By Daryn Dodge
June 11-14, 1999
Way back in June, when participation in PBP was still but a dream, the Davis Bike Club finished off the brevet season with a 1000k brevet. At 4:00 PM on a rather warm Friday afternoon, 23 randonneurs embarked on the first leg of the Davis 1000 km brevet. The brevet consisted of two out-and-back routes.
The first leg to Kelseyville and back was 400 km in length and had 11,000 feet of elevation gain, while the second leg to Red Bluff and back was 600 km with 6,000 feet of elevation gain. The journey to Kelseyville went over two 1000+ foot climbs with the final climb containing a wall of 10-15% grade. Having completed the 600 km brevet only 2 weeks earlier, many riders decided to call it quits back in Davis at the end of the first leg. Thus, only 16 intrepid randonneurs started the second leg of the brevet.
What the second leg lacked in climbing was more than made up for with mid-afternoon temperatures in the high 90's. In the end, 15 randonneurs completed the 1000 kilometers within the time limits of 75 hours. Congrats to Bob Weast and Wayne Woodside for completing the final brevet needed to qualify for a Randonneur 5000 medal.
Below are the final results:
Name Club Time(hr:min) Henry Kingman San Francisco Randonneurs 50:35 Paul Vlasveld Davis Bike Club 50:35 Jim Gerpheide Davis Bike Club 59:06 Daniel Crain Davis Bike Club 59:06 Todd Teachout Davis Bike Club 59:12 Michael Aberg Independent 59:12 Robert Weast Davis Bike Club 63:38 T.K. Gardner Badwater Boys Club 66:14 Gary Davis Davis Bike Club 66:14 Carl Gasch Davis Bike Club 66:31 Thomas Kuhn Davis Bike Club 66:32 Mary Woodside (T) Davis Bike Club 71:26 Wayne Woodside (T) Davis Bike Club 71:26 Dan Barcellos Davis Bike Club 71:26 David Nakai North County Cycle Club 71:26 (T) = Tandem
11 out of 12 of the 1000K finishers listed above went on to participate in, and finish, PBP two months later. Henry Kingman rode PBP with a huge daypack full of food and actually finished PBP in a faster time than the Davis 1000k!