Game Info

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


Send me an email if you want in.

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-

- 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.