Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tour of Filmore

Looking for something to do while you wait for the 2015 Dickie course announcement?  Maybe you'd like to sign up for this....

Tour of Filmore


Friday, May 2, 2014

Results: 2014 Dickie Scramble Finishers by Order of Elapsed Time

Brandon K
4:25

Drew Wilson
4:28

Adam Staufenberg
4:38

John Kern
4:39

Randall Dietel
4:42

James Buddenbaum
4:50

Dan Jansen
4:51

Bruce Anderson
4:52

Derrick Frank
4:52

David Folland
4:52

Larry Sauber
4:56

James Rosane
4:57

Andy Lageson
5:05

Dave Bucholz
5:10

Pete Morey
5:10

Mark Eagen
5:10

Andrew Wikenheiser
5:15

Brett Swenson
5:16

Ben Hey
5:18

Scott Swenson
5:18

Brett Kvittem
5:19

Bob Buhler
5:20

Scott Klein
5:21

Strahan?
5:21

Charlie Tri
5:22

Andy Tetmeyer
5:23

Tim Oolman
5:30

John Ziemer
5:30

Charles Denis
5:30

Megan Barr
5:30

John Hoch
5:30

Jared Sundstrom
5:30

John Lane
5:30

Tim Holmstrom
5:30

Ted Clausen
5:42

David Peterson
5:42

Fred Mills
5:42

Kelly Ness
5:42

Isaac Young
5:42

Jonas Nygard
5:43

Erik Peterson
5:43

Philip Carlton
5:43

Ben Lagerquist
5:44

Dave Markman
5:46

Brent Lien
5:47

Wookiee
5:47

Fred Stortl
5:50

Tim Wertz
5:50

Paulie Glatt
5:50

Brett Baker
5:52

John Carline
5:53

Jake Jackson
5:53

Stuart Raymond
5:53

Stephen Wilson
5:54

Greg Bond
5:55

Drew Breyer
5:55

Dave Knox
5:55

Ed Prosser
5:55

Joe Pahr
5:57

Michael Lehmkuhl
5:57

Pete Moody
6:00

Jose Perez
6:00

Svetlana Kovalchuk
6:06

Sean Heide
6:09

Evan Tweed
6:09

Doug Krone
6:20

Bryce Rassmussen
6:22

Andy Williams
6:22

Rich Zvosec
6:22

Adam Turman
6:22

Ben McCoy
6:22

Theo Halverson
6:22

Erkan Akyuz/Mike Lachance
6:35

Stephen 
6:50

JD
6:50

Kurt Arrigoni
7:00

Phil Velo
7:00

Larry Marx
7:10

Scott Harstead
7:10

Troy Lawrence
7:10

Pete P
7:10

Brian Larkin
7:20

Chris Larkin
7:20

Tess Hohman
5:20
65 miles
Jeff Ingram
5:20
65 miles




Thanks to everyone who took the line.   If you DNF'd come back next year and get your name on the list!  If there are errors (and I'm sure there are-  some names were hard to read!) let me know.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014 Dickie Scramble Thoughts

Beautiful weather for the second year in a row.  Hoping that luck holds going forward!  We will likely be on Sunday of the same week next year.


I had a great time and hope that each and every one of you did as well.  There are a few things I will change for next year based on feedback already received and new roads already found.  In fact, two new routes are on my mind.   One goes north and the other stays east.  The formula will remain the same but expect more of the good stuff.  This length event worked out beautifully from a riding and logistics standpoint.  My focus will not change from being entirely on creating an inspiring route, a potluck checkpoint and an environment to hang out at the finish.  JJ's Tailgators was excellent too, to say the least.

Brandon K won overall with Megan Barr taking the women's side. 



Brandon also had the fastest overall time on our strava KOM challenge, particularly thanks to the withering attack he put in on the segment "Reverse 2013 Dickie" which left yours truly eating dust.  I heard that Randall Dietel rode hard all day and his aggression, if nothing else, deserves a mention. "Full" results will come soon in list form.


I want to thank each of you, my volunteers and JJ's Tailgators.

The total 'cost' of this thing was ~2 tanks of gas, $66 for 3 reusable 5 gallon water jugs, whatever the ink and paper was worth for our signs/result board/cue cards plus a few phone calls.  I got out much more than I put in. 

I'm now turning my attention now to the Great Pasty Chase a route which puts the scenery here to shame.  The Gorge and Snake Track up there are the stuff of my dreams. Final recon of that will take place over memorial day weekend.  

I've heard some rumblings regarding an additional event or two (possibly on a route of my creation),  Stay tuned.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Final Update- maps, parking, check-in, vital information to know

We are ready to go.  I've rode and rode the course again.  Can't wait to get rolling with each of you.  Here is what you need to know for Saturday.

First things first-  Registration is still open and runs until 9:15 am Saturday.  RSVP by email via drew@cyclocarbon.com or on facebook here if possible.

First things first-  Do not park on Main Street!  We have permission to use three parking lots within the city thanks to the schools.  See the map below (want a copy?).  I won't police this but everyone in Elgin has been great to us and it would be a shame to do anything to change that.  Elgin is a small place and riding from a lot to check-in will be a good way to make sure your bike is ready to go.



Check-in behind JJ Tailgators between 8 and 9:15 am.  I will have some copies of cue cards available here, but it is strongly recommended that you print your own from this link.  Here are links to GPX and CRS files.  If you have a Garmin device, drag and drop that CRS into your "courses" folder.  If you have something else you know better how it works than I.  You will also drop off your potluck items here-  look for my Toyota Sequoia.

We will congregate in front of JJ Tailgators on Main St. at 9:20 for a brief pep talk and roll-out at 9:30 am.  

Throughout this ride you are responsible for  yourself.  No one is going to come get you.  Ride safely and within your limits.  Bring anything you think you will need.  Do not assume what will be around the next corner.  Cars, trucks, ATVs, cattle, and dogs all share these roads.  Follow the law, don't pee in someone's yard etc., 

There is a checkpoint at the halfway point.  It is potluck style.  I have made arrangements to have 15-20 gallons of water at the ready.  Anything else that will be there is up to the you, the riders.  Bring something you might want 40 miles into a ride.  If you bring something gluten free or vegan etc., please mark it as such so other's with the same needs can take advantage.  If you for some reason do not want to take your chances with the potluck or need a real toilet there is a gas station in Elba.  I stop there all the time and it is well stocked.

If you want to finish the course faster than your friend that will be determined by the Elgin town sign sprint.  Do not leave the wide shoulder.  Do not continue to 'race' down past the parking lot on the right and onward toward Main St..  

After you finish buy some food and hang out with the great people you rode with.  JJ Tailgators isexpecting us and have plenty of room.  I'm thankful for how accomodating they have been, without them this would not be happening.  I have ridden the course twice.  I expect finishing times anywhere from 4.5 to roughly 10 hours.  

The Dickie Scramble is solely organized and run by Cyclocarbon LLC.






p.s.-

If you aren't sure what to ride...  pick a bike you are comfortable on, some tires that can handle hitting  rocks and which won't drive you nuts on pavement.  Most likely a cyclocross or heavy duty touring type bike, maybe a mountain bike.




Thursday, April 17, 2014

Not the final update but an update

I've ridden the course twice now and made a couple of tweaks.  Excited to share it with each of you.

Expect download links for gps/crs files and cue cards by the end of the weekend along with a detailed list of "things you should know" that I definitely want everyone to read.

Lastly, check out CBS/WCCO in the cities this Sunday night around 10.  The Finding Minnesota segment may be to your interest.

Thank you

-Drew

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Official course pre-ride Wednesday 4/9

I'll be riding the course next Wednesday with a few people starting around 9 am.  Let me know if you are interested @ drew@cyclocarbon.com  expect a 14-16 mph pace.

Here is a teaser image from one of our awesome descents, or is it a climb?  It's April 1st so it's hard to say.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Update: 5 weeks to go!

The weather is finally warming up and we've already had a ton of snow melt.  I'm sure we will have great conditions for riding gravel around here in the next couple of weeks.  That said, this will happen rain or shine (or massive snow storm).  I will not cancel, I will not reschedule and I will not refund your money.

Currently, there are 80-90 riders who have either emailed me or said they were planning to attend via the facebook event page.  Registration remains open and will do so until the morning of the event.  Your guess is as good as mine with regards to the final numbers.

Expect a post in approximately 3 weeks with information regarding a finalized route and where to download GPX/CRS/tulip note files.  There will also be information about parking and registration.

You may want to start thinking now about what you want to bring to the potluck checkpoint.  Just like last year riders will load my truck with checkpoint treats that will be available to everyone.