2013 Windy 500 report


Here we go… The kinder, gentler version of the Windy rolled out on July 25th and ended up also being the easiest, shortest, best attended and record # of flat tires (20ish?) so far.  No 160+ mile days at 20mph this year. Riding through the urban jungle (Racine is beautiful in July…) means riding throughContinue reading “2013 Windy 500 report”

2013 Windy 500 Update


First off – I am personally guaranteeing that we’ll have much warmer weather than this morning’s ride for the 2013 Windy 500.  If not, I am offering 200% refunds to all participants. There have been a number of significant flavor enhancements to this year’s event: This is the bike I plan to ride.  I’ll probably addContinue reading “2013 Windy 500 Update”

January 2013 Networking ride wrap-up


Alrighty, due to the awesome power of the World Wide Interwebs, the Networking Ride blog looks like a malware site now: The site is fine, no malware, but some 35-year-old douche-bag that lives in his parent’s basement is probably chuckling all over his Cheetos about this.  I’m just a caveman, so I haven’t figured outContinue reading “January 2013 Networking ride wrap-up”

2013 Windy 500 route


The 2013 Recipe for the Windy 500 is almost fully baked: It’s a bit of Urban mixed with a bit of Suburban, with a pinch of Crazy. We’ve done North. We’ve done West. We can’t go East. This year, we’re headed South. Milwaukee to Chicago to Michigan to Chicago to Milwaukee. 4 days 500 miles.Continue reading “2013 Windy 500 route”

2012 Windy 500 is in the books!


Where do I start?? Here is the complete list of rules for the event: You must ride a bike 500+ miles in 4 days You must ride in at least 2 states See Rule #5.  HTFU. Here are some basic facts about the ride: You will wonder why you signed up for this stupid thingContinue reading “2012 Windy 500 is in the books!”