Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Hilly Hundred...? Indiana's fun event...

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Hilly Hundred...? Indiana's fun event...

Old 10-02-19, 04:13 PM
  #1  
RobbieTunes 
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 27,297
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked 1,390 Times in 898 Posts
Hilly Hundred C&V...? Indiana's fun event...

12

Last edited by RobbieTunes; 06-16-20 at 05:37 AM.
RobbieTunes is offline  
Likes For RobbieTunes:
Old 10-02-19, 05:23 PM
  #2  
nomadmax 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 2,121
Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 966 Post(s)
Liked 1,433 Times in 693 Posts
I can't wait.
nomadmax is offline  
Old 10-02-19, 05:33 PM
  #3  
speedevil 
I never finish anyth
 
speedevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Western KY
Posts: 1,122

Bikes: 2008 Merckx LXM, 2003 Giant XTC mtb, 2001 Lemond Alpe d'Huez, 1997 Lemond Zurich, 1989 Cannondale ST, 1988 Masi Nuovo Strada, 1983 Pinarello Turismo

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 294 Post(s)
Liked 135 Times in 85 Posts
Should be a good time.
__________________
Dale, NL4T
speedevil is offline  
Old 10-02-19, 05:42 PM
  #4  
steelbikeguy
Senior Member
 
steelbikeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 3,547
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1371 Post(s)
Liked 1,953 Times in 958 Posts
for the benefit of those who are new to the Hilly Hundred, and because every thread needs some pictures, let me offer a few pics from previous Hillys....

as noted, the rest stops are exceptional! Donuts, apple cider, apples, cookies, etc. There is a strong temptation to sample all of the goodies, but it's good to remember that you'll be carrying that stuff up all of the hills.
However, you do owe it to yourself to enjoy a donut and cider, at a minimum

Here's Mr. Tunes at one stop last year....




The scenery is quite pleasant too. Hills, trees, trees on hills, leaves changing colors, barns, etc.







There's also the happy steel bike nerds, as Robbie mentioned....

a fellow with his Shamrock Cycles bike:



a gent with a really sweet Chris Kvale bike:



a great Vicious Cycles bike:



looking forward to meeting some new (to me) BF members and other fun folks.

Steve in Peoria
steelbikeguy is online now  
Old 10-02-19, 05:44 PM
  #5  
thinktubes 
weapons-grade bolognium
 
thinktubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Across the street from Chicago
Posts: 6,000

Bikes: Battaglin Cromor, Ciocc Designer 84, Schwinn Superior 1981

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 867 Post(s)
Liked 1,632 Times in 679 Posts
Options for non-cycling spouse who is convinced my left crank arm will fall off 50 miles from nowhere?
thinktubes is offline  
Old 10-02-19, 05:50 PM
  #6  
nomadmax 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 2,121
Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 966 Post(s)
Liked 1,433 Times in 693 Posts
Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Options for non-cycling spouse who is convinced my left crank arm will fall off 50 miles from nowhere?
She can hang out with my wife, she's coming and doesn't ride.
nomadmax is offline  
Likes For nomadmax:
Old 10-02-19, 05:50 PM
  #7  
speedevil 
I never finish anyth
 
speedevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Western KY
Posts: 1,122

Bikes: 2008 Merckx LXM, 2003 Giant XTC mtb, 2001 Lemond Alpe d'Huez, 1997 Lemond Zurich, 1989 Cannondale ST, 1988 Masi Nuovo Strada, 1983 Pinarello Turismo

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 294 Post(s)
Liked 135 Times in 85 Posts
Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Options for non-cycling spouse who is convinced my left crank arm will fall off 50 miles from nowhere?
If that were to happen, you'd only be 3 miles from the finish. Does that work?
__________________
Dale, NL4T
speedevil is offline  
Likes For speedevil:
Old 10-02-19, 05:51 PM
  #8  
steelbikeguy
Senior Member
 
steelbikeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 3,547
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1371 Post(s)
Liked 1,953 Times in 958 Posts
Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Options for non-cycling spouse who is convinced my left crank arm will fall off 50 miles from nowhere?
well, you could pack a spare crank bolt and a suitable wrench... that should relieve some concern.

there are some sag vehicles cruising the route too, so if something goes very badly, you won't be left as a meal for the squirrels and possums (did we mention that the critters are really vicious??)

If all that fails, there is some consolation in the fact that a 50 mile loop means that you can only be 25 miles from nowhere.

Steve in Peoria
steelbikeguy is online now  
Likes For steelbikeguy:
Old 10-02-19, 06:05 PM
  #9  
UKFan4Sure
Useless Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 750
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 380 Post(s)
Liked 176 Times in 113 Posts
Sounds like a good time. I've ridden the "Flat 50" in Southern IN before. Maybe a bud and me will join in the fun!
UKFan4Sure is offline  
Old 10-02-19, 06:19 PM
  #10  
Shrevvy 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 749

Bikes: 77 Trek TX900, 81.5 Trek 950, 83 Trek 970, 84 Schwinn Peloton, 88 Schwinn Premis, 85 Pinarello Montello, 88 Lemond Pro, more...

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 238 Post(s)
Liked 276 Times in 133 Posts
Where is the ride?
Shrevvy is offline  
Old 10-02-19, 06:36 PM
  #11  
smontanaro 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Evanston, IL
Posts: 5,084

Bikes: many

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1121 Post(s)
Liked 825 Times in 452 Posts
When is it?
smontanaro is offline  
Old 10-02-19, 06:41 PM
  #12  
delbiker1 
Mother Nature's Son
 
delbiker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sussex County, Delaware
Posts: 2,584

Bikes: Early 90's Ochsner road, 2006 Schwinn SS DBX, 2014 Orbea Avant MD30, 2004 Airborne Zeppelin TI, 2003 Lemond Poprad, 1989? Fuji Ace, 2001 Lemond Tourmalet, 2014? Soma Smoothie

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 687 Post(s)
Liked 991 Times in 579 Posts
Where in Indiana and when?
delbiker1 is offline  
Old 10-02-19, 06:47 PM
  #13  
cb400bill
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,555

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR gravel Viscount Aerospace Pro Colnago Classic Rabobank

Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2793 Post(s)
Liked 4,763 Times in 2,816 Posts
Hilly Hundred Home Page


cb400bill is offline  
Old 10-02-19, 06:51 PM
  #14  
Doug Fattic 
framebuilder
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Niles, Michigan
Posts: 1,262
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 513 Post(s)
Liked 1,370 Times in 503 Posts
Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Options for non-cycling spouse who is convinced my left crank arm will fall off 50 miles from nowhere?
Nashville is a kind of small tourist town not very far away. It is a kind of mecca for Midwest artists. It has interesting craft shops. This is where non riding family hang out. The Hilly used to go through Nashville but because of congestion with regular tourists visiting Brown county to see the fall leaves in color they don't anymore. I heard on NPR that a million visitors come every year. Also Bloomington the home of Indiana University is also close by and a great place to eat if you aren't signed up for meals prepared by the ride.
Doug Fattic is offline  
Likes For Doug Fattic:
Old 10-02-19, 07:03 PM
  #15  
downtube42
Senior Member
 
downtube42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,308

Bikes: Soma Fog Cutter, Volae Team, Focus Mares AL, Nimbus MUni, Trek Roscoe 6, 1987 Centurion SS/FG.

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 667 Post(s)
Liked 1,495 Times in 766 Posts
You could treat the Hilly as bike ride. But why? You could do that any other weekend of the year.

It's a rolling party.

A sequence of party venues one rides between.

Yes, the riding bits can be hard, particularly if you want them to be.

Don't miss the Saturday night show. That would be pointless.

Camp or sleep in the school for the full experience. For full sleep, camp or hotel.

Stop at every sag. Spend time at every sag.

Go to the vendor tent.

Bring your climbing gears, as well. Not long hills, but silly steep.
downtube42 is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 05:10 AM
  #16  
Shrevvy 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 749

Bikes: 77 Trek TX900, 81.5 Trek 950, 83 Trek 970, 84 Schwinn Peloton, 88 Schwinn Premis, 85 Pinarello Montello, 88 Lemond Pro, more...

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 238 Post(s)
Liked 276 Times in 133 Posts
Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Maybe I can't find it, but the web site doesn't say where. At least, it doesn't say where the ride is in any obvious place (like the home page or schedule).
Shrevvy is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 06:06 AM
  #17  
cb400bill
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,555

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR gravel Viscount Aerospace Pro Colnago Classic Rabobank

Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2793 Post(s)
Liked 4,763 Times in 2,816 Posts
Originally Posted by Shrevvy View Post
Maybe I can't find it, but the web site doesn't say where. At least, it doesn't say where the ride is in any obvious place (like the home page or schedule).
Hilly Hundred Hills Page
cb400bill is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 06:13 AM
  #18  
Doug Fattic 
framebuilder
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Niles, Michigan
Posts: 1,262
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 513 Post(s)
Liked 1,370 Times in 503 Posts
Originally Posted by Shrevvy View Post
Maybe I can't find it, but the web site doesn't say where. At least, it doesn't say where the ride is in any obvious place (like the home page or schedule).
The Hilly Hundred is a ride around Brown County, Indiana. It is about 45 minutes south of Indianapolis. This is a forested area where the terrain changes from the flat lands of north and central Indiana to hills - fairly steep hills in some places. It is a favorite area to look at fall colors. Brown County State Park is famous for its vista views that look over the forrest area below. Artists like to paint pictures of the county's old wood barns with Chew Mail Poach ads located in small fields with turning leaves in the background. The roads kind of wind and twist and of course go up and down which makes for an interesting and pretty ride.

Several things make the ride popular besides fall scenery. It has outstanding food stops with entertainment inviting you to stay longer than just to eat your snacks. Their are lots of good cyclists that create a kind of party atmosphere. It is very well organized. It is one of the oldest Century rides in the US and predates the bike boom of the 70's. This is the ride that many Midwestern cyclists circle on their calendar as the one not to miss.
Doug Fattic is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 06:34 AM
  #19  
norskagent
car dodger
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Posts: 3,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 92 Times in 44 Posts
Dang I just saw a framed poster for the hilly hundred 1998? running of that event, at the flea market. Shoulda bought it.
norskagent is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 06:41 AM
  #20  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,585

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 169 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5517 Post(s)
Liked 2,463 Times in 1,581 Posts
I've been wanting to do this ride for a while and I'm thinking about doing it. I'll likely bring my '85 Cannondale ST 400.

Or maybe I just need to bring an old fat tire bike like my '93 Trek 950 and take it slow so I can check out all the food.

Last edited by bikemig; 10-03-19 at 06:44 AM.
bikemig is online now  
Old 10-03-19, 07:48 AM
  #21  
bnewberry
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 227
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 11 Posts


The 620 on the Leelanua Harvest Century this year.
My wife and I are registered! Unfortunately, work will keep her away but I plan on riding! I will be on a battered 1984 Trek 620.

Last edited by bnewberry; 10-03-19 at 07:59 AM.
bnewberry is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 08:18 AM
  #22  
thinktubes 
weapons-grade bolognium
 
thinktubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Across the street from Chicago
Posts: 6,000

Bikes: Battaglin Cromor, Ciocc Designer 84, Schwinn Superior 1981

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 867 Post(s)
Liked 1,632 Times in 679 Posts
Originally Posted by Doug Fattic View Post
Nashville is a kind of small tourist town not very far away. It is a kind of mecca for Midwest artists. It has interesting craft shops. This is where non riding family hang out. The Hilly used to go through Nashville but because of congestion with regular tourists visiting Brown county to see the fall leaves in color they don't anymore. I heard on NPR that a million visitors come every year. Also Bloomington the home of Indiana University is also close by and a great place to eat if you aren't signed up for meals prepared by the ride.
She'd dig that. Usually she knits when I go on organized rides.

My crank arm actually did fall off on the Psychos Century. She drove 100 miles round trip to SAG me back to the start. She's a gem and a half.

Would like to do this in 2020. This year I'm in NOLA that weekend.
thinktubes is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 11:47 AM
  #23  
conspiratemus1
Used to be Conspiratemus
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hamilton ON Canada
Posts: 1,504
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 292 Post(s)
Liked 245 Times in 163 Posts
Didn't it used to be the whole hundred in one day? I seem to recall flyers for it in Springfield when the MidWestern Tandem Rally was there a bunch of Labour Day Weekends ago.
conspiratemus1 is offline  
Old 10-03-19, 05:25 PM
  #24  
Mad Honk 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 2,008

Bikes: Schwinn Paramounts, Othon Ochsner, Masi, Faggin

Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 839 Post(s)
Liked 906 Times in 615 Posts
Thinktubes,
There is an antique mall four miles away, and tons of art shops and local artists. IU Art Museum is about seven miles away and so is the campus, which is the best walk in the Big Ten (five walking trails there). Bloomington a seven mile drive is close as well with a walking trail (the B-Line) The city offers a lot of eclectic shops and international flavors in the restaurants. For the bike lovers, go to BikeSmiths to check out the poster of Team Cinzano, and to the Bicycle Garage where I used to work. The Bike Doctor will be at the vendors group, along with Hank and the good folks from the Bike and Bean shop. This is the first time in fifteen years that I will be able to be there, It is going to be fun. See you there...... Smiles, MH
Mad Honk is offline  
Likes For Mad Honk:
Old 10-03-19, 07:03 PM
  #25  
Cougrrcj 
Over forty victim of Fate
 
Cougrrcj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 3,890

Bikes: A few...

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 620 Post(s)
Liked 368 Times in 255 Posts
I rode Hilly Hundred a looong time ago - when my bike only had 2x5 gearing, with a 14-28 five-speed freewheel and 51/39 chainrings. I survived.

I can't find my '77 patch, but still have the one from '78....

__________________
'75 Fuji S-10S bought new, 52k+ miles and still going!
'84 Univega Gran Tourismo
'84 Univega Viva Sport
'86 Miyata 710
'90 Schwinn Woodlands
Unknown brand MTB of questionable lineage aka 'Mutt Trail Bike'
Plus or minus a few others from time-to-time

Cougrrcj is offline  
Likes For Cougrrcj:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.