Jan 30, 2013

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Texas Chainring Massacre

2/10/13 5:52 am

Yes, we are still on for today! I’ve already been up to check out the area and the roads are in great shape from what I’ve seen so far. We will probably change the race route to be same as the fun route. There are two low water crossings which are most likely high water crossings at the moment. There isn’t time today to reroute unless we postpone for several hours at least.

The parking lot/staging area is firm but wet (probably the wettest part of the whole route). You’ll want to wear old shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting muddy for when you are signing up/hanging out afterwards. I will try to address any questions during the Racers/Riders Meeting.

ATTENTTION RACERS!!!! Payout for Single Speeders and Women’s categories is now 100% 5 Deep!

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Texas Chainring Massacre 2013
Presented by

The Spinistry

Valley View, TX

Sunday, February 10, 2013

USA Cycling Event USA Cycling Permit # 2013-277

Category Distance Start Time Preregistration Fees
Open Men Ultra Endurance 100+ km 9:00 AM $35 50% 5 Deep
Open Women Ultra Endurance 100+ km 9:00 AM $35 50% 5 Deep
Open SS 100+ km 9:00 AM $35 50% 5 Deep
Fun Ride 45 miles 9:00 AM $20 Swag

On site registration will be $40 for the race and $30 for the Fun Ride.

The Texas Chainring Massacre is a full on gravel grinder featuring a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be both scenic and challenging. Riders will be able to enjoy a fantastic route that starts and ends in the “civilized” part of the D/FW Metroplex near Valley View, TX while meandering through some scenic rural areas.

The route can be run on a road bike (with fat rubber), or a mountain bike but riders shooting for the “win” will most likely utilize CX bikes. If you choose to take a road bike on the course please bring extra tubes because there are potholes and some rough sections of dirt road. The race course will fall under USA Cycling’s designation for Mountain Bike Ultra Endurance over 100 Kilometers (62 miles). We will also offer a fun ride with a distance under 45 miles.

This marked course ride will provide neutral aid/support stations but no outside support is allowed except at those aid stations. Plan to bring enough food and supplies to be self supported in case of break down since it might take several hours for a sweep/sag vehicle to reach stranded riders. 9am start time in Valley View, TX (address soon)

LONG ROUTE RACERS ONLY take note…We will be having 2 designated feed zones/check points where each rider will be required to stop, pick up a feed bag and check in. Each rider will provide their own feed bags to be shuttled to the drop stations. Station 1 will be 28 miles in and Station 2 will be 54 miles in. Route total is just over 77 miles.

Additional details including maps/cue sheets will be available on www.Spinistry.com

All roads whether paved or unpaved are public roads subject to the regulations of the great State of Texas. Participants are required to obey all “rules of the road” and laws for the applicable jurisdiction(s) in which they operate their bicycles and/or other vehicles. This applies to both the featured event as well as any practice or warm up events. The Texas Chainring Massacre is an all weather event unless conditions are deemed unsafe for riders so there is a no refunds policy.

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Jan 18, 2013

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MonsterCross Mayhem – The Levee Breaks

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http://goo.gl/maps/I73NQ the course will be marked to the best of our ability but arrows can come down so we recommend loading this map to be accessible from your smart phone or at least print out these instructions.

Free parking all day Saturday in the parking garage at the corner of 3rd and Taylor
Staging/Start will be at Trinity Bicycles (less than a block from the garage) 343 Throckmorton. Be there no later than 8am.
We are providing a route for people who are interested in this type of adventure to follow. There is no other support available. Riders are all responsible for their own well being and are expected to obey the rules of the road. There will be no SAG vehicles and no formal check in process. No part of this ride is more than 5 minutes from a bus stop or a spot where a cab can pick you up if needed. The route is all publicly accessible to the best of our knowledge but we assume no responsibility should you make a wrong turn onto private property or if previously public areas are closed off for various reasons.

Segment 1 Start to East 1st St/Gateway Park
Controlled/Mass Start from Trinity Bicycle up Throckmorton to Taylor St and the entrance to the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth. Riders may ride paved or unpaved trails their choice. They both go to the same place. Approximately 1 mile into the Trinity Trail there will be a low water crossing on the right. Cross the river here. There will be no other river crossings in Ft. Worth. Follow the Trinity Trail approximately another 6 miles until it ends just after Beach St. Do not take the water crossing on the left, follow the dirt trails (should be marked) to take the Gateway singletrack new sections all the way to E. 1st St. Turn right at the street.

Segment 2 Gateway to River Legacy
Proceed East on 1st St to the paved trail on the left. Follow paved trail through Quanah Parker Park and the proceed East on Randol Mill (formerly 1st St). Randol Mill will cross over 820 14 miles into total route. Plenty of stores/etc in this area. Keep East on Randol Mill to Williams and go South to Lowery. East on Lowery to Cooks. South on Cooks to Meadowbrook. East on Meadowbrook to Dottie Lynn Pkwy. South on Dottie Lynn for about .75 miles. This is a busy road so ride carefully. Left (East) at park entrance. Follow paved trail NE until it comes out on MeadowBrook/Green Oaks. Stay on paved trail entire way to unofficial back entrance of River Legacy Park. Back entrance is gated dirt road for Tramel Davis road. Cross under the gate it’s okay. Follow dirt road until you connect with River Legacy paved trails. Follow paved trails to mtb trail head. Please reference the map if you aren’t familiar with the park. Do any or none of the loops that you wish here. It’s a good trail so might as well hit it all. Follow main road out of park to Green Oaks.

Segment 3 River Legacy to Dallas Levees
Proceed East on Green Oaks .75 miles to Lincloln and head South to Brown. Follow Brown across 360 where it turns into Avenue K which becomes Duncan Perry. Turn left at Egyptian Way. Follow Egyptian Way East until it turns South and becomes NW 7th St. Turn left on Palace Pkwy. Follow Palace Pkwy to Belt Line. Turn North on Belt Line until you cross the river before Lone Star Park. Look to the right for the paved trail. Follow the paved trail south and east of Lone Star Park to Hunter Ferrell. Go east on Hunter Ferrell which is under construction. You can ride the construction side all the way through to MacArthur. Take MacArthur North to pick up east bound Hunter Ferrell again. Turn right at the entrance to Campion Trails Park. Take paved trail to Shady Grove and go East. 50 milers will take Irving Blvd west to the train station 75 milers will begin the Dallas Levees section after the Irving Blvd Bridge.

Segment 4 Dallas Levees to LB Houston
Follow Shady Grove/Irving Blvd Bridge over Trinity River and look for levee access on the right. You will start a levee lollipop from this point so some of the ride will be hit both out and back so you may cross paths with riders going the other way. Generally speaking you will want to stay on top of the levees except for some of the bridge crossings. Follow the levee East to the Westmoreland bridge (1st bridge) and ride under the bridge south to cross the river. Follow the levees East/Southeast to the Santa Fe Trestle bridge and recross the river. Follow the levees the other direction back to Westmoreland Bridge and double back towards Shady Grove/Irving Blvd Bridge. This time go under the bridge and follow the levees all the way to Harry Hines Blvd where they dead end. Cross Harry Hines at Stokers and follow Shorecrest to Denton Dr. Left on Denton Dr to Lombardy. Left on Lombard to Shady Trail. Right on Shady Trail to Manana Dr. Left on Manana Dr to Newkirk. Left on Newkirk and cross NW Highway to California Crossing. California Crossing to Wildwood. Left on Wildwood to LBH trail entrance on the RIGHT. Follow LBH trail all the way back around to Wildwood and then Left on Wildwood towards 114.

Segment 5 LB Houston back to Funky Town
Wildwood to South to traffic light at access road to John Carpenter Fwy/114. Left at traffic light on sidewalk because the road is one way. Follow sidewalk to train station and hop on the train. $5 for a a 2 hour all regions pass or $10 for all day pay at the kiosk. Take DART train to Victory Station (AAC) and board TRE train to Fort Worth. You can get off the train at Intermodal station if you want to go directly to Trinity Bicycles/Parking garage asap. Stay on the train to final stop if you wish to visit the T&P Tavern at the T&P Station. Very easy pedal in almost a straight line from T&P to Trinity Bicycles.

GPS Tracks http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2081396

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The Spinistry & Trinity Bicycles
Fort Worth, TX

Saturday, January 26, 2013
USA Cycling Event USA Cycling Permit # 2013-134

A one of a kind cycling adventure from Fort Worth to Dallas and back. Singletrack, road, paved trails, horse trails, levees/jeep roads, and maybe even a water crossing or two. Staging will be at Trinity Bicycles in downtown Fort Worth and the group will depart en masse to the Trinity Trails system to follow the levee trails to the Gateway Park Mountain bike trail.

From there riders will follow a marked course combining paved trails, roads and jeep roads to the River Legacy Mountain Bike trail in Arlington. The next segment will be mostly paved road and paved trails from Arlington through Grand Prairie and into the Dallas County Levee trails and ultimately to the LB Houston Mountain Bike Trail in Irving.

The final leg will be a short pedal over to the DART train station and take the train back to downtown Fort Worth and then pedal back to Trinity Bicycles in fantabulous Sundance Square. Final times will be noted and tall tales will commence. Photo diaries of the adventure are encouraged.

The course will consist of approximately 75 miles of combined singletrack, paved trail, levee roads and paved roads. The route will be marked and cue sheets will be provided. Detailed maps and GPS plots will be made available online at www.Spinistry.com. The vast majority of the ride will be on various various approved trail systems. Every effort will be made to route riders on via safest possible surface routes when required but the rules of the road must be obeyed. There will be no sag or aid stations but there will be plenty of stores and restaurants along the route. Riders must make their own arrangements to return to the staging area if they are not able to complete the course for any reason.

This will be an all weather event. Course will be routed around the mountain bike trails if trail conditions are not satisfactory. No prize list but all times will be logged for posterity. Ride departs from Trinity Bicycles 8:30 am 1/26/2013. There are no age or gender categories, completely Open. Preregistration is $15 and day of registration will be $25. Riders will be required to pay appropriate fares for the trains. Details available on Spinistry.com.

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Dec 14, 2012

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2013 Texas Chainring Massacre 2/10

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Texas Chainring Massacre 2013
Presented by

The Spinistry

Valley View, TX

Sunday, February 10, 2013

USA Cycling Event USA Cycling Permit # 2013-277

Category Distance Start Time Preregistration Fees
Open Men Ultra Endurance 100+ km 9:00 AM $35 50% 5 Deep
Open Women Ultra Endurance 100+ km 9:00 AM $35 50% 5 Deep
Open SS 100+ km 9:00 AM $35 50% 5 Deep
Fun Ride 45 miles 9:00 AM $20 Swag

The Texas Chainring Massacre is a full on gravel grinder featuring a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be both scenic and challenging. Riders will be able to enjoy a fantastic route that starts and ends in the “civilized” part of the D/FW Metroplex near Valley View, TX while meandering through some scenic rural areas.

The route can be run on a road bike (with fat rubber), or a mountain bike but riders shooting for the “win” will most likely utilize CX bikes. If you choose to take a road bike on the course please bring extra tubes because there are potholes and some rough sections of dirt road. The race course will fall under USA Cycling’s designation for Mountain Bike Ultra Endurance over 100 Kilometers (62 miles). We will also offer a fun ride with a distance under 45 miles.

This marked course ride will provide neutral aid/support stations but no outside support is allowed except at those aid stations. Plan to bring enough food and supplies to be self supported in case of break down since it might take several hours for a sweep/sag vehicle to reach stranded riders. 9am start time in Valley View, TX (address soon)

LONG ROUTE RACERS ONLY take note…We will be having 2 designated feed zones/check points where each rider will be required to stop, pick up a feed bag and check in. Each rider will provide their own feed bags to be shuttled to the drop stations. Station 1 will be 28 miles in and Station 2 will be 54 miles in. Route total is just over 77 miles.

Additional details including maps/cue sheets will be available on www.Spinistry.com

All roads whether paved or unpaved are public roads subject to the regulations of the great State of Texas. Participants are required to obey all “rules of the road” and laws for the applicable jurisdiction(s) in which they operate their bicycles and/or other vehicles. This applies to both the featured event as well as any practice or warm up events. The Texas Chainring Massacre is an all weather event unless conditions are deemed unsafe for riders so there is a no refunds policy.

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Feb 13, 2012

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Results

Long route with time of day finished. 9am start time

Russ Walker 1:30
Ryan Dromgoole 1:36
Bryan Fawley 1:59
Tom Brandish 1:59
Jeff Turner 2:10
Louise Smyth 2:11
Jordan Chaney 2:11
Julian Howitt 2:11
Larry Price 2:11
Dana Burch 2:27
Nick Torraca (Mad Duck) 2:30
Unknown 2:41
Tim Trout 2:41
Unknown 2:41
Brady Kendall 2:45
Ben Sewell 2:52
Eric Warden 2:55
Adam Phillips 2:54
Cesar Silva 3:17
Billy Cook 3:26
Stanley Ford Tandem 3:27
Phil Bainridge 3:33
Mike Favalaro 3:33
Michael Terrell 3:41
Bobby Vales 3:56
Dave Neves 3:56
Peter Rajcani 4:11
Yuri Cook/Lorinda Putter Tandem 4:46

Short route with time of day finished. 9am start time.
Mike Steeves 11:45
Mike Bohn 11:50
Kyle Rodemahler 11:52
Mark Adame 11:54
Chris Schaeffer 11:58
Wade Gasperson 12:00
Roger Prachyr 12:00
Justin Juarez 12:00
John Gillian 12:00
Stephen Thompson 12:00
JP Evans 12:08
Stephen Ginn 12:08
Matt Kimber 12:10
Chris Ferguson 12:10
Dandy Villanueva 12:16
Matt Malone 12:20
Mike Nevin 12:21
Kevin Pereira 12:33
Charles Farrell 12:33
Scott McCall 12:40
Paul Wells 12:40
Eric Youres 12:40
Nelson Martinez 12:44
Chris Craig 12:45
Josh Hahne 12:46
David Dudley 1:01
Brett Ringger 1:06
William Bonnette 1:06
Brian Buell 1:18
Tony Shifflett 1:18
Keith Maddox 1:22
Emily Seidel 1:22
Janice Cahalane 1:33
Hugo Walker 1:33
Dianna Brackeen 1:38
Jeff Crocker 1:42
Thomas Walter 1:45
RussellHaverton 1:45
Ted Rojas 1:58
Gabriel Rojas 1:58
Joel Weeks 1:58
Tiffany Anthony 2:25
Chris Williams 2:25

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Feb 2, 2012

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It’s On!

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Jan 6, 2012

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Mad Duck Cyclery & Orbea Bikes Texas Chainring Massacre

Results:

Long route with time of day finished. 9am start time

Russ Walker 1:30
Ryan Dromgoole 1:36
Bryan Fawley 1:59
Tom Brandish 1:59
Jeff Turner 2:10
Louise Smyth 2:11
Jordan Chaney 2:11
Julian Howitt 2:11
Larry Price 2:11
Dana Burch 2:27
Nick Torraca (Mad Duck) 2:30
Unknown 2:41
Tim Trout 2:41
Unknown 2:41
Brady Kendall 2:45
Ben Sewell 2:52
Eric Warden 2:55
Adam Phillips 2:54
Cesar Silva 3:17
Billy Cook 3:26
Stanley Ford Tandem 3:27
Phil Bainridge 3:33
Mike Favalaro 3:33
Michael Terrell 3:41
Bobby Vales 3:56
Dave Neves 3:56
Peter Rajcani 4:11
Yuri Cook/Lorinda Putter Tandem 4:46

Short route with time of day finished. 9am start time.
Mike Steeves 11:45
Mike Bohn 11:50
Kyle Rodemahler 11:52
Mark Adame 11:54
Chris Schaeffer 11:58
Wade Gasperson 12:00
Roger Prachyr 12:00
Justin Juarez 12:00
John Gillian 12:00
Stephen Thompson 12:00
JP Evans 12:08
Stephen Ginn 12:08
Matt Kimber 12:10
Chris Ferguson 12:10
Dandy Villanueva 12:16
Matt Malone 12:20
Mike Nevin 12:21
Kevin Pereira 12:33
Charles Farrell 12:33
Scott McCall 12:40
Paul Wells 12:40
Eric Youres 12:40
Nelson Martinez 12:44
Chris Craig 12:45
Josh Hahne 12:46
David Dudley 1:01
Brett Ringger 1:06
William Bonnette 1:06
Brian Buell 1:18
Tony Shifflett 1:18
Keith Maddox 1:22
Emily Seidel 1:22
Janice Cahalane 1:33
Hugo Walker 1:33
Dianna Brackeen 1:38
Jeff Crocker 1:42
Thomas Walter 1:45
RussellHaverton 1:45
Ted Rojas 1:58
Gabriel Rojas 1:58
Joel Weeks 1:58
Tiffany Anthony 2:25
Chris Williams 2:25

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Click here for confirmed riders list

Click here to see the bike we’ll be giving away (Yes, we’re giving away a bike!)

The Texas Chainring Massacre will be a full on gravel grinder featuring a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be both scenic and challenging. Riders will be able to enjoy a fantastic route that starts and ends in the “civilized” part of the D/FW Metroplex near Valley View, TX while meandering through some scenic rural areas…

Early bird special for the first 50 riders is $20 entry fee which will move up to $30 once we hit that threshold. FYI, we already have over 20 registrations in just over a day of being on our facebook page. ALSO Dorba/Fwmba members use coupon code Member for an extra $5 off. That means you can get a $15 entry if you hop on early and are a member.

Currently parking is limited at the staging area so we will cap entries at 100. There is a 45ish mile route as well as a 90ish mile route. It’s gonna be a great ride! Must be present at the event to win the bike. We will be doing a drawing from signed waivers.

Quack, Quack!

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