Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Damn you weather!

As hardcore as the VBC wants to be we aren't crazy. So here are our contingency plans for tomorrow. 

Rain and lightning - no riding, quaffing under cover, potluck and party per usual in the shed

Just rain - no change in plans

Rain, hail, crazy wind - probably the same as lightning 

Bring a pop up tent if you have one. 

Regardless of what happens we've got a keg of Pumpkin Disorderly to kill and I plan to at least succeed at that. 

Camping - There will be some floor space in the shed and and maybe John's basement if you want to spend the night. We will have breakfast for those of us that take down the pumpkin and pass out on the floor. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Yes, the BYC is a rain or shine event. Wisconsin cyclists are too tough to worry about a sprinkle or two anyway!

Volunteers - I could use a couple for registration and bonus scoring. Bring a non-racer buddy along and I can put them to work. Well I will give them a pen and a beer. I guess that could be work.... Please let me know if I can expect a hand or two. 

Directions - Don't hesitate to ask. John's cell # number is in the 2011 posts. 

Oh and the shirts are in!

Update: Please bring a pop up tent if you have one. We'll cluster them together to make a BYC shanty town! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

In a nutshell......

BYC 2012 Details

Date - 10/13-14/2012

Registration - 11:30 - 12:30   Don't wait until the last minute AGAIN this time!

Racer Meeting – 12:45

Race Start - 1:00

Gelande Quaffing - 3:15

Kids Race - 4:15  Grab a beer and watch the young mashers throw down after the biathlon

What - Crazy cycling/gelande quaffing 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-johnny is back!

Dinner - POTLUCK - please bring one dish per racer to pass (spectators can bring one dish per couple), a grill will be available. Don't forget dishes are tied to bonus points!

Bonfire and outdoor movie - weather permitting

Sunday – Breakfast by Coleman with bloody mary’s to remedy that hangover

Beverages - Will be available for BYC events as well as two 1/6 barrels from the Vintage for dinner; please BYOB for all of your other needs

Course Features - 1.5 mile hilly short track (expect 8 - 15 minute laps); Haunted barn, CX barriers, hay wagon and log crossings, teeter totter, livestock (pot belly pigs, goats, and chickens)

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

Donation - The VBC is asking participants and spectators to bring 2 canned items per person to donate to the local food pantry. Let's beat the 120 lbs total from last year! Don't forget donations are tied to bonus points!

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 laps can be put down and bonuses accumulated in 2 hours. This event uses a duo format so you only really have to ride for about an hour. The standard egg baton, costume, and underwear bonuses are in place. Let's get CREATIVE with those costumes and remember spandex does not count toward the underwear bonus! Most of you know what gelande quaffing entails but in case you have been living under a rock…….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:
Teammate – Let us know if you are looking. There is always someone standing around that can ride a bike.
Entry fee – please bring exact change and we prefer cash
Potluck dish
2 food pantry donations
Costume and/or underwear - Put some thought into your costume if you want the bonus laps!
Sleeping bag
Weather appropriate clothes – the forecast looks promising
Chair for the bonfire
Beverages for your bonfire bs'ing
Flashlight/head lamp for the late night trip to the yurt for s’mores
Water to keep you in top shape

Biathlon 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
Costume = 2 laps overall per rider and must be worn for at least 2 laps
Underwear - wearing only tighty whities or granny panties and a bra = 1 lap overall per rider
All bonuses must be acknowledged by the scorekeeper in the bonus box– Don’t assume we noticed your goofy ass costume or those spiffy underwear!
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 = 1 pts
360 deg catch = 2 pts
Under the leg catch = 2 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 or seltzer water.

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

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Some have asked what is this Barnyard Classic thing. Here's the skinny on this sacred and somewhat mysterious gathering down on the farm. 

One day Johnny was pondering what the VBC could do with his wonderful homestead. He had old dirt bike trails on the wooded hill behind the house that he had used for training back when he made it into the FTF hall of fame. He was a stud once upon a time. "That's it!" He proclaimed to his dog Ike. "We can have race right here on the farm!" The BYC was born! This 'race' really is just a gathering of old mountain bikers, new mountain bikers, people that aren't sure what mountain biking is, significant others talked into an event that is really easy, old friends, new friends, and just generally cool kats looking for a good time. Throw a roadie or two in and you've got yerself a genuine VBC event. I look forward to the BYC every year. It's a great time to to get on a bike, have few refreshments, partake in a great potluck dinner, sit around a bonfire, and camp out on the farm. Devo's pictures and thoughts may help flesh out the details.

And if this wall of text didn't pull you in we're going to have a pretty kick ass shirt that should do the trick!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The day of the rooster cometh!

Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the finale of the mountain bike season!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

La cuarta edición!!!!!

October 13th 2012! New singletrack and an 80' long skinny!