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The DAMn - Day Across Minnesota

Old 08-27-18, 08:18 AM
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The DAMn - Day Across Minnesota


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I don't expect any Pulitzer or Academy Awards here... but, I wanna share my ride report from the 2018 DAMn:
https://bikesbeersstuff.blogspot.com...t-18-2018.html

And some GoPro footage - think of this is a video slideshow (no fancy editing here)

I'm excited to share my GoPro footage with the crew creating a documentary about The DAMn, I can't wait to see what they do with it.

BTW - If you're planing to take in both of these masterpieces, start with the Blog post since the YouTube video has very little context (just the guy that never shuts up LOL).
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I was waiting to see if youd make a post. Thanks for the report that looks like a great ride!
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I was waiting to see if youd make a post. Thanks for the report that looks like a great ride!
Thank you!
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Ooooh! Gotta watch big brother then be right back to read your blog! Congrats!
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Well, I’m not worthy. Thinking I’m a badass doing the race the lake in 4:41. Pff. Hella report, Toad! Hella day too. How does one train for 20 hrs in the saddle? Furk. I started to cramp with 22 to go and at 12 out, if I stood to stretch my quads would have locked up. Did you upgrade the wheels on your radar?

How much gain gain was that ride?
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Well, Im not worthy. Thinking Im a badass doing the race the lake in 4:41. Pff. Hella report, Toad! Hella day too.

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How does one train for 20 hrs in the saddle? Furk.

I did ride the PH24 one week prior - 24 hour neighborhood race - mostly to work on my night riding ... like keeping awake and alert at 3:00AM. I did about 125 miles and roughly 13 hours of riding. Otherwise, I had no idea how I was going to hold up with 20+ hours on a bike.


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Did you upgrade the wheels on your radar?
These are the stock Riddler 700x45c - https://www.wtb.com/products/riddler-45c - LOVE these tires! Great for a rider that has poor bike-handling/confidence... also great in the early AM beach sand!

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How much gain gain was that ride?
The route is a lot of "down"; right up to the end when you get some rollers, no big climbs (it's MN!). I tracked 7,300 ft gain, the start was 630 ft above the finish line. https://www.strava.com/activities/1781765893/analysis
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Ride Report: The DAMN - Day Across Minnesota - 249 Miles of a 240-mile Race, by Nicholas Garbis - Gravel Cyclist: The Gravel Cycling Experience


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Wheels. Not tires. We’re the stock wheels adequate?

50% attrition! Must feel great to just finish this type of ride.

Funny, we have our coffee and cigs and grumble off to 8 or ten hours of work. But give us 20 hours of self torture in the dirty heat and we suck that stuff down with glee.

I cant wait to get a gravel bike
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derp ... reading the details, not my strong suit The wheels is stock too.
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Nice report, thanks for posting it
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I like that most of these events are windowed for about 10 mph average.
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Time to start making plans for 2019, that DAMn ride is back for it's third year on August 3, 2019!

Here's the promo video for the 2019 race and promo for the documentary about the 2018 DAMn

https://vimeo.com/305795905

Just have to point out that cool footage at 0:32 (sunrise), that'd be my GoPro footage So happy that Nick can do something cool with the footage, cause I lack editing skills to make a high-quality finished product.
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The 2019 DAMn

Start - Midnight on Saturday, August 3


And the finish at 7:00 PM



I'm working on a blog post and YouTube edit, I'll post links here in a few days.
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Here's the promo video for the 2019 race and promo for the documentary about the 2018 DAMn

https://vimeo.com/305795905

Just have to point out that cool footage at 0:32 (sunrise), that'd be my GoPro footage So happy that Nick can do something cool with the footage, cause I lack editing skills to make a high-quality finished product.
I was tickled to see an early edit of the DAMn documentary at the riders' meeting on Saturday night. My footage and my silly face show up a lot in this movie. My understanding is that the film maker will enter this in a film festival later this year.
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I heard it was pretty sandy this year. How'd you fare?
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There was a lot of loose stuff through the day. One buddy got a pic of the road grater working the route ... very nice of the locals to give us freshly grated gravel! I didn't think he road were a lot worse than last year. But the part I remember being very sandy - roughly mile 25, riding it in the dead of the night - was flooded this year, so we were walking that section of road.

The high temps in the afternoon, blocked up gut, and knee pain were slowing me down. Overall, it was a great day, I got in just before 7:00, nearly 2 hours faster than last year.
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It's posted, grab a big cup of coffee or a pint, and settle in for a read ....

The Toad's 2019 DAMn Ride Report:

https://bikesbeersstuff.blogspot.com...damn-2019.html

Now I'm just waiting for a notification from the Pultizer committee - like a cease and desist order.

The link to YouTube is in the blog - but here's a direct link if you don't want to scroll through this long blog

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