2012 Furnace Creek 508 – DNF


                                                  Follow me on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter

Follow me on Strava

Follow me on SPOT

Results

I DNF’d the 2012 Furnace Creek 508.  I shall tell you more about my experience in due time.

Thank you for all your comments, emails, text messages and Facebook messengers during the race.  Trust me they helped to keep me going.  I’m sorry I disappointed you.

 

Check-in/OK message from Its George “Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas SPOT Messenger


Its George “Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas
Latitude:36.46011
Longitude:-116.86565
GPS location Date/Time:10/07/2012 00:55:35 PDT

Message:Hey It’s George”Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas and I’m racing the Furnace Creek 508. I just arrived at a time station.

Click the link below to see where I am located.
http://fms.ws/9xyI-/36.46011N/116.86565W

If the above link does not work, try this link:

Its George “Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas

You have received this message because Its George “Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas has added you to their SPOT contact list.

Every day is an Adventure. Share Yours.
http://www.findmespot.com

Check-in/OK message from Its George “Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas SPOT Messenger


Its George “Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas
Latitude:35.85637
Longitude:-117.33527
GPS location Date/Time:10/06/2012 17:34:41 PDT

Message:Hey It’s George”Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas and I’m racing the Furnace Creek 508. I just arrived at a time station.

Click the link below to see where I am located.
http://fms.ws/9xlNl/35.85637N/117.33527W

If the above link does not work, try this link:

Its George “Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas

You have received this message because Its George “Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas has added you to their SPOT contact list.

Every day is an Adventure. Share Yours.
http://www.findmespot.com

Check-in/OK message from It¿s George ¿Red-Eyed Vireo¿ Vargas SPOT Messenger


It¿s George ¿Red-Eyed Vireo¿ Vargas
Latitude:35.12939
Longitude:-117.98561
GPS location Date/Time:10/06/2012 12:01:55 PDT

Message:Hey It’s George”Red-Eyed Vireo” Vargas and I’m racing the Furnace Creek 508. I just arrived at a time station.

Click the link below to see where I am located.
http://fms.ws/9xW5v/35.12939N/117.98561W

If the above link does not work, try this link:

It¿s George ¿Red-Eyed Vireo¿ Vargas

You have received this message because It¿s George ¿Red-Eyed Vireo¿ Vargas has added you to their SPOT contact list.

Every day is an Adventure. Share Yours.
http://www.findmespot.com

Final Week– Countdown 2012 Furnace Creek 508 T- Minus 45 hours


                                                  Follow me on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter

Follow me on Strava

Follow me on SPOT

The 2012 Furnace Creek 508 is 1 day and 21 hours days away.

I want to give a shout out to Brad Horton from SPOT Messenger.  This year I will be carrying a SPOT Messenger either on me or in the crew vehicle during direct support at night so you can track me on my seventh Furnace Creek 508 via the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Here is a link to a search on my blog of previous rides I did while doing a demo of the Spot Messenger during the 2011 season.  When I’m all set up I will provide you with a link to follow me on the race course.  You will be able to get my most current location within 10 minutes!

Nota Bene –  the Spot Messenger updates on a prescribed timed interval and draws a straight line from the last known point to the current known point.  In other words, you might see some straight lines going through dirt or through a large rock formation because it won’t track me on the paved road that took me around said rock formation.  Be assured, the Furnace Creek 508 is raced on paved roads.  However, paved is a term I use loosely on all roads after Baker time station Mile 382.

I’m very excited to provide this feature to you my readers.  Pass it along to your friends.  Please show support for my sponsor SPOT!

I will be carrying the units at my store B&L Bikes and Sport.

Here is what the unit looked like in 2011.

Go Vireo!