December 29, 2008

Stupor Bowl 12 January 30-31

Leif and the boys have put up Stupor Bowl 12's Myspace page.For those who don't know, this is the gnarliest race in the country and is a must for any alleycat enthusiast. It is the longest continually running messenger race (thrown by actual messengers) in the United States, even older than the NACC's.
It is long, cold, and hard. Last year local ace Landon pulled his lady Susan to first place overall victory. To put that in perspective she beat several past Stupor Bowl winners, as well as at least one former national champ.

Matt and I teamed up for a 6th and 4th place finish respectively last year and are on the hunt for the podium this year. I've already begun my training program of long rides, extra booze, and a hearty winter beard,however I am still trying to figure out if it's going to be the speed or drunk race for me this year.

If you've ever wanted to check out the bike scene in Minneapolis. There will be 400 plus riders from all over the world, events multiple days, great prizes (Bike Jerks is of course sponsoring again) and unpredictable temps (25 degrees last year, -30 the year before). This is one of the most unique and historic alleycats in the world and is not to be missed.
Minneapolis loves out of towners and we will treat you like gold. More updates soon as info comes in.
link to their website here:Stupor Bowl 12