century, another five riders on the 150 mile course, and one on the double double century. One hundred and one riders crossed the finish line. The names of all those that finished are listed below, and those riders that DNF and DNS are also listed. They have the opportunity to come back next year to earn the Winston Churchill Award.
First Place Men Finisher: Joel Sothern
CONGRATULATIONS! Joel on setting a new solo course record: 11 hours 38 minutes. He crushed the previous record by 22 minutes, which had been by two riders pacing off of each other. Joel of course stopped at the Smoothie Shack to enjoy the first smoothie of this year’s ride. He was the first rider and only to date to finish the course with a sub 12-hour time. Joel in a headwind back to Bishop with an extra 3,000 feet of high altitude climbing and 50 more miles on his legs soloed past the two 150 mile riders. These riders had started an hour and fifteen minutes later, but could not hold Joel off after he had them in his sight. Incredible performance Joel… Congrats again!
Another strong finish came from a four-man effort of Peter Merill, Ryosei Kaneko, Reve Ramos, and Robert Schofield. Their combined efforts put them in 2nd place, finish time of 12:20.
First Place Women Finishers: Jeanine Spence and Jennie Phillips
CONGRATULATIONS!! Jeanine and Jennie were the first women to come across the finish line. These women were a couple of a record number amount of girls who with a smile. They finished 13 hours and 19 minutes with lots and lots of fun. Congrats to the both of them on a great ride.
New Tandem Record: Anny Beck and Richard Hoff
CONGRATULATIONS!! Anny Richard smoked the tandem record by 54 minutes with a finish time 14 hours and 34 minutes.
The Winston Churchill Award, “Never Give In” is given to a rider who did not complete the White Mountain Double Century, but had tenacity and determination to came back another season and finished! A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to Terri Boykins and Thomas Maslen for displaying a “Never Give In” performances in 2012. They are this year’s WCA Winners.
Jeff Sisco was the first male finisher and Ellen Kirk was the first female finisher of the 1st Annual Ride Around White Mountain.
Bob Andrews was the first and only finisher of White Mountain Double Double with a time of 25 hrs 12 minutes for the 350 mile option.
Once again I am inspired by everyone’s participation and efforts to finish the course. The weather each year is unpredictable for the White Mountain events, and this the riders were so lucky and had some incredible nice weather.
I can’t over emphasize how much I appreciate the crew of volunteers. Each year, a higher level of experienced volunteers return to support the event, and each one of you executed your roles and responsibilities perfectly. You have my most sincere thanks for all you do in helping make the White Mountain Double a fun and safe event. I hope truly enjoyed the weekend. It was my honor to have you out there on the course.
Thank you all again who participated in this year’s event and I am looking forward to seeing you again. Ride Safe.
With Gratitude ~ Jim Cook
MEMORIES and THANK YOUs
Thanks everyone for all the great photos/video.
NdZONE’s Photo Album
2012 WMD Crew:
The White Mountain Double Century Support Crew has become truly very skill group that does an outstanding job of making one of the best support . A huge Thank You goes to an awesome group of volunteers who truly make this event better every year!
Course Marking, Prep, and Clean-Up: Jesse Smith
Check-In: Linda Hopkins, Cristy Waston
Follow Vehicles: Fred Klinzmann, Alan Bolf, Ed Caluza, Mike Wilson, Andrea Alfaro
West Guard Aid Station: Jesse Smith, Fred Klinzmann, Mike Wilson, Andrea Alfaro, George
Schulman Water Stop: James Nichols, Rick Brule
Gilbert Pass Aid Station: Joni Bauer, Doug Beisner, David Slaton
Lunch @ Boonies: Ken & Cristy Waston, Alan Nishimura
Dan Crain’s Water Stop: Steve and Juile
Smoothie Station: Priscilla Cook, James Caluza, Ed Caluza, Fred Klinzmann, Jesse Smith, Alan Nishimura
Hwy 6 Water Stop: James Nichols, Rick Brule , Kamran Azemoudeh
Basalt Aid Station: Mike Wilson, Andrea Alfaro, Ken & Cristy Waston, David Slaton
Benton Aid Station: Joni Bauer, Doug Beisner, Priscilla Cook, James Caluza, Ed Caluza
Roving SAG: Kamran Azemoudeh, Jesse Smith, Alan Nishimura
Sunday Crew Ride SAG: Jesse Smith, John Monroe, Andrea Alfaro, David Slaton
A special thanks goes out to the awesome people at the California Triple Crown, Hammer Nutrition, California Highway Patrol, CalTrans at Bishop, Inyo County, Mono County Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada Highway Patrol, U.S. National Forest Service, Boonies Restaurant, Satellite Phone Store, M & K Enterprises , and Bishop Waste Disposal.
Rider and Volunteer Feedback:
Simple things like Mexican Coke (real sugar) at lunch, SAG wagons that are well marked and stay around at night and the idea of the Winston Churchill Award, all little things that add up to a great ride.
Thank you Jim great ride much more difficult than I expected not the climbing but the desert crossing very tough mentally.
See you next year
I think it was excellently supported and staffed. It was my first big effort since RAAM and I was quite happy to finish. And the Sierra skyline visible from almost the entire course was unparalleled beauty!
Thanks for putting together the White Mountain Double. It was a fun ride. The route was great – nice climbs, incredible scenery, good support… and no cars! (the best part). Cleary, you put a LOT of work into this. Your effort went a long way toward making happy memories and a sense of accomplishment and adventure in the lives of all those who came out. So thank you. And thanks, too, for letting me help out on Sunday. Though it was a long day, I enjoyed it.
I have to say I really like the “vibe” of the White Mountain Double. People were friendly and supportive – other riders and support staff alike. That has an effect, for sure. Keep encouraging that “small organization”/“independent” feel. Also, having support cars roving the course was reassuring. That’s important in the environs we rode through.
Thanks again, Jim. I’ll remember my weekend with the WMD for a long time.
Thank you and the support team for a great experience – it was definitely a most challenging course and I could not have completed the course without the support stops.