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.

Send email to-

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!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Race Wrap Up/ MANY THANKS!

Again, THANK YOU RACERS, for your generosity and enjoying all things bike.

Rally at Harry's Cafe...

THANKS VOLUNTEERS (registration/ race non-officials): Anna, Angela, Stoener, Jimmmay, Eddy, Lisa, & Chopper. And much 'THANKS' to my race organizer partner/ wife Dawn she has a knack for this sort of stuff...

A special 'THANKS' to Jana Bell and the Bell family... You are an inspiration of courage.

THANKS TO HARRY'S CAFE: Harry and staff, much appreciated. This wouldn't be what it is without your support. The post race eats/ drinks/ social were excellent.

THANK YOU MILLTOWN CYCLES: Travis, Todd, & Volunteers. Your support makes this event unique and a great way to break up a gravel grind (death march too some) in questionable conditions.

THANK YOU TODD BAUER PHOTOGRAPHY & HOLLYWOOD (network skillz). People check out the pics, purchase at will...  Todd Bauer Photo Link

Hope your warmed up... 85 miles to go.

Note- results on last post are as official as this race is going to get...

Note 2- Ragnarok and Dickie Scramble officials agreed to make our 3 events a series. 100pts to winner,  down to 1pt for 100th place. Tie breaker is where you finished in the 'Queen Stage' of all things gravel (Ragnarok). Will use this site to tally score.

We need a name for this 3 race gravel deal? Suggestions?

or just call it the '3 Race Gravel Deal...' [ha]

Last- next year will do the LML loop backwards/ the real forward.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Good day for a kick in the pants/ Preliminary Results:

First- You cycling hacks raised $2155 for Jana Bell. THANK YOU. YOU EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW.

Second- If you got lost, why? [don't blame me]

Third- 103 starters at 8:15 AM, after a drive to N Iowa. Nice...

{UPDATED 3-29-15}
Third- [preliminary] Results:
Winner winner... Drew Wilson {time ~4:25}, 2. Skarpohl, 3. Riley [SPH], 4. Bauer [T6], 5. Welch, 6. Perna, 7. Buchanan, 8. Minier, 9. Schad, 10. Me/ but do I count?, 11. Hogland [where was CJ?], 12. Kvittem [no broken bones this time...], 13. Sagel [did you attack?], 14. Harrison, 15. Carrol, 16. Talerico 17. Carlson Van the Man, 18. Gaffke, 19. Rosane, 20. Pramann [T. A.N. Man], 21. Laux, 22. Dalal, 23. Roeser, 24. Hest, 25. Sandberg [only wanted 40mi but went for 85mi], 26. Kuster, 27. Schow, 28. Vanderwoude [thanks for the pulls], 29. Tweed, 30. Sobota, 31. Shupe, 32. Heide [thanks.], 33. Delaney, 34. Anderson C., 35. Hunter Melissa, Woman's Winner Winner, 36. Englund, 37. Carlson [Wilco], 38. Mansur, 39. Bush!, 40. Johnsen!!!, 41. Abel, 42. Raygor, 43. Vandelvelde [super star], 44. Schwantes, 45. Anderson B., 46. Hinkens [Young Jack!], 47. Rasmussen, 48. Nickles Rocket, 49. Sloma, 50. Huot {SPH}, 51. Benton {he's crazy Ladies...}, 52. Schneider [skinny master], 53. Lien, 54. Perez [Jose!!!], Swenson, 55. Carlton, 56. Nygard, 57. Former Ex President of Team Ricoh/ Farm Team Double Agent, 58. STH!. 59. Edens, 60. Stuckman, 61. Kjeer!!!, 62. Warrington [SPH!] 63. The Stairmaster/ Mr. Ed Karow, 64. Langum [2nd lady], 65. Scrappy Thompson [3rd lady], 66. Peterson D, 67. Peterson C, 68. Flanders, 69. Finch!. 70. Cousin Jay, 71. Velo. 72. Krizek, 73. Vold [4th lady/ first overall fatbike], 74. Raymond, 75. Kenney, 76. Peterson A [SPH!], 77. Chittineni, 78. Snyder, 79. Schuetz, 80. Larson Mara [ 5th lady], 81. Shepherd [Bob!], 82. Marx Machine., 83. Geisen [SPH!], 84. Warrington [SPH!], 85. Green Hornet., 86. KG, 87. Kroulik

Two 3's facing each other equal?

Per Jim, the 'incomplete's':
Halstrom, Hollywood, Norrie {you finished right?}, MotoYoung, Meulebroeck, ? Pete, Andert, Middelstaedt, Mr Witt, Mr Larson, Anikin, Mclagan, Brager, Bailey {thanks for fessing up}

Not accounted for (still out there?): Pease, Ventecher, Zimmerman

So what am I missing?

Send me a signal within 20 hours or it is in cement.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ready or not... It's on.

Reminder tomorrow the ship sets sail at 8AM.

What do you mean?

Last minute FAQ's-

  • Registration 6:30-8AM. 
  • Check in at Milltown, to refuel (bacon, donuts, water, helping hand) and get second set of tulips
  • Milltown suggested swinging in through the back door/ alley to check in.
  • The roads are good.
  • The bootleg trails are out. [sad face]
  • BUT you wont get cheated.
  • Suggested donation to Jana's cause is $20+.
  • 3 climbs to nowhere
  • The blue fence on Farmer Trail isn't fence at all... 8
  • Race donation $5-10.
  • Swag Swap- bring it to donate before we leave, pick up what you like at the finish.
  • We have 122 people committed to set sail in the morning...
  • All late registrants... You know what you need to do... 
After the race, stick around Harry's for some social and great eats/ drinks. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Last Minute Race Details

The ship will set sail as close to 8AM as possible. I repeat the ship sets sail as close to 8AM as possible.

Other details:

  • Park in the Walmart overflow lot
  • Register inside Harry's Cafe (starts at 6:30AM until 8AM)
  • Swag Swap- Bring your new in box or 'slightly' used bike parts to trade or donate. NO JUNK or worn out bike parts/ crap you would just throw out.
  • Fundraiser- We are raising awareness and funds to contribute to the fight against cancer and Jana's story.
  • Tulips- You will get a sheet at the start to get to Milltown, and a sheet at Milltown to get back to Harry's.
  • Conditions- Expect 85 miles, 6,000' of climbing. I may have to reroute some good stuff if the snow doesn't melt/ dry out by Friday. I'll post something Friday night on conditions.
  • 3 Climbs to Nowhere/ Knowhere. 1 on out leg, 2 on return leg. What is that? Show up to find out.
  • Check in at Milltown, enjoy some bacon off the grill, donuts, and Milltown hospitality. 
  • Donations- This race costs me $5-10 per person, donations of that amount appreciated, any more than that should go to Jana, a beer at Harry's, or a tube from Milltown.
  • After the race don't bail too quickly. Enjoy the scratch kitchen at Harry's, superb. 
Expect another crooked finish...
NOTE- any last minute requests to enter the race have one hard condition/ if you want to race you are required to attack off the front.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Jana's Story

[more than just a bike race]

On August 18th, 2012 Jana found out that she had an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes.

After 27 months of treatment, rounds and rounds of chemo and radiation, a mastectomy, LVA bypass microscopic surgery, another surgery to remove a mass and reconstructive surgery, lab errors and burns from treatment, the cancer has now spread. She has cancer in her breasts, bones, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph nodes, neck, arm, and 3 large tumors by her heart. Jana, the young mother of a beautiful 10 year old daughter, is terminal.

Jana's daughters name is Gracie.

Cancer Sucks.

Contribute what you are able...

Enjoy riding/ racing a bike.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Race Roster

Roster closed but still waiting on a few usual suspects...

The List-
Aguirre, Anderson B, Anderson C, Andert, Anikin, Bailey, Baker, Bauer, Bell ?, Benton (Crazy), Buchanan, Bushendorf, Carlson W, Carlson V, Carlton, Carrol, Chittineni, Delaney, Jack., Edens, Endres, Englund, Evans, Finch! (fatbike Champ), Flanders, Gaffke, Giddings, Giesen, KG, Haan, Habs, Halstrom, Harris, Heide, Heisler, Henderson, Hest, Hinkens, Hoglund, Hunter, Hout, Johnson J, Johnsen!, Stairmaster, Kenney, Kjeer, Koppi-Kohn, Kroulik, Kvittem, Langum, Larson FD, Larson M, Larson M, Laux, Lien, Lindberg, Mansfield, Mansur, Marx Machine, Mattner, Mclagan, Menti, Meulebroeck, Minier, #1?, Nickles, Norrie, Oney, Pease, Perez, Perna, Petersen A, Petersen C, Peterson D, Peterson J, Pramann, Rasmussen, Raygor, Riley, Roeser, Rosane, Ross, Schad, Schneider, Schow, Schuetz, Schwantes, Schweim, Shepherd, Shupe, Skarpohl, Sloma, Snyder, Sobota, Stanke, le Goat, Stuckman, Swenson, Talerico, Tan, Thompson, Tinucci, Tri, Tweed, JVHorn, Venteicher, Warrington L, Warrington M, Red Squrel, Welch, Wilson D (former Champ), Wilson S, Winston, Witt (representing current Champ), MotoYoung (former fatbike champ), Ziemer

Get to this spot you can stop and have a picnic.

The Gauntlet that leads to spot above.

Go ride-

Note- there is no more fatbike class. fatbike hype never took off like we thought it would...

Friday, March 6, 2015

March is here/ Keyser Soze

So are you prepared for what Mother Nature is going to bring on the 28th?

Down to the final 10 roster spots unless you are a usual suspect...

The first 2 editions, conditions couldn't have been better.

Year 1-

Year 2-

Couple more frequently asked questions-

  • What is the fundraiser? This year we are attempting to raise awareness about how much cancer sucks and raise funds for a beautiful young lady with LCR connections. We all have ties to cancer, contribute what you are able...
  • How long/ route? A tad longer/ 85miles. Expect CCW direction again/ 3 climbs going knowhere...
  • Harry's Cafe? The best scratch kitchen this side of north iowa.
  • Where to park? Again, use the overflow lot at Walmart adjacent to Harry's.
  • Race donation? The way I run this it costs me $5-10 per racer. Donations appreciated but I wont go broke.
  • Race will start as close to 8AM as possible. 8 is always the number.
  • Still waiting on a few usual suspects to send me their email proclaiming 'in'.
  • Go wreck your bikes in the slop for practice. Take them into Milltown, Behind Bars, or Hollywood for some pre-race love only to hit repeat.

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