October 2009 Archives

Lyresa and I met 40+ mph headwinds on the floor of DV heading south. I got on my bike at Furnace Creek after she battled the wind from Stove Pipe Wells (after descending Towne Pass). I managed to settle in at about 6mph into the constant wind with frequent side gusts wrestling with me for control of my bike. After 4+hrs, I had gone ~20 miles. I could feel the wind getting even stronger. After Badwater, a huge (>50mph) gust hit me, took complete control of my bike, spun me around and across the road into the ditch on the other side. I couldn’t even walk my bike into the wind as other larger riders were trying to do. At that point I got in the van and we all rested for about an hour. The wind had not changed in direction or strength. We followed the lead of many other teams who DNF’d at that point. I’m really disappointed. So much preparation went into this. But there is always next year..

Bad News

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Sad Tabby is sad. We had to DNF. Lyresa and Tina were going great, but we learned that Tabbies dislike one thing more than water, and that thing is gale force winds. It was blowing 25-35 mph in Death Valley, with gusts over 40. We’ll post more details later but we are now on the way back home.

Position Update #19

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 4, 2009 3:52 AM

Since the last update
Distance 25.5
Elapsed Time 4:01:29
Average Speed 6.3

Totals
Distance 266.4
Elapsed Time 18:44:17
Average Speed 14.2


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Position Update #18

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 11:51 PM

Since the last update
Distance 11.6
Elapsed Time 0:50:33
Average Speed 13.8

Totals
Distance 240.9
Elapsed Time 14:42:48
Average Speed 16.4


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Position Update #17

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 11:00 PM

Since the last update
Distance 15.5
Elapsed Time 0:34:56
Average Speed 26.5

Totals
Distance 229.3
Elapsed Time 13:52:15
Average Speed 16.5


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Position Update #16

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 10:25 PM

Since the last update
Distance 5.1
Elapsed Time 0:38:08
Average Speed 8.0

Totals
Distance 213.8
Elapsed Time 13:17:19
Average Speed 16.1


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Position Update #15

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 9:47 PM

Since the last update
Distance 5.4
Elapsed Time 1:31:54
Average Speed 3.5

Totals
Distance 208.7
Elapsed Time 12:39:11
Average Speed 16.5


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Position Update #14

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 8:15 PM

Since the last update
Distance 14.9
Elapsed Time 0:45:05
Average Speed 19.8

Totals
Distance 203.3
Elapsed Time 11:07:17
Average Speed 18.3


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Position Update #13

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 7:30 PM

Since the last update
Distance 32.2
Elapsed Time 1:34:59
Average Speed 20.3

Totals
Distance 188.4
Elapsed Time 10:22:12
Average Speed 18.2


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Position Update #12

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 5:55 PM

Since the last update
Distance 21.1
Elapsed Time 0:53:07
Average Speed 23.8

Totals
Distance 156.2
Elapsed Time 8:47:13
Average Speed 17.8


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Position Update #11

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 5:02 PM

Since the last update
Distance 14.2
Elapsed Time 0:57:47
Average Speed 14.7

Totals
Distance 135.2
Elapsed Time 7:54:06
Average Speed 17.1


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Posted from Twitter (#4589845816)

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Mile 126 - still have some cell coverage. Tina is making good time to Trona. And the wind is gently rocking the van.

Position Update #10

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 4:04 PM

Since the last update
Distance 7.9
Elapsed Time 0:35:34
Average Speed 13.4

Totals
Distance 121.0
Elapsed Time 6:56:19
Average Speed 17.4


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Position Update #9

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 3:29 PM

Since the last update
Distance 8.8
Elapsed Time 0:30:43
Average Speed 17.1

Totals
Distance 113.0
Elapsed Time 6:20:45
Average Speed 17.8


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Position Update #8

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 2:58 PM

Since the last update
Distance 20.9
Elapsed Time 0:56:55
Average Speed 22.1

Totals
Distance 104.3
Elapsed Time 5:50:02
Average Speed 17.9


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Posted from Twitter (#4588460563)

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Mile 105 - Tina's well on her way to Trona. Lyresa's first stage was excellent.

Position Update #7

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 2:01 PM

Since the last update
Distance 26.7
Elapsed Time 0:59:12
Average Speed 27.1

Totals
Distance 83.3
Elapsed Time 4:53:07
Average Speed 17.1


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Position Update #6

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 1:02 PM

Since the last update
Distance 5.3
Elapsed Time 0:48:23
Average Speed 6.6

Totals
Distance 56.6
Elapsed Time 3:53:55
Average Speed 14.5


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Position Update #5

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 12:14 PM

Since the last update
Distance 5.3
Elapsed Time 0:23:47
Average Speed 13.3

Totals
Distance 51.3
Elapsed Time 3:05:32
Average Speed 16.6


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Posted from Twitter (#4585317487)

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Plus, Super Tabby passed Spike the Wonder Dog. Meow.

Posted from Twitter (#4585276676)

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Mile 52 - Lyresa is gaining on Zorilla.

Position Update #4

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 11:50 AM

Since the last update
Distance 10.8
Elapsed Time 0:40:01
Average Speed 16.2

Totals
Distance 46.0
Elapsed Time 2:41:45
Average Speed 17.1


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Posted from Twitter (#4584860948)

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Mile 45 - Lyresa is looking good. She has a nice tailwind.

Position Update #3

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 11:10 AM

Since the last update
Distance 11.0
Elapsed Time 0:10:42
Average Speed 61.7

Totals
Distance 35.2
Elapsed Time 2:01:44
Average Speed 17.4


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Position Update #2

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 10:59 AM

Since the last update
Distance 24.2
Elapsed Time 1:51:02
Average Speed 13.1

Totals
Distance 24.2
Elapsed Time 1:51:02
Average Speed 13.1


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Tina

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Tina riding in the van during the first stage of the 508.

Tina

Super Tabby Rides!

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Super Tabby is riding high and keeping an eye on things.

Super Tabby

Lyresa and Baton

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Lyresa holds up the baton that she’ll be passing to Tina during the transitions.

Lyresa and Baton

Position Update #1

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Super Tabby is on the move!
Position on October 3, 2009 9:08 AM

Since the last update
Distance 0.0
Elapsed Time 0:00:00
Average Speed 0.0

Totals
Distance 0.0
Elapsed Time 0:00:00
Average Speed 0.0


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Mug Shot

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Click on the following link to see the “mug shot” of Lyresa and Tina taken at the rider check-in on Friday afternoon. The Tabby is looking quite super!

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Off to bed

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Off to bed. We’re loving all the comments and appreciate the support you’ve been sending our way. Team Super Tabby rides in the morn!

Posted from Twitter (#4567476763)

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Listening to Chris Kostman. We're going to be here for awhile.

Posted from Twitter (#4567181261)

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Posted from Twitter (#4562172477)

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Team Super Tabby has arrived and we're checked in and inspected. Now we're off stuffing our pie holes.

Ready to Go

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It’s early morning on Friday Oct 2, and the van is pretty much packed, and we’re ready to head down to Santa Clarita. With all the time needed to prepare, and all the details to attend, it will be somewhat of a relief to finally get on the road. Tina and Lyresa are as ready as can be, and it’s going to be a great 508. I’m looking forward to it.

508 Weather

Santa Clarita
48.0° F
 
Updated:02:38 PST 
Mojave
48.2° F
23 MPH/WSW 
Updated:02:35 PST 
Stovepipe Wells
53.1° F
 
Updated:02:10 PST 
Furnace Creek
57.4° F
2 MPH/ESE 
Updated:00:00 PST 
Shoshone
48.3° F
1 MPH/NW 
Updated:01:00 PST 
Twenty Nine Palms
48.2° F
 
Updated:01:55 PST 

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