Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gravel Worlds Update

It was oasis and check point sign creating day at D Street!!!  CVO, Schmidty and I  busted out the D Street decorating kit and got to work.....

Gravel Worlds rider list update for the end of July
Open Men

1  Schmidty, Lincoln Ne
2  Livermore Rob, Lincoln Ne
3  Miller Gus, Seward Ne
4  Smith Randall, North Platte Ne
5  Emrich Justin, Omaha Ne
6  Geschke Clayton, Lincoln Ne
7  Kelsey Tim, Papillion Ne
8  Madden Trevor, Lincoln Ne
9  Bergen Lane, Paxton Ne
10  Kavan Tony, Juniata Ne
11  Blake James, Lincoln Ne
12  Marchard Mike, Kearney Ne
13  Swanson Nathan, Lincoln Ne
14  Bergen Delley, North Platte Ne
15  Bergen Matt, Paxton Ne
16  Anbderson Matt, Omaha Ne
17   Fraley Lance, Lincoln Ne
18   Lonwshi Delan, Lincoln Ne
19  Redd Scott, Omaha Ne
20  Binns Eric, Schott city Ks
21  Patrick Shane, Emporia Ks
22  Schloegel Bob, Leawood Ks
23  Young Jeff, Emporia Ks
24  Collings Kevin, Bel Aire Ks
25  Mohn Tim, Emporia Ks
26  Koginski Matt, Emporia Ks
 27 Burger Chris, Lawrence Ks
28  Hughes Dan, Lawrence Ks
29  Hutson Kirk, Lawrence Ks
30  McLeod Dave, Lawrence Ks
31  Grelk Dennis Donnellson Ia
32  Fritz Chuck, Clive Ia
33  Johnson Mike, Cedar Falls Ia
34  Turner A.J. Iowa City Ia
35  Versteegh Rob, Ankney Ia
36  McDonough Scott, Iowa City Ia
37  Cohen Sam, Iowa City Ia
38  Brunner Al, West Alus Wi
39  Sirek Mark, Mpls Mn
40  Doom Ben, St. Cloud Mn
41  Anderson Joseph, Kansas City Mo
42  Boos Derrick, St Joseph Mo
43  Karpowicz Chris, Broadview Heights Oh
44  Fassnacht Eric, Cleveland Oh
45  SDA Fort Collins Co
46  Larson Sam, Denver Co
47  Barre Jay, Woodstock IL
48  Andre Lance, Dubuque Ia
49  White Paul, Hinckley Oh
50  Wachal Brandon, Omaha Ne
51  Wilkens Kevin, Lincoln Ne
52   Luciani Brian, Lincoln Ne
53  Noonan Mike,  Denver Co

Womens Open

1  Grindcore Elisabeth, Lincoln Ne
2  Cooper Ashley, Lincoln Ne
3  Brown Berly, Lincoln Ne
4  Girard Jennifer, Mammoth Lakes Ca
5  Mohn Kristi, Emporia Ks
6  Cohen Andrea, Iowa City Ia
7  Damhorst Kimber,  Iowa City Ia
8  Brown Tricia, Iowa City Ia
9  Wesch Jackie, Lincoln Ne

Masters Men

1 Wiebe Wade, Lawrence Ks
2 Rowe Dave, Lincoln Ne
3 Breckner Bob, Hastings Ne
4 Ellsworth Phil, Topeka Ks
5 Jones Michael, Sun prairie Wi
6 Sandahl Bruce, Hastings Ne
7 Lira Pete, Jacksonville Il
8 Hull Allen, Papillion Ne
9 Burns Earl, Lincoln Ne
10 Cummins Jim, Easton Pa ( hope you can make it dude )
11  Currin Bruce, Lincoln Ne
12  Mathias John, Olathe Ks
13  Dockhorn Rick, Lincoln Ne
14  Grewe Patrick, Lincoln Ne
15 Nelson Ron, Lincoln Ne
16  Tucker Robert, Lincoln Ne

Masters Women 

1  Carveth Kim, Lincoln Ne

Single Speed

1  Wiebe Warren, Lawrence Ks
2  Dyke Joel, Kansas City Ks
3  McCollouant, Lincoln Ne
4  Wieck ( cpt, cowbell ) Bob, Scottsbluff Ne
5  Fuller Matt, Lincoln Ne
6  Welsh John, Kansas City Ks
7  Beck Michael, Lakewood Co


 1 Web Taylor  Des Moines Ia    ( team 1 )
 1  Sedore Kyle   Des Moines Ia ( team 1 )

Fat Bike / Cargo Bike

 1 Mcguire, Steve, Iowa City Ia,  ( single speed fat bike )

Saturday, July 21, 2012

2012 Gravel Worlds UPDATE!

Gravel Worlds just around the corner!
The Gravel Worlds jerseys have arrived! Only winners of each category will have the honor of slipping this jersey on.

The 2012 Gravel World Championship aka The Good Life Gravel Adventure is about a month away. Saturday August 18th at 6 AM the adventure begins!

Start/Finish Location:

The start/finish is located at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska which is located at 4100 N. 84th Street.  We will be staging at the Northeast dirt parking lot.  Do not park on the pavement.  There is plenty of parking available at the event center.  Please be sure to review info on how to get there prior to August 18th.

The route and rules:

The course has been finalized! The course will consist of 150.5 miles of gravel and dirt roads with plenty of rollers.  The course has new sections and some old parts from previous years. It will be released on Monday August 6th.  Riders will follow a set of cue cards to navigate the course. The course will NOT BE MARKED!

Riders will be able to make their own cue cards/sheets or use the sheet supplied by the PCL. The course is located on for folks that want to download to their Garmin devices (yes, GPS devices are permitted!).

Small town convenience stores will serve as checkpoints and aid stations.  Riders will be required to purchase a Nebraska Powerball Lottery ticket at each small town convenience store as proof of reaching the checkpoint.  Nebraska Powerball Lottery tickets cost $2 (was only $1 until recently!) and there are three checkpoints.  The lottery tickets will be turned in at the finish of the event and verified.

This is a self supported event. You are absolutely responsible for you! Come prepared and please have a bail out option! Again, this is a self supported event in which YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU!  

Being responsible for you means:
  • No handups (fluids, food, supplies, etc.) from individual/team support crews
  • Follow the course without cutting sections
  • No follow/lead vehicles permitted
  • You must purchase your own Powerball tickets/supplies
  • No mechanical assistance from anyone except from another rider
Registration Info:

You can still register! If you would like to participate, please send a postcard with your name, age, hometown, category (see list below), email address, and cell phone number to:

Pirate Cycling League
1510 D Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

  • Open men
  • Open women
  • Masters men (50 years of age+)
  • Masters women (50 years of age+)
  • Single speed men (includes fixed geared bicycles)
  • Single speed women (includes fixed geared bicycles)
  • Tandem
  • Fat/Cargo bike
If you don't wanna send a postcard, just show up at rider check in on Friday night or the day of the event!

Friday Night Rider Check-in:

There will be an optional rider check-in on Friday August 17th from 5 to 8 PM at Cycle Works in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The rider check-in will be at the 27th and Vine.  Check it here.

So why have the optional rider check-in? We're doing it to make it easier on us. Riders will be required to sign a waiver (yeah, I know...), pick up the cue sheet, buy PCL T-shirts, get last minute supplies, and hang with fellow gravel warriors.

Note on being cool:

Please remember this event is all about having fun on a bicycle with like minded individuals. If you see someone in need of assistance, please stop and offer a helping hand. Also, be courteous to everyone you encounter on the ride including dogs who are chasing you. So basically, don't be a dick.


This ain't that kinda race. Sorry.


There will be two oasis locations strategically placed along the route to offer additional assistance to riders. There will be minimal beverages at the oasis locations. These are optional stops. There will be secret checkpoints along the course which are a required stop for all riders.  More info later.

Additional info:

As always, we reserve the right to change any and everything whenever we see fit. We're pirates after all.

Questions, comments, concerns? Post here or send me an email.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012