Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thanks and Results

Special thanks to Suzanne, Becky, and Race Director Mark for the cookies/bananas at the church and the watermelon/bananas in Biscay.   That was nice.   

Wish you guys had ate a few more brats and drank a few more beers.

Again, there were a couple route variations this year.   It was such a nice day, who could blame Doug for wanting to ride 126 miles or the Mayor and Marty for wanting to ride 108.

We didn't get all the times so we took a few guesses based on finish order recollections from the riders at the Survivor Party.    This was after a beer or two so if we messed something up, let me know.

Rider Age Distance Finish
Tim Lupfer 30 103 6:46
Bryce Rasmussan 24 103 6:46:00
Paul Wyatt 60 103 7:18
John Barten 61 103 7:50
Steve Schoo 49 103 7:50:00
Mark Fontaine 54 103 7:50:01
Wayne Bishop 45 103 7:50:03
Gary Lindberg 48 103 8:05
Bob Mueller 51 103 8:10
Doug Krone 55 103 8:28
Steve Gleason 48 103 8:28
Greg Fields 50 103 8:29
Jim Smith 53 103 8:31
Craig Gustafson 50 103 8:31:01
Ed A. Matthiesen 57 103 8:34
Jeff Loso 43 103 8:34
Steve Porvaznk 53 103 9:00
Marty Martens 40 103 9:00
John Carline 45 103 9:20
Charles Wild 35 85 8:00
Dave Bucholz 48 63 4:08:17
Pete Morey 43 63 4:08:17
John Hokanson 57 63 4:48
Chuck Barden 56 63 4:48
John Matthiesen 23 20 1:45

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Details, details, details

In case you didn't get the email.....

Last minute details:
Start at 7AM, July 28, 2012, if you arrive late (Krone!, Carline!) look for the cue cards on a minivan wind shield in the parking lot.

If you ordered a T-Shirt I'll have them at the start.   They are $16.    I'll also have a waiver for you to sign.   

You are going to want to bring plenty of water.   And some type of energy food.

For the 100 mile route there is a stop at 48.5 miles in Silver Lake where you can get water, (and an ice cream cone!) or other food.   The bar in Biscay is closed at 69 miles, but there is a city park that has a water spigot.   So no bar food lunch this year.   At 92 miles there is a grocery store in Winsted.

For the 100K route the only stop for water/food is at the grocery store in Winsted at 51.5 miles. 

I'll have cue cards printed, here is a map that you may want to print.

Here is an elevation profile and map where you can download a gpx file.   If you have that capability we would encourage it.

Maps only show the 100 mile route, the routes are the same until 45 miles where the 100K and 100 mile route split.   That's shown in the Cue Cards.   Instead of turning right to Silver Lake on the Luce Line you turn left to Winsted.

We'll have details on the post ride party at the start.   We will supply brats, beer, chips, .....   If you can bring a lawn chair that would be nice if we get a big crowd.   The party will start sometime after I finish since it's in my back yard about a mile from the start.   Last year the majority of us rode in small packs and regrouped at stops.   Then we had a 10 mile sprint to finish up after the stop in Winsted.   So most people finished with 10 minutes of each other.   We'll do that again.  But if you are in a hurry, feel free to fly.   If you are fast, or if you end up doing 100K, you can always spend a couple hours shopping in Watertown.  ;-)

This is a self timed ride.   I'll collect the times and come up with a finish order afterwards.    We do have some awards this year.  But you have to be present at the post ride party to get one.

As of today, it looks like the heat will break at the end of the week and we could have cooler, less humid weather on Saturday.    

Again! Plan to carry plenty of water.   I'll be carrying 100 oz.  

If something comes up and you can't make it, please let me know.   We've had a few people drop and we've added a few.   Should be over 30 riders.

If you have any questions, drop me an email.



Sunday, July 15, 2012

Route Scouting Report

Ed, Schoo, and I did another scouting ride this last weekend to review the southern portion of the route.   We stopped at Molly's in Silver Lake and the ice cream was quite good.  

The Biscay Bar has closed, so we'll be getting water in the Biscay city park where they have a nice cool water spigot.   No food or beer may make this stop shorter than last year.  

Below is the 100 mile route, 100K is the same until 45 miles when 100 milers turn right towards Silver Lake and 100K turns left towards Winsted.  

It will all be in the cue cards and I'll post a gpx so you can put it on your phone or gps device.

View Lemming 2012 in a larger map

Silver Lake - That's a big single scoop of vanilla bean.

Biscay City Park - You can tell that Ed works with water.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

We got hardware, yes we do, we got hardware, how about you!

Categories will be revealed at the end of the ride.   Consensus thinking is that you might be wise to finish with the Lemming Pack and attend the after party to increase your odds of scoring a gold plated lemming.  

Thursday, July 5, 2012

3 weeks to go... Plan to carry plenty of water!

I ordered the T-Shirts yesterday.    The cost will be $16 for the t-shirt if you ordered one.   That is our cost.   Our quantity was low and # of colors was high.

Also, the rider list has been updated.

We have a little over 3 weeks to go.   Best to be training and working out the kinks in your setup.   It wouldn't surprise me if the weather was similar to what we've had the last few days.  Hot and nasty.  Plan to carry plenty of water!       

For the 100 miler, there already is a stop for water around 50 miles, 75 miles, and 92 miles. Plan to carry plenty of water!

For the 100K the first water stop is around 50 miles. Plan to carry plenty of water!   

If it is really hot we'll figure something out for a 25 mile stop. Plan to carry plenty of water!  

I personally would plan to bring at least 120 ounces of water.  

Zefal makes a 33 oz. Magnum water bottle.  You can get them on Amazon if you follow the link below.  

Magnum Water Bottle Link on Amazon

Plan to carry plenty of water!