Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Offical Results

It appears that the official results page (that were the live results) is down... so for all posterity here are the finishes of the 2010 Ragnarok.

1. Charly Tri 6 hours 16 minutes (repeat CHAMP!)
2. Tim Ek 6:16 (KOM winner)
3. Ryan Horkey 6:16
4. Charlie Farrow 6:17
5. Sean Mailen 6:17
6. John Struchynski 6:31
7. Ted Loosen 6:34
8. Joe Meiser 6:34
9. Larry Sauber 6:34
10. Sam St. Pierre 6:34
11. Brandt Elson 6:36
12. Brandon Manske 6:38
13. Jason Stukel 6:52
14. Heath Weisbrod 6:54
15. Jim Palmer 7:02
16. Rich Hendricks 7:02
17. Dave Pramann 7:02
18. Pat Dowling 7:02
19. Martin Rudnick 7:04 (1st SS)
20. Jeremy Kershaw 7:05
21. Hurl Everstone 7:12
22. Andy Lambert 7:12
23. Andrew Kroese 7:20
24. Dan Dittmer 7:20
25. Chad Millner 7:20
26. Jason Novak 7:20
27. Nick Oswald 7:23
28. Rob Green 7:35
29. Dennis Grelk 7:37
30. Eddie Karow 7:41
31. Kevin Jargo 7:45
32. Ray Nickles 7:52
33. Justin Pitts 7:53
34. Lee Nesbitt 7:53
35. Dan Hansen 7:54
36. Burton Avery 7:54
37. Eric Sudheimer 7:56
38. James Bialas 8:04
39. Paul and Janna Krawczyk (1st Tandem) 8:05
40. Neil Cary 8:09
41. Rob Belz 8:10
42. Mark Engen 8:10
43. Matt Engen 8:10
44. Roy Vosberg 8:16
45. Rick Kompelien 8:21
46. Josh Peterson 8:28
47. Matthew Johnson 8:33
48. Kristi Olson 8:39 (1st Female)
49. Matthew Horner 8:45
50. Mara Larson 8:45
51. Brian Dukek 8:45
52. Al Stauffer 8:45
53. Robert Danneker 8:48
54. Brett Swenson 8:50
55. Grant Braasch 8:52
56. Joshua Schneider 8:57
57. Ben Johnson 8:58
58. Susannah King 8:59
59. Tom McDonald 9:04
60. Elliott Krizek 9:07
61. Jeff Zipfel 9:08
62. Pete Bell 9:12
63. Bob Shepherd 9:13
64. Don Fox 9:16
65. Brent Bruessel 9:17
66. TC Worley 9:18
67. Troy Lawrence 9:26
68. Don McNaughton 9:34
69. Ross Hargrove 9:35
70. Jay Obenauer 9:42
71. Porter Million 10:24
72. Todd Larson 10:24
73. Derek Chinn 10:57
74. Scott Sundby 10:57
75. Scott Kinderman 11:03

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thanks to our Sponsors!!!

We probably don't give our sponsors tons of publicity but big props go out to our sponsors this year:

Wheelhouse Cycles - Not only does Wheelhouse provide some awesome service when our bikes need some help after miles and miles of grit getting into every orifice of our bikes, but the shop donated a Fargo frame!!! Rob Belz was the lucky winner of the frame. We had a drawing of those who made it to the Zumbro Falls checkpoint and his name came up as the lucky one!

HED Wheels - A first time sponsor HED wheels came through big time. They donated a pair of wheels that were made specifically for races like these! Eric Sudheimer won these sweet running wheels for finishing 37th. We random number generated a number between 20 and 60 the night before. Yeah it's a weird way to give out such a sweet prize, but we're a weird race. Note... Andy Tetmeyer of HED wheels missed the start of the race due to missing Colvill Park yet he still came through with the wheels! If you're looking for a beautiful wheelset made by a local company who supports local racing, look no further than HED!

Cars-R-Coffins - Longtime sponsor Cars-R-Coffins came through with some unique little messenger bags and water bottles. Not only that but some of their crew came down and rocked the 'Rok! Thanks again Hurl and crew for supporting the local races!

Salsa Cycles - Again Salsa Cycles came through with some awesome swag. Unfortunately Jake had the stuff in his car and it broke down in Lake City while he was patrolling the course. We'll find a way to get some stuff out to random people who participated. Also, it was commented on more than once that it seemed almost EVERYONE was on a Salsa yesterday. The race was won on a Fisher, but I would venture a guess that 7 or 8 of the top ten were riding Salsa (either the Fargo or La Cruz or Chili Con Crosso - I think those are the right names). Thanks for the three years of support!!!

A few pics

A few pictures taken at this year's 2010 Ragnarok 105

Saturday, April 10, 2010

'Rok 2010 is in the books

A beautiful April day saw a young Mr. Charly Tri get a small gap on the return climb up Lehrbach and held it through a mad dash through a little of downtown Red Wing to become the first repeat Ragnarok champion! He was closely followed by the climbing zen-master Tim Ek only seconds behind, while powerhouse Ryan Horkey rounded out the rock trophy recipients for the men. The top 5-6 guys were averaging well over 16 mph for the total 105 miles (for the first half to 3/4 almost 17-18!!!).

Kristi Olson was the top female finisher with an impressive preformance overcoming a couple of flat rear tires and some stiff competition from second place female Mara Larson and never say die Susannah King.

More complete results can be found for the time being at the links in the previous posts. We'll try and post up the official results on the blog tomorrow. Right now we're bushed.

Thanks to all who made this such a great race!

'Rok Crew

Friday, April 9, 2010

sorta kinda live updates... maybe

We are going to try and do some near realtime updates
click on the links:

Checkpoints and final times

King of the Mountains points

No guarantees, but we'll give it a go.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tulip note reading 101

It's easy...

The dot on the tulip note is you, moving forward...

The arrow is the direction you go. If it's a left turn, the arrow points to the left. Etc.

Each tulip is drawn to replicate (or at least generally replicate) the intersection that you are going through. Follow the arrow!

When there is a note in [brackets] that is the road that you are crossing/passing/NOT going on. So for example this year at mile 11.7 you will take a right. The information/note says "stay on old Church road [Hill Valley road]". That means that you take a right while staying on Old Church road and the intersecting road, that you don't ride onto at this point, is Hill Valley.

We have noted the KOM locations in the first half of the race. These distances are approximate. We will try to match up where we are parked as close as possible, but it won't be perfect. We will make all attempts reasonable to make the KOM point clear. Most likely unless otherwise noted assume it's the back of the vehicle.

Thanks for reading... only a few more days!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tulip Notes

Alrighty, we are working on stuffing folders. I have just a few notes on the notes.

1) They are cut 41/2 X 11, if you fold them in half they will fit nicely in your Banjo Brothers map holder.

2) KOM have a milage posted on the cue sheets, they will not be exact to where the official will be standing. The official line will be where we want it.

3) Your race folder will have a map in it just incase you need to be picked up and have to give your crew directions. If you choose to use it to find a short cut, do not bother to show up. This lists only major roads. If you think you want something more detailed you will need to pick that up yourself.

4) This year we will require you to tie your number plate to the front of your bike. We will have twist tie available to do so.

5) We are not sure if the bathrooms will be open at Colvill, last year they were but do not count on it. There is a Kwik Trip within a mile away. Make sure you have all the water you need before you show up. As with the bathroom, there might not be running water on yet. Another smart thing to have is sunscreen, if you have not looked at the forecast yet it's looking great as of today.

6) Most importantly, you are responsible for yourself, be prepared!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Last week!!!

Just 5 days or so away!

To reiterate the details:

6:30-7:15 will be registration in Colvill Park, Red Wing, MN. We'll be down there a bit earlier, so feel free to stop down before then. It shouldn't take too long to get people registered, but try and get there well ahead of time. We want to start at 7:30 sharp.

You have until 1:00 to get to the Zumbro Falls cut-off. The note cards that you will get at registration will get you that far. If you make it to the cut-off in time you will obtain the cue sheets to get you back to Red Wing.

You have until 7:30 pm to return to Colvill Park. This is averaging less than 10 mph, if you can keep those legs moving you can make it!

Remember: You are responsible for yourself... we'll give you directions, but it is your responsibility to follow them and follow traffic laws etc. You'll be out on public roads, and people won't really be looking for you. We try and keep you off of sketchy sections of road, but you still need to be ready and neighborly.

Also, the dogs are certainly more frisky than normal with the early spring. Be careful out there.

Up next: some snapshots of the race profile (if I can just figure out my computer)