Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Danny's Dellight Gravel Grinder

What: Danny's Delight
When: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:00 am
Where: Oskaloosa, KS (Start at the Oskaloosa High School)
Why: Two delightful gravel routes to enjoy.  54 miles long course and a 26 mile short course.

Join us on Face Book - Danny's Delight Ride

 Danny Noble brings us a new ride for 2016 in his hometown of Oskaloosa, KS.  Plenty of fine gravel in that part of Kansas for sure.

Danny's Delight Long Course Map

Danny's Delight Short Course Map

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Badger Run 2016 Report

Thank you Tim Greene for hosted today's ride.  Tim offered 3 different course depending on your ability level.  Mostly fast rolling gravel.  Pictures can be found at - The Badger Run 2016 Photos and below.

First cold ride (at least for me) of the season.  I spend the morning looking for my cold riding gear that I stored away.

A good mix of riders came out.  Hopefully everyone stayed warm enough during the ride.

Tim leads the way out to the start of the gravel.

 The good think about Spring Hill is that the gravel adventures begin only a few miles from town.

If you have not gotten a pair of these mitts I along with Michael highly recommend them.

Most colorful rider of the day award belongs to this Velo+ team member

The leaders of today's ride killed the course.  They were flying on the way back and having a good time.
Thank you Dave for taking a picture of me.  See you guys in a couple of weeks at Danny's Delight on 12/11/16.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving and be safe. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Badger Run 2016

What: The Badger Run 2016
When: Saturday,  November 19, 2016, 9:00 am
Where: Spring Hill, KS (Start at Hwy 7 and 223rd Street - shopping center)
Why: On this route we will be able answer the question, Do cows really only graze while pointing either due North or due South.

Tim Greene brings us one of his classic rides on some Spring Hill's fine gravel roads.

We will meet at the Hy Vee shopping Center in Spring Hill at the Spring Hill/Bucyrus exit off of 169 Highway.  This is a combination of the traditional route and the Moonlight route we did a few years ago.  There is about 1700 feet of climbing on this ride with most of the big hills on Somerset that are part of the 40 mile loop.  The shorter routes are sparred the big climbs.

Routes (Garmin) below:

The Badger Run Long Route (40 miles)

The Badger Run Medium Route (29 miles)

The Badger Run Short Route (22 miles)

Routes (Mapmyride) below:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1358414983 (40 miles)

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1358399884 (29 miles) 

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1358403586 (22 miles) 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Margarita Report

Thank you to this guy for hosting another fun gravel grinder out of Baldwin City.  17 Years of working together to promote local cycling.

Pictures and the Margarita movie are below.  I hope you all enjoyed the ride.

Antiques on the Prairie is deserving a big Thank you.  They always open their doors for us.  Be sure to pay the a visit next time you are in the market for Antiques or just passing through Baldwin City.
It is great to see Carolynn back on the bike.  Only her fourth ride since breaking her foot.
It is always good to see a tandem on our rides.  We will be adding another very soon.

These folks decided to skip our ride and vote.  Nice to see.  Be sure to vote because your vote does count.
David and Christopher rocking the new Cow Town "Flo" kits.  They may take your breath away the first time you see them but they will grow on you.
Roger took a break from his busy schedule to come ride with us.  Good to see you Roger!.
We had a great turnout including many newer gravel grinders.  Always good to see new faces.
Speaking of new.  Looks like we have a new team out of Lawrence.  I like their kits.
This was my favorite costume of the ride.  Looking good Sam.
See, the Signal Hill climb is really not that bad.  Plenty of smiles at the top.

Complete pictures: https://plus.google.com/photos/116713196318315798246/albums/6347007940869993793

Movie : The Margarita Movie

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Margarita Gravel Grinder Ride

Mark you calendars!!!!

Our 2016/17 Good Times Gravel Tour rides begin with Gerard's Margarita Ride. Come enjoy a fun morning riding gravel and then meet at El Patron for Margaritas and food.

**Remember, you are responsible for yourself and you ride at your own risk. You are totally on your own. There are no rider services. There is no support. If you choose to participate, you agree to taking full responsibility for what happens to you out on the course.Always follow all traffic laws and rules. Always choose safety first and be prepared.**

Facebook event: The Margarita Ride Event Page

Here are the routes:
Here is the Cue Sheet

Start @ 602 High Street, Baldwin City, KS
Go north on 6th street Cross Ames St
.7 Right on Quayle
.9 Left on Eisenhower
Turns into 1750 and 375th Rd (Eagle Lake Drive)
2.2 Right on 1814th Rd.
3.5 Right on N. 500th Rd K-9 Kuts Klimb
5.4 Left on 2000th Rd.
5.6 Turns into 600 N.
7.3 Left on 2100 Road
8.3 Left on 700 Rd Morford Farm
9.8 Left on 1950 Nut-Cracker Climb
10.8 Right on 600 Road Dragon’s Back Climbs
12.7 Left on 1750
13.7 cross 500th Signal Oak Climb KOM
15.0 Cross 12 County Rd.
15.2 Right on 375th (Eagle Lake Drive) Turns into Eisenhower
NOTE: 2 lapers will turn Left on 375th (Eagle Lake Drive) 
      and complete another lap.
15.9 Right on Quayle
16.1 Left on 6th Street
16.2 Cross Ames St.
16.8 Finish at 6th and High Street.

Monday, April 11, 2016

God's Country Fat Tire Festival

The God's Country Fat Tire Festival is this weekend at the Lawrence River Trails.  Yes I know this is not a gravel event, but many riders use their cross/gravel rigs to participate. See picture below from last years God's Country Marathon event. 

Festival includes an off-road duathlon on Saturday (long, short and relay classes) with a traditional cross country event on Sunday.  Sunday's event has a class for everyone including the 3 hour Marathon class and a fat tire (3.8 inch tires) only event.  We have live bands each day and free food. 

Info can be found at http://fattireduathlon.blogspot.com/

Register before Wednesday evening to avoid late fees. https://www.bikereg.com/godscountryfattirefestival

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Kings of the Ville Ride Photos

Pictures are up from today's King of theVille Ride

2016 King of the Ville Ride Photos

Thanks to Kevin Nierman and the Dirty Dogs for hosting today's ride.