Death Valley Century and Double Century
October 30, 2004: Report and Results

Classic Southern Route to Shoshone and Back, then to Stove Pipe Wells and Back

Spectacular weather rewarded the 257 participants in the Fall Death Valley Century and Double Century, held October 30, 2004. The 75 degree, mostly windless day was in sharp contrast with the thermonuclear windstorm of two weeks prior during Furnace Creek 508! Of the 145 DC riders, 116 finished and 29 DNF'd, a typical DNF rate on this route where it's easy to "call it a day" at mile 150, which is also the start/finish line in Furnace Creek. As further testimony to the popularity of this event, entrants came from CA, NV, NY, NM, AZ, RI, CO, OR, OK, IL, MA, OH, MN, MD, PA, BC, Canada, and Italy!

- Chris Kostman

Special Thanks to the Tireless Volunteers who Made this Event Possible!

Friday Night Volunteers (Check-in, Food Prep, Merchandise): Mike Angelos, Brian Bowling, Deborah Caplan, Sandye & John Clare, Ben Grieb, Chris Kostman, Jeff Landauer, Lee Mitchell, and Mike Sturgill

CP1/4 (Badwater): Jackie & Rick Burneson, Esther Merki, Carmella Pinillos, and Cathe Waltmire

CP2/5 (Ashford Mills): Reed Finfrock and Mark Patten

Water Stop: Jose Luis Hernandez

CP3 (Shoshone): Fran McClain, Doug Patterson and Steven Patterson

CP6/Finish Line (Furnace Creek): Nina Bartolai, Tracey Bowers, Brian Bowling, Deborah Caplan, Sandye Clare

CP7 (Stovepipe Wells): Ben Grieb and Jose Luis Hernandez

Roving SAG: Mike Angelos, Anny Beck, Kate Faulkner, Doug Goodwin, Laurie Harrison, Chris Kostman, Lee Mitchell, Judy Mullins

Saturday Turkey Sandwich Makers: Tracey Bowers, Brian Bowling, Deborah Caplan, Sandye Clare and Carmela Pinillos

Finish Line Grim Reapers: Fran McClain, Doug Patterson and Steven Patterson

Awesome, Totally Appreciated, Unsolicited Feedback

"Hi Just got back from the dv century Furnace Creek. I would like to give kudos to your man MIKE ANGELOS. At the bottom of the downhill, my rear cassette came apart. I was ready to put my thumb out and call it a day when Mike came by in the sag van, stopped, and in a few minutes had me back on the road. I went on to post my personal best century time!! Mike, I really appreciate your effort. Cyclists truly are good people!!!!"  -Tom Buck

"Thanks for another great ride and a great year! See you out there in 2005! PS Special thanks to Cletus and Cooter—they sho nuf had some fine vittles down at the Mill!"  -Dave Clemes

"Thanks, Chris! This is a great course, the weather was perfect, and the support was right on (although seeing someone at Shoshone dressed as Death was a little disconcerting!). Again, thanks for letting me squeeze in a double this year. I'll be back for at least a couple of doubles next year if I can stay on the bike and off of business travels."  -Andy Switky

"Death Valley was a great ride, perfect conditions and your support was much much appreciated."  -Debra Ikeda


Slideshow 1: Furnace Creek Start Line, Badwater, Ashford Mills, and Salsberry Pass
Slideshow 2: Jubilee Pass Water Stop
Slideshow 3: Salsberry Pass, Ashford Mills, Badwater, and Stove Pipe Wells
Slideshow 4: Furnace Creek Finish Line

2004 Fall Death Valley Double Century Official Results

(145 starters, 116 finishers, 29 DNF)

Last Name First Name City State Time
Landauer Jeff Roseville CA 10:02
Patton Marc Woodland Hills CA 10:41
Wilson Eric Palmdale CA 10:41
Garza Joe Henderson NV 11:05
Turner Robert R. Lancaster CA 11:13
van Daelen Ton San Diego CA 11:13
Hoge Jerry Stockton CA 11:18
Mitchell Michael A. Old Forge NY 11:18
Carles Eric San Francisco CA 11:38
Atwood Marvin     11:45
Poppy Jim Palo Alto CA 11:48
Weber Bennie Lodi CA 11:48
Clare John T. Long Beach CA 12:14
Du Bois Jeffrey Sacramento CA 12:14
Mazzola John Cedar Crest NM 12:14
Sturgill Michael Phoenix AZ 12:14
Nielson Mark Berkeley CA 12:35
Neiner Steven Woodbridge CA 12:40
Nichols Curt El Dorado Hills CA 12:40
Haddakin Christopher Hemet CA 12:46
Vargas George Encinitas CA 12:46
Benitez Rene Nuevo CA 13:02
Finigan Brian Twain Harte CA 13:08
Stewart Rick Susanville CA 13:18
Stewart Anna Susanville CA 13:18
Duren Paul San Jose CA 13:20
Milton Tom Fairfield CA 13:23
Wilson Craig Eureka CA 13:26
Crain Dan Irvine CA 13:28
Faulkner Bill Ventura CA 13:28
Fisher Bobbi Burbank CA 13:28
Kong Albert El Dorado Hills CA 13:31
Melczer Andrew Garden Grove CA 13:34
Speckert Les S. Lake Tahoe CA 13:34
Speckert Jacqueline S. Lake Tahoe CA 13:34
Buege Amy Berkeley CA 13:35
Hogan Jeff San Francisco CA 13:35
Roberts Clement Oakland CA 13:35
Kerth William Roseville CA 13:39
Plummer Ryan Sacramento CA 13:45
Scalabrino Antonio Torino Italy 13:45
Barnes Raymond Woodland Hills CA 13:46
Gallagher Tim Sonora CA 13:46
Hurst Robert Lake View Terrace CA 13:54
Rosenberg Joel Palo Alto CA 13:55
Trowbridge Todd Los Altos CA 13:55
Deger Mark Gilroy CA 13:56
Silva Sergio San Anselmo CA 14:07
Clemes David Oakland CA 14:10
Empey Chad La Quinta CA 14:10
Marich Derek San Diego CA 14:15
Mullins Bruce Ventura CA 14:16
Rossow Dave Los Gatos CA 14:17
Hesse Mark Fairfax CA 14:21
Elpers Mark Sunnyvale CA 14:27
Kobliska Robert San Jose CA 14:27
Long John D. Signal Hill CA 14:27
Switky Andy Menlo Park CA 14:27
Slaton David Irvine CA 14:30
Smith Ulmont     14:30
Kaufman Mark Brea CA 14:33
Griffice Charles Orange CA 14:34
Mockler Edward West Warwick RI 14:35
Weaver Cortland Aurora CO 14:44
Weaver Sydney Aurora CO 14:44
Socha Steve Fresno CA 14:45
Kingsford Adam Lake View Terrace CA 14:46
Parkes Thomas Costa Mesa CA 14:48
Cornell Jim Glendale CA 14:49
Conte Mary Beverly Hills CA 14:50
Gustafson Andrew Ojai CA 14:50
Way Ron Downey CA 14:50
Deal James A. Newport Beach CA 14:53
Wagner Catherine Santa Ana CA 14:53
Harrison Richard San Marcos CA 14:58
Asombrado Doris Vista CA 15:00
Tran Lan San Diego CA 15:00
Poles Gary Escondido CA 15:00
Urnes Jeffrey Hayward CA 15:01
Hanson Chris Redondo Beach CA 15:02
Brunk Jack Newbury Park CA 15:03
Struve Patty Jo Sonora CA 15:05
Baker Forest San Francisco CA 15:06
Kibble Greg Lake Forest CA 15:08
Waltmire Wick Irvine CA 15:09
Carrasco Jennifer Thousand Oaks CA 15:10
Wienken Markus Agoura Hills CA 15:10
Shelledy David Davis CA 15:12
Viens Joe Lincoln RI 15:17
Hall Catherine Davis CA 15:20
Moran Curtis Lancaster CA 15:20
Brown Connie Concord CA 15:23
Armstrong Glenn Brookdale CA 15:37
Houck Timothy Pleasanton CA 15:37
Zbasnik Jon Pleasanton CA 15:37
Fernandez Jill Long Beach CA 15:39
Lee Steven Los Angeles CA 15:39
Lam Henry Pleasant Hill CA 15:43
Evans Dave Lakewood CA 15:46
Boethling Rick Boulder CO 16:00
Boethling Fred Boulder CO 16:00
Dermer Sharon San Jose CA 16:02
Gaines Jack Red Bluff CA 16:02
Hablitzel Julie Red Bluff CA 16:02
Ikeda Debra Woodside CA 16:02
Jones Sherri Roseville CA 16:02
Kehr Jim Laguna Beach CA 16:02
Keven Bob Camichael CA 16:02
McGeough Karen San Jose CA 16:02
McGeough Mike San Jose CA 16:02
Mellers Eric     16:02
Jones Greg Moorpark CA 16:09
Jones Lisa Moorpark CA 16:09
Bartolai Clem Sierra Madre CA 16:17
Clarke Richard Thousand Oaks CA 16:22
Loy Richard Ventura CA 16:29
Adler-Gustafson Judith Ojai CA DNF
Adukia Vikram Sunnyvale CA DNF
Aguirre Julian W. Toluca Lake CA DNF
Becker David C. Ventura CA DNF
Bowers Bryan Venice CA DNF
Bowers Douglas Arcadia CA DNF
Bowles Jeremy Ventura CA DNF
Chaput Emma Bakersfield CA DNF
Clementi Ron San Jose CA DNF
Delapaz Joel Palm Desert CA DNF
Elam Richard La Jolla CA DNF
Fox Peter Corvallis OR DNF
Gross Joe San Francisco CA DNF
Haberman Joseph Corvalis OR DNF
Hill Dale Ramona CA DNF
Holmberg Chuck Erick OK DNF
Kopit Paul Sunland CA DNF
Lehn Cheryll Hanford CA DNF
Long John A. Vacaville CA DNF
MacKenzie Darryl     DNF
Maurer Joseph Mountain View CA DNF
Maurice John Henry Salem OR DNF
Moseley Mike Bakersfield CA DNF
Nagaoka Foster Ventura CA DNF
Pohle Steve Laguna Niguel CA DNF
Reseigh Clifford Calimesa CA DNF
Smith Ron Chula Vista CA DNF
Smith Renee Pasadena CA DNF
Spann Timothy Davis CA DNF

2004 Fall Death Valley Century Roster

Last Name First Name City State
Adamson Jennifer Hemet CA
Aikman Bart Valencia CA
Anderson George Rockford IL
Anderson Kristen Berkeley CA
Bagley David Los Angeles CA
Barrett Stan Oakland CA
Bauer William Porter Ranch CA
Beach Alyssa Long Beach CA
Beeman Richard San Diego CA
Begley Patricia San Diego CA
Beguelin Todd Ventura CA
Berlin Robert Portola Valley CA
Boals Daniel Newport Coast CA
Borsari Bill Sunnyvale CA
Brenkman John Henderson NV
Buck Tom Ojai CA
Burton Larry Rockford IL
Carlgren Donna Yerington NV
Carlson Garett Beverly Hills CA
Chesnut Roy Calabasas CA
Cortez Daniel Corona CA
Cramer Craig Burbank CA
Czarnomski Atlantis Las Vegas NV
De Brouwer Max Malibu CA
de Jesus Jessica San Francisco CA
de Jesus J.D. Los Angeles CA
de Rezende Paulo Los Angeles CA
Dean John Scottsdale AZ
DiStefano Joseph Berkeley CA
Duffy Bob Arcadia CA
Duffy Chuck Arcadia CA
Feldmar Jason Encino CA
Fenley Bill Soquel CA
Fischer John Palm Desert CA
Fischer Paul W. Campbell CA
Fortin David Apple Valley CA
Fortino Mary San Jose CA
Fortino Dallas San Jose CA
Garcia Brian Thousand Oaks CA
Gerber Ron Upland CA
Grant Scott Villa Park CA
Halendorff Andrew San Francisco CA
Hall Alan Long Beach CA
Hartley Cynthia Ventura CA
Hastings Kirk Oakland CA
Heilinger Joanne Salem OR
Hesse Yun Fairfax CA
Hetterscheidt Frank Blacklick OH
Hettrescheidt Steve Las Vegas NV
Horevaj Michal San Francisco CA
Itrich Anthony Natick MA
Jacobson Marty Henderson NV
Kanellos Angelo Reno NV
Kanyer Dave Salinas CA
Katzmaier Erik Laguna Beach CA
Kimball Mike Northridge CA
Kinsch Vincent Ventura CA
Kirsch Steve Agoura CA
Kistler Thomas Sunnyvale CA
Knox Damon    
Kuettner Dorothea Menlo Park CA
LaFleur Craig Exeter CA
LeGrand Donald Gardnerville NV
Malec Ian Oakland CA
Margolis David Palm Desert CA
Mason Margaret Wellington NV
Matthew Jonathan Agoura Hills CA
Matyas Nick Costa Mesa CA
Mazzola Liz Cedar Crest NM
McClellan Dawn Las Vegas NV
McGhie Austin Tiburon CA
McGraw Lenn Wellington NV
McGraw Leslie Wellington NV
McMahon John Redondo Beach CA
McNeil John Ojai CA
Miller Susan Emeryville CA
Moore Edward Exeter CA
Moran Martin San Diego CA
Nading Gary Hibbing MN
Nading Jeffrey Loveland CO
Nelson Mitchell Timonium MD
Nelson David Buena Park CA
Ostrander Thorsten Corona CA
Parlette Chris Berkeley CA
PeQueen Michael Henderson NV
Post Doug Folsom CA
Potts Michael Exeter CA
Power Bruce San Francisco CA
Putnoky John Yucaipa CA
Raenele Cote Villa Park CA
Ray Vance San Jose CA
Richmond Brent Las Vegas NV
Roberts John Scottsdale AZ
Robinson Stephan Baltimore MD
Roman Rosemary Los Angeles CA
Rosa Larry Castro Valley CA
Scarborough DuBose El Sobrante CA
Schmelzel Lisa San Mateo CA
Shirazi Desmund Manhattan Beach CA
Siler Ron Yerington NV
Smith Jack L. Ojai CA
Sniderman Brad Calabasas CA
Stahl Cynthia Powell River BC
Swenson Robert Rockford IL
Takashima Nobuteru Cambell CA
Takhar Sneeta Powell River BC
Taylor Jud Pasadena CA
Ternent Kelly Sherman Oaks CA
Thomas Chris Fresno CA
Wilson James Y. Coto de Caza CA
Wilson Robert Norristown PA
Windsor Alex San Francisco CA
Ziegler Dwayne Long Beach CA

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