Friday, October 5, 2012

Spooky Venteicher Update

This is an amazing photo that will make for a great Halloween pic. As you can see, the Venteichers are not slowing down one bit!

Wow! September was awesome! I am so excited about more of this cool fall weather. Lee and I did a metric from Decorah to Spring Grove, MN, hitting such defunct towns as HIghlandville, Quandahl, and Bee, all near the IA/MN border. That route was hilly, but very pretty. My full for the month was from Iowa City to Manchester; my riding companion on that ride did not fare so well, tragically. (Should’ve hydrated better. ) So that puts Lee at 7 metrics, 4 full for the year, and Andrea at 9 and 9. 75% done! Hope everyone else is having as much fun as I am out there!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Austin Turner's Updates

Austin/A.J. Turner had a few updates on his rides for us for September. I think losing derailleurs is just part of riding gravel these days.

From September 10th:

Just another quick addition to the Cup-O-Dirt chase.
Knocked off the 6th metric this weekend. Discovered some new B-Roads around Kalona and managed to tear a derailleur off. Thanks to some handy work, a single speed was made and the remaining miles were completed. 

From September 24th:

Chalk up another full gravel century for me. 105 total miles at The Gritty Brevet, a fun event put together by 30th Century Bikes.
A.J. Turner

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Scott McConell September Update

This sounds like it was a fantastic ride. Way to rock it on the single-speed, Scott.

Wanted to pass along an update. Please add 3 full centuries to my tally. Two weekends ago, I completed Trans North Georgia. It is a 350 mile, self supported adventure across the mountains and dirt of North Georgia.  I can claim that I am the second rider to completd the course on a single speed ever.........

blues skies,

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Update Week!

It's been a while since I've posted updates. I don't think there was too much going on over the summer with people because of the heat, but in the last couple of weeks I've seen an uptick in updates and rides. Thank goodness for cool fall weather. I can't wait for the snow...

Here's the oldest update from Andrea Venteicher from August. Enjoy!

Hey!  I hope everyone has been enjoying themselves out there; August turned out pretty awesome, considering how ugly July was!  I got in a pretty uneventful Full south of Iowa City on August 11th, while Lee was winning, yes winning, the Iowa Road Race Championship near Riverside.  Guess he didn't need me to cheer him on after all! Too bad his 96 miles were all pavement.  Lee and I rode the Itchy Koo metric up near the Minnesota border again on August 19th, and while it was a little less painful than when we did it in the ice and snow, the 7500 feet of climbing in that route still wrecks me!  So that puts Lee at 6 metrics and 4 full for the year, and Andrea at 8 Full and 8 Metrics.  Rock on, everybody!
Andrea V.