Saturday, May 14, 2011

Courtny Hilton's 8th Metric

Courtney Hilton, our leader in the gravel metric category so far this year, has reported yet another one.
5/6 finished metric #8. Single speed mountain bike through the hills west of West Des Moines.  Now getting ready for Almonzo 100.
 The rest of ya - get on your bikes and start reporting those rides!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Another Metric for Craig Irving

Richard Simmons can eat his heart out. Here's the latest from Craig Irving:

I'm a bit late in reporting this, but I logged another metric on May 1st. 65 miles and two bonks in total.  It was one of those days where I got too caught up in the ride and forgot to eat.  Oops.  Luckily I had my nutritionist on hand to take care of my post-ride recovery meal. 

Next up on the agenda:  Royal 162.  It's gonna take a whole lotta Fake Richard to pull this one off...
 You may have to click on that there photo to read what Richard has to say, but it's worth it.

I have my own metric to report, too. I rode out to Whiterock Conservancy on Sunday to fix some bikes, eat good food and go canoeing. Ended up with 75 miles, about 65 of those on gravel. The wind blew me most of the way there, so it felt like cheating, but I rode a single-speed so that made up for it. Right?

Keep the updates coming, folks!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Chalk up Another for Courtney Hilton

Courtney Hilton has completed his second full century for the year. He's racking the rides up fast! Here's what he had to say:

106 miles, 3k of climbing, one B road that ended in an electric fence, and another that ended in a river, over the Hogback bridge complete with dog chase to the top of the hill, and a detour to climb 'cemetery hill' complete with a dog to help push me to zone 5 80 miles into my ride. GOOD DAY.
That sounds like a very enviable ride. Here's photos!

 We've been having some great weather here in the state of Iowa, so get out there and enjoy it on your bikes.