Game Info

LML+ there is no registration. We do need a head count for attendance, email here or invite yourself on the facebook event page created.

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You will get tulips and the ship will set sail from the Walmart lot at 8AM.

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!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wrap Up (Food Drive, Results)

This group of knuckheads that likes to ride bikes in questionable conditions raised 405 pounds of food and $105 for the Lakeville Resource Center (local food shelf)...


Race Details (some of you are numbers types)- 95 were suppose to show, 80 at the line, 75 finishers. Winning time came in at 1:33PM, we left around 8:45AM (apply your math skills). We covered 82 miles (some more, some less, in a very quick gravel/ roady time). The gravel might be faster now than it will be for the rest of the Spring/ Summer.

NOTE- Results are updated with those that disclosed they missed the climb to knowwhere/ nowhere. It was a good little kicker. The day prior I couldn't get my jeep up it in 4WD (almost slide backward into the ditch), but I was hoping the ice would be gone, it was. Answered prayer.

TOP 75:
1. Mailen, 2. Roeser, 3. Hinkens, 4. Minier, 5. Buchanan, 6. Wilson (defending Champ), 7. Welch, 8. Norrie, 9. Dalal 10. Holmberg, 11. Kvittem (arm was good this time), 12. Laux, 13. Giannobile, 14. Aguirre, 15. Henderson, 16. Van De Velde (brother of pro roadie?), 17. Berkland, 18. Johnsen!, 19. Ingvalson, 20. I don't count (no map required), 21. Rudnick, 22. Kjeer, 23. Oney, 24. Martin, 25. Weisbrod (SS Champ- 44x16), 26. MotoYoung (most miles ridden?), 27. Rasmussen, 28, Swenson, 29. Peterson, 30. Gonzales, 31. Van Horns, 32. Egbers, 33. Giddings, 34. McElvain, 35. Swanson, 36. Puzak, 37. Wentzel, 38. Bakken, 39. FmrX President/ Haberman, 40. Voss, 41.  Finch (Fatbike Champ), 42. Carlson V, 43. Wilco, 44. Funkemaster, 45. Kovalchuk (Female Champ), 46. Zeimer, 47. Sloma 48. Keane, 49. Evans, 50. Sheedy, 51. Bushendorf (2nd Fat- you played your role well!), 52. Benton!!!, 53. Heide, 54. Tweed, 55. Pease, 56. Krone, 57. Kendall, 58. Bell (?pet), 59. Lien, 60. Wikenheier, 61. Warrington (future ringer), 62. Knox, 63. Baltzley (2nd Female), 64. le Goat, 65. Peterson, 66. Schneider (skinny builder exraordinare!) , 67. Hout (SPH!), 68. Perez, 69. Marx Machine, 70. Larson (3rd Female) 71. Dingemans, 72. Stoneman (100 mi marathon runner, first bike race ever), 73. Flanders (former LCR), 74. Karow/ Stairmaster (3rd Fat), 75. Haan (4th Fat, first gravel roady race)

I didn't think we could outdo the original version of this race, but we certainly equaled it...


NOTE- you can check out all C5 photos here: C5 PHOTOGRAPHY LINK


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Results (as official as I get)

In the world I live, if you received 'a warning', then you were informed. As such, I informed all that there would be a change on the second leg (climb to nowhere or knowwhere). If you paid heed, you followed, if not, you didn't. No biggie as long as you don't care much on the results.

Results unfiltered (page 1)-
the bottle belongs to C5 Photo, thanks too Brent

Male Top 5- Mailen, Roeser, Hinkens!, Minier, Buchanan
Female Top 3- Kovalchuk, Baltzley, Larson
FatBike Top 4- Finch!, Bush, Stairmaster, Haan
Single Speed- Birthday Boy (Red Squrl) Happy birthday! 'ding ding' says the Goons.

Hope you enjoyed this deal. I did.

Thanks to the volunteers- C5/ Chris Gibbs, Kevin Gonzales, Anna Lund, Don McNaughton, Eddie, Magic, Stoener, Jimmay, and my most awesome wife/ Dawn!.

More later. For now I'm dealing with 2 cars full of canned goods/ etc donated to the local food shelf. THANK YOU RIDERS/ RIDDLERS!


Friday, March 28, 2014

Last Minute Updates

Everybody wants to know how is the course/ roads...
Roads are just fine... For the most part dry, but there will be spots that will make your bike less than clean. Be careful if you get cute trying to weave around standing water. We ride on open roads with traffic, keep your head up, you are responsible for you and following rules of the road.

KEEP SAYING THIS- "We live in MN, we like to ride bikes, we love this stuff!".

- Bike, helmet, water, energy, enough gear to keep you dry, Swag Swap, cyclecomputer, tulip holder, sky flares, straight key, your LCR decoder ring, and some time after the race to patron Harry's Cafe. Take this race as serious or as much of a joke as you like...

A day on the bike with a little adversity, don't get any better than that. See you in the AM.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Race Roster/ Misc info

List of usual suspects, ringers, and not so usuals-

Abrams Aguirre Anderson Bakken Baltzey Bell Benton Bisel Buchanan Bucholz Bushendorf Carlson&Carlson Cossette Dalal Dingemans Evans Egbers Finch! Finnerty GFunke Furuseth Giddings Giannobile Giesen le Goat Gonzales Habs Hammer Heide Henderson Hinkens Hogland Holmberg Huot Ingvalson Karow Kendall Kjeer Knox Koppi-Kohn Kvittem Larson Laux Martens Martin McElvain Metz Meulbroeck Million Minier Nickels Norrie Oney Pease Perez Petersen Peterson C Peterson T Puzak Rasmussen Redetzke Rinkleff Roeser Rudnick Schneider Sheedy Sloma Stanke Steffans Steyermark Stoneman Swenson Trevino Tweed Van Horns Voss Warrington RedSqrl Welch Wentzel Wikenheiser Williams Wilson (2013 Champ) Winston Young (Fatbike Champ) Zeibot

(I am not perfect, if you are in, make sure your on this list)

NOTE- Please park at the Walmart overflow lot. Do not park at Harry's.

NOTE- Food Shelf Fundraiser, bring what you are able, but a grocery bag worth is certainly worthy of a swag prize.

NOTE- Swag swap. You bring your swag and we swap. No junk. Humorous prizes, sure, but no junk. Non bike prizes accepted as long as they are worthy.

NOTE- We'll be collecting donations for race overhead. $10/ person would cover the cost.

The race alpha and omega
Silence- Bring the Ragnarok KOM rock and pass it on to Heath so he has it for at least 2 weeks before he must defend or submit.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Last Call...

For entry into the race from Lakeville to Milltown Cycles and back.


  • Race is next Saturday the 29th, not today
  • Registration is from 7AM-8:30AM
  • Food Shelf Fundraiser, bring what you are able. THANKS
  • Swag Swap- You bring your best new in box/ never used swag and we swap (I do not solicit prizes, you bring them and we switch)
  • Race is brought to you courtesy of- Harry's Cafe, Milltown Cycles, C5 Photography, and Health Source Chiropractic 
  • Roster will be posted at some point. Make sure your on it.
  • Don't forget your tulip holder- If you don't know what that means, you are in trouble. 
  • If you have never navigated and raced a bike, you too are in trouble.
  • Farm Team, who is on charge of getting Scotty home for his birthday party?

Riddler convention at the crooked finish line.

NOTE- if this deal goes down anywhere near as good as last year, all will be pleased. (or at least me and my cattle prod will be)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Food Drive Details

So last year all those that partook raised $1300 for a very strong young man that had life throw him a curve ball.

This year your task is to help raise goods for the local food shelf. This time of year food shelves are ran dry from activity over the winter, thus the March Drive to raise goods for those that need help.

Fresh and Perishables- fruits, veggies, produce, cellar foods with long shelf life, juice, tortillas
Dry Goods- oatmeal, peanut butter, rice, pasta, dried beans, vegetable oils, flour, canned fruit, canned vegetables, sugar, canned meats, mac/ cheese
Condiments- ketchup, mustard, bbq, salsa, soy, spices
Paper/ Household- toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish soap
Hygiene- toothpaste/ brushes, shampoo/ conditioner, wash

Do Not Bring- Soda, sugar drinks, candy, bakery, ramen (seriously), chips, canned pasta

Catch back on, would ya!

RACE NOTE- Swag Swap is once again on. Bring your new in box or slightly never used parts or misc bike stash to swap with others.

Top Swag from last year- Gear bag with bottles of 'drink' (courtsey of Eddie), top item still available from last year- shimanno bottom bracket in a sram box. ha.

Even better news- C5 Photo will be there to catch you getting gapped like in above photo.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Time to start thinking on it...

Things to consider:

  • What are you using for a tulip holder?
  • Do you still run a wired cyclometer circa 1998 like me?
  • How long has it been since you've sat on a bike seat for greater than 6 hours?
  • Got studs? 
  • Bring canned goods you don't use. They will go to a good cause.
  • Treat. Spring thaw/ prevailing wind are always out of the Northwest that time of year. 
  • Harry's Cafe has awesome post race food and drink.
  • Ever heard of Rock Tape? Health Source Chiropractic of Lakeville will be at registration to give you a demo and work the kinks out.
  • Registration from 7AM-8:30AM. Race start 9AM.
  • Milltown Cycles is looking forward to your visit...
  • If you didn't race this deal last year. Don't plan on the shortest distance between 2 points is a straight line theory.
  • Male, Female, Fat Class (World Champ title, unsure of distance, but it's legit)
  • Have you ever met the Goat? 
  • If you run fenders make sure they have enough mud clearance. 
  • C5 Photography will once again be capturing this riddle.
  • I will be making you sign a waiver, and need cover this with event insurance. It costs me $5/ head. Donations to cover overhead are appreciated. 
  • Roster is over 70 people. 
  • Last and most important- Mother Nature is in charge. Be prepared.
Frozen rutts on mind numbing gravel. Bonus. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Race update

Going to be hard topping last years event, but with a few more folks participating and the randomness of March it is possible to outdo L-M-L Rev 0.

"Man down!"   Awesome shot by C5 Photography.

Over 40 people signed up, again capping random entry at 100 people. If you showed up last year you are automatically in, but I still need your contact email.

Similar drill to Rev 0, start-finish at Harry's Cafe in Lakeville, 1 checkpoint at Milltown Cycles. Milltown will be showing you some great downtown Faribault hospitality. Expect between 5-9 hours on your bike. 

The route wont be revealed until race day, and it will be all tulip notes. No GPS or computer related routes. I deal enough with computers on my day job, I like to keep bike related life simple. Plus, following tulips are part of the gravel random game. 

More to a bike race than just a bike race... We will be raising canned goods for the local food shelves, so bring what you can donate... Last year all that showed overwhelmingly donated to a great cause. I expect the suspension in my jeep to be bottomed out from the weight of canned food. 

What else... Oh yeah, this is once again proclaimed on the interwebs as '82 mile gravel fatbike worldchampionship'. So if you want to take the title from Jeff Young, do it.

Looking forward to leading this out once again, and the laughter and schennaningans that will ensue... Until then, go ride into the wind.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ding Ding...

2014. Game is on... L-M-L version 8.0

These 2 guys better sign up again.