Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
In the coming days/weeks we'll be recapping the rules and logistics of the race. We had a couple of cut/paste snafus earlier so these will answer any questions you might have about the race (course, rules, etc).
This year we will only be having one official checkpoint. That's right, the Lake City checkpoint is being taken out of the race. The one and only time that the race will go by a convenience store will be at the checkpoint town in Zumbro Falls. The race will go within a few miles of Goodhue and Lake City but will not pass directly through/by them. If you've come to know and love the Kwik Trip in Lake City, we're sorry, but we wanted to include a few different roads in the race and this was the best way to do it. We think that the additional roads will more than offset the lost chance at another roller-dog.
So... summary... Race starts in Red Wing... at approximately mile 55 there will be a checkpoint (with a time cutoff) in Zumbro Falls... then another 50 mile shot to Red Wing. No other gas stations will be passed.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Will be announced sometime soon... we're working on a couple of new sponsors who have been kind enough to offer up some cool swag (like... REALLLL cool swag... like... I really wish that I was racing so I was eligible swag!).
More will be announced once we work through some details.
Keep warm and get out and ride! A little snow and ice just makes things a little interesting!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Just sent out a pile of emails.
If your card had an email, and you're in, then you should have received an email. If you are a vet I assume you know the score so won't get one....
Hope the snow finds everyone well!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Sorry for the delay in getting the official roster up. Ragnarok central was inundated with cards on the day that we got to 80 entrants. We didn't really have a great plan (somehow we envisioned getting 2-3 cards a day for a month or so to get to 80) so to be fair to all of those who got their cards in first, any of you that got your cards into my mailbox on the day that it got to (and went over) 80 people are in. I think that day was Wednesday, but my memory is foggy in my old age.
We will not be letting any others in and at least I don't accept bribes. Sorry!!!
Thanks all for a hectic last couple of days! Looking forward to more course recon and reports!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
We're filling up fast, but not quite to the 80 entry cut-off. It will probably fill up tomorrow, so if you haven't sent anything in yet but want to be on the waiting list... feel free to continue sending in cards. Unless your name is Jason Stukel. You can stop sending in cards.
Some interesting notes so far in registration:
1) If the last 10 spots are taken by "rookies" there will be a complete 50-50 split between veterans and rookies. We might have to figure out some sort of MTV-like game to spice things up. I think Landon might be available to emcee....
2) Can a tandem win the 'Rok? I don't know about win, but there will be a Co-ed team toeing the line. Some of those downhills will be spicy on a tandem for sure!!!
3) Both previous winners have signed up.
I will try and send out emails to all of you who signed up with an email (you are still in if you didn't give me one, you just won't get a confirmation email). Might be a few days though. Have no fear. If anyone has any questions feel free to send them to igiesen_AT_charter_DOT_net.
OH! The roads right now are PERFECT! Nice and firm with no real loose stuff on top... with no wind they are FAST!