Wednesday, February 10, 2010

All Time Chucks

Tim Riekena 2008, 2009, 2010
Raymond Mulnix 2008, 2009, 2010
Doug Long 2008, 2009, 2010
Damon Hennen 2008, 2009, 2010
Mitch Bernskoetter 2008, 2009, 2010

Stoney Cranmer 2009, 2010
Cale Gondringer 2009, 2010
Mark Jenkins 2008, 2009
Rolfe McCoy 2009, 2010
James Shiflett 2008, 2010

Michael Born 2009
Richard Bowman 2009
Dave Crook 2010
Jim Cummins 2009
Mark Fiorino 2009
Addison Fuller 2010
Tim Greene 2010
David Hoel 2009
Brent Kline 2009
Mark Krause 2010
Mike Langwell 2010
Brian Lasswell 2010
Michael Leamer 2010
Chris Locke 2010
Andy Lucas 2009
Austin Norris 2010
Doug Obershaw 2009
Lyle Riedy 2010
Brad Schrock 2008
Andy Schuete 2009
Steve Songer 2009
Randy Tracy 2010
Dan Venner 2008
Clay Wells 2010
Rich Willett 2009
John Williams 2010

2008 Route: 40 miles (2 loops). Cloudy, temps 30-40's. Mostly dry.
2009 Route: 62 miles. Sunny, mild temps. Very hilly with some flats.
2010 Route: 54 miles. Epic snow ride. Fairly flat route. Cloudy, temps in the 30's.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

2010 Chuck Of The Year

It has been decided to have a Chuck of the Year award and after a meeting with the Council of Chucks it has been decided that the winner is Mike Langwell. Mike is a second year rider with the Green Hills gang and this was his first epic ride, he might tell you every Monday night is an epic ride but don't let him fool you.

Mike was the only rider to ride in Jeans on Saturday, he also wore his bike shoes without any covers and I'm sure that he was cold. He toughed it out and completed his first Chucky's Challenge, I believe that was Mike's longest ride and to do so under those course conditions is no small task.

Congratulations Mike!!!

Chucky III Recap

For those of you the joined us for Chucky's Challenge last year we were definitely spoiled with warm weather and fast course conditions. This year was more of a mix of snow and slowwwwwwer conditions but that didn't stop over 20 riders from coming out to brave the weather. Doug opted to shorten the route and take the big climbs out and I think everyone was glad that he did, the course still demanded concentration and good bike handling skills.

There are only 2 Grand Chucks remaining after the 3 year span, Doug "Pappy" Long, and Tim "29er" Riekena. These two have participated and finished in all 3 Chucky's Challenges, neither of these two guys are a stranger to riding gravel. I think everyone in the lower 48 know Doug but if you don't know Tim, he is an avid cyclist who has competed in the Cup O Dirt Challenge as well as many other events and is one of the Green Hills Trails stewards. Way to go guys!!

A big thank you to all that came out to play in the snow, I know Doug is very appreciative of all of you. Thank you to Chris Locke for taking pictures during the event, I borrowed some from his blog to post on here (I hope he doesn't mind!!). Just remember that we will be doing it again next year, maybe it will be more epic than this year.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Course Is Ready To Roll

Snow? What snow? We don't care about the snow, we are hardcore!!! The course is flagged and ready to rock and roll, even with a little precip the course should still be fast. Doug will have maps for everyone before the start and he has flagged the course with lime colored flags for left hand turns, red colored tags for right hand turns, and pink flags to continue straight ahead (in any possibly confusing areas).

See you there!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2010 Chucky's Challenge Route