Monday, July 28, 2014

Start line selfie.

The GravelFest was run in mini-epic wind and rain. Glad to have a few new gravel riders out and finish the course along with everyone else.
My apologies for the couple of cue card misdirection's and resulting extra miles put in by the lead group.
Please submit any grievance to the rules committee within 24 hours... Oh, sorry. Too late.

First place Mens went to Greg "The Diesel" Knoll who completed the appropriate course in 4 hours time.
First place Womens went to Kyia "Sunshine" Anderson who, despite the racing neutralized in the park violation, still garnered fastest woman. The rules committee was going to impose a time penalty but the point would have been moot with being the only women and all.
John and son Alex were the fastest tandem.
One of 2 dogs that just wanted to follow our riders. They must have ended up far from home.

Thanks to: Lantto's Store for allowing us the use of their parking area and donating the top prize; Greg for providing refreshments; my wife Susan for the cookies; and Revolution Cycle for donating the swag. Another big thanks to Chris for all his mapping and assisting on the route.

Hope to see you all at the next events coming up on the GravelGrinderNews

Good work and heart displayed to keep up the spirit of the gravel riding scene. Look for DirtBag in October.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Updated 8PM:

Gravel Fest Registration as of 7/26

  Name                         Age     Gender                        Cat.                 Dist.                Ride #

1) King, Kurt              52        M                     Gear                Longer            
 2) Glasser, Susan         49        F                      Gear                Long
 3) Vigil, Bobby           58        M                     Gear               
 4) Bernhardt, Greg                  M                                             Long
 5) Boehmer, Brian       32        M                     Gear                Longer
 6) Sloma, Brett            45        M                     Gear                Long
 7) Jung, Tim                51        M                     Gear                Longer
 8) Stunek, Kurt           56        M                     Gear                Longer
 9) Amo, Bryon            43        M                     Gear                Longer                         9
 10) Amo, Sheila          49        F                      Gear                Longer                         6
 11) Rammel, John       30        M                     Gear                Longer
 12) Fish, Rick              43        M                                             Longer
 13) Anacker, Rod       46        M                     Gear                Longer
 14) Knoll, Greg           46        M                     Gear                Longer                         1
 15) Ross, Pat              
 16) Kendall, Tom        67?      M                     SS                    Longer
 17) Taylor, Tom          67        M                     SS                    Longer
 18) Falloon, Tom                     M                     Gear                Longer            
 19) Stoffel, Patrick                 M                     Gear                Longer
 20) Kvaal, Chris                      M                     Gear                Longer                         2
 21) Dahlin, Joel           37        M                     Gear                Longer
 22) Anderson, Kris                 M                     Gear                Longer
 23) Anderson, Kyia                F                      Gear                Longer

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cue cards, numbers, map, (gotta get waivers), parking done. Number rags ready.
Plan on arriving around 8-8:30am for a 9:30 rollout.
I'll post the rider list tomorrow. 

The local gravel kings will be notably absent so the podium is ripe for ascension.

French Lake CR 3 & CR 37

Monday, July 21, 2014

Making the final recon of the long course in the morning to QC the trail portion of Stanley-Eddy. More folks are signing up and expressing their newbyness but willing to try which is just what we want. More converts to the gravel! 
Here is the latest from Weber's Deck FB for the show located across the street from our finish line... "Looking forward to our Sunday July 27th show at Weber's Deck!! 1pm-5pm!! Family friendly, so bring the kids, a lawnchair or blanket, and a cooler of your favorite beverages!!! Bands will be: Peewee Moore & The Awful Dreadful Snakes (Chatanooga, TN), The Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank (Holyoke, MN), and Javier & The Innocent Sons (Minneapolis, MN! Looking forward to seeing y'all out for a great day of music, and friendship!!!!"
This is the first running of this course and coupling with Weber's. It will make for a full day of fun so come prepared.
Stay tuned... JJ