Monday, October 31, 2011

The Full Moon Monty

LinkWhat: The Full Moon Monty
When: Wednesday Night, November 9, 2011, 6:00 pm Start time
Where: Ride starts at the Natures Pantry - see below for address
Who: For those who love gravel grinding at night.
Special Requirements: Lights and no fear of the dark.

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The times are changing, the full moon will be out and it is time to charge up those lights for some night gravel grinding at its finest. Going "The Full Monty" is up to you. That is not a requirement, but lights are.

We will be traveling the Little Blue Trace Trail, including the new section, on our first official night ride of the year. The course is out-back so if we drop anyone we will pickup on the way back to the start. The pace will be a reserved pace (I will be on a tandem) so I do not see that happening. First timers are welcomed on this ride. Ride time will be about 2 hours including stop at Blue Mills Road (end point).

Our little starting spot below. If you can not meet us there feel free to park at one of the other trail heads along the Little Blue and hooking up with us. Don't worry, you will see us all coming with Full Monty's or maybe not....

Natures Pantry Market
19019 E. 48th Street S
Independence, MO 64055

Please check back for updates.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Olathe Cleveland Grinder


Michael Ruder is hosting Saturday's gravel grinder out of Olathe. The leaves are changing and Saturday's forecast looks great (Sunny and in the 50's) for his 62 miler out to Cleveland and back - Updated OCG Route. Today's light rain is a welcomed site and will keep the dust down making course conditions ideal.

What: The OCG
When: Saturday, Oct 29, 2011, 8:00 am start.
Where: Ride starts at the Price Chopper (15970 South Mur-Len Road, Olathe, KS)
Who: Any gravel grinding addicts.

The ride crosses state lines for our only water stop in the small little town of Cleveland, MO. This will be at mile 38 and will offer a nice chance to refuel/regroup.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gunn City Recap

We kicked the season off in style with a record turnout for the Gunn City Gravelrie. A great day for gravel grinding on a course that included parts of the Katy Trail, some double track/single track and of course plenty of gravel. Thanks again to Kevin Nierman for hosting a great event.

Lots of pictures coming..

Kevin's flicker album - Gunn City Gravelrie on film

Guru's photos below

Gunn City GG

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gravel News Shorts - 10/19/11

Sunday is the official start to Gravel Grinding season. YES!!!

We kick off the season with a big one. The Gunn City Gravelrie hosted by Kevin Nierman. We roll at 0900 out of James A Reed Park (address 2405 S.E. Ranson Road, Lee's Summit, MO) . Two routes to chose from: 60 Miler and 40 Miler. Some Gunn City history. The Lantern Rouge will be there and so should you! Join us on Facebook.

Cue Sheet for Sunday's Gunn City Gravelrie - HERE

Next week is the OCG hosted by Coach/Official/VP Michael Ruder. A nice 60 mile route of of Olathe, KS. More info coming first of next week.

The calendar for this season is coming together. We will have some longer distance events for those of you who want to keep that mileage up and have their eyes on a ultra distance event in 2012. Also look for some night rides around the area including the much anticipated Festivus of Nights Gravel Grinder. This years date is Friday 12/23/11.