Monday, February 28, 2011


Dave Lunz        Click for Photos       Greg Smith

PWC 2011 Hardware

The Starting Line

Simply Genious

A little over 2 miles into the ride

Road crossing #1

Self Proclaimed King of the Hill Champ Dave Lunz and the 2011 PWC Jeff Freidhof
That plunger is not a trophy, and has nothing to do with the event

4 of the top 5 finishers warming up.  Trevor Rockwell, Hollywood, Ezra, Shockey, and that tall guy from Surly

Starting line by Michael Campbell
Starting line by Michael Campbell
Starting line by Michael Campbell
Starting line by Michael Campbell
King of the Hill by Michael Campbell
King of the Hill by Michael Campbell
King of the Hill by Michael Campbell
King of the Hill by Michael Campbell
King of the Hill by Michael Campbell
King of the Hill Tie Breaker
Back to the bottom

Special Thanks to all those who made this thing possible.
Thanks to The Drift Runners Snowmobile Club for allowing this race to take place on their trail system
Thanks to Deke Gosen and Oneota River Cycles for the Trophy Workshop
Thanks to Surly for Starting and inspiring the Fat Bike Revolution
Thanks to the Oaks Steakhouse for letting us get as rowdy as we usually do
Thanks to Lee Captain Hackman for planning and following the course
Thanks to Eric Clement for buying a whole bunch of post race food and beverages
Thanks to everyone who came and raced the event.  Trevor Rockwell, Jay Hollywood Henderson, Charlie Tri, Ez Taylor, Ben shockey, Jack Donovan, Eric Clement, Ron Moffit, Terry Hovden, Chad Wilson, Ward Budweg, Marty Larson, Joe Kisley, Jeff Friedhof, and those who participated but didn't register...
Thanks to Shockey and the Oaks for $1.50 High Life Tall Boys
Thanks Sov for the use of the Bullhorn
Thanks Michael Campbel, Dave Lunz and Greg Smith for photo journaling the whole thing

Hope to see you again next year

Friday, February 25, 2011

PWC- Report!!!!

Headed to Vernon and rode the start of the Championship Trail and it is safe to say that the trail is covered in "HERO SNOW and ICE" if there is such a thing.  Basically it is fast and icy!  Watch your line as the ice pops up and can throw you down in an instant.  With the snow possibility tomorrow it should be an awesome ride/race!  Come have some fun and ride the beller trails and gravels from Cresco to Decorah and then enjoy some tall boys and fat tired shenanigans!  See ya all at Vernon tomorrow for the 10:30 start!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

If Vikings rode Bikes, Those Bikes would have been Pugsleys.

More information about the course. It might be Snow. It might be Ice. It might be Mud. We didn't call this thing a Snow Race. We didn't call this thing an Ice Race. We didn't call this thing a Mud Race. Hell, we didn't even call it a Bike Race. It a Pugsley Event.

And a good thing it is a Pugsley Event.  Because it might be muddy.  It might be snowy.  It might be Icy. If that doesn't sound fun, please stay home.  Any whiners will be beaten with the trophy.

A little history of how this thing started. Me and a couple of buddies were riding around one lovely afternoon and decided to go off trail and check out a new area. 2 of us were riding Pugsleys, the other a regular single speed rigid.  He was impressed with the capability of the Pugsleys.  He asked "Why isn't there a Pugsley World Championship?"  I said "I dunno."  He said "Make that happen Reyerson."  I said "Ok".

Race starts at 10:30. Registration will be day of. Registration place is to be determined.

The Course is 26.3 miles - give or take.
Google Map of the Course

First Place = $500.00 and a Large Hatchet

Second Place = a Medium Hatchet and a First Loser medal

Third Place = a Small Hatchet and a take down contest with Jeff O'Gara

The Pugsley Championships will follow after the Race.

Figure 8 Teeter Totter Challenge
King of the Hill
Mystery Event

The finish line is the Oaks Steak House. There will be $2 High Life Tall Boys. Thanks Shockey.

There is an inexpensive hotel at The Oaks - the Bluffs Inn. Here's the website:
There is also a Country Inn across the street.

More info to come as soon as I make it up.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

PWC Course Preview Video


Preliminary Course Link

Pugsley World Championship Preliminary Course 2.12.11

DHPT February 2011 Meeting Minutes

Decorah Human Powered Trails
Monthly Meeting Minutes
February 8th, 2011

Iowa Bike Summit
  • IMBA presentation was one of the few presentations that was of any substance
  • Decorah will be presenting at next year’s Iowa Bike Summit 2012
    • Topics for next year will be: Creating and Club, and Holding a Mountain Biking Event

Funds Report
  • Park and Recreation DHPT Fund: $2000
  • DHPT Checking Account $170
  • Group decided to keep extra funds in checking account and pay any expenses out of Park and Recreation Fund
  • Receipts
    • Group is going to pay for the registration and gas of sending Jesse and Deke down to Iowa Bike Summit out of Park and Recreation Fund
      • Jesse: $87.49 for Gas/Transportation
      • Deke: $90.00 for Registration
    • Group will reimburse Trevor for IMBA Club Registration Fees
      • Trevor: $30.00
  • TOW has offered $1200 dollars for the purchase of a trailer for DHPT.  Jesse is tracking down possible trailers and obtaining quotes.

Pugsley World Championships
  • Course- Approved by the Cresco Snowmobile Club to allow running the race starting at Vernon Springs in Cresco to The Oaks in Decorah.
  • Exact course yet to be determined
  • Call for Intersection Volunteers: Ogara (Snowmobile), Spinner (Snowmobile), Sov, Deke, ?????????

IMBA Membership
  • Motion was made that we should join IMBA as an affiliated club.
    • Reasoning for joining: National exposure to our trails and organization, Access to Grant Opportunities and Grant Education, and Bringing legitimacy to our Organization
  • All in attendance voted yes to join.  Trevor will sign up group on the IMBA website.

Trail Maintenance Position
·      Who:  Jimmy Tripp, Andy Schmabbe, Ben Blair
·      Payment will be made in 3 monthly installments (June, July, August)
·      $1,800-$2,000

Trail Sponsorship
  • Previous years sponsors
    • Bank of the West, Java Johns, T’Bocks, Toppling and Goliath, West Side Dental, Edward Jones and Associates, Oneota River Cycles, Decorah Bicycles
  • Possible Sponsors to Pursue: Hovden Oil, Kelly Regan Chiropractic, Color Graphics, Wicks Construction, Featherlite, Team Rehab, Oneota Physical Therapy, Decorah Bank and Trust, Oneota Coop, Letterworks, Walmart

Decorah Time Trials 2011
  • Sponsorship Board- Discussion on making a large poster via color graphics that would contain all the sponsors for the trail system from with room on poster for results to be posted
  • 2011 Giveaways- Water Bottles have been chosen to replace t-shirt giveaway
  • Awards- T-Bocks has been reserved for the awards ceremony. Basement must be vacated by 5:00 p.m. due to another reservation

DHPT Apparel 2011
  • Hats-  Interest in purchasing hats instead of t-shirts for DHPT Apparel.
  • Quote to be obtained by Trevor and presented at March Meeting

March 2011 Agenda
-       Pugsley World Championships Recap
-       GPS Unit Info Session- How too???
-       Decorah Time Trials 2011
-       Trail Sponsors
-       Trail Maintenance Position- WHO???
-       Trail Running Race????
-       DHPT Hats
-       Upper Iowa River Trail to Bluffton