Game Info

LML 2018 is yet to be confirmed. Expect an update early in 2018.

REGISTRATION IS TBD.

Send me an email if you want in. sauber715@gmail.com

Similar drill to last five editions. Harry's Cafe in Lakeville to Milltown Cycles in Faribault, and return. Race will be ~80 miles on a mix of gravel, pavement, and as much off road and questionable stuff as mother nature will allow. Start will be from Harry's at 8AM, park in the Walmart lot.

Race will be capped at ~100 people. If you showed last year you are automatically in but email must be sent, and I play favorites.

Something more than just a bike race- FUNDRAISER.

Fundraiser history- Year 1 we raised $1300 for a young man in need. Year 2 we generated 400 lbs of food and $ for local food shelf. Year 3 the raiser brought in more than $2000 for a beautiful woman fighting cancer. Year 4 (last year) we rallied with the Bauers in support of Jason and his fight... Year 5 was cancer awareness and fund support to a single Mom.

Ethos: You are responsible for you. If you get stuck in one spot, you gotta get yourself out of it. Bring a phone, straight key for an SOS, or sky flares.

NOTE: The course will not be the same as last year. So disregard your bootleg GPS map. You rely on it, and it will cheat you.

THANKS TO MILLTOWN CYCLES & HARRY'S CAFE for their continued support!



Monday, February 25, 2013

Roster Update & Key Points

KEY POINTS FOR THE RACE: (most learned the hard way)

  • TULIPS. If you never used, be prepared. A tulip holder is a must. You can purchase at most LBS. You'll need a cycling computer, unless your name is Farm Team Scotty.
  • TULIPS. Will be handed in the form of a sheet of paper. Fold into quarters for directions on route.
  • TULIPS. Protect it. It's just paper. A clear plastic sleeve is the standard.
  • ARRIVAL/ HARRY'S CAFE- Please park in the BACK of the restaurant.
  • REGISTRATION: 7-8AM. Race will start as close to 8AM after all are registered. I expect registration to be a bit slow since none of us have ever done this. I am trying to keep it quick and simple. SWAG SWAP, don't forget, everybody brings something to swap. Swap will happen at the social, last goes first, and picks for the podium.
  • START- I will lead a neutral roll out from Harry's to the gravel across the way.
  • WHAT TO CARRY. I ride with a camelback. I don't care if it's not roadie cool. Whatever. You'll be riding each way at least 3 hours. If your a 2-3 bottle only rider. They might freeze. Then what?
  • NO DROP BAGS. One stop at Milltown is the game. The rest is on your own. 
  • NO SAG WAGON. This is a race. Carry a phone, but there are dead zones. Don't know what a sag wagon is? Forget aboot it.
  • BIKE TYPE. Already mentioned enough, ride what you want. Fatbike class, yap.
  • CONDITIONS. With current snowcover on the ground I expect much of the route to be snow/ ice covered. I have 2 routes, 1 is a gauntlet, 2nd for conditions that do not allow riding the gauntlet (too much snow). Will see what Mother Nature has to say for the next 3 weeks.
  • MILLTOWN CYCLES CHECK POINT- Check in at Milltown, they'll provide the second Tulip notes, any aid and support that you need. Show Milltown Cycles some love!!!
  • FINISH- I have a guy, he's suppose to be the finish line official. If he's preoccupied riding wheelies because he is bored, a clipboard and a chair will be at the finish. Sign in with your name/ number and finish time on the sheet.
  • SOCIAL- Enjoy Harry's Cafe and the scratch kitchen dining, drink, and post race banter... SWAG SWAP and awards. Expected time, 3:30PM-5PM.
  • FUNDRAISER: THANKS FOR CONSIDERING A DONATION. We'll have a donation jar on hand ($20 recommended or whatever you/ your supporting cast can spare). FUNDRAISER LINK- DILLON BOROWICZ


Look for this guy at the finish line. If he's not there, a chair and clipboard will be.

This is it, no more random entry requests... Unless you speak the language.

Additional Names:
Bobby Vigil, Shirley Johnson, David Strachan, Josh Bauer, David Bruning, Philip Carlton, Evan Tweed, Joe Kjeer, Brian Welch, Audrey Baumgartner, Galen Murray, Joe Pahr

Usual Suspects:
Joel Benton, Jeff Bushendorf, Paul Carroll, Neil O Cary, John Cossette, Jack, Todd Fischer, Ryan Fitzgerald, Dan Funke, The Goat, Kevin Gonzales, Habs, Jay Henderson, Katie Hulback, Steve Johnson, Eddie, Pete Kennedy, Brent Kvittem, Susannah King, Steve Knowlton, Alex Kopi Kohn,  Rob Legler, Marx Machine, Don leMac, Scott Meuelbroeck, Porter Million, Brendan O'Brien, Rich Zilla, Benjamin Oney, Josh Peterson, Shad Prins, QPete, Gregorio Ramirez, Matt Riley, JJ Robb, Rocket Ray, Martin Rudnick, The Wonder Twins, Bob Shepherd,  Darryl Shoemaker, Ted Siefkes, Ben Swenka, Brett Swenson, Lisa Thompson, Horned, Marcus Warrington, Nick Watts, Tim Werts, Drew Wilson, Jeff Young

Got it? Good.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Race Roster

The Lineup...

Joel Benton, Jeff Bushendorf, Paul Carroll, Neil O Cary, John Cossette, Jack, Todd Fischer, Ryan Fitzgerald, Dan Funke, The Goat, Kevin Gonzales, Habs, Jay Henderson, Katie Hulback, Steve Johnson, Eddie, Pete Kennedy, Brent Kvittem, Susannah King, Steve Knowlton, Alex Kopi Kohn,  Rob Legler, Marx Machine, Don leMac, Scott Meuelbroeck, Porter Million, Brendan O'Brien, Rich Zilla, Benjamin Oney, Josh Peterson, Shad Prins, QPete, Gregorio Ramirez, Matt Riley, JJ Robb, Rocket Ray, Martin Rudnick, The Wonder Twins, Bob Shepherd,  Darryl Shoemaker, Ted Siefkes, Ben Swenka, Brett Swenson, Lisa Thompson, Horned, Larry Warrington, Marcus Warrington, Nick Watts, Tim Werts, Drew Wilson, Jeff Young

The gravel vortex...
Who is that leaning against the sign?
Note: 10-20% wont show, so I'm still taking willing partakers.

42 mile water and refreshments brought to you by MILLTOWN CYCLES and CULLIGAN WATER of Faribault. Start/ Finish hospitality courtesy of HARRY'S CAFE...

Talk of doing it via fatbike? 2 or more and it's a race class... Send a signal if game. Or just show with the motorboat.

All the cool kids are riding fat bikes now. Even ones that are anti gears. That said...

Note 2, no single speed class.


ATTENTION: FUNDRAISER BENEFITTING DILLON BOROWICZ LINK (suggested donation $20 is greatly appreciated)



Monday, February 11, 2013

C5 Adventure Photography

Signing up to capture the event via moto is Chris Gibbs of C5 Adventure Photography.

He is a bike junkie like the rest, so he'll know when and where to capture nothing but pure bliss radiating from you all...

Link: C5 Adventure Photography

NOTE: Only 3 more spots open... Closing random entry at 50 heads.

Roster will be posted at some point.

A couple more weeks and we'll be in slop season...

Fender up, or just go the plastic bags on the feet route.