Ride Updates

  • 25 Aug 2019 9:18 AM | Rick Knowles

    Links for 27 & 18 mile rides on LBC schedule now live to download 

  • 21 Aug 2019 4:42 PM | Rick Knowles

    WDRB@txcstr.com WDRB Traffic Alert: All lanes of I-265/Gene Snyder Fwy. closed because of vehicle fire near Smyrna Parkway, 14 mile marker.

  • 20 Aug 2019 5:22 PM | Jim Preston


    Sorry late notice my first post was at 4:49

  • 20 Aug 2019 1:00 PM | Melissa Hall

    Saturday's TMD Stage:   Hardinsburg. 

    If you enjoy riding in and around the city in heavy traffic inhaling the intoxicating scents of exhaust and chemicals, this ride is NOT for you.  If you enjoy flat routes with no climbs and boring scenery, this ride is NOT for you.  If you have not been riding some distance and some hills, this route is NOT for you.  But it is a good route and if you have been doing the TMD centuries, you will be fine.  We have had more challenging tour stages this year.  I will be sweeping the slowest rider so long as that rider is century fit. 

    The ride starts from Finley Firehouse.  To get there from Louisville, take I-65 North.  Take the Scottsburg, Indiana exit, 29.  Go left (west) off the exit on State Road 56.  Finley Firehouse is about three miles on your right.  Turn right (North) on Finley Firehouse road and park behind the firehouse making sure NOT to block the doors.  If that lot is full, cross back over 56 to the abandoned white building with the rust colored roof.  We may park all around that building.  Ride start time is 7:30 so we leave promptly at 7:45. 

    The route is on Larry's site:  5501 - Hardinsburg Century.  Please do not confuse this with the other Hardinsburg Century that was going to leave from the park.  I rode the course last week and the GPS file worked flawlessly on my Wahoo.  The mileage we are using is shorter than the other version.

    For those of you familiar with this route, it remains unchanged other than two things:  the pornographic ashtray store is out of business so the first store is now Casey's and directions are a bit different in Pekin to get you there.  The second change is near the end.  As I have no idea what they might be doing on 39 due to the paving project, so the route was modified so that we only cross 39. 

    The route is a nice mix of farm land and woodlands.  Please be considerate to the Amish.  It is not unusual on this course to pass a few buggies.  Try to be respectful and slow so as not to spook their horses.  A couple of weeks ago on my 63 mile route, we even ran into a  miniature buggy pulled by a tiny pony and being driven by three children, the oldest of which looked to be about 8.  

    The start is next to my house, so there will be a bathroom available until 7:30.  If you are not comfortable using my bathroom,  there is a McDonald's right after you exit the expressway.  There are bathrooms at the first store stop, both lunch stops, and at mile 56.4.  At the Dutch Barn, you have to go behind the counter to use the bathroom. There is NO bathroom at the third store stop, however, for $2.00 you can exit the course at Delaney Park, mile 79.5, pay your two dollars, and use that facility.  Otherwise, you must make do with the stops available or use mother nature. 
  • 19 Aug 2019 1:18 PM | Rick Knowles

    Bring 2 bottles of water and/or Gatorade. Expecting Triple digit heat index. 

  • 17 Aug 2019 4:37 PM | Bekki Livingston (Administrator)

    The September 28th ride has been changed to Give Me Liberty! led by Cathy Hill.

  • 14 Aug 2019 5:05 PM | Bob Grable (Administrator)

    Here's a recap of Mad Dog centuries completed by person for 2019 as of 8.14.19 -

    Preble, Larry 14
    Askew, Tom 11
    McCoy, Alan 11
    Grable, Bob 10
    Hurst, Thomas 10
    Kamenish, Michael 10
    King, Dave 10
    Murner, John 10
    Hall, Melissa 9
    Knowles, Rick 9
    Kopatz, Fritz 9
    Nance, Thomas 9
    Pellegrino, John 9
    Pierce, Paula 9
    Blevins, Gail 8
    Fong, John 8
    Schreur, Dee 8
    Dauer, Amelia 7
    Dillard, David 7
    Lichtsteiner, Jonathan 7
    Livingston, Vince 7
    Nall, Tony 7
    Dunsford, Steven 6
    Mack-Washington, Marta 6
    Collins, Sarah 5
    Crawford, Michael 5
    DeTorres, Pennie 4
    Kennedy, Kristy 4
    Meredith, Steven 4
    Wineland, Jon 4
    Anderson, Scott 3
    Dearing, Carla 3
    Rowan, Randall 3
    Bradon, James 2
    Dunsford, Jack 2
    Lahm, Matt 2
    Livingston, Bekki 2
    Willingham, Don 2
    Barr, Ford 1
    Battle, Paul 1
    Beard, Carl 1
    Eiles, Max 1
    Hill, Cathy 1
    Irby, Della 1
    Jent, Steven 1
    Juckett, Christain 1
    Kaufman, Mike 1
    Lowe, Michael 1
    Macktubach, Martin 1
    McGee, Tom 1
    McHendrick, Carolyn 1
    Meade, Rick 1
    Montgomery, Steve 1
    Pack, Tony 1
    Rice, Steve 1
    Robinson, David 1
    Roggenkamp, Kirk 1
    Rosen, Josh 1
    Rougeux, Mark 1
    Savage, D.C. 1
    Schwedlen, Kyle 1
    Shrode, Jeff 1
    Stanton, Kim 1
    Tinal, Matt 1
    Tinal, Mark 1
    Wallace, Greg 1
    Warren, Wes 1
    Weingardt, Joe 1
    Willis, Jason 1
    Zaccone, Mark 1
    Zeh, Andrew 1

  • 14 Aug 2019 9:19 AM | Jim Moore

    The next stage of the Tour de Mad Dog is this Saturday, August 17, in Campbellsville. It looks like the weather is going to be great. We'll gather at 8:00 a.m. at the Heilman Student Center on the Campbellsville University campus. Plug this address into your GPS and it'll get you there: 400 Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, KY.

    This 100-mile route is a great opportunity for you to ride some less-familiar territory with great roads and beautiful scenery.  The route is mostly rural, starting in Taylor county, and going through parts of Green, Adair, Casey, and Marion counties. Good first century? Maybe not. A few folks in the past have done it as their first century and made it okay, but just be warned, it is hilly. If you are a slower rider, that's okay -- I'll be sweeping the route at a pace of about 12 to 13 mph, and I won't drop you.

    The route has changed from previous years. You'll see a lot of interesting new territory going through Greensburg and Bradfordsville. You will recognize some of the roads from previous years, perhaps about 30 miles worth. But we won't be climbing the monster hills out of Mannsville or Raywick that we've "enjoyed" in the past.  Larry Preble has been very gracious to include this new route on his kybikerides.org site. Look for ride # 5312.

    I have listed several options for store stops: at mile 24, 44, 51, 76, and 89. You probably won't want to stop every time, but they are there if you need them.

    Getting to Campbellsville University: we are located about 70 miles southeast of Louisville, and about 80 miles southwest of Lexington. I recommend taking I-65 from Louisville down to Elizabethtown, then KY 61 to Hodgenville, and KY 210 to Campbellsville.  How long will it take to drive to Campbellsville? Better allow about 1:45 to 2 hours from Louisville, depending on where you are located.

    Hope to see you in Campbellsville in a few days!

    Jim "Grizzly" Moore
    cell phone: 270-469-6407
    email: grizz at kycyclist.net
  • 13 Aug 2019 3:36 PM | H. Michael Crawford

    Because of route changes I have re-posted this TMD Stage on the ride schedule, including the name of the ride and the new GPS File.  I will post another message on Ride Updates with additional information about the ride a week or so before the 21st.

  • 13 Aug 2019 6:22 AM | Amelia Dauer (Administrator)



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