Monday, January 31, 2011

Thanks Drew

Here is an interesting post from a friend of mine. It's a quick read. http://rideonpurpose.blogspot.com/2011/01/what-almanzo-means-to-me.html

2011 Roster

Here is the roster as of Sunday, February 6th. It's long...and alphabetical.

The Almanzo 100 Ladies:
Allebach, Chara
Alquist, Greta
Amundson, Leah
Baird, Caley
Baltzley, Jessica
Bell, Sally
Berg, Wanda "Magic Wand"
Bergman, Andrea
Borgen, Alex
Breen, Jenny
Brick, Tara
Brown, Tricia
Brown-Caldwell, Connie
Carey, Hannah
Carlson, Linda
Carlson, Bev
Christy, Karen
Cooper, Linda
Crecelius, Mary
Darren, Laurel
DeShano, Lisa
Ericsson, Michele
Fish, Tiffany
Fjelland Davis, Rebecca
Foley, Tiffany
Fraser, Joni
Freeman, Sarah
Gilpin, Jean
Goehrig, Gail
Gonzalez, Mary
Grieber, Jennifer
Hanlon, Kelly Jean
Harmon, Anna
Harris, Chrissy
Heidel, Thelma
Herreid, Alyssa
Hohman, Tess
Kane, Chris
Keating, Kelly
Kippley, Amy
Koehler, Jen
Kramarcznk, Leigh
Kr├╝esel, Lucy
Lane, Brianna
Larson, Mara
Leighton, Joi
Mable, Dee
Mac, Kelly
McCormick, Katie
McCormick, Molly
Mendez, Natalia
Nadeau, Jessica
Nagle-Gamm, Darian
Pottorff, Teri
Prochniak, Amy
Putzer, Melissa
Pyle, Diane
Ruhtenberg, Maria
Sanford, Darcy
Schroeder, Sue
Sepulveda, Alexandra
Strate, Chelsea
Tauber, Sage
Teig, Sara
Thoerner, Heather
Tobin, Lucy
Uscilowski, Loren
Utz, Marissa
Velo, Jana
Walton, Liz
Wierenga, Carmen
Willard, Beth
Yohn, Jennifer

The Almanzo 100 Gentlemen:
Adams, Kurt
Adams, Jason
Adleman, John
Allebach, Dustin
Allred, Rich
Alread, Jason
Alves, Tom
Amundson, David
Amundson, Elliot
Amundson, Bjorn
Anderson, Kristof
Anderson, Randy
Arrigoni, Curt
Auen, Samuel "The Beard"
Austin-Phillips, Jeff
Baggins, T-Payne
Bailey, Steve
Bailey, Dan
Baker, Ricky
Bakken, Rad
Barich, Christopher
Barnhart, Bruce
Bates, William
Bauer, Tim
Behrends, Tyler
Bekke, Peter
Bell, David
Bell, Pete "Q-Pete"
Bell, Randy
Belz, Rob
Benishek, Mark
Bennet, Tobin
Bennett, Robin
Berge, Alex
Bergman, Steven "The Meat Stick"
Besser, Carl
Beutel, Scott
Beveridge, Sam
Bianchi, Keith
Binger, Brian
Blackmore, Jeff
Blum, Morgan
Bobusch, Steve
Boecker, Sasha
Boisen, Nick
Bollom, David
Borchert, Greg
Borgen, Pete
Borstad, Todd
Bouma, Landon
Bowden, Kevin
Bowman, Jared
Boyd, Stephen
Bridges, Bradley
Bridges, Thomas K.
Brinkman, Bryan
Brown, Bobby
Brown, David James
Brown, Ryan
Bruessel, Brent
Bruning, David
Bublitz, Will
Bucholz, Dave
Bucklin, Dave
Buehler, Bob
Buelow, Brian
Burkhardt, John
Burnett, Jeff
C.P. Buckmissa
Caldwell, Tanner
Cannon, Steve
Carlson, Ryan
Carlson, Erik
Carlson, Mick
Carlton, Philip
Carter, Jeremiah
Cary, Neil O.
Casey, Liam
Chase, Don
Chenoweth, Paul
Christensen, Roger
Christianson, Bjorn
Cischke, Kit
Clark, Phil
Clausen, Ted
Cochran, Bryan
Cole, Brad
Coleman, John
Connell, Bill
Coogan, Ryan
Cook, Jeffrey
Cox, Ben
Cox, Jason
Coyne, Justin
Cunningham, Ben
Curran, Phil
Curtis, Andrew
Danno
Davison, Troy
DeBaker, Chad
Dech, Phil
DeGeest, Dan
Delperdang, Dave
Deringer, Robert
Deuhs, John
DeYoe, Tostin
Dicicco, John
Dickey, Duane
Dicus, Jon
Dietel, Randall
Dietzman, Mike
Dirks, Monte
Dittmer, Justin
Dix, Mark
Donlan, Jason
Dougherty, Bryan
Drenth, Russ
Dresen, Mike
Duer, Matt
Duffy, Joe
Dullard, Jeff
Dunlap, Mike
Easton, Ian
Edge, Justin
Eifert, Jon
Eigenfeld, Peter
Elias, Bob
Elsbernd, Ryan
Emery, Mark
Emmings, Eric
Emry, Mark
Emstad, Erik
Engen, Matt
Erdmann, Jonathan
Ericsson, JP
Espinosa, Carlos M.
Evanoff, Nick
Everlandis, Hurl
Faceplant, Robert
Falkowski, Jonathan
Farrez
Fee, Charles
Feltovich, Brian
Fields, Gary
Fifield, Gary
Fischer, Mark
Fischer, Michael
Fischer, Todd
Fleagle, Steve
Foley, James
Follmer, Chris
Fonkert, Ryan
Fox, Michael
Fraher, esq., Robert
Francl, Luke
Frane, Jeff
Franken, Bill
Franken, Mike
Franken, Shea
Freeman, Chris
Fuhrmann, Brian
Gabrys, David
Gaikowski, Jason
Gale, Brent
Gamm, Jeremy
Gammell, Jed
Garbis, Nicholas
Garwick, Stu
Gasperino, Anthony
Gasperino, David
Geary, Patrick
George, Brian
Glasford, Chance
Glisczinski, Dan
Goblirsch, Greg
Goblirsch, James
Godsey, Chris
Goehrig, Chris
Gold, Dan
Gollnik, Bob
Gorzek, Jeff
Graham, Chris
Green, Robbie
Gregorio (Team Dominican Republic)
Griffin, Mark
Groh, Brian
Gullekson, Justin
Gunnar
Guse, Scott
Gustafson, Craig
Gustafson, Eric
Hagen, Aaron
Hall, Brian
Halstrom, Mark
Halverson, Greg
Halvorson, Russell
Hansen, Gerald
Hansen, Steve
Harford, Dustin
Hargrove, Ross
Harmon, Ian
Hatcher, John
Hatley, Jeff
Haun, Luke
Heinzen, Bob "Thor"
Held, Robert
Hendrickson, Dana
Hendrickson, Scott
Hendrickson, Jason
Herz, Matt
Hicks, Jason
Hildebrand, Josh
Hilton, Courtney
Hippen, Scott
Hirsh, Steve
Hoaglund, Sven
Hoch, John
Hodapp, Dillon
Hoff, Lanny
Hoff, George
Hoff, Susan
Holtan, Ross
Holtan, Grant
Holtan, Mark
Holtan, Luke
Holtz, Douglas
Horkey, Ryan
Horn, Liz
Horsman, Troy
Hunsinger, Andy
Hunstberger, Wm
Hyma, Jeff
Imholte, Brian
Inkala, Paul
Ites, Brian C.
Iverson, Chris
Jackson, Randy
Jacobi, Jeff
Jacobs, Asa
Jargo, Kevin
Jazdzewski, Jeremiah
Jenkins, Jim
Jensen, Jon
Jensen, Matthew
Johnson, Charlie
Johnson, Matt
Johnson, Lance
Johnson, Andy
Johnson, Kirk
Johnson, Don
Johnson, Ben
Johnson, Zach
Juhlin, Todd
Kampmann, Tony
Katkov, Alex
Kauth, Brent
Kent, Joshua
Kermisch, Marc
Kern, Jon
Kirch, Larry
Klauck, Joshua
Klees, Drew
Kluever, Corey
Knight, Neal
Kohorst, Justin
Kompelien, Rich
Koski, Peter
Kovacs, Jay
Kowaliw, Mark
Kramarcznk, Nick
Krawczyk, Andy
Krolak, John
Krueger, Travis
Kurke, Matthew
Kurth, John
Kusler, Dean
Kvittem, Brent
Lajon, Jason
Larkin, Chris
LaRoche, Walter
Larsen, Jason
Larson, Leif
Larson, Craig
Larson, Cody
Larson, Todd
Larvick, Grant
Laurel, Steve
Lavelle, Josh
Lawrence, Troy
Lawstuen, Isreal
Leigh, Blake
Leiss, Mike
Lemberger
Leugers, Peter
Lew, Gene (Generide)
Lewis, Jason
Lewis, Jack
Liden, John
Liesse, Tony
Light, Marc
Lilienthal, Michael
Lind, Dan
Lindberg, Gary
Linder, Neal
Little, Thomas
Loberger, Wade
Lovell, Paul
Lysne, Matt
Mable, Dave
Macleod, Ted
Mailen, Sean
Mainguy, David
Malanaphy, Maury
Manderfeld, Thomas
Mann, Jeff
Manske, Brandon
Marquette, Rollin
Marshall, Jon
Martens, Andy
Martin, Casey
Martin, Kevin
Marx, Larry
Mason, Mike
Matthews, Bruce
Matthiesen, Ed
McBeain, Drew
McBeain, Tom
McClure, Scott
McConaghay, John
McCormick, Paul
McCubbin, Mark
McElvain, Ty
McEnaney, Bob
McGuire, Terry
McGuire, Tim
McIntyre, Nat
McKinney, Matt
Meehan, Shaun
Meulebroeck, Scott
Mikkelson, Chris
Milburn, Jon
Milburn, Rob
Million, Porter
Mills, Kim
Moehle, Mark
Moffit, Ron
Moffit, Tanner
Moore, Rick
Moorman, Scott
Moran, Tom
Morey, Pete
Mytzpyk
Neace, John
Nelsen, Mike
Nelson, Tim
Nelson, Dan
Ness, Kyle
Ness, Curtis
Nielsen, Jonah
Nikodym, Matt
Norrie, Andrew
Norton, Jeremy
O'Brien, David
O'Brien, Devin
O'Connor, James
Oenes, Alex
Oliver, Jim
Oliver, Ben
Olson, Chais
Olson, Trevor
Olson, Erik
Olson, Tim
Olthouse, Ryan
Ortega, Benjamin
Ortmann, Levi
Ortmann, Robert
Ostmoe, John
Oswald, Chris
Oswald, Nick
Outlaw, Will
Parenteau, Roger
Parr, Brandon
Parsons, Richard
Pascual, Jose
Patty, Brad
Perret, Matias
Perrill, Geoff
Peters, James M.
Peterson, Aaron
Phillips, Rick
Pickard, Chad
Pippin, Steve
Pletka, Bruce
Polson, Shawn
Porvaznik, Steve
Prenzlow, Brady
Price, Emerson
Price, Dan
Price, David
Price, David
Propst, Dave
Prosser, Ed
Pueschner, Erik
Puffer, David
Puzak, Thomas
Rahimi, Kaveh
Randall, Kelly
Rane, Mark
Rathlisberger, Mike
Rauckman, Jereme
Redmon, Kevin Charles
Reed, Jim
Reed, Dave
Reeve, Eric
Rettig, Dirk
Rhoads, Dan
Riekena, Tim
Riemer, Kid
Rients, Jesse
Rinkleff, Franz
Rittler, Craig
Roberts, Michael
Rolfe, Matt
Roltgen, Paul P.
Rosa, Kekoa
Ross, TJ
Rowe, David W.
Rudnick, Martin
Rush, Gunner
Saathoff, Ryan
Salhus, John
Sample, Todd
Sandberg, Jon
Sanders, Jeff
Santoonjian, Gary
Schacht, Derek
Scharn, Derreck
Scherer, Ron
Schley, Geoffrey
Schmid, Len
Schmidt, Kim
Schmidt, Craig
Schmidtke, Evan
Schmitt, Bill
Schoo, Steve
Schow, Pete
Schultz, Greg
Scott, Thomas
Scotton, Matt
Seaburg, Mark
Seibold, Ryan
Semlow, George
Severson, Brian
Sheldon, Hunter
Sherman, Scott
Sheu, Ted "The Stranger"
Shively, Josh
Shoemaker, Darryl
Sixta, Joe
Sixta, Bob
Smith, Jonathan
Smith, Paul M.
Smith, Harlan
Smith, Jim
Smith, Jonathan
Sorenson, Erik
Squirrel
Steensgard, Dave
Steeves, Dan
Stets, Dan
Stewart, Todd
Stiller, Joe
Stokke, Bob
Strong, Jason
Stukel, Jason
Stull, Eric
Sudheimer, Erik
Sumada, Robert
Swanson, John
Sween, Brad Chuck Turbo Chuckwagon
Swenson, Brett
Swift, Micah
Syverson, Jim
Tacl, Christopher
Tassava, Christopher
Teggatz, Jason
Tesdahl, Zach
Thell, Jerry
Theodore, Craig
Thieman, Andy
Thoele, Owen
Thoerner, Eric
Thompson, Robert
Tonkin, Erik
Tripp, Rus
Tripp, Adam
TruLuv
Turoski, Chris
Tweed, Evan
Tyler, David
Uchtman, Eric
Ulmer, Wade
Underdahl, Gary
Utoft, Dan
Vanderah, Brian
Vanderscheurn, Mike
VanderWoude, Mark
Varani, Robert
Velo, Phil
Vinar, Jason
Wagar, Mark
Wagner, Steve
Warren, Christopher
Ward, Mick
Webster, Graeme
Weisgram, Mark
Wells, Justin
Wenmark, William "Doc"
Williams, Michael
Williams, Jeremy
Willwerscheid, Stephen
Wilson, Kurtis
Wiltermood, Jameson
Wolff, John
Wright, Jerry
Wright, Mark
Ylvisaker Maly, Peter
Yoong, Garrick
Young, Isaac
Zabrowski, Jack
Zavyalor, Innokenty
Zeigle, Paul
Ziegman, Dave

The Almanzo 100 Tandems:

Eppen, Brian & Kim
Krawczyk, Paul & Janna
Swanson, Matt & Renee
Veak, Ed & Jen
West/Cook, Kim/Sue
Jost/Mansfield, Mike/Steef
Lindberg, Brad & Andy

The Royal 162 Ladies:
Carragee, Christine
Engen, Srh

The Royal 162 Gentlemen:

Aronson, Greg
Bass, Brandon
Bekke, Tim
Bell, Seth
Bialis, James
Blackford, Rick
Breen, Luke
Carlson, Derek
Claessens, Eric
Cochran, Jim
Crazy Chongo
Daly, Don
Death Rider
Doloto, Rafal
Doom, Ben
Dukek, Brian
Eastling, Sean
Edge, Corey
Farrow, Charlie
Fritz, Chuck
Fry, Robert
Gammel, Aaron
Gauger, Carl
Gehring, Tom
Gillihan, Todd
Gilson, Liam
Godfery, Corey "Cornbread"
Goetzelman, Steve
Grelk, Dennis
Grell, Bruce
Gritman, Bob
Hansen, Scott
Hendricks, Rich
Hetrick, Joe
Holisky, Mike
Hopson, James
Irving, Craig
Joas, Bryan
Johnson, Mike
Johnson, Mike
Karre, Andrew
Karre, Ross
Kensley, Nathan
Kershaw, Jeremy
Koeneman, Brian
Krause, Troy
Kruck, Josh
Lamb, Zach
Lupfer, Tim
Martin, Nick
Meiser, Joe
Melcher, Dave "Dog"
Nancekivell, Ian
Neis, Greg
Nelson, Alexander
Novak, Jason
Novak, Duane
Oney, Ben
Palmer, Jim
Pike, John
Pitts, J.
Pramann, David
Prescher, Chris
Rockne, Jeff
Schneider, Joshua
Schockey, Ben
Schuetz, Justin
Skibby
Snakebite
Solodin, Andrei
Spende, Mike
Stauffer, Al
Strese, Dan
Struchynski, John
Tassi, Malcolm
Tetmeyer, Andy
The Weasel
Thill, Jim
Tischler, Gregg
Tsai, Patrick
VandeLune, Chad
Vosberg, Roy
Wacker, Ben
Walker, Jeremi
Wandzel, Dan
Waugh, Kansas
Wilson, Drew
Wood, Brent
Woodman, Nate
Young, Erin

The Royal 162 Tandem:

Cottrell/Meyers, Stephen/David

Friday, January 28, 2011

Update - 01/28/11

Just a heads up, I have received a ton of cards in the last week and am working on getting the roster up to speed. As of right now, I am waiting to get cards from today and tomorrow's mail before making any major roster changes. Thanks for your patience and I hope you've been able to get out and ride.

Also, there will be an email coming out shortly after registration closes. The email will be a welcome note with some brief info about the events as well as jersey order info and such. Braap!

-c

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Missing cards.

Still no word from the likes of Farrow or Ek or Meiser. What gives fellas? Taking the week off to prepare yourselves for this?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stunning.

Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.

Yeah. For real.

Watch the whole thing. I dare you. It'll help you build a resistance to quitting.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Still counting...

We're still entering data from postcards, but we promise will have a roster update pretty soon. As of right now the total card count is getting real close to 300. Keep 'em coming!

On another note, we're also in the serious planning stages for the first ever Almanzo Market which is going to take place whilst everyone is out riding their bikes. It's something we figured we'd put together for all the folks that don't ride and still devote their entire day to waiting around for you. So...if you know anyone who would like to be a vendor at said market, show them this WEBSITE. We have reserved some space for industry types should you be one and would like to have a space for your bikes/accessories/etc.

Either way, that's it for now. Pass it on.

Best,
Chris

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fortitude.



There is a man in Minneapolis named Andy. He is an inspiration. We should all have his ability to move forward. He will be with us on the start line in May. Here is his story.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Postcards

Fear not, the postcards are coming in! I'm getting to them when I can and beginning to compile a "master" roster. Once I can get caught up, I'll be sure and put them up here for all to see. For now, here is one of my favorites so far.


Oh, and you're probably not hardcore until you can do shit like this.



Best,
Chris

Monday, January 3, 2011

Staying in Spring Valley?

If you are going to be staying in Spring Valley and the Inn & Suites there, we blocked off some rooms for you. You can call 888-254-6835 to book over the phone or visit their website here. Just let them know when you are booking that you are part of the Almanzo 100 and that Chris sent you.

Single room:
$76.50/double occupancy
Hot tub room:
$110+tax/double occupancy

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome to 2011!

Good morning. We hope the new year came in with a bang and that your hangover is mild. As you may know by now, registration is open. By hand, horse or USPS you are all now welcome to submit your entry for the 2011 running of the Almanzo 100 and Royal 162. All we ask is that you follow the directions over here to get your name on the roster over there --> and we'll be all set.

As far as the events go, their descriptions have already been broken down so if you've got questions check them out here (or let us know and we'll be happy to help you out).

For the third year in row we will be selling an Almanzo jersey (and possibly bib shorts) to help raise money to pay for this whole thing. We're currently ironing out some fine details, but the design(s) will be up in the next couple of days and pre-sale will begin there-after. We also have plans to offer up some socks and tees for those not interested in the whole kit thing, but we'll see what happens there (stay tuned).

In the time between then and now be sure to check out this year's Almanzo 100 sponsors (they're in your neighborhood).

Banjo Brothers - @banjobrothers
Bicycle Sports
Cars-r-Coffins - @crc_hurl
Hiawatha Cyclery
Kings Wine Bar - @kingswinebar
Peace Coffee - @peace_coffee
Rawland Cycles
Salsa Cycles - @salsacycles
Surly Bikes - @surlybikes
Twin Six - @twinsix

Two more things, if you could pass this along to all your friends that would be great. We'd like to see this be the biggest, baddest Almanzo yet. Also, please be sure to check back here often for news and updates.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Chris