The seventh edition of QuadZilla and the Finger Lakes 350 ultra cycling

events were held on July 19-20, 2003. The event drew 35 riders from 11

states and two Canadian provinces. The weather was perfect both days and just a bit cool during the night. More checkpoints with hot food and

additional secret checkpoints with snacks afforded the riders one of the

best opportunities ever to finish this grueling hillfest. The QuadZilla had

23 finishers while 12 riders opted for some or all of the Finger Lakes 350

route.

 

Bryan Johnson, age 38, a Commodity Engineering Manager at Teradyne

Corporation in Boston, took advantage of the moderate temperatures and

bested Keith Krombel's record from last year by turning in a 30:55 time.

Bryan hung out all day (and evening) greeting finishers in Ithaca. QuadZilla also saw its first ever Women's Official Finisher, Julie Riplinger. Julie, age 49, a Learning/Communication Designer, is a neophyte ultra rider whose longest ride before QuadZilla was 220 miles. She struggled through some tough moments but finished with an excellent 37:05. Michelle Dulieu also finished officially after just missing the cut-off time last year. Jim

Cartwright came all the way from Muncie, Indiana to establish a 65 and over record of 38:35. Just amazing! And Mike Seager kept his QuadZilla streak alive with seven flawless finishes. The next QuadZilla/FL350 is scheduled for July 2006.

 

Results:

38:10:00  Tim          Argo             Cincinnati, OH

DNS       Jim           Black            Cheltenham, PA

FL350     Dave       Bundrick        Tucker, GA

FL350     Ken         Burke            New Portland, ME

FL350     Brad        Butler            Troy, NY

DNS       Roger       Byrom           New York, NY

FL350     Pat          Carter            Far Rockaway, NY

38:35:00  Jim          Cartwright     Muncie, IN

37:35:00  Scott       Chisholm       Tottenham, ON

FL350     Phil         Creel             Columbia, SC

FL350     Brian       Curtis             Walker, MI

38:55:00  Michelle  Dulieu             Chili, NY

FL350     Pete        Dusel              Ontario, NY

38:20:00  Rick        Duvall             Pleasant Valley, NY

39:20:00  Mark       Frank             Victor, NY

40:30:00  Mark       Hnatov           Miller Place, NY

FL350     Vytas       Janusauskas   Nepean, ON

30:55:00  Bryan       Johnson        Windham, NH

38:55:00  Steve       Lehmann       Weare, NH

38:32:00  Russ        Loomis          Williamsburg, MA

37:45:00  Virgil       Luca              St. Leonard, Quebec

FL350     Don        Magie            Mississauga, ON

FL350     Lori         Matthews      Richmond Hill, ON

36:40:00  David      McCaw         Ottawa, ON

FL350     Oliver      Moore          Toronto, ON

37:35:00  Kevin      Nelson          Dedham, MA

36:59:00  Scott      Ohlwiler         Dayton, OH

37:05:00  Rick       Pettet             Watkins Glen, NY

37:35:00  Ralph     Pruitt              Holmes, NY

37:05:00  Julie       Riplinger         Big Flats, NY

37:45:00  Tom       Rosenbauer    Easton, PA

37:38:00  Rich       Ruge              Harrison, NY

38:32:00  Bill         Schwarz        Kinderhook, NY

37:35:00  Mike      Seager          Webster, NY

FL350     Mark      Sheehan        Elmira, NY

37:45:00  Robert    Waddell        Grove City, OH

FL350     Dan        Wallace        Orlando, Florida