After much juggling of schedules and negotiations (read: “you wanna ride then?” ”ya, ok.”) we’ll be reconnoitering the Reckoning course over the long Memorial Day weekend.
Once our legs have stopped hurting and we can once again form complete sentences, we’ll be posting more photos and other information, including an updated elevation profile and perhaps even a draft route. Recon will also allow us to start making Strava segments for the tastier bits of the route.
Registration will open June 1. Prepare yourself.
The race directors of the Rockland Reckoning gathered in Minneapolis last week for a strategy session (read: coffee, bikes, beer, bikes, beer, burgers, beer).
Besides talking about bikes and drinking beer and solving the world’s problems, we reminded ourselves that the Reckoning is 145 days away (from this writing). We reminded ourselves that while the route looks pretty solid, we’ll also be out there in the next couple of months checking things out, firming things up, and riding our legs off in the hills. We reminded ourselves that we need to open up registration so that you can tell us you’re coming.
And, we reminded ourselves that we need to get the word out so that there are as many of you out there riding with us.
September 15, 2012. That’s when your legs will hurt.
A few photos of the roads of the Rockland Reckoning course, taken before the world was encased in ice and snow.
While the course is still under review (read: we keep messing with it, and haven’t ridden enough of it yet), we’ve lined up a location for the start/finish of the Rockland Reckoning.
Gaylord Park, Rockland, WI
We’re reserved the shelter at Gaylord Park in Rockland. There’s a shelter and picnic area with restrooms and plenty of open space.
We couldn’t just leave well enough alone, so we did some major re-routing of the Rockland Reckoning course. More southing than before and a bit longer. Just about the same amount of climbing.
Of course, this is all subject to change as we do some additional reconnaissance and adjust to the vagaries of the 2012 construction season. But here’s a glimpse at how things are looking so far.
Your legs will still hurt.
After a great deal of deliberation involving committees, sub-committees, astronomical calculations, and several pints the finest malted beverages, we’ve settled on a date for the inaugural Rockland Reckoning.
On September 15, 2012, your legs will hurt.
Mark it down, put it on your calendars, etch it on your top-tubes, or write it on your thigh with a Sharpie. Or do all of these.
We’re just getting started with designing the course for the first edition of the Rockland Reckoning, to be held sometime in the middle of September 2012.
Here’s what the draft profile looks like so far.
Your legs will hurt.