Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nice.

Looks like the Utterli posts didn't come across so well. Next time?

It's done! All over. Thanks to everyone who came out despite the hurricane force winds and bone chilling start temps. At least it wasn't snowing here! There will be a full report sometime after the car gets cleaned out and the stats are processed. Thanks again everybody, I can't say that enough!

19 comments:

Jkershaw said...

I can't say it enough...really nice piece of work with this race. Everything from the hospitality, the backyard camping, the breakfast pancakes and the awesome race packets. Probably one of the best events I've been part of. A great way to kill a short weekend. Thanks! Jeremy Kershaw

jp said...

Ditto the above! Thank you and your family, and other volunteers for a great day!!!:) Gotta love our Minnesota wind. Jim P.

Brian D said...

This was a class act event. I can't believe the amount of preparation you put into this. I really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

The most professional event I have been to, 2 years in a row. Thanks again Chris for the great race.

Jesse R.

J-No said...

I agree, a class act. Epic conditions for sure.

jaypee said...

I can't thank you enough Chris, this was awesome. Hats off to you and your crew.

Garrick said...

Wow. This is an amazing event. I can't imagine the all the work you put into this. I'll be coming down next year if not sooner for the Gentleman's Ride.
I got a DNF after 6 hours and 40 minutes of suffering and struggling to get to the checkpoint. Somehow this just makes me want to ride more so that doesn't happen again.
Thanks again Chris. This event gets better every year.

Buckshot77 said...

Great job once again Chris. I can't wait to put it on my list for next year!

Gregorio said...

It was an epic ride whether you finish 1rst, 20th or last. This is the funnest and more organized event 12 have done in the last 2 years. Next year we must do Duo category and/or 12hours circuit.. Oh and add more need more hills!!!!!

Gracias a todos,
Gregorio Ramirez
Equipo MTB Republica Dominicana

Charlie Farrow said...

Top Notch, impressive, professional, great course, and it all ends with cold beers!!!! A great event in every way, no... an amazing event!!! It is obvious that you really care about this race. Your attention to details is excellent, and somewhat rare in today's "market driven" USCA (or whatever they call themselves now) events. Thanks again and if you are ever in Duluth look us up!
Best regards,
Charlie

ps Jeremy, several others, and I are looking to put on a similar event up here...probably for the fall of 2010 (this fall will be the recon)...Having experienced three great races on gravel this spring, it makes me want to give back and become part of this great movement...

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D said...

Chris, thanks to you, the volunteers and the sponsors for a great day and and an extremely well run and organized race. I agree with Mr. Farrow, your love for cycling was evident in the care and preparation you put towards this event. That was my first gravel century, but it won't be the last. See you next year.

Troy Lawrence said...

What a day! Thanks so much Chris, for putting together a top notch day of pain. Didn't get to partake in the pancakes or bbq but maybe next year. It's those types of things that really make a great event. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

One of the things that create a community is the stories they tell. Endurance athletes always have great stories about the challenges they have met. The subset of the endurance community -the Almanzo 100 cyclists of yesterday's event - will have stories that will continue to be told for quite some time. The Hurricane Almanzo 100 of 2009 was epic, a challenge, and my fixed gear legs still feel like they are still spinning. Make them stop ! Chris is a class act and runs a quality event. Many thanks to you and the many sponsors for all of your hard work,swag, and the wonderful Summit finish beer. DOG

pedalgrl said...

As a newbie to centuries and an Almazno first-timer, I wanted to thank you for the handshake and reception at the end. I was nearly the last finisher, yet I felt like my participation mattered nonetheless. The cowbells approaching the line - euphoric. Thanks for that. You did a fine job beginning to end. Hats off to you for giving each of us, not only a punk challenge, but props as well. PEACE.

J Meiser said...

Awesome event indeed! I'm in more pain today than I was after Trans Iowa 2 weeks ago. Rietz absolutely killed it, attacking solo of the front at 40+ miles in. Some of us tried to hang on, but realized the consequences quickly. Looking forward to the Gentlemen's ride and future Almanzo productions.

Steven said...

Chris, ......I'm blown away! ;)

pbrme said...

Thank you Chris and crew for the superb event. From the wonderful race packets, to the beautiful course, the great people that suffered with me, to the handshake at the end; this was an amazing event.
Thanks again!
Shawn P.

Annie said...

if only we all had something we were so passionate about. i can honestly say that chris is in this for the riders. and the love of biking. i'm very proud of you and what you have done. love-wife


-that doesn't mean there aren't times where i could kill you throughout this whole process;)