Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bell at city hall
Fisk holbrook Day house
2 of your teams bikes on a bus
Receipt for less then a dollar
A copy of The Onion
2 different Chinese Menus
Lawn Jockey
Someone buried in the volleyball court at Hart Park
Amtrack train
Mooning an Amtrak train
Fire truck
Police car with the lights on
A cat
in a dumpster
Beer coaster
on the trestle at Watertown Plank Road and Mayfair road
Large map of the USA
Large map of Wisconsin
A large 100' snake
Holding a baby
An adult in a shopping cart
Top of a parking garage
Rubbing of a tombstone
Real Jack-O-Lantern

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tour of 'Tosa

Alright all you chuckleheads, here's what you need to know for this years Tour of Tosa: It's a 2-part event - a Scavenger Hunt followed by a Relay Crit Race dreamed up by My Bad Ol' Self one night in PBR/NyQuil/Pepperoni Pizza induced state of delirium. You'll be divided up into teams of 4-5 people, get a map and instructions and get turned loose. to wreck havoc on my fair city. You'll need a Digital Camera for your team as you must provide proof that you've gone to all the sto0o0opid places I send you. After you complete your map, you'll return to the start for another map and repeat the steps until I get bored with you. After a break for scoring, the top teams in the Scavenger Hunt will then complete in the Figure 8 of Death Relay Race - on bikes scavenged out of the 'Tosa city dump. The winning team takes home the Stack of Cash. Got it? Either way, just show up or we'll talk about you later.

  • 10am Start - This means be there and ready to go by 10am. Be late and you may miss out.
  • 3pm or so finish - 'Nuff said.
  • $5 - This is the cost on entry - or $4 if you bring some non-perishable food items for the local food pantry.
  • Hoyt Park - This is where we start/end. You'll stop back there a few times during the day so you can always stash extra clothes or food/beverages in the car as needed.
  • Where is Hoyt Park? - In Wauwatosa of course - HERE - parking lot entrance is on Swan Blvd just south of Menomonee River Parkway.
  • Teams - 4 or 5 people to a team. If you cannot afford a team, one will be appointed for you. Your team must stay together.
  • Bike - It's mostly city riding, but there are a few off-road sections, some gravel and some grassy sections. I'd recommend either a Cyclocross, a MTB or your commuting rig. A carpet-fibre road bike is just plain silly - even on this ride.
  • Clothes - It's a casual event so full teamkit is in the overkill zone. You'll be on and off your bike alot , but will be riding 25-30 miles. Here's what the "Winning" team wore last year. Please note the now missing People's MiniVan - you automatically win if you find it and bring it back during the event.
  • Helmets - It's a free country, and there's a really large hospital near by so we most likely will be able to get you there in plenty of time to harvest your other organs. Your choice.
  • Pubs, Bars, Taverns, Saloons and Gentlemen's Clubs - None on the list of stops as this ride is open to all ages. Feel free to bring a 6'r for afterwards though.
  • Bribery - Bribery of the Official is not an upstanding form of competition, but this is me were talkin' about.

Give a shout out on the comments if you're planing on coming so I can get an idea on attendance. The Wauwatosa Police Department only has 1 paddy wagon and the've poliely asked for a head count incase they need to rent a back up.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Are you ready?

Join me on November 1st for the 2nd Annual Tour of Tosa. In this crazy event you'll be sent out in teams for a scavenger hunt. The top teams will then advance to the Infamous "Figure 8 of Death Relay Race" where the grand champions will be crowned.
Be Here!
All are welcome!
Have Fun!
You must bring:
Free Verbal Abuse!
  • Bike -there's some off-road sections so a mtb or cross bike would be ideal, but last year we had a few fix gear nuts.
  • Digital Camera - if you have one, ok if you don't
  • Sense of Adventure - trust me on this or you'll be sobbing mess and I'll send you home to cry to someone who cares.
  • $5 - winning team takes the pot. Money makes everyone race harder.
This event will last from 10am until about 3ish so plan ahead and bring a lunch.
No whining!
----More Details to follow----
?'s - lets have 'em.