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    Official T.I.V6 Thread

    fastski guy: We need an official TI V 6 thread....
    Okay, so you want an official T.I.V6 thread?

    Here's the deal so far:

    Grinnell Iowa will be the start/stop point. The city is pumped about this, we have a local bike shop on board already (Bikes To You), and big plans with a well known sponsor that have led to some ideas for a great finish line spot, a possible end of race hang out venue that would be appropo to the event, and more.

    The route is semi-planned out pending recon. There will be surprises there as well.

    Registration will be announced around Thanksgiving time. The way we have done it for the past two T.I. events will be used again. (Post card/ no entry fee)

    d.p. and I are stoked about this one. We hope you are too.

    There.

    That's the beginning of "The Official T.I.V6 Thread". Now it's up to you guys.............

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    Really I am that slow
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    Oh boy i can be the first poster! Stoked to get my iowa gravel in! 2010 is the year for fixie dave!
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    Well, fingers crossed that all things will come together and I will step up to the starting line again. Doubts about being dumb enough to do it fixed again, once was enough. Waiting for word from a local builder on the completion of my next wonder-bike. Hope to share with compatriots as things unfold going into late April.

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    I'm in. Many memories from last year. A hang out venue would be cool.

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    Ever have anyone come up from Arkansas to do the T.I?

    Also thoughts on using a Surly Cross Check frame? Have seen a few past T.I. photos with a Surly CC in them. Wonder how the frame fared after 300 plus miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuegoFuego
    Ever have anyone come up from Arkansas to do the T.I?

    Also thoughts on using a Surly Cross Check frame? Have seen a few past T.I. photos with a Surly CC in them. Wonder how the frame fared after 300 plus miles.
    Lots of Cross Checks have competed in Trans Iowa's past. It is a great rig for "gravel grindin'". It'll hold up just fine.

    To my knowledge I don't think we've had an Arkansas competitor.

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    Surly Cross Check

    A Surly Cross Check is THE perfect bike for Trans Iowa!

    Don't believe the hype of needing a fat tire bike. A cross bike, or at least cross tires on a 29er, are the way to go!

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    I've been dreaming of a sub-24hr finish since Eki, Pramann, and I missed a turn early in the morning and called GT. I'm looking forward to toeing the line with everyone, even with a target on my back. Who knows, maybe I will have an actual target on my back...

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    What a great race
    What great friends
    What Great Hills
    What an incredible long wait

    Ari

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    I love this event and the atmosphere it has. This event singlehandedly gets me off of my butt and training over the long, cold winter. For all the talk of Obama's health plan, I know the number one thing keeping me healthy is Trans Iowa.

    Thanks G-Ted.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Looking forward to springtime in Iowa and another TI adventure with old and new friends.

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    Giggles,
    Too bad you missed todays ride. It was a meatgrinder of a ride all the way to Wisconsin. I really think I had a headwind all day.

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    I forgot!
    Anyone have experience with Dinotte lights?? I picked up a helmet model and am waiting for the batteries to charge.
    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arisitidis
    I forgot!
    Anyone have experience with Dinotte lights?? I picked up a helmet model and am waiting for the batteries to charge.
    I have a 200L that I like a lot. I'm thinking about trading it in for a 400L as I want more lumens. My lumens, let me show you them.

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    Thinking about making a return visit...
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    I'd love the opportunity to help you suffer... If you make the trip I've got space in MPLS for basecamp. That offer goes for anyone traveling to through the cities for TI.

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    I can't tell if watching the race this year gave me more or less incentive to attempt it again.

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    Host City Grinnell

    I was in Grinnell this summer.

    Took my son there to visit Grinnell College.

    Their basketball team averages in triple digits, sub five in at a time, even got a game on ESPN several years back.

    Grinnell will be a great host.

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    Cannot wait to get back out to Iowa for attempt #2. At least I think I am excited about it - the pain, the tears, the hills, the dogs - hmmm - are we crazy or what? See you last weekend of April
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    Paul ! You signing up for 2010 ?

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    No good

    Did Nebraska really get pounded with snow already?
    ari

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arisitidis
    Did Nebraska really get pounded with snow already?
    ari
    Ah.......yes, yes it did! 14 inches on the site of the Big Wheeled Ballyhoo, to be about exact.

    Anyway, we'll have an Indian Summer. Don't worry about that.

    I am currently working on some exciting stuff with d.p. and an as yet undisclosed sponsor/supporter that should make ya'all pretty happy in terms of the social factor of the event. I'm pretty excited about it, but I will not be able to make an announcement until mid-November at the earliest.

    Recon will start here in about ten days and I hope to have it wrapped up by the time December rolls around. (Fingers crossed!)

    Look for the announcement on Registration to be posted here about mid-November too.

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    Did you get a beer sponsor? Pizza at the checkpoints?

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    GT, if you need a hand with some central iowa recon or a place to crash or a shop to raid for support, get a hold of me in ankeny.
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    Hmmm Grinell is closer this year. I'm thinking about a reunion. I might have to hit the weight room to push a monster gear this time? 40x18 (26er) probably wasn't big enough for me in V3, though that's hard to imagine even now. I can't hang at 30mph with that gear!
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