Udder Century (Larry)

McHenry Bike Club Century Invitational

http://www.mchenrybicycleclub.org/MCBC%20Udder.htm

This is a well organized ride with good rest stops, 32, 50, 62, 75, 100 mile routes with a lunch afterwards.

The start is fairly easy to find if you go out I90. The event is well attended so there will be lots of cars and you will park in a field.

We will meet outside the main registration building. Meet up at 7:30 and I want to be rolling by 7:45. It is a busy place so give yourself time to arrive, get parked and set up your bike.

Early register at the above web site.

Best for road bikes but you can use any type of bike as it is all paved road.

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  • Donna N.

    Too funny. I can't wait to hear about u guys in July in Iowa :-) I hear it is quite an experience!

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Larry G

      JeffMart???? Ready for your return to Iowa????

      June 4, 2013

    • JeffMart

      Not this year. I'm heading to Colorado for a bike trip in August. RAGBRAI would be great for training purposes, but I have too much going on around then already.

      June 4, 2013

  • Marc R.

    Mike, Joe & I made the 100. With all the separate arrivals, anyone else? MCBC said they had a number if SAG pickups due to exhaustion from the wind.

    2 · June 3, 2013

    • Larry G

      62.... Flirted with the 75 in my mind for a little while.... But my longest ride this year was only 52.5.... And I've been fighting an upper chest/head cold for a month and a half.... Probably do the 70 at the Ramble this weekend....

      June 3, 2013

    • Pam W.

      Marc, I was just worried about the wind/hill combo heading north. Longest ride was 44 mi so I thought the 50 would've been a piece of cake, hills and all. For some reason, just wasn't feeling it that day. :(

      1 · June 4, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Well I made the hundred. Errr 105 according to nav & bike computer. The wind killed me. My previous longest was 40mi, so, happy to finish. Great to meet everyone!

    3 · June 2, 2013

    • Marc R.

      Great job Mike. Between CBC and Lake Cty group, it appears you, Joe, Donna Nitz's husband and me completed the 100!

      2 · June 3, 2013

    • Pam W.

      Well done guys!

      June 4, 2013

  • Donna N.

    ( us means is)

    June 4, 2013

  • Donna N.

    Thanks for the invite Larry :-) I am training for the Scenic Shore 150 in July instead (for leukemia lymphoma society). My new bike is a Cannondale Synapse aluminum. My FIRST road bike ever. Beach cruiser for sale now. Recumbent was sold too. I went to Wheel Werks in Crystal Lake where my husband goes. Bob Olsen's expertise in fittings is unbelievable. This us why he us called the " bike guru". :-)

    June 4, 2013

  • Donna N.

    Glad you liked it Pam! What happened with check in was they had a computer problem. All the years we have done this ride the check in list was alphabetized.. boy it really was a nightmare for them trying to find names. :-) yikes!

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • Pam W.

      How was your new bike?

      June 2, 2013

    • Larry G

      What new bike???? What didja get????

      June 3, 2013

  • Donna N.

    My husband is a strong rider who rides Bull Valley's hills constantly! I knew he would enjoy the challenge :-) congrats to all!!!

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Marc R.

      Sounds like I need your husband as my personal trainer! Only live 20 minutes from Bull Valley.

      June 3, 2013

    • Larry G

      I still need a route to ride that hill!!!!

      June 3, 2013

  • Mike M.

    I've been recovering steadily throughout the day, could probably be back at it tomorrow, but going to give it another day off. Glad I bounced back fairly quickly....Ragbrai will be interesting 7 days in a row

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Donna N.

    My hubby did his 100 as he always does! Lol:-) I rode my 50 as planned!! Yay. thanks for asking about my bike Pam.... it was wonderful. I love it.

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Pam W.

      Good for you! Wind was brutal for us cause we started with a faster pace than we should have. Once we turned the corner we all kind of wished we stuck to our original plan!

      June 3, 2013

    • Marc R.

      Congrats to the hubby! Seems like only a small percent made it! Congrats to everyone who gutted it out and showed up !!!

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • Donna N.

    So true. It was the kind of day where pacing yourself was key.:-) and if you did the 50 (52) the first 30 were against the wind! The 20 back was sweet though! Remember: the wind blows but but makes us stronger!

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Pam W.

      I know. I listened to that mean girl in my head and gave in cause she was shouting at me for 12 miles!!!!! Lol

      June 3, 2013

  • Marc R.

    Got there at 6:10. Well organized, good SAG support, watermelon and oranges were great.

    June 2, 2013

  • Pam W.

    Well marked routes. Nice lunch afterwards. only complaint was the long line at check-in, so only 4 stars instead of 5. Weather could have been better, but can't control that! Great group of LCBG riders on this ride.

    June 2, 2013

  • JeffMart

    Killian and I registering. It's open.

    June 2, 2013

    • Marc R.

      Joe and I are here also

      June 2, 2013

  • Pam W.

    Have spotted 5 cars / bikes en route

    June 2, 2013

  • JeffMart

    I am here. Bunch a crazy people here earlier than me!

    June 2, 2013

  • Joe

    I'll be there around 6:30. I'm going for 100.

    June 1, 2013

  • Kelly K

    Pam, I will be there at 630 and will look for you...

    June 1, 2013

  • Marc R.

    Shooting for the full 100. Plan on arriving about 6am. Hopefully the weather will be accommodating. Looking forward to a tailwind on the return route!

    May 28, 2013

    • Pam W.

      if for some reason we get there earlier, I'll text you

      June 1, 2013

    • Killian S.

      I'm going to get there a little before 6:30 I'll look for you

      June 1, 2013

  • Kathi T.

    Have a great ride... I am so bummed that we can't be there!

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Pam W.

    if anyone wants to start earlier, I was planning on being there and ready to ride no later than 7 am. If anyone else wants an earlier start, let me know. Sorry Larry I don't mean to hi-jack your ride, but I need to get back home sooner than later. :]

    2 · June 1, 2013

    • Larry G

      HARUMPH!!!! Just kidding!!!!

      1 · June 1, 2013

    • Killian S.

      I'm going to tag along with Marc on the 100

      1 · June 1, 2013

  • JeffMart

    Shooting for getting there to join Team Early 100 milers. I should probably go to sleep soon!

    2 · June 1, 2013

  • Pam W.

    +3

    June 1, 2013

  • Mike M.

    I signed up, planning to ride 100. never ridden even close to that far, but have been training a lot for RAGBRAI.

    I'm planning to start around 7 or earlier, anyone wanna meet up? I'm typically 14-15mph pace for 30mi, but thats on gravel trail, never ridden road.

    May 24, 2013

    • Larry G

      Also, Mike.... I've done four RAGBRAIs.... So if you have any questions, feel free to ask....

      May 25, 2013

    • Marc R.

      Mike, I'm planning on being there about 6a. They serve a pre-ride breakfast before you start out. I'll be wearing the jersey you see in my photo on this site.

      May 29, 2013

  • Marc R.

    Will decide Tuesday night whether I'll take off work for this. Right now, predicting rain all weekend. Hope that changes.

    May 25, 2013

  • Mike M.

    I'm signed up with a charter, but couldn't convince anyone else to go. So I'll be looking for new friends to ride with!

    2 · May 24, 2013

  • Donna N.

    Hubby and I are going......hubby riding century and I will ride half century. We start between 630 and 7 usually on this one. Best pbj sandwiches on this ride! :-)

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Pam W.

      I would also like to start earlier 7 latest.

      1 · May 23, 2013

  • Pam W.

    I am a maybe right now, could be bringing 3 friends if it all works out!

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • MarinaM

    I'm in for 50 :)

    May 22, 2013

  • Marc R.

    Hope the weather is good ! Tired of this junk!!

    1 · April 8, 2013

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