Vapor Trail 125 – 2010

by Brian Mullin on September 13, 2010

The ultra-endurance Vapor Trail 125 race started at 10PM on Saturday night in Salida Colorado at an elevation of 7,000 feet. The 125 mile course spends most of its time in the mountains of the Sawatch Range, and once it hits the first singletrack, it never drops below 9,000 feet until the last 8 miles. For most of the course, the elevation varies from 9,000 to a staggering 12,600, usually averaging around 10,500 feet. When the riders are done, they will have completed around 20,000 feet of cumulative climbing. I have ridden a good deal of the trail, and it can be taxing and difficult in daylight, and would be very ugly at night with lights.

Jeff Kerkove of Team Ergon won the race in a blistering 14:26, and Kevin Thomas came in a few minutes later in 2nd place with a 14:29, and about an hour afterward was Jonathan Davis in 3rd with a 15:20. Most of the rest of the riders completed in 16-19 hours, but a few stragglers are still riding as I post this!

My local Monument Colorado compatriot Brad Baker had to bail out at Monarch Pass due to health issues (sorry Brad), and he was unfortunately joined by quite a few others in the DNF and DNS category.

Congratulations to Jeff and all the rest of the racers, and big thanks to the organizers, sponsors and volunteers!

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Note: finish times listed are the time of day in the afternoon and evening when they finished

Vapor Trail 125 – 2010 Results

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Rider Name-Bib# Blanks Cabin Cascade Aid Snowblind CG Aid Monarch Pass Aid Marshall Pass Aid      FINISH     
Jeff Kerkove-478 11:40 3:09 5:54 7:38 N/A 12:26
Kevin Thomas-498 11:28 3:09 6:53 7:31 N/A 12:29
Jonathan Davis-461 11:32 3:20 6:21 8:09 N/A 1:20
Max Nuttelman-485 11:31 3:12 6:11 7:59 N/A 1:43
Jarral Ryter-493 11:41 3:20 6:12 8:11 N/A 2:00
Greg Martin-481 11:32 3:14 6:19 8:00 N/A 2:03
Ezekiel Hersh-473 11:29 3:37 6:47 8:38 N/A 2:07
Adam Hoppe-474 11:34 3:27 6:39 8:38 N/A 2:17
Tim Kugler-480 11:29 3:15 6:37 8:27 N/A 2:18
Matt Turgeon-499 11:30 3:20 6:25 8:10 N/A 2:20
Scott Patterson-487 11:29 3:30 6:33 8:37 N/A 2:42
Bear Oliver-486 11:29 3:18 6:49 9:05 N/A 2:46
Cameron Brenneman-455 11:25 3:09 6:42 8:28 N/A 2:47
Andy Riemenschneider-491 11:36 3:43 7:08 9:10 N/A 3:01
Scott Morris-483 11:36 3:27 6:42 8:44 N/A 3:17
Matthew Steinwand-496 11:32 3:19 6:54 9:14 N/A 3:36
Matt Juth-477 11:38 3:36 7:06 9:10 N/A 3:36
Steven Yore-451 11:37 3:45 N/A N/A N/A 3:39
Stephen Carney-457 11:36 3:25 7:13 9:09 N/A 4:02
Andrew Carney-456 11:42 3:25 7:08 9:06 N/A 4:02
Jeff Hemperley-472 11:36 3:40 7:57 10:14 N/A 4:56
Shawn Gregory-468 11:37 3:33 7:57 N/A N/A 4:56
Lucas Chandler-459 N/A 3:30 7:13 9:15 N/A 4:56
Brad Grohusky-469 11:36 3:28 7:31 9:47 N/A 5:13
Craig Nelson-484 11:36 3:40 8:02 10:11 N/A 6:20
Chris Miller-482 11:36 3:26 7:54 10:08 N/A 6:46
Eszter Horanyi-475 11:36 3:29 7:52 10:08 N/A 6:46
Nathan Friedman-465 11:40 4:04 8:41 10:58 N/A 7:07
Aaron Weinsheimer-500 11:33 4:19 8:13 10:15 N/A 7:07
Evan Ross-492 11:29 3:25 7:05 9:33 N/A 7:07
John Fulton-466 11:36 3:44 8:08 10:12 N/A 7:07
Todd Schweitzer-495 11:53 4:27 9:36 N/A N/A 8:20
Thomas Ray-490 11:42 3:49 8:22 N/A N/A DNF
Jason Stubbe-497 DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF
Andrew Forbes-464 11:41 3:59 8:43 X N/A DNF
Michael Schoenly-494 11:32 3:17 6:23 N/A N/A DNF
Tom Purvis-488 11:55 4:28 10:13 N/A N/A DNF
Ryan Hamilton-470 11:30 3:18 7:37 N/A N/A DNF
Brian Behn-453 11:37 4:43 9:49 N/A N/A DNF
Jordan Carr-458 11:36 3:18 6:23 N/A N/A DNF
Kent Davidson-460 11:54 4:52 10:08 N/A N/A DNF
Ed Ellinger-462 11:38 3:40 7:54 10:12 N/A DNF
Brad Baker-452 11.42 4:09 9:25 N/A N/A DNF
Lenny Goodell-467 11:41 DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF
Leslie Handy-471 11:41 3:58 8:34 N/A N/A DNF
Aaron Huckstep-476 11:33 3:30 7:55 10:19 N/A DNF
Dave Kingsbury-479 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS

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