The Sunday ride is currently suspended. Rides on Sunday can be coordinated thru email (Google Group). Weather has been rough so far, and a handful of “A” riders have been the ones to show. I want to free people up to do their own thing, and start earlier, if they want. I plan to ride more relaxed on Sundays, likely doing longer day tours, likely starting around 3pm. If you want to ride at 6pm, put it out there, sure some of us will join in.
JKTimeTrial (Note: Start at the yield sign at the corner of Co. 6 and Co.157 and head East, make the loop and the finish line is the county junction sign .2 mi short of the starting point)
2015 begins the 5th season of the Rabbit Run. The course is a 14.6 mile field test, which is self-timed using your bike computer. The course is street legal as maintained by the county, which you ride at your own risk. You may sweep corners if you wish. I suggest you ride the course rested, and plan your tests at times of light wind. Half hour after sunrise, and before sunset are often excellent. Light wind allows you to better compare your ride against your earlier efforts, as well as making it easier to gauge your effort, as you ride the course. There will no longer be a trophy for top times. I don’t want to encourage riders to take any undue risks. The real reward is improved ability and fitness. While supplies last, I still have plenty of T-shirts and caps. If you post a time by sending me the info by email, (email@example.com), I will get you a T-shirt or cap. Just give me a shirt size, (all men’s cut), and address where you want it delivered. If size unavailable, we’ll substitute a cap or you can get a extreme size and use as a nightshirt or teddy. I will maintain a list for stock-dropbar, and open-tt bike/aerobars runs in 2015. Check right here all Summer long for updates!
May 20 J. Kempf (42:32/stock/20.7mph)
June 26 J. Kempf (43:16/stock/20.2 mph)
July 26 J.Kempf (40:05/stock/21.85mph)
July 4 Dale Rysavy (38:33/open/22.72mph)
Congratulations to Al Farrow of Rochester for winning this year’s 2013 Owatonna Bike Club 25 mile Death Race! Al crossed the finish line in 1:04:22 for an average speed of 23 mph. 2 seconds behind Al was Owatonna’s own Dave Chabot. Dave hammered up the final hill but Al was able to hang on and then run Dave down just before the finish.
This year’s Death Race had a new start location in Havana and a new finish line at Dean Hartle’s 2nd driveway entrance (about 300 yards shorter than prior year finish lines). A new type of Finish Line was also created this year. The Death Race Trophy (a tombstone) sat by the edge of the road and was the “official” finish line. Somehow the tombstone words “The End Lies Here” seems rather fitting for a hill finish.
OBC gives a Big Thank You to Larry and Heidi Chladek for being the race starters and finish line recorders. Their volunteer work made the Death Race run without a hitch and served as a great warm up to this week’s Senior Games bicycle races.
A total of nine riders participated in this year’s Death Race. Congrats to these riders for a job well done!
RIDER TIME AVG SPEED
Al Farrow 1:04:22 23 mph
Dave Chabot 1:04:24 23 mph
Jim Kempf 1:04:27 23 mph
Curtis Tesch 1:04:35 22.9 mph
Will Stockdell 1:05:53 22.5 mph
Steve Deetz 1:05:56 22.5 mph
Tony Schwichtenberg 1:09:11 21.4 mph
Jonathon Troe 1:12:06 20.6 mph
Mark Carver 1:12:06 20.6 mph
Registration is open for the annual DAN ULWELLING 25-Mile BIKE RACE in Austin, MN on Saturday, July 6. It’s a great atmosphere and only $12 to enter ($15 the day of the race). More information and the registration form can be found here.