Monday, September 27, 2010

Some Details.

Alright it's time to focus on this event. The MTB race and PorkChop Challenge have come and gone. It's now time to get dirty!

  • The Dirt Bag Ride will be on October 30th.
  • The start time will be 9:00 am at Warner Lake Park. The ride will also end at Warner Lake.
  • The distance will be as close as possible to 75 miles. Margin of error to be expected, about +/- 3%.
  • Plan on 70% gravel and 30% pavement. Any type of bike is allowed, but something with a bit wider tire would be recommended.
  • This is an unsupported event so you are on your own. No sag wagon, no one to call, just riding with hopefully they will help you if you need it!
  • At the start you will be given que cards to direct you on your way. About 40 miles in we will have a rest stop where you will need to check in and receive the second set of que cards.
  • To navigate, using the que cards, you will need to have a computer that tracks mileage. GPS units are fine too.
  • Lights are not required but not a bad idea. Day light is becoming scarce.
  • Will happen no matter the weather, no matter.
  • Unfortunately there will be a waiver for you to sign.
  • You must be on the roster to ride. To get on the roster send me an email: bpdoom at hotmail dot com.
  • It's free! We will have a limited amount of t-shirts for sale.
  • It's more of a ride than a race but we will recognize the first to finish. Don't expect schwag, it's free.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • We will have the route run near a few spots to stop and get water, food, etc. Bring money. We will note these locations on the que cards.
  • Counties will be Stearns and Wright.
  • If you have any questions post them in the comments. We will get back to you.

That is it for now. This should be fun!


Ben and Brian.

Friday, September 17, 2010

WTF...It's Raining...Again.

I hoped to hit some gravel this morning but it's raining, ugh. It's still early, once day light comes we will see. I'm riding no matter what, just not sure where yet.

A bit about the course.
While the total mileage has not been calculated yet we have ridden all the roads and sections connecting the gravel roads. We just need to put the pieces together and drive the course with a GPS and get all the nitty gritty details people always seem to need and want.
The gravel is similar to most of the gravel around central MN. Currently they have the "wash board" affect going on. Whether they get grated between now and the event is any ones guess. I have ridden these roads with a semi slick 700x37 tire on the Cross Check single speed. On some up hills I slip out while standing to climb, but otherwise they are fine. It gets a bit rough in the wash board sections but there usually is a line through them. The route will consist of both gravel and paved roads, most likely 70/30. More on this later.
I was asked if a computer would be needed. Yes. You will need to have a computer with mileage to help you follow the que cards.

Have a good weekend...go eat some gravel.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Roster on 9/13/10

1.) Chance Glasford
2.) Ron Crandell
3.) Marilyn Crandell
4.) Kyia Anderson (aka Dyra)
5.) Kris Anderson (aka Mr. Anderson, Evel, Mr. Green...)
6.) Brian Imholte
7.) Ben Doom
8.) Jeff Bauerly
9.) James E. White
10.) Mark Mondlock
11.) Bryon Amo
12.) Sheila Amo
13.) John Kern

Keep em coming if you want in.
bpdoom at hotmail dot com