Bicycle Race Through Panamint
Posted by David A. Wright on October 13, 2002 at 01:16:10:
Leaving my job in Trona for the weekend at my home in Owens Valley this evening, I started passing bicycles and chase vans, each with flashing lights.
It was a large race and I was passing numerous vans and cyclists all through Panamint Valley. I noted many out of state plates, including Virginia.
I stopped at Panamint Valley Road and CA190 to inquire of the race details. A man, who introduced himself as Chris Kostman, president of Adventure Corps, gave me details.
The race started at Magic Mountain. Dumb dumb me forgot to ask when it started, but I suspect yesterday. The race runs 24-hours, so I suspect each van has a team of riders who trade off.
The race will continue through Death Valley, to Death Valley Jct., Shoshone, Baker, Amboy and will end at Twenty Nine Palms at a motel at the eastern end of town.
Mr. Kostman also organizes the Badwater-Mt. Whitney race and another in the Mono Lake area.