Saturday, August 19, 2017

Final Results

Great race/ride out there today.  Weather was beautiful, a lot of gritty, smiling faces and some seriously fast riders out there.  Glad to meet you all and hope to ride with you some day down the road.  Thanks to all who came and made this year's running of the Gritty Goose outstanding.

Special thanks to Trailhead Cycling and all of my friends who helped me put this ride together.  Without you, this ride wouldn't be anywhere near possible, let alone successful.

Results are below.  There were a couple of 20 plus mph averages on all three courses today. Truly bad ass.

Alas, no one saw any geese today, but there were reports of pelicans, vultures, sand cranes, eagles, pteradactyls, lochness monster, the tooth fairy and a couple of yetis.  Maybe next year...

Until then, be safe and ride gravel!

GG


Name  Number Distance Time Bike
Jeff Pokorney 71 50 2:40 Geared 1st-50
Ray Fini 74 50 2:44 Geared 2nd - 50
Paul Schoening 76 50 2:48 Geared
Nick Nelson 79 50 2:48 Geared
Bill Callas 72 50 2:53 Geared
Kirsten Hoogenakker 67 50 3:04 Geared 1st - Female 50
Matt Amundson 64 50 3:10 Geared
Shaun Flynn 65 50 3:13 Geared
David Pace 66 50 3:13 Geared
Mike Hartogh 108 50 3:13 Geared
Paul McClellan 69 50 3:13 Geared
Will Pass 127 50 3:13 Geared
Jennifer Neuman 78 50 3:46 Fat 1st - Fat
Noelle Andrychowicz 68 50 3:46 Geared
Patrick Butler 70 50 3:46 Geared
Becky Corbid 73 50 3:46 Geared
Raymond Vigil 75 50 3:46 Geared
Andrei Lebedev 80 50 4:33 Geared
Ross Weinzierl 106 70 3:28 Geared 1st-70
Patrick Parish 105 70 3:28 Geared 2nd-70
David Schulman 120 70 3:28 Geared
Charles Wolf 115 70 3:43 Geared
Scott Robertson 122 70 3:43 Geared
Greg Bernhardt 117 70 3:52 Geared
Robert Mosimann 123 70 4:02 Geared
Marc Hirschmann 124 70 4:02 Geared
Wade Mueller 121 70 4:20 Geared
John Ostmoe 116 70 4:29 Geared
Jim Ringuette 109 70 4:31 Geared
Frank Thueringer 110 70 4:31 Geared
Daniel Ayala 118 70 4:33 Geared
Erin Ayala 119 70 4:33 Geared 1st - Female 70
Rich Zvosec 111 70 4:43 Geared
Jay Dellis 107 70 4:47 Geared
Richard Franco 125 70 4:47 Geared
Zach Herringer 112 70 5:25 Geared
Dan Roeber 126 70 5:26 Geared
Jon Anderson 113 70 5:42 Geared
Addie Anderson 114 70 5:42 Geared
Ian Hoogendam 159 100 5:03 Geared 1st - 100
Mike Schiff 160 100 5:40 Geared 2nd -100
Eric Sundstrom 153 100 5:43 Geared
Matt Boie 154 100 5:43 Geared
John Carline 163 100 5:50 Geared
Ryan Haug 158 100 6:24 Geared
Brett Sloma 164 100 6:24 Geared
Stephen Wilson 165 100 6:24 Geared
Chris Fanvel 161 100 7:39 Geared
Tim Boyd 162 100 7:39 Geared
Dan Myers 156 100 7:56 Geared
Adam Schmidt 155 100 8:39 Geared
Tim Bauer 157 100 8:39 Geared

Friday, August 18, 2017

Closing Registration and Final Update

As of 5:30PM, we are no longer accepting registrations...but that's okay!  You can show up and register!   As of now we are officially at 74 riders, with a good mix of 50, 70 and 100 mile competitors.  It's going to be a great day, so don't miss out!

Finally, we made updates to the cue cards (note all three are on the previous post), as well as an adjustment to the 100 mile route Garmin link (4 miles of the route repeated itself, because I suck at mapping on Garmin, it's now fixed).

Thanks everyone and hope to see you all out there tomorrow morning!

GG

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One Week Out: Ride Day Details

Hey everyone,

I rode (and thanks to the crappy weather, drove) the 100 mile route.  All three routes are set for the Third Annual Gritty Goose, sponsored by our not-so-feathered, but awesome, friends at Trailhead Cycle.

Ride day details
The ride day is only a couple days away.  Looks like a low chance of rain, and the roads are mint.

Date: Saturday August 19, 2017
Registration: Opens at 7AM (see parking info below)
Distance: 100 miles / 70 miles / 50 miles You can select or change your distance when you check in
Start Time: 8AM rider meeting, 100/70/50 mile depart immediately following with neutral lead out until the gravel.

Route:
All routes are the same until just before mile 31. So if you change your mind and need to-do the 50 or 70 mile option, that is your best cutoff point.

If you have a GPS device, load up the GPX file from the linked routes. I have cue cards below for the 50 and 70.  100 miler still to be done.  For those doing the 50 or 70, please print them out and bring your own.  If not we will have some printed cue sheets at the start.

100 mile route: 
Garmin: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15694508
Ride with GPS:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24339749
Cue cards: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5xr84VGv8izaUR3RGp6cmNSNVk


70 mile route: 
Garming: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/13322340
Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10547032
Cue cards: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5xr84VGv8izZWhOZHNYSy1aQ2s

50 mile route: 
Garmin: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/13322187
Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10547031
Cue cards: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5xr84VGv8izMjlULXc0UkpRZGs


To download the GPX files follow the garmin.com link for your mileage and then in the right panel switch to the Send to your device tab and it will have options for download. Chose what is appropriate for your device.
  
Waiver:
You will have to sign a waiver when you register. We'll have these printed out

Registration:
Registration opens at 7 AM near the Pavilion at the MTB trail parking lot.
You will need to sign a waiver, get your number and a copy of the cue sheet if needed. 

Location and parking:
We are starting at: Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park 1744 90th Street NE, Monticello, MN
Do not park in the actual MTB trail parking lot. We are parking on the gravel entrance road to not interfere with actual users of the park.

Bathroom: 
There is a porta-potty near the MTB trail parking lot. Plenty of wooded areas as well.

Rest Stops:
For both the 70 & 50 mile routes, there is an unmanned stop at approximately 31 miles where the routes split. There will be a large cooler with water for sure and possibly other beverages and a few snacks will be available there. There are also options in French Lake, South Haven and Annandale for the 100 mile route, and in Maple Lake for all three routes.  Plan accordingly.  You are responsible for you.

Support:
This is officially an unsupported ride. Bring enough drink, food, & tools for the ride. Besides the unmanned stop and gas station stops, there isn't much else out there.  Maybe road kill and ditch water.

Finish:
We will be "collecting" finish times on a clip board near the finish. If you are concerned with your place, the sprint finish will be the utility pole at the intersection of 90th St. NE & Briarwood Ave NE right before finishing up the ride. Inform us of the placing when you finish as its on your honor.

After:
At the finish Trailhead Cycling will be providing some post ride food and non-alcoholic beverages
*note* that alcohol is not allowed in any Wright County Park, so officially the event will not be providing any.
Bring a chair though as there isn't many tables at Bertram.

Any questions, let me know

Thanks and looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Gritty Goose

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gritty Goose Ready to Take Flight in 2017!!!

Once again, the Gritty Goose, sponsored by Trailhead Cycling, is ready to challenge all of you gravel enthusiasts in the heat of summer.  Hopefully, we won't have two inches of rain like last year.

Details as follows:

Date:  Saturday August 19, 2017

Time: 8:00AM start

Place: Bertram Lakes Park, Monticello, MN

Distance: choice of 50, 70 or, new this year, 100 mile options.

Sign up is below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/e/1FAIpQLScIFqmORe1XpbRDeT05r904eWw20P6t2VaKUSwYAfONvV1sSg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Details to be posted the week prior to the race.

Thanks and email me at grittygoose@gmail.com if there are questions.

GG

Sunday, August 21, 2016

We ain't afraid of no rain

Nothing but rain in the days leading up to it...no problem
Two river flood warnings in the area from so much rain...no problem
Pouring rain on the whole drive to the start...no problem
24 bikers ain't afraid of no rain! 

Great job by all who showed up and rode the Gritty Goose 2016. 

In conditions more like April than August, shivering at the start as more rain began to fall, 24 people set off for an epic adventure. The relentless rain, the roads that just kept getting worse, the new minimum maintenance road surprise, the gritty sand covering everything, the grinding of gears, the never ending hills, nothing could stop this group of riders from finishing. To have 24/24 people finish with conditions like these is awesome and shows just how tough you are. Each and everyone of you finished with a smile on your face, or at least what we could see of it with all the grit covering it :) 

Thank you to the 24 riders who did show up today. Thanks to my co-organizer Cory for all of his work behind the scenes and promoting the heck out of it on social media. We had way more pre-registered, so hopefully 2017 will bring us back to the dry weather and larger attendance. Huge thanks again to Trailhead Cycling in Champlin (http://www.trailheadcycling.com/) for providing all of the food and their Ambassadors Tammy and Diane for taking care of food and other details on race day. The day couldn't have been such a success without them and I am incredibly thankful for their hard work and help. If you're ever in Champlin stop in and check out the Trailhead Cycling shop and thank them for their continuing support of gravel events in MN. 

Here are are the results we recorded at the finish 
70.3 mile
NameM / FTimeAvg SpeedNotes
Nick VetterM4:23161st Male
Brian DelaneyM4:3415.4
Kurt StunekM5:0813.7
Karen ChristyFemail meTBD1st Female
Brian GrohMemail meTBD
50.3 mile
NameM / FTimeAvg SpeedNotes
Scott RobertsonM2:5717.11st Male
Mitch NordahlM3:0116.7
Andrew WorthM3:0716.1
Tim NorrieM3:0716.1
Mike CampbellM3:1815.2
Emily NordahlF3:1815.21st Female
Rich ZvosecM3:2214.9
Devin ObrienM3:3913.8
Wade MuellerM3:3913.8
Leif IrgensM3:5712.7
Frank ThueringerM4:1012.1
Jim RinguetteM4:1012.1
Aaron OllswangM4:1012.1
Dan MuellerM4:1411.9
Jim LloydM4:1511.8
Shaun SavaM4:2411.4
Scott MaysM4:2411.4
Adam SegerM4:2411.4
Josh CoderM5:189.5

And a photo of each of the winners and their own Gritty Goose :). We have a few more photos that will be posting in the next few days. 

Nick Vetter 1st male 70.3 mile

Karen Christy 1st female 70.3 mile

Scott Robertson 1st male 50.3 mile

Emily Nordahl 1st female 50.3 mile


Thanks all!
-Shaun

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Routes are posted and a few notes about them

The routes and cue sheets have been added to the previous ride day information post.

There are two sections that could be confusing to people and/or their GPS device that are called out below. These will also be discussed at the pre-ride meeting. 


Triangle of confusion:
At 33.8 miles the 70 and 50 course split apart here and go different directions. The roads here form a triangle which confuses a lot of GPS devices and sends you on some weird loop with the road triangle.

What you need to-do is easy.
The 70 mile continues straight through here and turns 
left onto Greer Ave NW shortly after.
The 50 mile turns right here onto Gowan Ave NW.

The 70 mile ends up back here again at 53.8 miles and turns left onto Gowan Ave NW


Yes there really is a road here:
If you're checking out the route ahead of time you might see at mile 40.6 (50 mile route) or 60.6 (70 mile route) what looks like an off road adventure through a field. Don't worry its not, the city just moved the road since last year and kept the same name. None of the online satellite maps show it yet. So there is a road here, the new "Donnelly Dr NW" and not any adventure through a field like it appears on satellite maps

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ride day details
The ride day is fast approaching and its looking like we'll have some nice cooler weather too. Both of the routes have some improvements from last year that we hope you'll enjoy.  

Date: Saturday August 20 2016
Registration: Opens at 7AM (see parking info below)
Distance: 70 miles / 50 miles You can select or change your distance when you check in
Start Time: 8AM rider meeting, 70/50 mile depart immediately following with neutral lead out until the gravel

Route:
The 70 mile and 50 mile routes are the same until just before mile 34. So if you change your mind and need to-do the 50 mile option, that is your best cutoff point.

If you have a GPS device, load up the GPX file from the linked routes. If not we will have some printed cue sheets at the start. If you can print your own up ahead of time that would be appreciated.

70 mile route : https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10547032
70 mile cue sheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5xr84VGv8izZWhOZHNYSy1aQ2s

50 mile route: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10547031
50 mile cue sheet:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5xr84VGv8izMjlULXc0UkpRZGs

To download the GPX files follow the ridewithgps.com link for your mileage and then in the right panel switch to the EXPORT tab and it will have options for download. Chose what is appropriate for your device.
  
Waiver:
You will have to sign a waiver when you register. We'll have these printed out

Registration:
Registration opens at 7 AM near the Pavilion at the MTB trail parking lot.
You will need to sign a waiver, get your number and a copy of the cue sheet if needed. 

Location and parking:
We are starting at: Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park 1744 90th Street NE, Monticello, MN
Do not park in the actual MTB trail parking lot. We are parking on the gravel entrance road to not interfere with actual users of the park.

Bathroom: 
There is a biffy near the MTB trail parking lot. 

Rest Stops:
For both the 70 & 50 mile routes, there is an unmanned stop at approximately 32.5 miles where the public water access road is. There will be a large cooler with water for sure and possibly other beverages and a few snacks will be available there. There is also an option at approximately 57 miles (70 mile route) or 37 miles (50 mile route) to ride slighty off course to a Gas Station and Subway restaurant. This is about 1/4 mile off the route as noted in the cue sheets

Support:
This is officially an unsupported ride. Bring enough drink, food, & tools for the ride. Besides the unmanned stop and possible gas station stop there isn't much else out there.

Finish:
We will be "collecting" finish times on a clip board near the finish. If you are concerned with your place, the sprint finish will be the utility pole at the intersection of 90th St. NE & Briarwood Ave NE right before finishing up the ride. Inform us of the placing when you finish as its on your honor

After:
At the finish Trailhead Cycling will be providing some post ride food and non-alcoholic beverages
*note* that alcohol is not allowed in any Wright County Park, so officially the event will not be providing any.
Bring a chair though as there isn't many tables at Bertram