Great Lakes Ultra Cycling


		
	

Great Lakes Ultra Cycling Ride Feedback and Comments

Ride/DateComment(s)

10-03-2020 - Barrington Cow 400k

MikeNxxxxxx

Great route!

10-03-2020 - Barrington Cow 400k

PaulDxxxxxx

Another great brevet route! Weather a bit challenging but great camaraderie made it fun!

10-03-2020 - Barrington Cow 400k

MicheleBxxxxxxx

Major congratulations to Lena on her first 400k in some epic weather. Light rain and 37 is a challenge for everyone. It's the mark of a great rider that they never despair and just keep smiling for all of it. Looking forward to riding with you again. My 3rd 400k on a tandem was really awesome. Thanks to Paul for keeping me on the road through a major injury.

09-26-2020 - 2020 Closer - Happy No Trails

BrunoMxxxxxx

Thanks to everyone at GLR. Great ride, great to meet everyone. Tons of fun!

09-26-2020 - 2020 Closer - Happy No Trails

MicheleBxxxxxxx

Thanks for a great ride Paul! The large blizzard rocked.

09-26-2020 - 2020 Closer - Happy No Trails

PaulDxxxxxx

Tandem ride being reported by the stoker!

09-05-2020 - Dancing Jellyfish 400k

EddieCxxxxx

Another great ride! Enjoyed the rolling hills, cool night riding, and watching the lightning light up the sky in the distance before the real thunderstorm began.



09-05-2020 - Dancing Jellyfish 400k

TomKxxxxxxxx

Thank you.

06-27-2020 - Reversed Puff 600k

PaulKxxxxxx

What a great route and beautiful weather! Really liked the trail out of New Glarus!

06-13-2020 - Chicago Double Loop 400k

PaulKxxxxxx

Hey Michelle. Nice riding the 2nd loop with you. Great day for a ride. Glad we had that trail to protect us from the NorthEast wind.


Let me know if the link doesn't work. It's a link to Ride with GPS


Thanks

Paul

05-23-2020 - Great Lakes Memorial Day Imperial Century

PaulKxxxxxx

That was fun.

05-23-2020 - Great Lakes Memorial Day Imperial Century

ChuckJxxx

Great route heading north. Hills were challenging all day. We missed the

bike shop, made several wrong turns but worked things out. Super weather. First time this year in real hot heat.

05-23-2020 - Great Lakes Memorial Day Imperial Century

EddieCxxxxx

I misread google maps and passed the Doctor's!

05-23-2020 - Great Lakes Memorial Day Imperial Century

MicheleBxxxxxxx

Lots hillier than I was at first thinking and I helped write the route. We started outside Waukesha and had a great day on the bike. It got to about 95 degrees at one point so I was glad there were places to get water. The section in Kettle Moraine and Dousman is especially nice.

05-16-2020 - Fox and Rock 300k

PaulDxxxxxx

Great route! Most rides that are memorable have unexpected challenges-and this had it all. Flooded routes, navigational challenges, an awesome tailwind for miles on end followed by hellacious headwinds that seemingly persisted forever as well as a crash and splash. Awesome!! This will be a brevet that will be talked about in the future.

05-16-2020 - Fox and Rock 300k

JamesJxxxxxx

Not a big fan of urban bike paths. Wishing I would have started in Woodstock to avoid the crowds. Overall I like the course. Pretty much in my back yard.

05-16-2020 - Fox and Rock 300k

PaulKxxxxxx

Although the wind for the last 65 miles was not fun, the route its self was great. Great riding partners. Some long distances without places to stop but those tended to be flat and manageable.

05-16-2020 - Fox and Rock 300k

MicheleBxxxxxxx

I never wrote this route as an early spring ride, but it worked and everyone had fun - including me! First 200k+ ride on a single bike since breaking my leg last year. The 20-30 mph headwind for the last 66 miles was impressive! I'm really looking forward to doing this route again when there is less flooding and I can enjoy the Fox River trail south of Elgin.

05-09-2020 - Chonkey Kong Country 200k

MaxHxxxx

Amazing! Legs are dead but I feel great!

05-09-2020 - Chonkey Kong Country 200k

RandyAxxxxxxx

My first gravel road ride of any considerable distance The 50/50 mix was nice to go back and forth.

Newbie experience:

The gravel roads were in good condition and mostly easy to ride, almost like pavement. There wasn’t any washboard that I could remember. However, there were sections that had larger rocks on top of the hard pack which felt like riding on marbles. At times the rougher sections were pushing me off the road crown towards the shoulder. Needed to use the brakes on some gravel descents to maintain steering control (hard work on the climb and no joy on the way down). Did alright on the gravel climbs except for the early Chunkey Monkey where I did get off to walk about 30 feet.

Nice temperatures with my 9:04 am start and 7:45 pm finish. The headwinds to Savanna were strong and unrelenting, but nice to have some tailwind on the way back.

Thanks for the route and setting up the ride.

05-09-2020 - Chonkey Chimp 100k

WillPxxxx

I forgot to hit start on the Garmin until about a couple of miles down the road.


Great ride. Not a lot of gravel on the way back, but I guess it gave us a break.

05-09-2020 - Chonkey Chimp 100k

AdamZxxxxx

Yay!

05-09-2020 - Chonkey Chimp 100k

MilesTxxxx

Fun route! Some beautiful country out that way

05-09-2020 - Chonkey Chimp 100k

PaulNxxxxxxxx

We loved the course - and we enjoyed ourselves through the challenging hills:)

05-02-2020 - 2020 Evanston Opener (Happy No Trails)

KingstonSxxxx

Thanks for everything. Couldn't have asked for better weather.

05-02-2020 - 2020 Evanston Opener (Happy No Trails)

SamuelKxxxx

This was one of the best 200ks ever. The route was awesome, the planning was awesome, even the weather was awesome. I could go on and on! Loved the tour of the lifestyles of the rich and famous up in Lake Forest.

Also, supplying water on the route was real clutch--thanks.

05-02-2020 - 2020 Evanston Opener (Happy No Trails)

PaulKxxxxxx

Great day for a ride! Loved the route!

05-02-2020 - 2020 Evanston Opener (Happy No Trails)

RichardGxxxxx

Nicely set up. Was too tired to complete the whole thing, only road around 90 miles of the brevet route.

05-02-2020 - 2020 Evanston Opener (Happy No Trails)

WillPxxxx

Great ride!

Thanks, Michelle!

05-02-2020 - 2020 Evanston Opener (Happy No Trails)

ChuckJxxx

MIchele: It was nice to see you out on the road for support. The route was beautiful with exception of a few no shoulder sections on busy roads but we managed. All in all a great day.


Thank you.

Chuck

05-02-2020 - 2020 Evanston Opener (Happy No Trails)

KevinMxxx

My GPS shorted my 2 miles on my ride