2015 Barry Roubaix roll call

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2015 Barry Roubaix roll call

Anyone else going to this thing?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:47
TimArchyLime
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I'm not, but your thread looked lonely.

The gravel grinder is so 2014 apparently.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:00
Rusty Piton
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I'll be there.
I'm doing the 35 because the dude I'm riding with is lame and hasn't ridden at all all winter.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:53
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Yeah Kyle, if it ain't low trail and covered with racks and bags, it's pretty square. Thanks for keeping me company.

I'm doing the full deal but on a geared bike this year cuz Wisconsin beer and winter. I'll be the slow moving object in an ATLX kit.
Hope to see you, Rusty.

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:18
TimArchyLime
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That SMO in an ATLX kit kicked my ass last time I tried one of these kind of races.

Never Again (doing ultracross races that is)

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:41
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Snap into a Slim Jim.

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:47
Rusty Piton
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Not for you Kyle? It's my most favorite kind of "racing".

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:03
The RTS
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I was set to go but gotta pass as I'm working on opening a second shop.

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:57
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We'll see you at the next Roubaix-themed event I suppose.

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:45
The RTS
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I should be at Dairy-Roubaix & Cheesehead-Roubaix!

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:17
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So many Roubaix themed rides. Why not an E3 Milwaukeebiek or some such? So many other monuments.
Rode Barry, got a beat-down but stayed on the bike the whole time.
Almost cracked top 100 in my category.
Came back with as many fingers as I left with.
All in all a good day.

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:56
Rusty Piton
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Cold ride.
I thought my peckeroo was gonna freeze solid.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:17
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I got enough of cold racing shit here in the ECCC. Glad we didn't venture out to MI for this.

But, I really like the sound of E3 Milwaukeebiek

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:26
The RTS
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I'm very bummed that gravel roads don't really exist in the Milwaukee area. Cheesehead-Roubaix about an hour north is as much as we get and that's just 10 miles out of 62 total.

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:30
liquify
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gf and I are plotting a bootleg Death March in Rothrock state forest if we ever feel so inclined. We can give you all the gravel you want, and plenty of the elevation you flatlanders do not.

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 13:05
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Hm--that's not a lot of gravel on the cheesehead. Is it at least a little unsmooth?

Wisconsin spring classic #3: Milan-Sand Creek (92 miles). Catchy but would actually be dull as hell.
#4 Ronde van Fond du Lac

I could do this all day...

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 21:53
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#5 Tour of Waumandee

this shit writes itself!

OK I'll stop.

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 22:00
The RTS
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I roll the Cheesehead on a Trek 660 with 28s

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 22:51
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does this ride go from Barry to Roubaix?
smiley

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:48
rauce
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Anybody doing this in a few weeks? I may be there.

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 22:24
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i think scott (my teammate) wants to go.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 09:52
Rusty Piton
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I gotta go to a damn wedding.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 19:11
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Out. Just Dairy R this year.

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 21:20
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...exhuming old thread...

Anyone here familiar with Michigan cycling / camping ?

Thinking about planning a short bike tour hitting a few breweries with as much gravel/dirt in between as possible. Lakes / forests would be great as well. Camping preferred but could hotel.

Founders (Grand Rapids) is a must have. Bell's (Kalamazoo) would be nice. Maybe New Holland (Holland) too?

My idea was to (try to) string together a route cobbled from some of the gravel races or tours in the region:
- Barry Roubaix in Hastings Route
- Hellcat Hundie in Dorr Route
- Shoreline West Bike Tour Route
- Lowell 50 / Rogue 100 Route (TODO)

Def open to other ideas if you know the area

Never ridden in MI before. Is this reasonable - or will I be disappointed?

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:16
Rusty Piton
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I've done BR five(four?) times. It's a great event if a bit overwhelming in its enormity. Thousands of cyclists take over the small town of Hastings.
I highly recommend it. I was gonna go this year, but my buddy changed the date of his bachelor party so I went and rode with him in the San Gabriel mountains instead.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:20
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I've done Barry twice. The scenery didn't seem to be anything special, but of course it was effectively late winter in Western Michigan. My impression has been that it's a cool ride because it's kinda well known and huge, not necessarily because it's an awesome cycling route.
But I could be wrong.

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:37