If you are interested here is my Death Valley Double Century Report.
I finished 2nd with a new PR of 11 hours 07 minutes. Results can be found here
Sponsors-- I'd like to thank my sponsors for providing me the opportunity to train and race. Skins for my compression wear, Infinit Nutrition, Uvex for my helmet and sunglasses, Woolistic for my wool armers, and a new sponsor for 2010 that will cover my race fees and lodging expenses. I thank all of you for your support.
AdventureCorps-- thank you for putting on a fantastic event in one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. Your volunteers were awesome as always. Your support and hospitality made one of the most inhospitable places on earth the perfect place for me/us to test our personal limits once again. Also thank you for taking so many great pictures. Photo Credits AdventureCorps.
Bike Setup-- Sasha my Cervelo Soloist SL with Zipp 808 Wheelset and Power Tap, Continental Competition tubular tires. Chainrings 53/39 Cassette 11-23
Clothing-- Skins Compression Tights Bike Religion Jersey, base layer, Woolistic wool arm warmers.
RESULTS can be found here on the AdventureCorps website.
Here is the short and sweet version. I was part of a six man lead group up until Ashford Mills (mile 45.5) . Phil Kelly one of the riders in our six man surged ahead at the base of the Jubilee climb and slowly disappeared out of sight. He maintained his advantage on me from mile 45.5 until the finish. I was third up the first climb-- Jubilee Pass, second on the Salsbury climb. I was in second place for 50+ miles after leaving from the Ashford Mills. I rode alone from Ashford Mills (mile 45.5) through the climbs and back through Ashford Mills (mile 100) . I was caught by Desert Fox about mile 120. We rode together from just before Badwater (mile 130) until the finish. Kelly went on to win at least 30 minutes ahead of me. I came in about 11:08 and happy with a PR of more than an hour.
The rest of the report may found on my blog here