After a long hiatus I'm happy to say that we're gearing up for
yet another running of the Ragnarok 105. So... here are the details (at least
the upper level ones... we'll try and shoot out more detailed info in the coming
days and weeks):
Where: Start and Finish in Red
Wing, using many of the cool roads in Goodhue and Wabasha Counties
Same old, same old. A roughly 105 mile (might be a bit longer) ride on mostly
gravel roads up and down the valleys, over hill, over dale, etc. etc. There will
be at least a few minimum maintenance road sections that may or may not be
rideable depending on the conditions. We will give you cue sheets (if you aren't
familiar with them, we'll make sure you understand them... very simple) that
will get you from the start, to the checkpoints, and then back. We are running
our checkpoints the same as previous years... we will publish the checkpoint
location(s) and allow you to have support at those points. We WILL NOT carry any
bags or supplies for you. We WILL NOT be your ride if your bike breaks down, you
get lost, you run out of steam, etc. You WILL BE responsible for yourself. We
will keep loose track of time and places, but this isn't meant to be an all out
How much?: Free, zero doll hairs...
Registration Details: We
will be having a lottery again. Previous winners of the race (you know who you
are) will get in if you send in a card. Everyone else will go into the big bag.
Due to us wanting to keep our sanity, keep our costs down, and make sure that we
can provide a good experience for the riders, we are capping the active roster
at 105 riders again (this also jives with the likely available parking if the
golf club opens back up as rumored). Starting now you can send in a
POSTCARD to Jake. His address is as follows:
1121 Central Ave
Red Wing, MN, 55066
The Postcard MUST have the
are a couple of things to keep our frustration down... we aren't always
necessarily jerks, so we won't toss your card out, but still...
Legibly. If we can't read your name and email it will be hard to get you
officially on the roster.
2) Don't send in a bunch of pieces of paper for you
and your buddies in one envelope. They are NOT postcards.
3) Massive chunks
of a box, while technically a postcard, can be annoying. If you are making your
own hobo postcard please make it standard postcard size.
As stated, you
can send your card in (one card per person) now. Your card must be postmarked by
December 31st. Later than that... no dice. We'll draw the names on the weekend
of the 4th probably, though we may wait until the 11th to make sure any cards
that may be stuck in the postal process can get to us.
After the drawing,
we will post up the roster and email the people that get drawn. This will be the
official roster. We will also draw 25-30 folks to keep the roster filled as
folks drop out. We'll keep the remaining cards in case there is a rash of drop
If you have any questions, feel free to post up a comment. I may
have forgotten something too... who knows.