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!



Saturday, March 23, 2013

Results/ THANK YOU!!!

I'll do a recap at some point later when I'm not cooked.

I do want to thank some people first and foremost:
Dawn LeTourneau (my Honey), Ben Witt (Owner of Milltown Cycles)/ Curtis & Todd, Harry of Harry's Cafe, The Staff at Harry's THANK YOU, Chris Gibbs/ C5 Adventure Photography (and his 2 girls), The WonderTwins (Lonie & Rebecca), Anna Lund and Kevin Gonzalez, Jim Jaglo, Dave Stoen, HealthSource Chiropractic (soon to be of Lakeville), and ALL 61 of you people that showed and gave it!!!

Also, we raised $1347 dollars for Dillon Borowicz. In Dillon's appreciation speech to the crowd at Harry's he stated he is going to use that money for his first year of college next year... Spectacular!

Peter Sagan?
RESULTS:
1. Drew Wilson 2. Jay Henderson 3. *Benjamin Oney 4. *Brian Welch 5. *David Strachan 6. *Josh Roeser 7. Galen Murray 8. Jeff Young (82 Mile Graveled Ice Mudded Fatbike World Champion) 9. Kevin Gonzalez (Behind Bars!) 10. Dave Hoglund 11. Jeff Bushendorf (Fat- runner up/ LCR!!!) 12. Nick Watts 13. Martin Rudnick (Behind Bars!) 14. Pete Kennedy 15. Joe Kjeer 16. Joe Pahr 17. Number Eight Fill In Body 18. Steve Knowlton (my 8th grade teacher) 19. Matt Riley (SPH! longest ride ever) 20. Marcus Warrington (nice! 16yrs old) 21. Paul Carrol 22. Evan Tweed (Fat- third) 23. Raymond Jick 24. Brett Swenson 25. Steve 'chammy' Johnson (Fat 4th) 26. Jeremie 'studded' Van Ryswyk 27. Rocket Ray Nichols (Fat 5th) 28. Alex Koppi-Kohn 29. Eddie (w/ macdaddy swag donation) (Fat 6th) 30. Jack (wasn't cheated) 31. Alan Eastlund 32. Shad Prins 33. Bob Shephard 34. Scott Meulebroeck 35. QPete 36. Joel 'crazy' Benton (Fat 7th) 37. Lisa Thompson (Female winner, Fat 1st) 38. Jay Schneider (Fat 9th) 39 Neil Cary 40. Jon Cossette 41. Dan Funke-master (Fat 10th) 42. Pat Sheedy (Fat 11th) 43. Susannah King (Female 2nd) 44. Larry Machine Marx 45. JJ Robb 46. Jonny Jenson (Fat 12th)

Note- * results adjustment due to straying off course. Allgood.

Honorable mention- Brent Kvittem (broken arm). All smiles. Let's ride!

DNF's- 11.

Silver Cycling- Gold Medal donation of $200 to the Borowicz family.

No shows- Many excuses, no results.

If you have a good recap or a more than unusual experience, send me a signal. I'll copy and paste your journey into the final exclamation point on this race.

Note: The perfect spot for your L-M-L Sticker, on your fender or mud flap.

THANKS AGAIN. Ragnarok up next. Then I'm going to Disneyworld.

Update: Chris Gibbs/ C5 Adventure Photography is working on getting what he captured available to you... C5 ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY LINK


Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Racer's Redaay..."

"Charge!!!"

Saturday, 8AM, we head south via tulips to Milltown Cycles. Milltown Ben and his guys will have the welcome mat set out for you... Once you've had your fill of all things Faribault, time to head North back to Harry's cafe, where you can belly up to the scratch kitchen for some great dining, and drinks. (courtesy drink/ desert tickets to the first 40 donations).

Recon'd the route today. Roads are in great shape, don't let the iffy picture concern you. It's allgood (specially for the fats). Unfortunately we are going to have to keep it between the lines, my gauntlet (secret trails, swamp, ditch, pasture, etc) options have been removed from the route for many reasons. Not to fret, you wont get cheated on the day.


"Forward... March!" 
REMINDERS:
  • Parking is the overflow Walmart lot just north of Harry's.
  • Registration is 7AM-8AM. We need to be quick so we can get the race on at 8. 
  • Registration, inside Harry's, sign waiver/ select your class M, F, or Fat, get number plate, tulip notes, and pickup your race gift. Bathroom available if you need it (you will). 
  • Swag Swap. Bring it to registration, and swap after the race at Harry's.
  • Fundraiser... What an awesome opportunity to race a bike for free and use whatever funds you are able to contribute to something greater... Recommended donations are $20 for the FUNDRAISER, and $5-10 for event insurance and race overhead. 
  • Fundraiser- the first 40 people to donate at the race get a complimentary drink or desert ticket courtesy of Harry of Harry's Cafe. 
  • Chris Gibbs and C5 Photography will be documenting the race. His work is excellent. 
  • HealthSource Chiropractic will be at registration and demoing RockTape. 
  • Local newspaper covering the event... http://sunthisweek.com/
  • Social, swag swap, awards- we have a corner table reserved in the bar from 2-5PM. Come speak the language with us LCR's and Milltown's... 
If you get the opportunity make sure you 'thank' Harry and Milltown Ben for supporting this one off event... and THANK YOU for coming out to play and donate what you are able...


NOTE- I know, you all are thinking he never mentioned anything about bike type or tires... MTB, Crossbike, warbirds, freebirds, 29rs, 26's, 650B/ recombant, studds, knobs, endos, furious freds... It's all good (at some point). "Riddle on" as we LCR's say.   



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Update to the update

Time for the details man details...
  • PARKING- Please park in the overflow Walmart lot on the North Side of Harry's. My original plan of let's say 20-30 people has at least doubled, so we need to park out of the way of the Cafe customers. The Walmart lot is easy, they are okay with it. 
  • REGISTRATION- 7AM-8AM. The restaurant will not be serving breakfast at our time, but you are welcome to use their bathroom and they offered to have fresh coffee... 
  • HealthSource Chiropractic- Will be onhand at the registration, offering chiro info/care and a RockTape application... So if you've got a nagging injury, show up early to get it tapped up and be a crash test dummy.
  • RACE ROUTE- MotherNature is cooking up a spring soup... Chances are things are going to be  a mess... Embrace the misery of wet lacra and a drivetrain that misfires. Milltown will help you out at the halfway point...
  • The Gauntlet route, or not... TBD. Gotta be ridable (for the most part).
  • SWAG SWAP- Don't forget, you bring the prizes, and we swap... 
NOTE: FIRST 40 PEOPLE TO DONATE- Get a free drink or desert coupon courtesy of Harry's!!!

The Elko Gauntlet. Spun me out dead in my tracks. 

Updated Suspects (some are usual):
Josh Bauer, Audrey Baumgartner, Joel Benton, David Bruning, Jeff Bushendorf, Paul Carroll, Neil O Cary, John Cossette, Jack, Todd Fischer, Ryan Fitzgerald, Alana Fritz, Dan Funke, The Goat, Kevin Gonzales, Habs, Jay Henderson, Katie Hulback, Jonny Jensen, Raymond Jick, Shirely Johnson, Steve Johnson, Eddie, Pete Kennedy, Brent Kvittem, Susannah King, Joe Kjeer, Steve Knowlton, Alex Kopi Kohn,  Rob Legler, Marx Machine, Don leMac, Scott Meuelbroeck, Porter Million, Galen Murray, Brendan O'Brien, Rich Zilla, Benjamin Oney, Joe Pahr, Josh Peterson, Shad Prins, QPete, Gregorio Ramirez, Matt Riley, JJ Robb, Josh Roeser, Rocket Ray, Martin Rudnick, The Wonder Twins, Bob Shepherd,  Darryl Shoemaker, Ted Siefkes, David Strachan, Ben Swenka, Brett Swenson, Lisa Thompson, Evan Tweed, Horned, Bobby Vigil, Marcus Warrington, Nick Watts,  Brian Welch, Tim Werts, Drew Wilson, Jeff Young