Monday, October 17, 2011


BYC 2011 is in the bag. Once again we had kick ass weather and good company. I hope fun was had by all and judging by the amount of beer that was left (not much) much fun was had. The pictures say it all with smiles, cheers, faces of pain from those little hills, beer being consumed, and tons of bikes. The potluck wasn’t too shabby either. If you didn’t spend the night you truly missed out on an awesome breakfast from Coleman with two different kinds of quiche and a killer french toast casserole. The bloody’s were good too. Now for a roll call of thank you’s.

John and Kattia : Thank you for letting us take over the farm for a weekend to blow off some steam. It truly wouldn’t be the BYC without you. The fireworks were damn sweet too. And thanks to John for being an awesome co-director.

Dusty Rhodes: for the awesome shirt design. We may need more next year once everyone sees this one.

Coleman: for all the tasks you helped out with and the cure to my hangover Sunday morning.

Shelby: for picking up the slack and securing the kids prizes.

Wade: for the Vintage keg run!

Devon: for the superior photography skills you brought with you.

Nick and Danielle: The PA system to keep the vibe going long into the night.

Greg: for the tower of fire that kept everyone one warm and gave Jeff a reason to jump the fire too many times.

Taco Terry: you need a downhill rig if you are going to keep riding that hard! I never did figure out what the firewood did to you……

Race day volunteers – Ana, Jess, Danielle, Walker, Allison, and John’s mom and stepdad: I hope it was a little more organized than it has been in the past. You guys made it easy for me.

VBC Prep Crew: We spent a lot of hours clearing the downed trees, mowing, leaf blowing, firewood gathering, rebuilding trail, and course marking and set-up. Maybe we can get away with a few less hours next year.

Thanks again for coming out and partying with us. I will update later with a food pantry tally. It was more than last year for sure.

A few items were left behind and all we need is a description for you to get the item back.

Pictures courtesy of Devon can be found here.

The course profile can be found here.

I will post a few more in the next few days.

Hunter S Thompson says “See you again in 2012. Be ready for anything!!!”



1st        Beast Mode aka Hans and Josh - 46.5 laps
2nd       Collin and Teen Wolf aka Rich - 42 laps
3rd        Alex and Justin - 40 laps


1st        Jeff and Kristi - 36.5 laps
2nd       Ana and Shana (the only female duo) - 35.5 laps
3rd       Nate and Katie - 26.5 laps

Friday, October 14, 2011


I don't have good cell reception so if you get lost or are running late please call John @ 608-225-7168

If you missed the address (I didn't have east Perry Center but Google still worked):
9658 E Perry Center Rd, Mt Horeb, WI 53572

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Don't let the BYC trail boss scare you off!

If you're having trouble finding a partner we can usually pair up the stragglers. Come on out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather and the festivities.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Whole Hog!

I don't know this guy but that is a sweet shirt!

Pumpkin Disorderly and Weiss-Blau will be on tap!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


BYC 2011 Details

Date - 10/15-16/2011

Registration - 12:00-12:40 Don't wait until the last minute this time!

Racer Meeting – 12:50

Race Start - 1:00

What - Crazy cycling/drinking duo endurance biathlon followed by a potluck dinner and partying into the night

Where - John and Kattia's Farm; 9658 E Perry Center Rd, Mount Horeb, WI; a farm in a valley south of Mount Horeb

Why - Why wouldn't you want to ride, drink, and be merry in October?!

Who - Anyone and their kids

Lodging - Free overnight camping is available onsite; there is limited space for camper parking as well; The porta-potty will be back!

Dinner - POTLUCK - please bring a dish per person to pass, a grill will be available, Bonfire and fireworks - weather permitting

Sunday – Full on breakfast with bloody mary’s to remedy that hangover

Beverages - Beer will be provided for BYC events as well as two kegs from the Vintage for dinner; please BYOB for all of your other needs

Course Features - Hilly short track approx. 1.5 mile length (expect 10 - 15 minute laps); Haunted 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 biathlon

Fee - $10 to cover beer, shirts, breakfast, the plastic box with a toilet, and other misc. expenses

Donation - The VBC is asking participants to bring two canned items per rider to donate to the local food pantry. Let's beat the 75 lb total from last year!

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. Break out those costumes! Don’t let me down folks! Gelande quaffing is back by popular demand. Still don’t know what that is? Click on the vids to the right. Don't be intimidated 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 bloody mary’s with breakfast 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:
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Warm clothes
  • Camp chair
  • Beverages for your camp fire bs'ing
  • Potluck dish
  • Food pantry donations
  • Flashlight/head lamp for the late night trip to the yurt for s’mores
  • 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. The egg must be carried somewhere on the rider or the bike. You choose the means.
  • Consuming your raw egg = 1 lap overall
  • Beers consumed between laps: This is a fatigue factor, not "Can I get bombed?" Please act responsibly = 1 lap per beer with a 4 beer cap per team
  • Costume = 1 lap overall per rider
  • Underwear - wearing only tighty whities or grandma panties and a bra = 1 lap overall per rider
  • All Bonuses must be acknowledged by the scorekeeper – Don’t assume we noticed your goofy ass costume or the way you impressively slammed that beer!
  • Vomiting = 1 lap penalty per instance
  • Not bringing a dish for the potluck = 1 lap penalty per rider
  • Not bringing a food pantry donation = 2 lap penalty per rider 
Gelande Quaffing: this portion is optional*
  • Format - 90 sec rounds
  • The ‘quaffer’ must be 2’ from the edge of the table and must catch the mug in the air
  • Players must alternate positions for each turn
  • Positions can’t be exchanged 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.

*In the event a player chooses not to quaff beer they must quaff soda

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

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

Pics from 2010