Friday, September 10, 2010

It's almost time to throw down!

Date - 11/6-7/2010
Registration - 12:15 Don't wait until the last minute this time!
Race Start - 1:00
What - Crazy cycling/drinking duo endurance biathalon on Saturday followed by two more cycling challenges on Sunday morning
Where - John and Kattia's Farm; 9658 Perry Center Rd, Mount Horeb, WI; a farm in a valley south of Mount Horeb
Why - Why wouldn't you want to ride and drink in November?!
Who - Anyone and their kids
Lodging - Free overnight camping is available onsite; there is limited space for camper parking as well; We've upgraded to a Port-a-Potty in the field! No more pit toilet under the stars!
Food - Saturday - POTLUCK - please bring something to pass, a grill will be available, Bonfire and fireworks - weather permitting;
Sunday - Jimmy Luv's bloody mary breakfast (we have an alternative available if you don't prefer a bloody mary)
Beverages - Beer will be provided for BYC events; please BYOB for all your other needs
Course Features - Hilly short track approx. 1.5 mile length (expect 10 - 15 minute laps); Haunted house (last year for this); old barn, hay wagons, CCX barriers, wagon and log crossings, livestock (pot belly pigs, goats, and chickens)
Kids Race - Grab a beer and watch the young mashers throw down after the biathalon
Fee - $8 to cover beer, prizes, breakfast and other misc. expenses
Donation - This year the VBC is asking participants to bring one canned item to donate to the local food pantry.

Let me start by saying that although this is a race, it is for fun, so those of you that feel you don't like to compete should have no excuse for not coming out and having a good time. This particular event will be focused on endurance or rather how many beers and laps can be put down in 2 hours. This event uses a duo format so you only really have to ride for about an hour. The standard beer, costume, and underwear bonuses are in place. I want to see some sweet costumes this year! I don't think duct taping our mascot to your helmet will pass for a costume this time around. We have spent countless hours drinking PBR trying to come up with a second event for the biathalon. Shooting? Nah too many moving targets...... Bike jousting? Nobody had the sack to try it. Gelande Quaffing?! Hell yeah! Now that is an event the VBC can get behind! Click the link on the right for a history lesson in ski bum boredom. Don't be initmidated by the athleticism displayed in some of the vids. We are just as health conscious as the next dude. We will go with 6 oz pours of delicious golden heaven. Sunday morning will bring Jimmy Luv bloody marys with breakfast and a couple more cycling challenges to shake off that hangover from the TWO kegs from Vintage Brewing we are getting for dinner!

A few things to make sure you bring with you:
Sleeping bag
Warm clothes
Camp chair
Beverages for your camp fire bs'ing
Potluck dish
Food pantry donation
Flashlight for the late night trip to the yurt for smores
Water to keep you in top shape

Biathalon Details:

MTB Race:

Format - Duo (male or coed/female)
2 hour - The last lap must be completed before time expires
Lap Rule - Teammates can't be more than 2 laps apart
Costume/Underwear - PG13 rated - there will be kids around
Altering or shortcutting the course = DQ


Successful completion of the egg baton. Don't crack your egg! = 0.5 laps overall
Consuming your raw egg = 1 lap overall
Beers consumed between laps. This is a fatigue factor, not "Can I get bombed?" Please act responsibly = 0.25 per beer
Costume = 1 lap overall per rider
Underwear. Only wearing tighty whities or grandma panties and a bra = 1 lap overall per rider
Vomiting: 1 lap penalty per instance
Not bringing a dish for the potluck = 1 lap penalty
Not bringing a food pantry donation = 0.5 lap penalty per rider

Gelande Quaffing: this portion is optional*

Format - 90 sec rounds with two teams at a time on the same table
Players must alternate positions for each turn
Mugs can't be sent until the mug in play touches the table top
6 oz. pours
Beer must be quaffed not worn to count


Mug catch = 1 pt
Handle catch = 2 pts
360 deg catch = 3 pts
Under the leg catch = 3 pts

1 pt = 1 lap

Placing will determined by a composite score from both events.

*We might allow teams to 'ghost quaff' if they would prefer not to drink beer.

All biathalon related details (except time and team makeup) are subject to change prior to the event.

"Get on that training biatches!" - the BYC trail boss

Thanks to John everyone gets a pint glass coozie!

The wagons are in place and we finished bench cutting the new section of trail on Sunday.

Pics from 2009

Friday, February 26, 2010

We'll be back on 11/6/2010 with a new format. We're gonna make it a two day shindig with some added mayhem. And you thought riding through a fog-filled house was fun.....