100K Category races by age/discipline. 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. The formula will be 10 racer per category (age/gender) based on youngest age and up. Same goes for Red Bull and Monster, they seem to end up roadside, says it all really. Weather for 'Texas Chainring Massacre 2017'. 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 will be a marked course with neutral support at least every 33 miles. Reviews. Otherwise, you will not be able to register for races or use other functionality of the website. Fitness event in Sanger, TX by Spinistry on Saturday, January 23 2021 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. Thou shalt covet thy neighbor's bike, gear, lung capacity, navigation skills, etc. Next-level hospitality. There were hundreds of riders, timing chips, well-marked turns on the course for people riding different distances, and credit for free food/ liquor in the little town square at the end of the ride. Endurance cycling events that we we strive to make Long, Hard & Dirty. 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. 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. Non Competitive Fun Ride - Multiple distance options for everyone from the complete beginner to the all day wanderers. We recognize that many need a tune up before taking on the 2021 Texas Chainring Massacre so we\'re going to push it later into the year (date TBD) so that everyone has a chance to get into top racing form.Spots will be limited.This will be a Spinistry Safe Start ride meeting proper social distancing and safety protocols including no touch check in. Get out there and see what you can do. The brisk 30 degree temps didn’t keep the Bearded Women away. 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. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy. We rode across Georgia together. Awards 3 deep, no cash payout. 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. This applies to both the featured event as well as any practice or warm up events. 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. If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. Thank you! If it is a payout race this will be the category. Equivalent to Cat 2 and Cat 3 sandbaggers/16-18 Mph Average over 100K, C Race - Competitive. Thou shalt not have any other goal before you but to have fun. However, your browser doesn't appear to allow cookies by default. Cash payout 3 deep and Series Points awarded. About the Race: The Texas Chainring Massacre ride/race will be a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be … Texas Chainring Massacre is kind of like NorTX Gravel 101. 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. It’s nice to know he’s doing alright, and it’s even nicer to see he’s grown an exceptional moustache. Make pretty good camping spots at the top. Enter your E-mail address and we will send you instructions to reset your password if there is an account for that E-mail. Time: 9 AM. She didn’t want her photo taken as she’d taken a spill the day before, but I only had one chance. No license required. Here's a look at 6 days of Texas Chainring Mania Tuesday March 31 -108.5 miles +3680 ft Wednesday April 1- 126.9 miles +6471 ft Thursday April 2 - 110.8 miles +3953 ft Friday April 3 - 98.0 miles +3500 ft 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. I had a couple of nights at Lake Conroe and Lake Livingstone which almost gave me flashbacks of Japan, sitting stark bollock naked in a tent with sweat dripping off my nose. was the feeling at Texas Chainring Massacre. Age breaks will be determined based on total number of entries once the event reaches capacity. The event was held on 1/23 and staged from the tiny town of Valley View, TX. After a day of biking on the dirtroads of Bastrop Park I stayed on a farm out in the middle of nowhere with a little old lady called Carol Montgomery. The Texas Chainring Massacre Race Training is on Saturday January 23, 2021. Equivalent to Pro/Cat 1/19+ Mph Average over 100K, B Race - Badasses. If you "win" a C race with a big gap on the field you will probably be upgraded that race unless you've never raced before. 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. If you want some upper level courses try Red River Riot. More. If you still see this message after clicking the link, then your browser settings are likely set to not allow cookies. A blog about a regular guy who got bored of sitting at his desk thinking about going on a massive bike ride, and actually got on his bike and went on massive bike ride. Now I was in East Texas things started to liven up a bit. Please enable JavaScript if possible. Please try enabling cookies. The only problem was I got rumbled by raccoons in the night, who were having a proper good go at tearing through my panniers until I woke up and chased them around half naked for an hour. Texas should be split into two states. This is Carol. You may experience issues registering or using other parts of the website. The Texas Chainring Massacre 100K race is a loop that starts and leaves from Valley View, which is located northwest of Dallas on the edge of civilization before heading onto the desolate country roads. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Spinistry Cycling Advocacy Group Membership. After a few days with Adam it was a short punt into Austin to check out Texas’ blue city. There were some decent (but expensive) State Parks to camp in, like Bastrop Forest, which was more of half a forest now since they had a big old fire a few years back. On the way out I said goodbye to Russell and Emily, they were going at a more leisurely ‘couples’ pace than I’m used to, as I rode into a lot of sun and headwind, which over a couple of days turned into a hell of a lot of cloud and an extreme amount of headwind. Click the “Accept Cookie Policy” button below to accept the use of cookies on your browser. 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 10th Anniversary Edition of the Panaracer Texas Chainring Massacre is going to kick off the national gravel schedule in style! ... Bike and rider were cleared to continue but he decided to stick to the 30-mile route. Ideal for those newer to gravel grinding and/or those who want some bonus time hanging out in Valley View and the Whiskey Hollow Distillery. 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. Routes will be marked and neutral water tables will be … The Texas Chainring Massacre The sides of the road sparkle in Texas, they’re lined with broken glass from beer bottles that have been launched from the driver’s seat. 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. We had a showing of over 7 members getting out and riding the gravel. Ride non competitive the first event to establish a base line. The closer to Louisiana I got, the more the humidity rose, which for me is one of the worst types of weather to ride in. ... We rolled past as he stopped to make repairs, and turned off the main route, ironically on the road to Cheese Cake. Temperatures were right at freezing for the start which is extremely brisk for Texas riders to crawl out of bed. 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. Started out with Shahab, Mike and Ricardo but lost Shahab and Mike on the first hill. Being in the middle of Texas I was pretty relieved when I pondered up the creaky wooden stairs to find a touring cyclists hostel upstairs. 100K Dash For the Cash - This marked course ride will provide neutral aid/support station at approximately the half way point but no outside support is allowed except at the aid station. Doesn’t look very anxious, the shirt must work. Date: Saturday — May 08, 2010. They were lovely girls, who seem to get all the Southern Tier riders on their first or last day in Texas, depending on their direction. VALLEY VIEW - THE FASTEST 100K ON GRAVEL! Riding into Texas presented us with a big sign that read ‘Drive Friendly – The Texas Way’. This is also the preferred category for the person doing this type of event for the first time and has no idea which race category is appropriate for them. Weather for 'Texas Chainring Massacre 2017'. 14-16 Mph Average over 100K. The 2016 gravel season kicked off in traditional fashion with The Texas Chainring Massacre which is billed as "The fastest 100 miles on gravel" by The Spinistry. They’ll never learn…. We all stayed with Kirsty and Erin, our WarmShowers hosts in El Paso on the first night. Much like Nascar’s Daytona 500 kicking off the season with the Big Show, we’re kicking off 2020 with gravel’s Big Show and crowning the 2020 Panaracer Gravel King and Gravel Queen based on the 100K winners of this race. Dirty Fury. Remember Adam? The Texas Chainring Massacre is an all-weather event unless conditions are deemed unsafe for riders so there is a no refunds policy. Location: Adventure Park in Roanoke, TX. Please wait while we submit your question/message. 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. 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. 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. There’s a lot of fences in Texas. I managed to squeeze in a few fancy high-power ales though, and I’ll say one thing about American beer — they still haven’t perfected a nice light session ale, have they? Your message was posted to Facebook. Seems like drink-driving is the state sport, and if you’re caught with an open container you’re disqualified, so out the window it goes. It includes the following events: 8am Wave, 815am Wave, 830am Wave, 845am Wave, 9am Wave, 915am Wave, 930am Wave, 945am Wave, and 10am Wave. 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 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. 100 Mile Open - The classic long distance gravel grinder. myWindsock illuminates the wind and weather. 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. Entry Fees: 35$ Winner take all prize. In order to use BikeSignUp, your browser must accept cookies. Fortunately, I got some high winds on my last night in Texas at Martin Dies Jr State Park, which blew the humidity right off for a decent, dry night camping. Event: Texas Chainring Massacre. +Weather data to all of your Routes & Rides and all Strava Segments including their Leaderboards. Participants in Spinistry events are traditionally very passionate about cycling and the joy that it brings to people. Racing age is determined by age on event day. Honor thy bike shops and thy distillers/fermenters. Texas Chainring Massacre Race Training. Kevin and the Spinistry team have upped their game this year with a much better-organized event than my last experience. 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. She’d told me she wouldn’t be in when I’d arrive so I was tasked with finding the right barn and letting myself in. It’s all 6-9% hop-your-bollocks-off I.P.A. Little bastards. "Giddy up, y'all!" The 2020 Panaracer Texas Chainring Massacre is on Saturday January 25, 2020. Seems like drink-driving is the state sport, and if you’re caught with an open container you’re disqualified, so out the window it goes. It should give you an idea of what it's about though. Carol’s bunkhouse above her barn is a bit of a cycle touring institution, if you’re riding the Southern Tier, you have to go. myWindsock illuminates the wind and weather. Thou shalt not take the spirit of self supported in vain. Texas Chainring Massacre. It includes the following events: 100Kish Gravel King Open - Cash Payout 3 Deep Plus Age Awards, 50Kish Gravel Prince - Age Awards, 100Kish Gravel Queen Open - Cash Payout 3 Deep Plus Age Awards, 50Kish Gravel Princess - Age Awards, 100ish Mile Executioner - Awards 3 Deep Plus Top Female, Volunteers and … Thou shalt not make unto thee a litter bug. The every day fast folks most of us are jealous of. Or, my favorite, The Dirty Fury…Kinder Mountain, Flat Rock Hill, Cement Mountain…awesome fun. I didn’t really get chance to ponder around Austin as much as I’d wanted; I had a To-Do list comprising of hunting down a new Thermarest valve and picking up some new tubes which bit a big chunk of spare time out of my day off. He also told me to ‘keep your ass against the wall ’cause it’s full of lib-tards.’ Lovely bloke. Thou shalt not touch my timing computer even if you think you know everything about computers and software. D Ride - Developmental. Oh no, not a sign up form, boo! THE FASTEST 100K ON GRAVEL! The 100K course includes a little over 2,500 feet of climbing packed into the route. My first rule for wild camping is to never jump a fence, partly because the Buggernaut weighs so much, and partly because if you get caught you’re already off on the wrong foot. Well he lives in Marble Falls, Texas now, so we hung out for a few days, drank, ate barbecue, and reminisced about cycling days of yore. Didn’t warn me about the raccoons, did they? No license required. If you have any questions about this race, click the button below. Check your spam folder if you do not receive it. A little taste of the route. She’s hosted 700+ people over the years, that’s right, seven hundred. No pressure of any kind but you will have a recorded time to reference if you are curious how you stack up with others. (Shorter Routes will be available each day) Routes and a 'SAG van' and lodging are included with your purchase. There’s not really much to report on west Texas other than a hell of a lot of interstate riding, lots of wind, sparse desert and some oil fields that had some signs saying ‘Danger – Poisonous Gas’, which is exactly what you want to read as you’re cycling past sucking lungfuls of air in. and seek to make them yours as well. It’s time for a Wayne’s World style flashback moment. I like riding in deserts, but when they’re not playing nice they can throw some horrible shit at you. Over 600 riders toed the start line of Spinstry’s 2020 Panaracer Texas Chainring Massacre, a traditional gravel season opener held about 50 miles outside of Dallas, Texas. He starred in such memorable stories such as; ‘Dimi pulled a gun out and shot it right next to us’ and ‘Adam got scared in the night and let out the loudest, high-pitched scream I’ve ever heard’. Once 10 racers are in an age/gender group the next group begins. 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. Club Run, Saturday 31 st October, 2015. It’s a nice ride into Austin, following a river all the way in. 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. Your browser has JavaScript disabled. Cash payout 3 deep and Series Points awarded. Massacre Short Route. Likes the thrill of the chase and a badass wannabe. Promoter may modify the course at any time for rider safety or based on course conditions. The best gravel grinders in Texas and the USA. Great opening race weekend at the Texas Chainring Massacre put on by Spinistry. Not worried about rankings? The sides of the road sparkle in Texas, they’re lined with broken glass from beer bottles that have been launched from the driver’s seat. They also had a little dog called Penny, who had a cracking little shirt that apparently made her less anxious, a concept that made me giggle a little more than it should’ve. I suppose I’d find out whether that was true or not. So once I realized I would be in town this past weekend I decided to put myself through 90 miles of Denton and Wise county’s finest gravel for The Spinistry's Texas Chainring Massacre. The Texas Chainring Massacre and the Road to Cheesecake. Your question/message has been sent to the race director. I’m not kidding, the wind was so strong it had me going at seven kilometres an hour whilst occasionally pushing me off sideways. Route: 112 mile (long) and 66 mile (short) Massacre Long Route. The guy who makes the ‘POSTED – No Trespassing’ signs must be a pretty rich bloke. 2016 Texas Chainring Massacre. 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