Almanzo and Royal Antler

Posted by Chris Skogen On August - 27 - 2012

How does a man move and shape a culture? Our love of storytelling compelled us to find out, so we dug into the story of the Almanzo 100 gravel road race-the granddaddy of them all. We found that a single man’s passion for community has manifested itself in a bike race. The challenge: to race 100 miles of gravel roads without assistance or outside support. Pain and suffering exist temporarily, but the satisfaction of a battle won will empower these racers the rest of their lives. Call it a movement if you’d like but please don’t call it a fad. Gravel racing is here to stay.

Sample Post 2

Posted by Chris Skogen On June - 30 - 2011

A second sample post to see how everything will look and to see how far the body of text will move over toward the photo. I think it's working rather well, I'm just not certain as to the final layout.

Sample Post

Posted by Chris Skogen On June - 30 - 2011

A sample post to see how everything will look


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Another contest?

Posted by Chris Skogen On 6:56 PM 0 comments
I think it might be nice if we add another contest to the mix. So, here we go...the best postcard (according to my tastes) will win yet another alcoholic beverage (provided your of age).

This one just came in today and I am not saying that this is the winner, but it is the one that prompted this new game. My suggestion to those that haven't entered yet, get the creativity box down from the shelf in your closet, wipe the dust off and send your registration card in today!
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A note to the speedy.

Posted by Chris Skogen On 7:57 PM 2 comments
Nice work with your pens.
Thank you for being so quick,
but can you finish?

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For the first entrant/finisher...

Posted by Chris Skogen On 6:33 AM 1 comments
I just had an idea. Now, normally these things get lost or blacked out by something called reason or foresight, but I thought it might be nice to push forward and offer the first entrant a bit of a reward for signing up for something so painful. I know that this might not be common practice, but hey, since when has riding one-hundred miles into the wind through 2 or 3 inches of fresh gravel been considered normal? So, anyway, if I go down to the mailbox today or tomorrow and I see your postcard first, you win! I am not sure what you'll win, but it will be great and probably full of liquor, so cheers to you for signing up early.....oh and there is a catch, like always, you're going to have to finish the race if you want to receive your booty.
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Posted by Chris Skogen On 7:10 PM 0 comments
Well, it is that time of year again. Get out your pens and dig through the garbage for a scrap of paper because I need your postcards. That's right, the time is now.


1. Your name.
2. Your age.
3. Your gender.
4. Your bicycle choice (i.e. fixed, single, not fixed, not single)
5. Your (e-mail) address.


1. Something to write on.
2. A valid postage stamp.
3. The correct address:

Almanzo 100
1217 7th Ave NW
Rochester, Minn. 55901

It is always nice, but not entirely necessary, that you find some gem of an image to send through the mail. It doesn't have to be great, but at the very least entertaining. Maybe a hand-drawn image of your favorite childhood memory, or a picture of your old aunt Sue passed-out with the Christmas tree tipped over on her. You know, something fantastic like that. Anyway, get 'em in the mail quick because whatever spots I have available are sure to go in a hurry. Oh yeah, and if you were wondering, it's still FREE this year.
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