See the 2009 Team Praire Dog webpage.

Team Prairie Dog again competed as a two man relay team in the 25th anniversary of the Furnace Creek 508, a 508 mile course that is often called the toughest 48 hours in sport. Our 208 time of 32:17 was within 7 minutes of our estimated best time and more than an hour better than our 2007 total time of 33:25.

We posted blog entries and photos during the race (see recent entries below). Also check out the 508 Webcast.

Our same team (riders and crew) finished the event in 2007. See our results, photos and video.

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2008 Video
 
Recent Blog Entries
 
 

 

2008 Time Station Actual Schedule

 
Time Station Rider Miles from last TS Elev. Gain  from last TS Miles into the Race Arrival Date Arrival Time Elapsed Time (hr) Avg. Speed Time from Last Station 2007
Actual
Time
Avg Speed from Last Station
California City Franz 83.6 6176 83.6 10/04 1:25 PM 4:25 18.93 4:25 4:54 18.93
Trona Paul 70.2 4212 153.9 10/04 4:53 PM 7:53 19.51 3:28 4:08 20.24
Furnace Creek Franz 99.1 7538 252.9 10/04 10:56 PM 13:56 18.15 6:03 7:17 16.38
Shoshone Paul 73.5 6744 326.4 10/05 5:27 AM 20:27 15.96 6:31 5:24 11.28
Baker Franz 56.2 2186 382.6 10/05 8:53 AM 23:53 16.02 3:26 2:49 16.38
Kelso Paul 35.0 2920 417.6 10/05 11:30 AM 26:30 15.76 2:37 2:44 13.35
Almost Amboy Franz 33.7 2280 451.3 10/05 1:17 PM 28:17 15.96 1:47 1:34 18.93
Finish Paul 58.3 4170 509.6 10/05 5:17 PM 32:17 15.78 4:00 4:36 14.56
                       
Total by Rider Franz 276.6 18100           15.41    
Total by Rider Paul 237.0 18046           16:36    
Total All Stages                 32:17    
 

2008 Time Station Estimated Best Possible Schedule

  These estimates reflect a 1.5 hour improve over our times in 2007. Half of that improvement is on the 3rd stage, to Furnace Creek. Two of Paul's stages show a 15 minute improvement.
 
Time Station Rider Miles from last TS Elev. Gain  from last TS Miles into the Race Arrival Date Arrival Time Elapsed Time (hr) Avg. Speed Time from Last Station 2007
Actual
Time
Avg Speed from Last Station
California City Franz 83.6 6176 83.6 10/04 1:50 PM 4:50   4:50 4:54  
Trona Paul 70.2 4212 153.9 10/04 5:50 PM 8:55   4:05 4:08  
Furnace Creek Franz 99.1 7538 251.8 10/05 12:20 AM 15:20   6:25 7:17  
Shoshone Paul 73.5 6744 325.7 10/05 5:45 AM 20:45   5:25 5:24  
Baker Franz 56.2 2186 383.0 10/05 8:35 AM 23:30   2:45 2:49  
Kelso Paul 35.0 2920 416.5 10/05 11:05 AM 26:05   2.35 2:44  
Almost Amboy Franz 33.7 2280 451.7 10/05 12:50 PM 27:45   1:40 1:34  
Finish Paul 58.3 4170 508.5 10/05 5:10 PM 32:10   4:25 4:36  
                Improvement      
Total by Rider Franz 272.6 18100         0:54 15:40 16:34  
Total by Rider Paul 237.0 18046         0:22 16:30 16:52  
Total All Stages   509.6 36146         1:16   33:26  
   
 

2008 Time Comparisons with some other ACTC teams

 
   
 

Furnace Creek 508 Route - Santa Clarita to Twenty Nine Palms

  508 Route
 

 Elevation Profile

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