Motomarathon Route Scientists Admit to Mileage Error
NoCal Motomarathon Will Average 300+ Miles Per Day, Not 200 as Previously Reported
Submitted by Brian Catterson
September 22, 2011
BOULDER, CO - September 22, 2011 - Motomarathon Association officials today sheepishly admitted to an incorrect average mileage estimate for the Northern California Motomarathon, set to loop out of Ft. Bragg, and Eureka, Calif., October 13-16.
"The NoCal Motomarathon will average well over 300 miles each day, not the 200 miles that we originally reported," said Motomarathon Association Founder John Metzger. "We can't blame the mileage deniers or those who question the science of routology on this one - it was purely a technical miscalculation, proving that even trained route scientists can make mistakes."
With Motomarathon sponsor Butler Maps coming out soon with their Northern California edition, Association officials are hoping to avoid similar meltdowns in the future. "We apologize for the error," said Metzger. "The good news is that most of our riders won't even notice and extra 100 miles, given their raw stamina and the fact that many are Iron Butt Certified."
Motomarathon routes are kept secret until the night before each day's ride, and participants must complete a sequence of self-recorded checkpoints using digital cameras over the four days. Day One routes for the NoCal Motomarathon will be handed out at the Holiday Inn Express, 250 Hwy. 20, Ft. Bragg 95437, on Wednesday, October 12th at 8:00 p.m. This two-wheeled vacation will include two nights in Eureka, with start/stops and technical support provided by Humboldt Motorsports, www.humboldtmotorsports.com.