Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Westide Dirty Benjamin

Congrats to the 155 folks registered for the first Dirty Benjamin!!! Rider list can be seen by hitting the "Rider" link on the menu bar for the blog. A big surprise is that we have 14 entrants to the Masters class Word!!

We've got a lot planned since were are finished consulting with the mint on our ideas for the new Benjamin. We tried to get a bike in there but...

This weekend will be spent on recon since there are a few spots were we are trying to decide whether we should go this way or that. While the route is 95% done, those last decisions are sometimes the toughest. We do know this for sure, the start and fininsh is at Schimelpfenig Park in Chaska. There is a shelter with kitchen so we may have some dogs/not dogs grilling for a post race feast. We are looking into some more refreshments so more on that later. This being a park and all, there are plenty of structures for any offspring so tell the family to get down there to witness you finishing your gravel century!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I am so stoked for all the racers of the initial running of the Westside Dirty Benjamin that I...I'm as stoked as the fans here

We got such a great group of folks lined up for this...Final roster posting coming up...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ragnarok 105

Helmets off to the organizers for putting together a great race!! Those hills were brutal and unforgiving. Fast descents and morale crushing climbs lead to the huge exhilaration at the finish. The humble organizers of the Westside Dirty Benjamin came in at 13th and 19th places. Ride on! Get a taste of the elation of finishing a gravel century by sending in your postcard. Only a few days to go so don't sleep and get out there and ride!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Logged 58 miles doing some recon on the route today. All sorts of gravel for your pleasure! There's the ribbed, the sandy, the sandy and ribbed, the tacky going past farms, lakes in the sun and under a canopy of trees. Came across a few dogs so be prepared for that with some water, bug spray, Halt, Mace, speed...whatever.

Starting to receive the postcards so I'll start to get the list posted tomorrow. I will also be emailing riders as a confirmation. Get them out by April 15th