Monday, March 22, 2010


The posters are ready! There are only 75 that have been made and they're only $20. Each is signed and numbered. Want one? There is a paypal link right over there --> (look for the "donate" button). Make sure to include a note in the donation stating that it is for a poster. When they're gone, they're gone.

*The proceeds from the sale of these posters will be used to keep this event free and amazing.

*These posters were designed and produced by Ilsa Brink. Ilsa is a cyclist and artist who lives and works in Rochester, Minnesota.

*Dimensions are 12" x 19" - 80lb. Cover

Friday, March 19, 2010


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Valley Accomodations?

Looking to stay a bit closer to the start/finish? There is a hotel in Spring Valley that had 40 rooms available for Friday the 14th. When I spoke with the woman at the desk there, she suggested everyone call for reservations as opposed to making them online. There is also camping available at Forestville State Park, which is just down the road.

If you already have a room in Rochester or are camping here at the house you'll be fine. Spring Valley is really easy to find as it's just down Hwy 63 and only a 25 minute drive from Rochester.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Witches brew.

The good Governor Green is having a party and he'd like very much for you to come. Saturday the 27th of March...see the flyer.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Slick fidler.

Be there.

Monday, March 1, 2010

What it's all about.

It's about having fun.


CIRREM was tough. There are a lot of hills down there, the steepest coming in at a grade of 17% (at mile 43 of 63). The roads started out hard and fast and gradually turned into squishy, greasy peanut butter. It got so bad in fact that I stopped to remove my front fender. As I was riding, the crap coming out of the front fender resembled Play-doh being smashed through one of those "hair" making devices. With the front fender off riding got better, but not great. I had to stop again a few miles later to remove the rear fender (just as I did with the front, by removing the brake calipers and unscrewing the fender sucked). All in all, it was a good effort and I'm sort of happy with my finish. I'll get back to that in the next day or so when I can clear my mind a bit and sort through the small amount of photos I managed to capture.

On Wednesday I have to meet with the lady from Summit whom I worked with last year to discuss their liability and subsequent concerns regarding the Almanzo beer situation. They've said that I need to have a license or permit to serve alcohol if they are going to be able to donate in-kind this year. Since I have neither and will most likely not be able to get one in the short time that is left between now and race day, the future of the beer situation is up in the air until sometime Wednesday night. I'll keep you posted on that situation as well.

That said, I have hopes of getting these concerns resolved early this week and getting back to the immediate tasks at hand which are typing up packet envelopes and writing the notes that are to be stuffed inside them. Thankfully there are things like the Slick 50 and Ragnarok which are both guaranteed ways to break up the workload and keep a smile on my face.