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!”

WINDY 500 planning meeting (with beer) on February 2nd!


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!”

2012 Windy 500 dates are set!


Next year’s 2nd Windy 500 will take place from August 3rd to August 6th. 500 miles in 4 days.  Nothing but bikes and beers.   This year’s adventure left us all with some great stories as well as something to brag to our grand-kids about someday. The goal this year will be to (at least)Continue reading “2012 Windy 500 dates are set!”

“Windy 500” ride report


Q: “Where are you guys from? A: “Milwaukee” Q: “Where you headed?” A: (depended on what day it was) “Shawano” “Iron Mountain, Michigan” “Shawano” “Milwaukee” Q: “What are you doing this for?” A: “For fun” …long pause… “I can think of a lot more fun things to do than this…” And so it went forContinue reading ““Windy 500” ride report”

1st Annual(?) Windy 500 ride: July 15-18


Are you in? “The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this, ‘What is the use of climbing Mount Everest ?’ and my answer must at once be, ‘It is no use’.” –         George Leigh Mallory, 1922 The Windy 500: 125 miles a day for 4 days.  MowaukeeContinue reading “1st Annual(?) Windy 500 ride: July 15-18”