Texas Road Rash Plagued By Timing Chip Issues & the TSA

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2012 Texas Road Rash Results [UPDATED]:

Minnesota skaters might not find this surprising, but for the second race in a row, final results are plagued by timing chip issues.  Skaters have been advised that awards will be mailed when positions are affirmatively determined.

Frequent participants understand that these things happen – but shouldn’t happen this regularly.  Race organizers pay a hefty fee for these services and are often unfairly blamed when a malfunction occurs.

On April 30th, Race Organizers conveyed the following message to participants:

Results are FINAL! We appreciated everyone [sic] patience while we worked
through this. Awards will be mailed out starting on Monday. If your
address is different than when you registered please let us know.
Thanks!

Note to Race Organizers: Demand the timing companies:

  • actually keep the time, and
  • post times in overall finishing order – not just by divisions.

Results Updated April 30, 2012 (remember it is a 28+ mile race, average speed of the winner was 21.7 mph)

1 Justin Stelly 1:18:09
2 Harry Vogel 1:18:09
3 Nickey Lee 1:18:10
4 Tanner Worley 1:18:10
5 Ryan Chrisler 1:18:11
6 Robert Bell 1:18:12
7 Adam Miller 1:18:14
8 Norm Kirby 1:18:15
9 Alex Fedak 1:18:19
10 Hernan Diaz 1:18:19
11 Bill Numerick 1:18:20
12 Steffen Howard 1:18:21
13 Jimmy Blair 1:18:23
14 Morgan Willliams 1:18:24
15 Brent Bovitz 1:18:24
16 Chris Rojo 1:18:38
17 Joey Gonzalez 1:18:52
18 Brian Krupa 1:18:52
19 Richard Cassube 1:18:58
20 Joel Roop-Eckart 1:19:40
21 Brian Oswald 1:19:54
22 Ryan Weiderhold 1:23:16
23 Brianna Kramer 1:23:17
24 Andy Kostka 1:23:17
25 Chris MacKowski 1:23:32
26 Lenny Willcox 1:23:33
27 Dan Carrion 1:26:22
28 Jim Davis 1:26:24
29 Elizabeth White 1:26:24
30 Herb Gayle 1:26:25
31 Blair Atwell 1:26:29
32 Craig Rodriguez 1:26:33
33 Greg Miller 1:26:33
34 Ryan McGee 1:26:39
35 David Swan 1:26:40
36 Brian Geisel 1:26:43
37 Candy Wong 1:27:16
38 Phil Moen 1:28:09
39 Samuel Gyorfi 1:28:28
40 Georg Nikodym 1:30:10
41 Craig Rice 1:30:10
42 Stephen Larios 1:30:11
43 Brock Donnelly 1:30:17
44 Ben Hall 1:30:59
Scott Muhne 1:32:09
Renee Snyder 1:40:02
Christine Spurr 1:40:49
Keaton Moen 1:41:35
Ken Huss 1:46:53
Mike Miller 1:48:38
Tibor Gyorfi 2:00:59
Carol Hochstein 2:16:43

Full results can be found here.

Thank you to Phil Moen for the race day reports and photo of the Minnesota contingent. From left to right: Greg Miller, Keaton Moen, Phil Moen, Ken Huss, Mike Miller, Andy Kostka, Brent Bovitz, and David Swan.

Here is last years coverage of the Texas Road Rash (with photos of the trophies).

The Journey To/From Texas:

Most Minnesota skaters headed to Texas will be braving the formerly friendly skies.  Even though the “War on Terror” has been declared over by the State Department, the TSA remains. Lets hope skaters have more success navigating the airport and security theater experience than the folks described below:

 

Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

- Benjamin Franklin