Thursday, May 31, 2012

Prizes! Come get some!

Excuse the crappy image quality!  This stuff looks better in person.  It should also be noted that those four rectangular things on top of the Hold Fast shirt are not stickers, they are cigarette rolling papers . . .

Push off in two days!

We have fifteen spots left.  Online registration ends on Friday night at 11pm.  We'll register folks in person if we don't sell out online, but if you definitely want to do it, you should probably register online to be sure.

And as some people have been asking what to expect, here's a bit of a teaser/spoiler.  The images below are representative of what the mixed terrain segment looks like:

See y'all in a few days!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Fillin' up!

We have about 20 spots left. If we don't sell out before the race, we'll take day of registration. If you know you definitely want to do it, you may want to pre-register.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17 updates!

I rode out to the farm this weekend and worked out some details.  Ultimately, we've simplified a lot so we can all just get in where we fit in.

Here's what's up:

  • We're out of car spots.  If you want a ride down on Friday evening and a ride back to SF on Sunday morning,email me (racetothemammoth{at} and we can make it work. 
  • We'll be doing Sunday, June 3, drops at the top of the hill to the Menlo Park Caltrain station.  We'll run the bus as long as it takes to get everybody to the top of the hill for a downhill ride of about 15 miles to the Menlo Park Caltrain station.  We will also still provide cue sheets all the way back to SF (via a route that differs from the route down), as well as cue sheets to get you up over the hills to the Menlo Park Caltrain station (about 30 miles from the farm).
  • We're no longer selling dorm floor spots and encouraging y'all to bring tents (the campsite area will be a fun time), but if you ain't got a tent to sleep in, we'll find a sheltered spot for you.  
  • Anybody who wants one can get a shower.  Sadie will be cooking all day (thus heating the water with the stove heat), so most people should get warm showers.  If you arrive later, you may need to take a cold/lukewarm shower, but if you're into it, you can get it.
  • We won't be hosting any bands in the dorm, but we'll have a banjo and an acoustic guitar that we can play out at the campsite as late as we want. 
  • FYI: The campsite has a water fountain (the closest to the spring) and an outhouse.  Also, you may want to bring a headlamp.
  • Since some folks were apprehensive about it, this will no longer be a rain or shine event.  If we have bad weather, WE WILL either honor the registration on a makeup date or refund your money, your choice.

Monday, May 7, 2012

More details coming early next week

I'll be heading out to the farm this weekend to hang with the fellas, finalize the route, and work out as many of the remaining details as possible.  I'll have a pretty solid update early next week.

The latest news is that the lovely Sadie, of Bread SRSLY, will be cooking dinner for us!  We'll also be getting certificates for bread loaves and muffins added to the prize pool.

Crumpler is now on board as a sponsor too!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012


A HUGE thanks to all of the sponsors!  Here's what we have so far:

Ritual Coffee Roasters - 5 bags of coffee and 5 coffee mugs
Freedom - a set of ThickSlick 700x28c Deluxe tires
Velo Rouge - $50 gift certificate
Hold Fast - a "prize-pack"
Urban Velo - "a few small things"
Crumpler - some Bumper Issue backpacks
Pedal Panties  - a pair of panties for First Female
Bread SRSLY - cooking dinner for us and providing us with four certificates, each redeemable for a loaf of bread (delivered to you by bicycle) and one certificate for a half dozen muffins