With the VeloSocial and 1988 Assault film screening today, thought I'd post the t-shirt from that Assault, which was my first (I designed and drew the 1990 t-shirt, by the way, below).
See 14 Assaults t-shirts HERE.
I started looking through the scattered data of the Assaults from 1988 until 2010 and realized that we have many gaps, sadly in that data--several Assaults have my name listed and no time or placing (including my first "best time" of around 6:20, probably in the early 1990s). But I did scraped together this:
Year, Time, Place
1988, 7:11, 342
1989, 6:57, 352 (notice I had a better time, but worse place)
1994, 6:34, 107
2004, 7:58 (this was ugly, folks)
2005, 7:34, 88 (this was the infamous 117-mile edition)
2006, 6:09 (from memory, but can't find that year's information)
2007, 5:57, 62 (not bad at 46)
2008, DNF (a little humility after first and only year breaking 6 hours--record heat)
2009, 6:25, 93
2010, 6:10, 75
What stands out to me about Assault data is the variation in time and place; the group of riders greatly impacts both your time and your place--so having hard finishing targets can be deceiving (again, think of my last post about my 2010 ride, which I nearly quit but had my second highest placing ever).