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  • 21 Oct 2011 2:55 PM | David R King (Administrator)

    The Carefree Century. 

    Thanks to Cathy Hill and Kirk Roggenkamp for hosting the stage.

    Ride Report:

    This one was good to. One rookie rider riding over half the ride with only 3 gears. One rider in Captain Kirks group got injured and left a blood trail back to the car, Ironically this rider was not wearing a red shirt.(If you watch Star Trek the crewmember who visited the planet that wore a red shirt often didn't return to the ship). All in all a great day for a ride on a fun course.


     


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    I have 26 riders listed as finishers.
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    Results:
    The Stage Winner was David King. Their was a 1 minute draw bonus for age being 50-59. That bonus was awarded to three people that I am aware of John Pyron,Kirk Roggenkamp and Chillydog. If you qualify and I don't have you listed get in touch with me. There was also a 2 minute dificulty bonus for this stage.

     

    Here are the Results and finishing groups for the Stage:
    97.7 miles
     
    Stage Winner at 4:53:06
     
      David King
     
      
    Stage Winning Group at 4:54:06 Team "Tribbles"

      Kim Stanton
      Nita Bernat
      Carla Dearing
      Melissa Hall
      Kelly McGill
      Steve Rice
      Wes Warren
      Larry Preble
      John Larson
      Bob Grable
      Matt Tinal
      Stephen Dunsford
      Mark Rougeux
      Mike Kamenish
      Steve Montgomery

    Group of 9 at 4:55:06 Team "Iron Blood and No Whine"  

      Cathy Hill
      Susan Pyron
      Lise  Andreasen
      Diane Bellafronto
      Elizabeth Cull
      Steve Sexton
      John Pyron
      Ed Gootee
      Kirk Roggenkamp


    Solo at 5:03:06 Team "New Guy"
     
    Andrew Tai (First Century)

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    Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.
    This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.
     
     
     
    ******************
    Ride Safe,
    David King
    2011 TMD Director

     

  • 13 Oct 2011 4:51 PM | David R King (Administrator)

    The Doolittle Century. 

    Thanks to Dick Rauh for hosting the stage.

    Fictional Ride Report:

    You should have been there. The weather was great. The route was pretty, stinging eyesweat was noticeable on the BIG hill and some saw the flying corn stalk.


     


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    I have 25 riders listed as finishers.
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    Results:
    The Stage Winner was Kim Stanton. Their was a 1 minute draw bonus for riders who completed the stage and were in Yellow or White Jerseys. That bonus was awarded to Nita Bernat,Carla Dearing and Larry Preble. There was also a 2 minute dificulty bonus for this stage.

     

    Here are the Results and finishing groups for the Stage:
    96.5 miles
     
    Stage Winner at 4:49:30
     
      Kim Stanton
      
    Stage Winning Group at 4:50:30 Team "Grizzly & the Cubs"

      Wes Warren
      Jim Moore

    Group of 9 at 4:51:30 Team "DoBig"  

      Nita Bernat
      Carla Dearing
      Larry Preble
      Bruce Heichelbach
      Ford Barr
      John Larson
      Bob Grable
      Matt Tinal
      Ray Mathews


    Group of 7 at 4:51:30 "Living on the Edge"

      Susan Howell
      Cathy Hill
      Steve Rice
      Steve Meredith
      Timothy Stephen
      Dick Rauh
      Clay Cralle
     
    Group of 3 at 4:54:30 Team "Second Wind"

      Melissa Hall
      Bill Pustow
      David King

    Group of 2 at 4:56:30 Team "Reroute"

      Kelly McGill
      Perry Finley
      

    Solo at 4:59:30 Team "Chien fou tout seale"
     
      Tim Chilton


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    Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.
    This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.
     
     
     
    ******************
    Ride Safe,
    David King
    2011 TMD Director

     

  • 09 Sep 2011 4:23 PM | David R King (Administrator)

    To All interested,
     
    Monday September 5th was Stage 18 of the 2011 Tour De Mad Dog.
    The King/Queen of the Mad Dog Mountain. 

    I would like to thank Bob Grable and Wes Warren for helping with the Start and Finish of the Time Trial.

    Fictional Ride Report:
    The air is charged with anticipation, No wait that’s ice and wind. In a drastic change of Weather the temps have dropped almost 60 degrees in 2 days. You can't tell this from the crowd as 29 competitors show up to test their climbing legs. And some fans have braved the cool temps themselves in support of the goofballs who want to try this out.
    How will it turn out this year? At the last stage there was some talk of who might be this years King and Queen of the Mad Dog Mountain. You can never tell who will show up to these events or what they will be riding. We have one person on a mountain bike and one person on a bike that would give a mule a positive body image just by being pictured with it. Who will improve, who will stay steady,  and who will take a step back? Will there be surprises? Can a rider win one of the illusive stage winner awards?  We will all know in a mile and a half.
    The course is straight foreword. Ride up the hill and don't turn. If you don't see Bob G at the top you've made a turn. The first third is fairly flat then Bam! The road goes up for a short section then levels out a few degrees for the next eight tenths of a mile with some nice switchbacks and views. Then we pop back up a degree or two for just a few meters then see the finish an sprint for it as fast as you can. Someone once told me that if you don't feel like you are going to be sick you haven't pushed hard enough. Let’s see if the century on Saturday had any affect on the competitors.
    Without any further ado here are the results. Thanks to everyone that came out.


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    I have 29 riders listed as finishers.
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    Results:
    The Stage Winners were Trevor Miller(out of town friend of Jeff V's) and Nita Bernat.

     

    Here are the Results for the Stage:
    1.5 miles
     
    Women   
    Position Name     Actual Time 
    1   Nita Bernat   09:36.0 
    2   Kelly McGill*  09:58.0 
    3   Kim Stanton*  10:47.0 
    4   Lise  Andreasen*  11:16.0 
    5   Carla Dearing*  11:36.0 
    6   Jody Patterson  11:46.0 
    7   Susan Howell  12:10.0 
    8   Cathy Hill   12:54.0 

    Men   
    Position Name     Actual Time 
    1   Trevor Miller(NM) 06:51.0 
    2   David R.King  07:48.0 
    3   Mike Kamenish  07:53.0 
    4   Steve Montgomery 08:05.0 
    5   Matt Tinal*   08:24.0 
    6   Nathan Callaway* 08:45.0 
    7   Dean Brooks   08:46.0 
    8   John Larson   09:13.0 
    9   Perry Finley  09:19.0 
    10   Jeff Vinniard  09:34.0 
    11   Larry Preble  09:36.0 
    12   Bruce Heichelbach 10:01.0 
    13   Dave Combs   10:03.0 
    14   Stephen Dunsford* 10:04.0 
    15   Mike Jenkins  10:41.0 
    16   Steve Rice   10:55.0 
    17   Timothy Stephen* 11:19.0 
    18   Kirk Roggenkamp 11:26.0 
    19   Steve Maurer*  11:46.0 
    20   Ted King*   12:59.0 
    21   Steve Meredith  13:22.0 


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    Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.
    This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.
     
     
     
    ******************
    Ride Safe,
    David King
    2011 TMD Director

     

  • 09 Sep 2011 3:57 PM | David R King (Administrator)

    The Salvisa Century. 

    Thanks to Mike Kamenish for hosting the stage and for Cathy Hilly and Kirk Roggenkamp for the heat assist.

    Fictional Ride Report:

    Over three quarters of the Way done with this years Tour De Mad Dog and Temps are still rising. Let’s start with one word, Hot. Notice humidity was not mentioned. We finally get temps alone over 100 degrees for our first Stage this year. This days Stage is very popular and gets pulled out of the closet every year at the same time. We get to travel some unfamiliar roads. We start in Taylorsville and move through the Familiar town of

    Mt. Edenbefore arriving at the Feed zone in Salvisa. Once we leave Salvisa we head through the little town of Chaplinwhere legend has it they use to be without an indoor powder room. Once we leave Chaplin we head back to Taylorsvillebut not before riding the SR Memorial Highway. Everybody is excited today. Some for the fun route, some for Diesel Dogs B-day, some because there are some familiar and rarely seen faces(Gnarly and Clay) and some because there is a DQ within site of the parking lot,etc,etc. The ride is off to a quick start because the first hill, a category 2 climbs is about 4 miles into the ride. Lapin and BamBam take off, a small ripple in the road propels BamBam, Le Lapin counters but it is not going to be enough and BamBam takes the points. From here we drop down again before climbing out and going through the now unmarked town of Little Mount. A breakaway has formed I looks like members from Team "Deadbeats" and Team "Living on the Edge" are forming an alliance trying to breakaway from the pack. In the mix are our current Yellow Jerseys and one of our White Jerseys. Down the Hill out of Little Mount and along the creek to our second hill a Cat 3. A hard left and the road pitches towards the sky. Not to be out done one of our 4 legged friends decides to help by motivating us up the hill. Stormy takes this an opportunity to Stretch the Elastic and distance herself from the canine. Leaving a trail of dust no one seems to be able to catch here as she arrives at the top of the hill first. The rest of the group regroups and chases her down before the first sprint points of the day in the town of Mount Eden. There is confusion in the pack, Le Lapin boxes in BamBam. Gizmo sees the action and jumps. Le Lapin counters and takes the points in a most unusual sprint. At the start of the ride riders were informed of the doom of the feed zone in Mt. Edenbut are pleasantly surprised to notice that it has now reopened. The lead pack decides to forgo the stop and continue. A group of riders from Teams "Overheaters" and "Deadbeats" decide to check it out. The race continues and hits some more rollers with the same breakaway in the lead. Temps are still relatively cool and this helps when we reach out next climb of the day up to the Corinthchurch. Riders are neutral as we reach the summit. Probably saving some energy for the Heat that is due to arrive. Most of the lead group stops for a nature break as Teams "Double Vision" and "Heatstroke" approach. Around a few curves and whats this I see. a "No Dying" sign and it appears to have the tours mascot on it. Chilly Dog and Anchor Dog have set up an unofficial feedzone to help our competitors along the way. Many thanks are exchanged and calories consumed by the plethora of delicious snack choices available. Most riders stop for a chat and all but team "Bboy" seem to be present. Team "Heatstroke" and team "Doublevision" sneak away and move out down the road towards the official feedzone. After some rollers they decend down to the famous Four Roses Distillery, Regretfully no production is in the works but the vision is still lovely. The lead three continue into the District of Mercer on there way to the sprint point on the outskirts of the Salvisa feedzone. It looks as if team "Double Vision" is setting up for a run on Jason W from "Heatstroke". Yes Gnarly is locked on Meat's wheel. They catch Jason W and Gnarly slingshots past taking the point. After the fine meal in Salvisa the riders are off on an fairly strait, fairly flat, very sunny ridge road. A treat for the riders since this is the only ride where we get to ride on this road. The race continues now down a tricky decent. Looks like Bandit is taking the lead. WHoa! Look out for the little girls in the green and yellow tutu and high-tops. That’s one fan who almost got a little to close to the action. This section after the lunch stop is starting to affect the riders. It looks as if most are running low on liquids. With hopes for water at Mt. Olivet. On the approach we find the riders slowing down where it appears the road had melted and grabbed onto their tires. As bad luck would have it there is no water at the church so the riders continue with a store within five miles. Riders from team "Deadbeats" take advantage of this unscheduled stop and are back on the road. As they climb back up the Col du Chaplin they approach riders from "The Overheaters". Fresh legs seem to be working better but Steve M and a few others will not be deterred from stretching the elastic for the points at the top of the Col. I looks like, it is Kim S coming out of the pack to take the points. The riders roll through Chaplin and down Ashes Creek. Mixed feelings are abound as the riders know this shady downhill will turn into a shaded uphill then a series of unshaded long rollers. The riders reach 53 for a fast paced prefinishing stretch where the riders have fun mingling in with the locals auto carriages. Most riders are happy when the see the turn off on 2239 (aka SR Memorial Highway) that takes them past the dam at Lake Taylorville. The riders are getting tired as the approach the last turn to a downhill finishing stretch. The Pack has regrouped and it looks as if the trains are getting in line for the sprinters. The "Overheaters" are setting up for Janice T, The "Deadbeats" are setting up for Puddle, "Double Vision" is setting up for Meat, "Heatstoke" is out of position, "Living on the Edge" is setting up for Nita B and Team "BBoy" is setting up for Diesel Dog but it appears they have left a few of their teammates to retire from today’s finish. This group finish was not anticipated but the fans will be happy. Two teams are using numbers to their advantage and delivering their hopefuls to the line. It looks like a two person race between Puddle and Janice T. Puddle finds another gear and takes the prize. Time for a DQ. I hope everyone had a good ride and has a good ice cream. We'll see you next at the King of the Mad Dog Mountain. Bye.            

     

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    I have 23 riders listed as finishers.

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    Results:

    The Stage Winner was Melissa Hall. Fresh back From Paris this Lady turned up the heat to lead the Field to the DQ at the end. Their was a 1 minute difficulty bonus for this stage. There was a drawn bonus for Backpacks (Bob?) for 2 minutes. If you qualify please let me know off list I think I saw 2 people with back pack but please let me know off list.

    Here are the Results and finishing groups for the Stage:

    97.7 miles

     

    Stage Winner at 4:53:06

     

      Melissa Hall

      

    Stage Winning Group at 4:54:06 Team "The Deadbeats"

      Susan Howell

      Steve Rice

      Bill Pustow

      Mark Rougeux

      John Larson 

      David King

    Group of 6 at 4:55:06 Team "Overheaters"  

      Kim Stanton

      Janice Theriot

      Wes Warren

      Stephen Dunsford

      Steve Montgomery

      Bob Grable

    Group of 5 at 4:56:06 "Living on the Edge"

      Nita Bernat

      Carla Dearing

      Larry Preble

      Bruce Heichelbach

      Tim Chilton

     

    Group of 2 at 5:00:06 Team "Double Vision"

      Steve Royse

      Steve Meredith

    Group of 2 at 5:00:06 Team "Bboy"

      Nathan Callaway

      Mike Kamenish (Sweeper Rule 4:55:06)

      

    Solo at 5:03:06 Team "Heatstroke"

     

      Jason Willis

    DNF

      Ted King

      Clay Cralle

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    Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.

    This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.

     

     

     

    ******************

    Ride Safe,

    David King

    2011 TMD Director

  • 04 Sep 2011 7:11 PM | David R King (Administrator)
    Sorry I didn't put directions up:

    Use I-65 north to I-265 west to Grantline exit at IUS.  Exit north and take
    immediate left on Hausfeldt Ln, which will tee at Green Valley in New
    Albany.  TT will start near that intersection, plenty of parking in the
    closed business lots nearby.

    If you're riding over, after crossing 2nd St. Bridge, head to downtown New
    Albany by hugging river, then north on State St. till you pick up Green
    Valley which leads out to Moser Knob.

  • 01 Sep 2011 5:47 PM | David R King (Administrator)

    Saturday August 27th was Stage 16 of the 2011 Tour De Mad Dog.
    The Virgin Century. 

    Thanks to Mark Rougeux for hosting the stage.
    Ride Report From Mark from the List Serve:

    Sturday's 16th stage of the TMD started out in some of the best riding weather in a while. Low temps and low humidity. 50 riders showed up to take advantage of the weather and route. 10% (that would be 5) of the riders had never done a century before: Chris Mattingly, Carlos Mendia, Dave Dowdell, Colin Lindsay and Mark Lamb. They all did great and finished well ahead of the sweeper. Congrats new Mad Dogs.

    Flats were one of the themes for the day. The first at 11.5 miles, after a
    dog-dodging, and the second at 30 miles. We finally figured out a way to slow Ed Sharfenberger down: give him a couple flats.

    With the bridge closed outside Lexington, we took a 4 mile detour to get back on the route. Planning the detour was fairly easy. The hard part was coming back home earlier in the week after discovering the road closure during a drive, and figuring out where to cut some miles, so lunch would not be almost at mile 70. The result was a bit of "Runge" road -- 1.5 miles of gravel (for those who didn't ride around it. Tires were checked for gravel dust at the end of the ride ;>)) The new riders got a full taste of Mad Dog cycling! Apologies to those allergic to gravel. It was unintended, but made for a bit of adventure. Even Bernice soldiered through it!

    The rest of the ride was fairly uneventful. We had a nice surprise back at the parking lot however. Waiting for us was sub-80 hour Paris-Brest-Paris finisher, our TMD director Dave King, who had returned from Paris the night before. It was great to get a first hand report of his ride, which was more than 10 hours under his 2007 time. (Not to be outdone, Steve Rice improved his time by 14 hours.)

    Thanks to everyone for showing up and making my day as a virgin Mad Dog Ride
    Captain a good one.

    Mark

     

     


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    I have 43 riders listed as finishers.
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    Results:
    The Stage Winner was Ted King. This has truely been a year for the rookies with 9 of the 16 stage being taken by them. Their was a 1 minute diffuculty bonus for this stage. There was a drawn bonus for Triple gearing(1 minutes). If you qualify please let me know off list.


    Here are the Results and finishing groups for the Stage:
    101.5 miles
     
    Stage Winner at 5:04:30
     
      Ted King
      
    Stage Winning Group at 5:05:30 Team "One Pint Low"

      Carla Dearing
      Nita Bernat
      Cathy Hill
      Steve Sexton
      Larry Preble
      Steve Meredith
      Ford Barr

    Group of 10 at 5:06:30 "Gravel Dogs"

      Vicky Dobbs
      Carol Medley
      Bernice McGill
      Robin
      Ron Dobbs
      Rick Croslin
      George Cooper
      Dave Dowdell
      Ed Gootee
      Mark Rougeux
     
     
    Group of 6 at 5:06:30 Team "Groveling in Gravel"  

      Lise Andreasen*
      Diane Bellafronto
      Bruce Heichelbach
      Carlos Mendia
      Bob Grable
      Nathan Callaway
     
    Group of 3 at 5:09:30 Team "3"  

      Kelly McGill
      Perry Finley
      Anthony Rickert

    Group of 3 at 5:09:30 Team "2 Salty Dogs and a Virgin"  

      Dave Combs
      John Larson
      Colin Lindsay (1st Century)
     

    Group of 3 at 5:11:30 Team "Return of the 06 Champ"  

      Kim Stanton
      Kelly Flowers (NM)
      Wes Warren

    Group of 2 at 5:11:30 Team "Short Break"  

      Matt Tinal
      Jason Willis
     
    Group of 2 at 5:11:30 Team "Two Gears"

      Susan Pyron
      John Pyron
      
    Group of 2 at 5:14:30 Team "Twinspires.com"  

      Tim Chilton
      Dave Bennett (NM)
     
    Group of 2 at 5:14:30 Team "Pair O' Profs"  

      Jim Moore
      Tom Blackburn (NM)

    Solo Team "Team Kish" at 5:14:30

      Mike Crawford

    Solo at 5:14:30
     
      Mark Lamb


     

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    Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.
    This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.
     
     
     
    ******************
    Ride Safe,
    David King
    2011 TMD Director

     

  • 01 Sep 2011 3:06 PM | David R King (Administrator)

    To All interested,
     
    Saturday August 21st was Stage 15 of the 2011 Tour De Mad Dog.
    The Hot Sink or Swim Century. 

    Thanks to Nita and Larry for hosting the stage.


    I have 30 riders listed as finishers.
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    Results:
    The Stage Winner was Stephen Dunsford, for his second stage win of the Year. This has truely been a year for the rookies with 9 of the 15 stage being taken by them. Their was a 1 minute diffuculty bonus for this stage. There was a drawn bonus for Standard Double gearing(2 minutes). If you qualify please let me know off list.


    Here are the Results and finishing groups for the Stage:
    100.6 miles
     
    Stage Winner at 5:01:48
     
      Stephen Dunsford
      
    Stage Winning Group at 5:02:48 Team "Tough"

      Carla Dearing
      Kim Stanton
      Janice Theriot
      Susan Pyron
      Mike Jenkins
      Bruce Heichelbach
      Mike Kamenish
      Steve Sexton
      John Pyron
      Steve Montgomery
     
     
    Group of 6 at 5:03:48 Team "Dehydration Moment"  

      Susan Howell
      Cathy Hill
      Kirk Roggenkamp
      Jeff White
      Mark Rougeux
      Wes Warren
     
    Group of 5 at 5:04:48 Team "Five & Alive"  

      Nita Bernat (Ride Captain rule 5:03:48)
      Lise Andreasen*
      Larry Preble (Ride Captain rule 5:03:48)
      Dave Combs
      John Larson
     
    Group of 3 at 5:06:48 Team "Scott's Train"  

      Tim Chilton
      Julie Lerner
      Trent Bashmore (NM)
      Scott Hobeck
     
    Group of 3 at 5:06:48 Team "Salty Dogs"  

      Ted King
      Jim Moore
      Mike Pitt (Still Abandoned)
     
    Solo Team "Table for one" at 5:11:48

      Matt Tinal

     

     

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    Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.
    This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.
     
     
     
    ******************
    Ride Safe,
    David King
    2011 TMD Director

  • 16 Aug 2011 10:43 AM | David R King (Administrator)

    More to come but with the power outage time is short.

    Thanks to Vic and Ron for hosting the stage.

     

    Stage winner was Rick Croslin.

    Stage bonus was for TMd Rookies.

    Please check the GC for the upcomming stages abandon list. it is up to date as of Stage 13.

    Thanks,

    David R. King

    2011 TMd Director

     

     

  • 09 Aug 2011 2:59 PM | David R King (Administrator)

    Saturday was Stage 13 of the 2011 Tour De Mad Dog.
    The Tour Dupont Century. 
     
    Fictional Ride Report:
    We have reached stage 13 of the tour "Tour Dupont". We will be crossing the border over the river Ohio and traveling from Charleston to Dupont on one of our highly used tour stages. The distance will be 101 miles=163 km and this distance will be similar to traveling from Nice to Toulon.  This will definitely be a flat stage with 3 cat 4 climbs, one before the feed zone and the other 2 after.
      We start off this morning with a warm up through Charlestown. The race director pulls in the white flag and the race is on. Immediately there is a breakaway from Team "Les Confreres". Members from team "Trois" mark the move as we head on to our first categorized climb of the day on the road of Tunnel Mill. The chase has spent so much energy they can't compete with the power of le Lapin and he takes the point. The race continues on and comes to the hard left onto Deputy Pike. Careful there boys and girls, that’s a tricky left. If you miss it you will literally be going up the waterway. It looks as if all riders have made it through safely. This is one of the beautiful lumpy parts of the day where the riders will have shelter from the elements. A quick little jog on the "everday" Bridge and a few miles later we are back into the harsh elements of the day. The riders roll into the town of Hanover for a quick respite and are setting a blistering pace.  
      Quickly through Hanover and the riders are back into the open unprotected fields of southern Indiana. In no time we are heading to the feed zone in the town of Dupont. The towns youngsters have been know to protest the race but we find through the local elders that this is not the overall feeling of the community. We find from the locals that the road know as Chicken Run has been the site of many and illegal race in which many of these elders have participated in. This is fitting since this road will be the spot for today’s sprint points. All the riders have left the feed zone except for BamBam it appears a bottle has jettisoned from his machine and been tossed about the rear wheel.
      After a quick correction our riders regroup and head back towards our sprint point. Many are up to the challenge. Members from teams "Re-Instate Sparky.net", "Trois" and "Crispy Critters" are all present. 300 yards to go and two are separating from the pack. It looks like a 2 person race between The Internet Sensation and Stormy. They have stretched the elastic. Pedals turn in anger but the Sensation is no match for Stormy as she takes the point by a wheel.  A quick ride through Hanover and we turn west towards the town of Lexington. On the road to Lexington we approach a technical descent with a hard left onto the second climb of the day. It looks as if the Internet Sensation is up for the Challenge and Sparky is going with him. They have made this a two person race to the top very early. The are dropping the field and at the top of the climb it’s Sparky. This is no surprise as onlookers have noted his lack of participation early in the tour to be building up for something and this must have been it. The peleton is coming together for the last major department of today, Lexington.   
      The riders refresh and are on their way to the finishing town of Charlestown. This leg holds the most difficult terrain of today’s stage. The riders may be opposed to the terrain but the shelter from the elements is much welcomed. The race has really turned on at this point and the peleton is flying. Taking many risk in this rolling section of the course. Gaps are forming but the riders refuse to drop. We approach the road of Vienna and the riders know here is the last climb. The Internet Sensation is there again but joined by a new foe. It is Scout from Team "Let Sparky Ride". One by one they pass and drop the whole field. These two are really going at it but in a act of defiance the Internet Sensation finally gets his prize. After that amount of effort I can't imaging either one of those riders will have anything left for the finish. We roll back up to the burg for Charlestown and it looks as if we are going to have another bunch sprint. Riders are setting up from all teams.   "Re-Instate Sparky.net" is setting up the Yellow Jersey and team "Crispy Critters" is setting up one of last years winners Janice T.  It looks as if the remaining member from team "Heat Magnet" has also joined the sprint. 100 meters and its a four person race, Gizmo, Janice T, Mule and Nita B. Janice T. has the wheel of Nita B. and uses that advantage to slingshot past the three and take the stage victory.
      Well what a exciting race. These Boys and Girls have shown good form in a tough weekend in the elements. Congratulations to all who completed both stages.
     


    I have 25 riders listed as finishers.
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    Results:
    The Stage Winner was Janice Theriot, the Bonus was an age bonus for riders 65 and up for 2 minutes. No one was over 64 to my knowledge. If you meet the requirements for the bonus let me know off list and I will adjust your final time or let you know if it was awarded to you.


    Here are the Results and finishing groups for the Stage:
    101 miles
     
    Stage Winner at 5:03:00
     
      Janice Theriot 
     
    Stage Winning Group at 5:04:00 Team "Crispy Critters"

      Cathy Hill
      Jody Patterson
      Kirk Roggenkamp
      Steve Maurer
      Ed Gootee
      Jim Moore
     
    Group of 6 at 5:05:00 Team "Re-Instate Sparky.net"  


      Nita Bernat
      Carla Dearing
      Mike Pitt (Still Abandoned)
      Larry Preble
      Steve Montgomery
      Rick Haynes


    Group of 6 at 5:05:00 Team "Let Sparky Ride"  

      Melissa Hall
      Susan Pyron
      John Pyron
      David King
      Steve Sexton
      Wes Warren

    Group of 3 at 5:10:00 Team "Trois"

      Kelly McGill
      Perry Finley
      Brett (?)
     
    Group of 2 at 5:10:00 Team "Les Confreres"

      Tim Chilton
      Steve Meredith

    Solo Team "Heat Magnet" at 5:13:00

      Steve Rice


    DNF

     Chris Quirey

     

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    Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.
    This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.
     
     
     
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    Ride Safe,
    David King
    2011 TMD Director

     

     


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    To be abandoned if they Don't complete Stage 14

      Mike Kamenish

    To be abandoned if they Don't complete Stage 14 or 15

      Rick Croslin
      John Larson
      Ron Dobbs
      Lise  Andreasen  
      Allison Dobbs
     
    Also if your last attempt was a DNF please make sure you and your bike are ready to finish the next time you come to ride of you could also be considered abandoned. There is one people in this category

     Chris Quirey
     
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    Next Stages

    This Weekend is a rest weekend for the tour.  

     

    Saturday August 13th
    8:00 am – 100 mi. #4 Urbane Century [TMD Stage #14]  E.P.Tom Sawyer Park,


    Sunday August 21th
    7:00 am – 100 mi. #3. Hot Century Sink or Swim--an LBC favorite Mad Dog Century [TDM Stage #15]. Westport Park, Westport, Ky. Scenic, often shady, moderate ride to points east. Lunch in Carrollton with optional dip in Ohio River to cool off for ride home. Map and Cue Sheet on www.kybikerides.org, Ride # 3021.

    Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.
    This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.
     

  • 27 Jul 2011 7:33 AM | David R King (Administrator)

    Saturday was Stage 12 of the 2011 Tour De Mad Dog.
    The Short Frankfort Century. 
     
    Fictional Ride Report:
    We have reached stage 12 of the tour "Short Frankfort Century". We will be traveling from Louisville to Frankfort on our shortest stage of this year’s tour. The distance will be 91.7 miles and this distance will be similar to traveling from Toulouse to Pontacq.  This will definitely be a moderate hill stage with 2 category 2 climbs, 2 Category 3 climbs and 1 category 4 climb. One of the 3's and both 2's will happen before the feed zone. The feed zone will be at the top of that 2nd category 2 climb.
      We start off this morning with a warm up through Fisherville onto 146. The race director pulls in the while flag and the race is on. Immediately there is a breakaway from Team  "12 Rebels and a Preble"  It looks as if Team "Owner of a Lonely heart" has seen enough and decided to stretch the elastic. While on 146 we cross make our way to the District of Finchville, The region know for its open skies and agricultural maintenance. As we continue we make our way to the Plateau du Southville our first categorized climb of the day. There is a rider attacking the breakaway and it is "Anchor Dog" taking the Category 3 climb. The breakaway has reforms for its trip into the Waddy District for today’s sprint points on the course. This sprint sets up well for the sprinter that has climbing ability as well and there is challenge for the sprint points. We will have to check with the officials but it looks as if stEve has just barely overtaken sTeve. Its official Steve has the points.  
      Now for the section of todays race where the road goes up. We continue through Grafenburg and head towards the Category 2 climb up the col du Choatville. The breakaway is still at the head of the race but can the rider from team "Owner of a lonely heart" catch them. Young Ted N looks back at the rider and increases the pressure. But wait. Ford B takes this as an opportunity to put in an attack and is proceeding to drop the breakaway. Ford is first over the climb but this will make the next climb very interesting. After a long decent toward Buffalo Trace distilleries and navigating the District of Frankfort the breakaway has come together and increased by one. Some of the riders would have probably liked to stop by the Distillery but not today, there is to much work to be done. We hit the last Category 2 climb of the day, Qdoba Hill. The riders will be hungry as the feed zone is atop the climb but who is the hungriest. Everyone is looking around to see who will make the first move and le Lapin from team "owner of a Lonely Heart" looks into the eyes of the other riders as to say "Not today mate" and puts in a massive attack. Can no one match this attack? Apparently not, le Lapin goes over the top in first place.    
      After a quick stop in the feed zone the riders are back on route. With a little more than half today’s race complete the next 40k are filled with little pop ups and a couple of categorized hills. The riders are leaving the district of Frankfort for greener pastures. The race exits the District and begins the 4th category climb up Avenstoke. They may not like this climb but once atop the view along the ridge are breathtaking. Just ask members from "Team Weezy".  We have a few ups and downs from here and it on through Harrisonville and on to Pea Ridge. Luckily this is the easier way with a big decent at the end which sets us up for our final categorized climb of the day. The Cat 3 Plateau du Southville. The group has come together and it looks as if the rider at the back of the peleton from "Team Weezy" has taken the point.
       After a stop for refreshments and a few natural breaks the teams head out. This portion isn't the hilliest but there is absolutely no protection from the elements this leg of the race. A refreshing rain would be nice and it appears mother nature has obliged a few riders. Coming close to the end there is some confusion in the peleton and half the group has went the wrong way around the roundabout. We'll have to see if the race director has anything to say about this but it now appears the peleton has regathered. The teams are lining up their sprinters and team "Go Cuddles" appears to have their line set up for Mule. He looks to the left and team "12 rebels and a Preble" are getting their line in order for Sprinter Sue. The other teams have been washed out and it down to two. This is going to be close but in her superior aero position Susan P has taken the Win.  Congratulations Susan.
     
     Well what a fitting end to today's race. Can these Boys and Girls be ready after a hot day in the saddle for tomorrow Tour Dupont. I see no way you can stop them.
     


    I have 23 riders listed as finishers.
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    Results:
    The Stage Winner was Susan Pyron for her 1st stage win of the year, the Bonus was for and age bonus for riders 60-64 for 2 minutes. That was awarded to one rider. I am not putting an (*) next to their name. Take a guess if you want and ask that person, not me.
    There is also a 1 minute difficulty bonus for this ride. If you meet the requirements for the bonus let me know off list and I will adjust your final time or let you know if it was awarded to you.
    It was also determined using integration methods approved by the Geneva Convention that there was a Cutting of the course. Using this information a 48 second Penalty will be assessed to the riders with the (^) next to their name.
    Here are the Results and finishing groups for the Stage:
    91.7 miles
     
    Stage Winner at 4:35:06
     
      Susan Pyron ^
     
    Stage Winning Group at 4:36:06 Team "12 Rebels and a Preble"


      Cathy Hill ^
      Nita Bernat ^
      Mike Pitt (Reinstatment Pending Gendarme Review) ^
      John Pyron ^
      Larry Preble ^
      Steve Montgomery ^
      Kirk Roggenkamp ^
      Ted Niemann ^
      Wes Warren ^
      Ford Barr ^
      Ted King ^
      Scott E Hoback ^

    Group of 6 at 4:37:06 Team "Go Cuddles"  

      Susan Howell
      Melissa Hall
      Mark Rougeux
      Steve Rice
      Steve Sexton
      Chris Quirey

    Group of 3 at 4:40:06 Team "Weezy"

      David King
      Jody Patterson (4:37:06)
      Steve Maurer (4:37:06)
     
    Solo Team "Owner of a lonely Heart" at 4:46:06

      Tim Chilton

     

     

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    Entry to this years challenge is closed. This does not mean we do not want new or old  riders. Come out an play, See what its all about.
    This is a separate competition that coincides with regular club rides.
     
     
     
    ******************
    Ride Safe,
    David King
    2011 TMD Director

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