Game Info

SAVE THE DATE 3-25-17. Backup dates are April 8 or 15th.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN.

Send me an email if you want in. sauber715@gmail.com

Similar drill to last four 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...

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, April 9, 2013

L-M-L Swag Swap Leftovers

Swag Swap Leftovers- [benefit of new program I'm currently on, extra time to inventory] Did YOU leave any of this behind? Will save for NEXT YEAR.

Salsa Bell Lap Road h-bar, slightly used sram cassette (model?), shimano BB7900 in sram box (english thread. What?), bontrager and ritchey stem in plastic bag (lengths fairly long/ no angle), 700x35 presta tube, Silver Cycling t-shirt/ FarmDog TT (5), Shimano Acera FD 1-1/4" top pull BB mount, alligator gear/ brake cable/ housing combo (2) (my contribution), motobecane saddle (new, my contribution), indoor trainer 26" tire (funniest leftover), Akra frame pack (most "questionable" swag), cinelli roadie bar tape (2), velo saddle crmo (Jack it's brown/ your color), jagwire frostbike roadie brakes/ pads, not so Race Light Seatpost (27.0), Maxxis tire levers, unmarked steam (fairly short, a bit of rise), serfas gel tri saddle (real heavy, looks not comfortable), banjo bro pocket messanger bag (bike cultured), sram pc-1 chain (used?), and last but not least 26"x1.95" schraeder tube (I'm going to keep for a teenager's MTB).

You want any of this stuff, send me a signal with a story from your L-M-L day on the bike.

Behind the beard, a Smiling Pirate. 

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




Monday, February 25, 2013

Roster Update & Key Points

KEY POINTS FOR THE RACE: (most learned the hard way)

  • TULIPS. If you never used, be prepared. A tulip holder is a must. You can purchase at most LBS. You'll need a cycling computer, unless your name is Farm Team Scotty.
  • TULIPS. Will be handed in the form of a sheet of paper. Fold into quarters for directions on route.
  • TULIPS. Protect it. It's just paper. A clear plastic sleeve is the standard.
  • ARRIVAL/ HARRY'S CAFE- Please park in the BACK of the restaurant.
  • REGISTRATION: 7-8AM. Race will start as close to 8AM after all are registered. I expect registration to be a bit slow since none of us have ever done this. I am trying to keep it quick and simple. SWAG SWAP, don't forget, everybody brings something to swap. Swap will happen at the social, last goes first, and picks for the podium.
  • START- I will lead a neutral roll out from Harry's to the gravel across the way.
  • WHAT TO CARRY. I ride with a camelback. I don't care if it's not roadie cool. Whatever. You'll be riding each way at least 3 hours. If your a 2-3 bottle only rider. They might freeze. Then what?
  • NO DROP BAGS. One stop at Milltown is the game. The rest is on your own. 
  • NO SAG WAGON. This is a race. Carry a phone, but there are dead zones. Don't know what a sag wagon is? Forget aboot it.
  • BIKE TYPE. Already mentioned enough, ride what you want. Fatbike class, yap.
  • CONDITIONS. With current snowcover on the ground I expect much of the route to be snow/ ice covered. I have 2 routes, 1 is a gauntlet, 2nd for conditions that do not allow riding the gauntlet (too much snow). Will see what Mother Nature has to say for the next 3 weeks.
  • MILLTOWN CYCLES CHECK POINT- Check in at Milltown, they'll provide the second Tulip notes, any aid and support that you need. Show Milltown Cycles some love!!!
  • FINISH- I have a guy, he's suppose to be the finish line official. If he's preoccupied riding wheelies because he is bored, a clipboard and a chair will be at the finish. Sign in with your name/ number and finish time on the sheet.
  • SOCIAL- Enjoy Harry's Cafe and the scratch kitchen dining, drink, and post race banter... SWAG SWAP and awards. Expected time, 3:30PM-5PM.
  • FUNDRAISER: THANKS FOR CONSIDERING A DONATION. We'll have a donation jar on hand ($20 recommended or whatever you/ your supporting cast can spare). FUNDRAISER LINK- DILLON BOROWICZ


Look for this guy at the finish line. If he's not there, a chair and clipboard will be.

This is it, no more random entry requests... Unless you speak the language.

Additional Names:
Bobby Vigil, Shirley Johnson, David Strachan, Josh Bauer, David Bruning, Philip Carlton, Evan Tweed, Joe Kjeer, Brian Welch, Audrey Baumgartner, Galen Murray, Joe Pahr

Usual Suspects:
Joel Benton, Jeff Bushendorf, Paul Carroll, Neil O Cary, John Cossette, Jack, Todd Fischer, Ryan Fitzgerald, Dan Funke, The Goat, Kevin Gonzales, Habs, Jay Henderson, Katie Hulback, Steve Johnson, Eddie, Pete Kennedy, Brent Kvittem, Susannah King, Steve Knowlton, Alex Kopi Kohn,  Rob Legler, Marx Machine, Don leMac, Scott Meuelbroeck, Porter Million, Brendan O'Brien, Rich Zilla, Benjamin Oney, Josh Peterson, Shad Prins, QPete, Gregorio Ramirez, Matt Riley, JJ Robb, Rocket Ray, Martin Rudnick, The Wonder Twins, Bob Shepherd,  Darryl Shoemaker, Ted Siefkes, Ben Swenka, Brett Swenson, Lisa Thompson, Horned, Marcus Warrington, Nick Watts, Tim Werts, Drew Wilson, Jeff Young

Got it? Good.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Race Roster

The Lineup...

Joel Benton, Jeff Bushendorf, Paul Carroll, Neil O Cary, John Cossette, Jack, Todd Fischer, Ryan Fitzgerald, Dan Funke, The Goat, Kevin Gonzales, Habs, Jay Henderson, Katie Hulback, Steve Johnson, Eddie, Pete Kennedy, Brent Kvittem, Susannah King, Steve Knowlton, Alex Kopi Kohn,  Rob Legler, Marx Machine, Don leMac, Scott Meuelbroeck, Porter Million, Brendan O'Brien, Rich Zilla, Benjamin Oney, Josh Peterson, Shad Prins, QPete, Gregorio Ramirez, Matt Riley, JJ Robb, Rocket Ray, Martin Rudnick, The Wonder Twins, Bob Shepherd,  Darryl Shoemaker, Ted Siefkes, Ben Swenka, Brett Swenson, Lisa Thompson, Horned, Larry Warrington, Marcus Warrington, Nick Watts, Tim Werts, Drew Wilson, Jeff Young

The gravel vortex...
Who is that leaning against the sign?
Note: 10-20% wont show, so I'm still taking willing partakers.

42 mile water and refreshments brought to you by MILLTOWN CYCLES and CULLIGAN WATER of Faribault. Start/ Finish hospitality courtesy of HARRY'S CAFE...

Talk of doing it via fatbike? 2 or more and it's a race class... Send a signal if game. Or just show with the motorboat.

All the cool kids are riding fat bikes now. Even ones that are anti gears. That said...

Note 2, no single speed class.


ATTENTION: FUNDRAISER BENEFITTING DILLON BOROWICZ LINK (suggested donation $20 is greatly appreciated)



Monday, February 11, 2013

C5 Adventure Photography

Signing up to capture the event via moto is Chris Gibbs of C5 Adventure Photography.

He is a bike junkie like the rest, so he'll know when and where to capture nothing but pure bliss radiating from you all...

Link: C5 Adventure Photography

NOTE: Only 3 more spots open... Closing random entry at 50 heads.

Roster will be posted at some point.

A couple more weeks and we'll be in slop season...

Fender up, or just go the plastic bags on the feet route.





Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Filling Up Quick- 14 spots remain.

First, "thanks" for the response. Already exceeded the number I was expecting. Now it's looking like I'll have to cap this at 50 racers. I just don't have enough sheep herders to keep you all in check. I will have Gilligan and Ginger helping me out.

This is what some of you will be looking at in the end.
I bet at least half of you have said "what are tulips?" 

My response, "Pay attention, to the roads and what the guys around you are looking at." "If they don't respect the tulips, you ditch them." I call it "Lazy Dave syndrome". If you know Lazy Dave, YouknowwhatImean. Ragnarok Year 2, he said "notes, what? who needs notes..." He ended his DNF 10 miles off course. 

Oh, this is tulip only. No gps coordinates. Old School. One might call it 'Mongo' tactics. You ride it, you can keep the way points. Remember there is a vortex out there, all electronic goes dead.





Saturday, January 26, 2013

Update/ Blackjack!

I'm sure these guys will be out cheering you on at aboot mile 75...



Went right on past 21... On the way to 50, that'd be more like Uno.

Probly many more just want the tulips... I will hand over the tulips after the event if you dontate to this  FUNDRAISER.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Game On!

Race is on. See details above. I will post and update a roster. Confirm your name and check in for updates as the event comes closer.

And it'll be for more than just racing your bike... You get to ride your bike, you have been blessed, here is a way you can do something more. FUNDRAISER

AGAIN,  TO GET IN YOU NEED TO HERE BACK FROM ME. SEND ME A SIGNAL HERE.

Attempting to keep this simple. Let me know if I'm not. Copy?