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!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

north iowa Gravel Series Results-

LML- Ragnarök- Dickie Scramble

I was proved wrong. Racer's did care about these stats.

Thanks to a fellow Rök carrier for putting this puzzle together.

Series Based on 150 points / Race (Men)
1 Drew Wilson 447
2 Ian Hoogendam 440
3 Charles Wolf 414
4 Dustin Gaffke 411
5 Ben Hey 405
6 Paul Carroll 404
7 Kyle Sobota 400
8 Ryan Stringfield 375
9 Jeff Shupe 366
10 Jeff Bushendorf 335
11 Ted Clausen 333
12 Rob Mosimann 309
13 Josh Molnar 300
14 Franz Rinkleff 289
15 Jim Garrett 288
16 Joel Benton 287
16 Nicholas Lemke 287
18 Charlie Schad 281
19 Jay Schneider 279
20 Ben Cox 277
21 Randy Brendal 271
22 Brandon Voltzke 268
23 Scott Hippen 266
23 Sean Mailen 266
25 Larry Sauber 256
26 Kyle Davis 253
27 Kurtis Wilson 250
28 Darryl Shoemaker 243
29 Eddie Karow 240
30 Eric Hathaway 238
31 Ken Earley 234
32 Jeff O'Neill 231
33 Andrew Wagner 225
33 Derek Van De Velde 225
35 Charles Denis 223
36 Tom Ringold 217
37 Justin Schuetz 213
38 Mike Watercott 209
39 Scott Perkinson 207
40 Bruce Anderson 199
40 Dave Knox 199
42 Ken Zylstra 191
43 Ray Nickles 182
44 Bill Callas 181
44 Jonas Nygard 181
46 Gary Lindberg 180
47 Jon Anderson 161
48 Robert Hest 160
49 Joe Black 159
50 Rob Belz 156
51 Trenton Raygor 150
52 David Strachan 148
52 Scott Gregory 148
54 Jeff Pettes 147
54 Paul Peterson 145
56 Nicholas Quinn 136
57 Phil Higley 135
58 Matt Webb 105
  Ladies Final Points Results Pts 100
1 Chelsea Strate 295
2 Megan Barr 199
3 Meredith Rambow 189
4 Angie Schmidt 100
4 Carrie Seipp 100
6 Tina Olson 99
7 Jenny Youngwerth 98
7 Tracy Paradise 98
9 Maggy Fournier 96
9 Sveta Vold 96
11 Leah Gruhn  95
11 Martha Flynn 95
13 Judy Olstad 94
13 Melissa Hunter 94
15 Carolyn Franzone 93
15 Lindsay Wentz 93
16 Trisha Groth 91
17 Anne Marchand 90

Tulip notes? What's that?


If your looking for some sort of award I have plenty of stuff to pass out from the Swag Swap box.




Wednesday, April 5, 2017

LML 2017. it's a wrap.

Final thoughts LML Version 5.8-

Release the hounds! courtesy of TMB Photo
You can order your TMB Photo shots here- http://tmbimages.com/Cycling/Gravel/2017/20170325-Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville

- Once again, this edition of LML blows me away with generosity. On behalf of Monica (the beneficiary), THANK YOU. This event would not continue if it was just a race... Making a difference no matter how big or small is why this thing happens.
- Special THANK YOU to the volunteers- Anna G, Don McN, Amanda B, Kelly B, TMB, Victoria, Tyler, C5, DVD, the duo of Jimmmmay & the one and only Stoener, Brenda K, Ms Madeline K, & my partner in this thing we call life, Dawn.
- One last THANK YOU to the sponsors; Harry's Café, & Milltown Cycles, without them, this race would not happen. Specials 'thanks' to Todd T, Travis S, and the volunteers that helped at Milltown Cycles. One more 'thanks' to Dan and Automotive Enginuity for there help with the race prep at the finish line.

Things to ponder for LML 2018-
- Lite route timed, means longer, means a thing we call 'climb(s) to nowhere or knowhere'.
- Use of advanced course digital maps. This will only be done if weather results in soggy paper tulips. Sorry, I'm with the Ragnarok Guys, this is part race/ part self navigation... You get yourself in a hole, you get out of it.
- Word from the gravel street, people were skipping the 1 and only Climb To Nowhere. LAME.
- No shows. I was a tad disappointed in the 30+ no shows. You had ample time to let me know you were not making it. The weather was no threat either.
- If you are an IT software wizard I would like to come up with a better and more efficient format for tulip notes. If interested, send me a signal.
- To end on a good note. Each year I say, if it was more fun than the previous, then we do it again... It was, so we shall. See you at some random spot on some random deal... For now, I go back in my shell.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Final Results- facts, fallacies, & innuendo's


Results are Final- '*' indicates updates. Sean Mailen finished seventh, Chelsea Strate tied for first Female finisher... Margin of error was under 10%. Thanks to my guys...

Facts-
155 participated, 33 Lite racers, 1 hard core Sveta Vold and her 2 kids in tow...

Feedback from the Lite crowd, you all would have appreciated being scored and timed... I have a couple ideas... How about I add a climb to nowhere and a climb to knowwhere  to slow you all down so that my guys are there to tally you results... Sound good? Perfect.

Highlighted in yellow below- you never checked in with any of my guys... Hope your okay and you didn't get cheated.

Apologies to the last few full loop finishers for not being at the line. Again 10% error factor in accumulating the head count.

MOST IMPORTANT. The fundraiser and generous donations you guys contributed to Monica Theis. $5224 dollars in fact. Again, THANK YOU. That makes us want to do this again...

Again THANKS to HARRY'S CAFE (especially Victoria), and MILLTOWN CYCLES.

Questions comments on results (if it matters), let me know...

RESULT- NAME/ alias-
1 Molnar, Josh "Stay in the right lane"
2 Wilson, Drew
3 Talerico, Domonic
4 Bellew, Brendan
5 Hoogendam, Ian
6 Wark, Chase
7* Mailen, Sean
8 Rutscher, Robert 
9 Gaffke, Dustin
10 Lemke, Nick
11 Rinkleff, Franz
13 Schad, Charlie
14 Wolf, Charles
15 Welch, Brian
16 Carroll, Paul
17 Endres, Chris
18 Vossen, Tim
19 Swenson, Clint
20 Jansen, Daniel
21 Hippen, Scott
22 Goettl, Joe
23 Sobota, Kyle
24 Voltzke, Brandon
25 Hey, Ben
26 Sauber, Larry
27 Hall, Peter
28 Wagner, Andrew
29 Goblirsch, Jim
29 Shupe, Jeff
30 Bachman-Sanders, Ian
31 Raygor, Trenton
32 Earley, Ken
33 Wilson, Kurtis
34 Shoemaker, Daryl
35 Brendal, Randy
36 Stringfield, Ryan
37 Neuburger, Austin
38 Sundstrom, Jared
39 Kratz, Will
40 Kvittem, Brent
41 Ingvalson, Joel
42 Schuetz, Justin
43 Kelly, Chad
44 Peters, Matt
45 Kremer, Justin,
46 VD, D
47 Clausen, Ted
49 Schwantes, Josh
50 Mystery Rider
51 Perkinson, Scott
52 Roshko, Ben
53 Mosimann, Rob
54 Gregory, Scott
59 Lee, Michael
60 Legler, Rob
61 Knowlton, Steve
62 Peterson, Paul
63 Colbert, Jeff- Neilson, Pam- Tandem
64 Nelson, Chris
65 Davis, Kyle
66 Shank, Eli
67 Cox, Ben
68 Bushendorf, Jeffz
69 Lindberg, Gary
71 Higlley, Phil
72 Anderson, Jon
72 Dolinaj, Zach
73 Benton, Joel
74 Mealhouse, Greg
75 Schneider, Jay
76 Ringold, Tom
77 Quinn, Nicholas
78 Black, Joe
79 Knox, David
80 Campbell, Mike
81 Strachan, David
82 Ellis, Joeseph
83 Deltour, Agustin
84 Kozicki, Brian
85 Collins, Aaron
86 Garrett, Jimmy 
87 Bailey, Steve
88 Tweed, Evan
89 Bujold, Sean
90 Serpe, Tony 
91 Luce, Andrew
92 McElhinney, Michael
93 O'Laughlin, Matt
94 Gauron, Christopher
95 Flanders, Kevin
96 Karow, Edz
97 Johnsonz, Steve
98 Ruhland, Robert
99 Risendal, Jim
100 Menti, Rob
58, 1st Lady's- tie * Schmidt, Angie; Strate, Chelsea
70, 2nd Lady Youngwerth, Jenny
LITE Benusa, Kris
LITE Benusa, Tonyz
LITE Cerra, Hector
LITE Donovan, Jackz
LITE Dosedel, Erik
LITE Finch.
LITE Gibbsz, Chris
LITE Gislason, Andrew
LITE Glover, Jim
LITE Gregory, Lynn
LITE Habermanz, Paul
LITE Houser, Emily
LITE Kendall, Farm Ben 
LITE Koppi-Kohn, Greenhornet
LITE Kroulik, Matt
LITE Marx, Larry-Machinez 
LITE Mcelvain, Tyson
LITE Meulebroeck, Scott
LITE Nelson, Erik
LITE Oberbroeckling, Amy
LITE Ramirez, Gregorio
LITE Samide, Ray
LITE Stankez, Scotty
LITE Stock, Dominator
LITE Witt, Ben-Larson, Marty- Tandem
LITE Wood, Lewis
LITE Young, Moto Jeff
LITE- 1 Oftendahl, Eric
LITE- 2 Thompson, John
LITE- Family Vold, Sveta
LITE- Fat Velo, Phillip
LITE, 1st Lady Hunter, Melissa
DNF Ayala, Dan
DNF Ayala, Erin
DNF Deutsch Joe
DNF Dosedel, Michael
DNF Ehlert, Kevin
DNF Fukushi, Ashlee
DNF Groth, Trisha
DNF Johannsen, Matt
DNF Kennedy, Pete
DNF Knutson, Paul
DNF Perez, Josez
DNF Randolph, Daniel
DNF Rients, Jesse
DNF Sloma, Brent
DNF Tan, Justin
No Check In- Anderson, Tyler
No Check In- Chabot, David
No Check In- Curtis, Tyler
No Check In- Delaney, Brian
No Check In- Egbers, John
No Check In- Gross, Cory
No Check In- Heiser, Todd
No Check In- Lemke, Tony
No Check In-  
No Check In- McCulloch, Nick
No Check In- Olejniczak, Peter
No Check In- Sonke, Matthew
No Show- Mattner, Sean
No Show- Boyd, Tim
No Show- Breyer, Andrew
No Show- Brink, Darin
No Show- Eisenmenger, David
No Show- Erickson, Rick
No Show- Giddings, CousinJay
No Show- Graham, Chris
No Show- Gray, Dave Hornzguy
No Show- Gryniewski, Matt
No Show- Hest, Robert
No Show- Hudson-Erdman, Jonah
No Show- Iswell, Sid
No Show- Kelly, Justin
No Show- Kern, Jonathan
No Show- Menton, Patrick
No Show- Muesing, Cory
No Show- Oneill, Jeffry
No Show- Palmer, Devon
No Show- Peteson, David
No Show- Pettes, Jeff
No Show- Puttonen, Charles
No Show- Quinn, Tom
No Show- Shouse, Corey
No Show- Skelton, Ellie
No Show- Smith, Harlan
No Show- Sylvester, Matt
No Show- Terpening, Ryan
No Show- Thomas, Tony
No Show- Urbanski, Paul
No Show- Von Honeneberg, Max
No Show- Ward, Denise
No Show- Weeks, Issac
No Show- Weisbrodz, Heth
No Show- Beer, Megan
No Show- Bell, Petez
No Show- Belz, Rob


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