509 miles this year makes it 4,083 total Windy 500 miles ridden for me so far. That’s the equivalent of a round-trip ride from Toronto, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and back. For the rest of you Pop Tarts, your total Windy mileage ranges somewhere between 4,083 (McArdle) & 509 (everyone else). What mattersContinue reading “2018 Windy 500 wrap-up”
Yeah, that just happened. The Windy 500 just became the most spectacular thing ever. And you weren’t there. It was Sofa King awesome, that it may never eclipse itself. Like Leo Sayer singing with Barry Gibb AND Justin Timberlake. Or donut wrapped hot dogs. It was that good. We may as well all put onContinue reading “Windy 500 2017 wrap-up”
We’re proud to introduce our first 2015 in-kind sponsor: Pabst Blue Ribbon! I was pretty stoked when this Windy 500 care package arrived today! PBR Racing jerseys, caps and some highly coveted head badges. For years we have enjoyed this sweet, sweet nectar pre-, during and post-ride. Now we’ll be flying the colors inContinue reading “The Windy 500 hits the big time”
Race #1 this weekend: Whitnall Park Spring Classic But who cares, the REAL action happens in August: Lampe’s Flatfest The 2014 Windy 500! RIDE ANGRY!!
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”
164 days until the 2013 edition of the Windy 500 rolls… This year, we’ve added a new twist: those in the know will know. Why should you ride your bike 500 miles in 4 days? Here are 9 reasons:
Note: February 2nd is the correct date for the planning meeting. I originally posted the wrong date (Feb 7). The 2nd Annual WINDY 500 dates are set! The 2nd annual 500 mile, 4 day bike ride (not to be confused with the Trans-Europe “piece-of-crap-only” car rally taking in 22 foreign countries over 23 days) will be heldContinue reading “WINDY 500 planning meeting (with beer) on February 2nd!”