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Old 08-14-16, 02:38 PM
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Absolute congrats to hodgykins on one tough ride. The 100K was intimidating to a lot of people, unrelenting. Heck, I think I even cramped up from walking. It has been hodgykins' goal for years (yes, people, years) to make the cut and nail down the 200K at this event. It is no small feat, and his perseverance finally carried the day.

That being said, I seriously considered taking his white Paramount home, instead of leaving it with event staff. Oooh la la.

I can't say enough about the C&V forum people who pitched in, not only to help iab put this on, but to load all the trucks for the rest stops, actually go and get two of the trucks in Madison, and also the soon-to-be-famous Biggest Beer Run of All Time. One guy I asked to do security actually came by the house today to thank me. You guys made his day.

We will set the show goal at 100 for next year, and it would be crazy good to set a C&V person goal of 50. We have serious cred amongst the movers and shakers. I didn't do much, just made a couple of phone calls, and like iab, was willing to spend pretty much most of 2 days hanging out and trying to be useful.

More later. I took no pics, not having a cell phone or camera or GPS. I did wear wool. Nice skirt.

On a personal note, it occurs to me the amount of consumed beer, inversely proportional to the amount of sleep I managed, may have had a detrimental effect. Just a thought.

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Hey tell all your friends...it was an awesome show of classic and vintage bikes. I really see this becoming a big deal over time. Works so well with the vintage feel of the Dairyland Dare. I am happy to help in anyway I can. Iab should be commended for all his hard work on the materials, Rob for everything you do in organization and preparation for the ride not too mention all the bribes to make thing happen (crisp $3 bills). I look forward to seeing you all again next year...perhaps another bike or 2 to show (if I can break Mary down a bit more).

Cheers to you all!
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Thanks to Robbie, Iab and others for organizing. I had a great time checking out amazing bikes and meeting everybody!
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We won't tell them you finished the 150K in less time than many of us took on the 100K. Also some serious builds.

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Agree, was great fun as usual. A very fine group of bikes at the show. Got to check the bucket list item of driving a van full of beer at getaway speed, and received free registration for next year as part of the deal. My brother is in for next year also. Need to train him in on hills and polite BS'ing but he'll fit in just fine.

Was happy to greet hodgykins after he completed his epic 200k. Very much an accomplishment on his beautiful Paramount.

May post a few pics when I get back from the lake. Nice seeing you all and safe travels.
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Pickshers, please, pickshers!!! Sounds like a blast. Wish that I could have been part of that beer run!
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Sounds like a blast! I want to see pictures! Maybe next year for me. I wish I could climb.
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Pickshers, please, pickshers!!! Sounds like a blast. Wish that I could have been part of that beer run!
Me too!!?!!
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So the "official" Dairyland Dare route for the metric century states that the distance is 63.9 miles with 4,580 ft. of climbing.

We took a wrong turn early on which added a few hills and bonus training miles. My GPS reads 68.26 miles and 6,819 ft of climbing. Wow.

There was clearly a lot more climbing this year than last year's ride. My guess is that the DD elevation figures are probably off as well.

There was one climb where I started thinking about how much easier the ride would be if I just threw my bike into a ditch.

I was working on a summer cold as well which didn't help me with my heat regulation during the ride. Good thing it was overcast or I would have been cooked. The ride plus the beer afterwards cured that cold, lol.

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Old 08-15-16, 08:16 AM
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I just checked my time as well. I was at mile 87 at 2:45...I believe that is 1.25 hours after he was done with the 150K.


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We won't tell them you finished the 150K in less time than many of us took on the 100K. Also some serious builds.
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Thank you for taking good care of her and resisting the uge

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Absolute congrats to hodgykins on one tough ride. The 100K was intimidating to a lot of people, unrelenting. Heck, I think I even cramped up from walking. It has been hodgykins' goal for years (yes, people, years) to make the cut and nail down the 200K at this event. It is no small feat, and his perseverance finally carried the day.

That being said, I seriously considered taking his white Paramount home, instead of leaving it with event staff. Oooh la la.

I can't say enough about the C&V forum people who pitched in, not only to help iab put this on, but to load all the trucks for the rest stops, actually go and get two of the trucks in Madison, and also the soon-to-be-famous Biggest Beer Run of All Time. One guy I asked to do security actually came by the house today to thank me. You guys made his day.

We will set the show goal at 100 for next year, and it would be crazy good to set a C&V person goal of 50. We have serious cred amongst the movers and shakers. I didn't do much, just made a couple of phone calls, and like iab, was willing to spend pretty much most of 2 days hanging out and trying to be useful.

More later. I took no pics, not having a cell phone or camera or GPS. I did wear wool. Nice skirt.

On a personal note, it occurs to me the amount of consumed beer, inversely proportional to the amount of sleep I managed, may have had a detrimental effect. Just a thought.
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Thank you for taking good care of her and resisting the urge

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Absolute congrats to hodgykins on one tough ride. The 100K was intimidating to a lot of people, unrelenting. Heck, I think I even cramped up from walking. It has been hodgykins' goal for years (yes, people, years) to make the cut and nail down the 200K at this event. It is no small feat, and his perseverance finally carried the day.

That being said, I seriously considered taking his white Paramount home, instead of leaving it with event staff. Oooh la la.

I can't say enough about the C&V forum people who pitched in, not only to help iab put this on, but to load all the trucks for the rest stops, actually go and get two of the trucks in Madison, and also the soon-to-be-famous Biggest Beer Run of All Time. One guy I asked to do security actually came by the house today to thank me. You guys made his day.

We will set the show goal at 100 for next year, and it would be crazy good to set a C&V person goal of 50. We have serious cred amongst the movers and shakers. I didn't do much, just made a couple of phone calls, and like iab, was willing to spend pretty much most of 2 days hanging out and trying to be useful.

More later. I took no pics, not having a cell phone or camera or GPS. I did wear wool. Nice skirt.

On a personal note, it occurs to me the amount of consumed beer, inversely proportional to the amount of sleep I managed, may have had a detrimental effect. Just a thought.
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Still no pics. Guess it didn't happen

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Thanks for posting these. Was there fair attendance from the non-vintage folk?
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There were about 800 entrants, down a bit from last year.

Dave had an impressive 1933 Frejus, equipped with a 4-speed system (but only using a chain tensioner without a dérailleur), wood rims and leather brake pads. I heard it was a bit tricky early on when we had a spot of rain! But he was a monster; kudos that riding that 100km and doing a lot of the vintage class organizing.

Thanks also to Robbie who seems to know how to drum up the enthusiasm.

This year I did my best ever and actually passed someone
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Really hoping I can still make this! Today is the shakedown.

A month ago a guy ran a stop sign without looking left or right and totaled my car. Ever since then I've been having back problems. Its paid for by his insurance (he was found 100% at fault) so that's not an issue but the pain is. The good part is it does not bother me when riding my bike so I've been able to continue riding. The bad part is its really painful to sit for a long time. So today I go to the doctor first before hitting the road.
Yikes, hope you heal up soon!
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Me too!!?!!
You, who spent a lot of your time there hitting on a pretty lady.....good going! I think she likes you.
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Still no pics. Guess it didn't happen
We were too busy kicking novices to the curb.
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crank_addict and his award winning Colnago. He did 150km complete with hairnet.

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You, who spent a lot of your time there hitting on a pretty lady.....good going! I think she likes you.
A successful day includes: A) cycling in the morning B) loading several hundred cans of beer with Pete and his brother C) hanging out with a lady who knows the correct pronunciation of Rossi, Colnago, Pinarello, Cinelli, Bianchi...
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This is my Trek 750, which I rode 150km on, and only unclipped from once going up I think Shop Hill Road. It was either that or Post Ridge Road or La Vista Grande or something along those lines.

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This is my Trek 750, which I rode 150km on, and only unclipped from once going up I think Shop Hill Road. It was either that or Post Ridge Road or La Vista Grande or something along those lines.

The best part of the ride is that ldmataya did all the climbs carrying that damn picture. It looked a bit silly but it certainly made a statement!
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crank_addict and his award winning Colnago. He did 150km complete with hairnet.

I think this is the first time crank_addict did the ride with more than 3 gears on the back. On last year's ride, crank_addict had to carry a few spare parts for the old Pug he was riding in case it shed a few parts on the way, . This year he had a cogset that was so large (32 in the rear) that if he'd cross chained it during the ride, his campy NR RD probably would have assploded. This is a man who knows how to live life on the edge, .
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This year he had a cogset that was so large (32 in the rear) that if he'd cross chained it during the ride, his campy NR RD probably would have assploded. This is a man who knows how to live life on the edge, .
Yeah he had a warning sticker on his top tube about that. Talk about prepared!
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Here is a pic from our friends at Focal Flame Photography. This one is in the finish line missing section. We are of course on the start line, and it is raining. From L-R, hodgykins left hand, Chrome Molly, Doc, bikemig, myself, ??? perhaps Cresthoodlum ???, robbie in his custom Dairyland Dare wool jersey, crank_addict, salubrious. Our organizer, iab, is behind us and out of picture on his '33 Frejus, and I don't know where barrettscv is.

Doc's Cinelli was glistening even when it wasn't wet.

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