Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Race is Postponed!!!

Due to the weather and current trail conditions, the August 15th date will not work. A rescheduled date is underway to being selected for some time in October (looking at the 10th, 16th, etc...) to make it a nice fall classic mountain bike race.

Look for some announced trail work days in August/September to remove the downed trees, fill in gulleys, work on washed out areas, work on sinkholes and get the trails back into riding shape.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mud is not looking good...

Way too much mud tbanks to historic rains this summer. So much so, that weeks of drying are going to be needed to heal the trails at Lake Ahquabi. I'm going to inspect the entire loop today/tomorrow to determine what to do.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Mullet Classic is the new name!

It's official. The race has taken on a new name for the 40 miler this year. Name choice was not my doing, but since the MOB Team is no longer, gone is the title of "MOB the Quab" and the boys at BikeIowa.com team members came up with the new name - The Mullet Classic - as the choice and the race is developing behind the scenes at this very moment. If anyone shows up sporting a mullet, they will be asked to take their 6 pack and pickup truck over to the beach area parking lot and go fishing for whatever guys with mullets fish for these days. ;-]

If the rain would only stop, some final details of lap lengths could be ironed out. 20" in May/June and so far 5 days of rain in the first week of July. Muddy mess as of now.

Suffice it to say, CAT 1's will be taking on 40 miles instead of the 37.5 miles they faced last year. So will the new "OPEN" category which is comprised of riders that are doing the event not as a race, but just for the 40 miles. CAT 2 distance is yet to be determined (it could be 20 or 30 as last year was 22.5) and CAT 3's will see less. It all depends on lap length, but we'll have 40 miles for the CAT 1's and OPEN (the non-racing category).