Thursday, November 23, 2017

2017 Danny's Delight Gravel Grinder

Post ride....

 Thanks to Danny and Tara Noble for hosting today's ride.  Danny even had a PA, but I still could not hear him.  Maybe I am getting old.

Apparently there are dogs that attack up in Oskaloosa.  One even bit Tara a couple of weeks ago.  Now along with plenty of food Danny carries dog repellent spray.
A strong group got away early.  Those early hills and wind where sure tough.
Roger was out on course today playing his music and having a great time as usual.  His good fortune turn shortly after this picture and he had some tire troubles and had to cut the ride short.
More tire troubles out on the route.  Big ole gravel will do that to you.
I really appreciated the water out on course. 
Tim's stomach was sour the first part of the ride but once we headed back South he put in some strong pulls.  Or maybe it was just the tailwind....

If you liked wind and hills then today's Danny's Delight Gravel Grinder was truly delightful.

We tripled the turnout from last year so evidently gravel grinders do link wind and hills.  Or maybe they came for the post ride chili feed?

Pictures can be found at 2017 Danny's Delight Gravel Grinder Photos

What: 2nd Annual Danny's Delight Gravel Grinder
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:00 am
Where: Oskaloosa, KS (Start at the City Hall)
Why: Great gravel and chili feed after ride.

Join us on FB: Danny's Delight Gravel Grinder 

City Hall address: 212 West Washington Street). Restrooms will be available @ 8:30 am when it opens. 

NEW THIS YEAR: There will be a chili feed starting at 11 am at the city hall (our start and finish line), this is a fund raiser for a family in Oskaloosa. The organizers of the fund raiser will also be raffling off a refinished dresser the same day. So bring a few bucks... 

 Course maps:

Long course 50 miles (Garmin Connect link)

Short course 26 miles (Garmin Connect link) 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Badger Run Gravel Grinder

Recap:  The weather gods did not bless us today.  None the less, we had some brave gravel grinding soles come out to ride with us today.  Yes is was windy, and we got rained on and some of us were cold and we even got a little muddy but we had a fun time  Thanks again Tim Greene for hosting.

 Complete Badger Run Gravel Grinder Photo Album 

Update 11/17/17:  Tim will have course maps for anyone who needs them.  Courses conditions are currently great.  Temps in the low 40's with some wind so it will feel a lot cooler. Perfect gravel grinding weather :-)  May encounter a small shower in the morning but remember we run rain or shine. See everyone in the morning. 

What: The 2017 Badger Run Gravel Grinder
When: Saturday,  November 18, 2017, 9:00 am
Where: Spring Hill, KS (Start at Hwy 7 and 223rd Street - shopping center)
Why: Looking for evidence of the rumored Avenger facility being built south of KC.

Tim Greene again brings us one of his classic rides on some of his favorite gravel roads down in Spring Hill.

We will meet at the Hy Vee shopping Center in Spring Hill at the Spring Hill/Bucyrus exit off of 169 Highway.  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: (40 miles) (29 miles) (22 miles)