Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Danny's Dellight Gravel Grinder

Post event: Congrats to all who braved today's conditions.  All of you are true Gravel Grinders.  Thank you Danny Noble for hosting our ride and creating two fun courses.   You have some mighty fine riding up in Oskaloosa, KS.  Pictures from today's ride - 2016 Danny's Delight Pictures (link fixed)

Update 12/07/16:  Due to construction Danny has updated the long course.  Thankfully Danny and Ron rode the course last weekend and found some road closures and bridges that were missing.  Updated 50 mile long course is below.  Short course has not changed.

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.  50 miles long course and a 26 mile short course.

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 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.

UPDATED 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)