Friday, July 17, 2015


Hey all!
Course is all set! Water coolers are ready to be filled!
Food is being prepped!
And its only 95 out!
Hydrate. Be careful. And let's have some fun!
I'll be out there at 7:00 tomorrow am.
Call me at 816-820-0366 if you have any questions.
Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Course is posted HERE.
99.73 miles. Two checkpoints mile 30.5 and mile 64.5.
These will be at gas stations. I will have a couple water coolers at each one as well. You will also ride past another gas station at mile 48. Stop if you need it. It's going to be hot.

The race will start at 8:00. Neutral roll out for the first couple miles. BBQ will start at 3:00!

The address is 5872 SE 248th St. Lathrop, MO 64465

Directions: Take exit 40 (Lathrop Exit) off of 35 and turn left (west) on 116.  Follow 116 for 1.8 miles and take a left on Mule Barn Rd. Head south on Mule Barn Rd for 1 mile to 248th st. Take a right and house is there on the right. Park as far to the back/left of the property as you can (toward the barn). There are no restrooms on site before the ride, so plan accordingly (there is a gas station as soon as you exit off 35).

Any questions, shoot me an email at or call the shop 816-587-8181

See you Saturday!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Race details

Hey there! Sorry, folks! For those of you that don't know, I just raced Tour Divide.
I finished in 17 days, 2 hours, 35 minutes. Solid 7th place finish. I got home a couple days ago, and needless to say, I've been catching up on sleep and other necessities.
The 2015 Farmhouse Classic will be happening in 2 1/2 weeks. Saturday July 18th.
I'll get course finalized soon. Get GPS files posted (garmin connect) and get cues printed.
It will be roughly 100 miles,  cost $10 (including post race bbq), and will be as awesome as you make it! For those of you that keep coming back year after year, thank you! You know what it's all about!
Keep sending in emails to and I'll get you on the roster.
Name, town, category (open, masters, SS, women). Just bring the $ day of.
For those of you that have already emailed me, I'll get back to you and get you down on the roster.
Thanks for your patience!
Cheers and tailwinds!

Friday, January 9, 2015

FHC - 2015 Saturday July 18th!

I've had quite a few questions lately about this years' Farm house Classic.
The 7th edition will be on Saturday July 18th. Same place, same time (8:00am), new course!
Lots of details to come, but come ready for the most fun gravel century and most delicious post race bbq you can ask for!

Monday, July 21, 2014


Thanks for coming out saturday! We had 52 riders this year at FHC! It was a great group of individuals, fantastic riding, and awesome BBQ!
First off, I want to thank Celeste Mathias and Carter Jones for their help. Please post any comments of thanks or send me an email and I will make sure it gets to them! They were great in making sure bottles were filled, cookies were consumed, and cues were had! Thanks again!
Our winners...yes there is a race aspect to the FHC for some... Were David Neidinger and Shelby Stokes. Both riders rode well all day! David finished with Josh Johnson, but someone has to be the first loser! Brian Bradley rounded out the top 3 for open. Our masters always rode really well! John Mathias got a bit off course, but still rode at the front all day! Our official masters winner was Carl Fischer of Leavenworth. Wes Boyce repeated his SS victory from last year!
I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did! Already looking forward to next years event. Not sure I can find any more hills, but I will try! May throw something together in the 70 mile range for this fall! But for now, plan on July 18th 2015 as the next FHC!
Here's some cool stuff from the weekend!
Eric Benjamin is sure to post something HERE
The Jim Cummins of DK200 fame, rocking so seriously dirty legs!

A pic I took early in the day of the Dirty Dog pack
David Neidinger finishing with Josh Johnson on his wheel!

Until next time! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Course and info!

Tomorrow is the day!
Once again... HERE is the course. I mapped it on garmin connect. It is the same course as last year, so if you have it already you should be set. Please put it in your garmin and be ready to ride!
I will have color maps and written cue sheets as well. The maps will be 2 pages and will cover the whole course with mile markers along the way. The cue sheets will get you from start to cp1, to cp2, to finish.
We will start at 8:00 sharp. Please plan to arrive by 7:30. If you have questions in the am call me at 816.820.0366.
You will have til 11:30 to get to cp1 in Maysville. You will have til 3:00 to get to cp2 in Plattsburg.
BBQ will start at 3:00!
The two support vehicles will be a white VW jetta wagon and a silver ford explorer. Look for them at both check points to sign in and fill up. I'll have some honey stinger waffles and lots of water and other snacks, but once again, you need to be prepared to cover yourself. Both checkpoints are in gas station parking lots.
Looking forward to it! It's going to be a great group with another day of awesome weather!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Check points and cut offs

There will be two check points along route.
CP1- Mile 35.7 - Maysville, MO
CP2- Mile 69.6 - Plattsburg, MO
You will have to check in at each town by signing off on your name. Each check point is at a gas station. Plan to bring some money to refuel. There will be a couple "neutral" support vehicles there with water coolers and various nutritional snacks.
Cut offs will be 11:30 for check point 1. And 3:00 for check point 2!
If you are not there by those times, please plan accordingly. From CP2 Lathrop is 8 miles east on 116. There's your bail out if you need it.
BBQ will start at 3:00! You'll be hungry!