Dave Schlabowske
Bike Czar

The LAX Spring Classic Is On!

No snow and 60 degrees forecast for Sunday biking through Driftless region.

By , Bike Federation of Wisconsin - Apr 20th, 2018 01:27 pm
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We had some hike-abike sections through the snow that first year we rode to Belgium, but the weather was tame compared to this year.

We had some hike-abike sections through the snow that first year we rode to Belgium, but the weather was tame compared to this year.

I like to think of myself as someone who will ride in any weather, but the freezing rain, snow, and high winds made me cry UNCLE? I had to agree with the ride organizers to cancel the Lowlands Group Spring Classics so far this year. Broken Spoke even tried to change their planned road ride to Luxemburg to a fat bike ride, but they got so much more snow the day before the ride the Reforestation Camp trails were not rideable despite grooming. We do hope to reschedule the spring rides we skipped for this fall when we might actually get Belgianesque Classics weather, so stay tuned.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG (in La Crosse at least)!

Despite more wet, sloppy snow in my Milwaukee forecast, our friends in the heart of the Driftless Region have promised us sunshine and 60 degrees for their awesome Holland to the Cut classic ride, at 1 p.m. this Sunday, April 22nd. I don’t know what it is, but for some reason they have had perfect spring weather for their ride every year so far. When I think of spring classics, the image of Johan Museeuw’s 40k solo breakaway into the cold, wind and rain for a win in the 2002 Paris Roubaix.

But hey, if he had hit the cobbles and it was 60 degrees and sunny, I don’t think even the Lion of the North was going to complain, so why should we? Let’s enjoy some great spring weather finally, and a great route through Wisconsin’s gorgeous Driftless Region. See you there!

The Mindoro Cut is a bucket list Wisconsin ride.

The Mindoro Cut is a bucket list Wisconsin ride.

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2 thoughts on “Bike Czar: The LAX Spring Classic Is On!”

  1. Wisconsin Conservative Digest says:

    Mindoro cut and that area is really neat. Grew up there. also we have procured this Milwaukee Mile to ride, race upon this summer. Talk to Wisconsin bike Fed, Join the bike fed and come out.

  2. Al says:

    Like the clip of the Paris Roubaix race. Rough ride for Hincapie! Got a chance to ride with him and VandeVelde a couple years ago. This years PR race was tame in comparison, although it was fun to see Sagan take it finally. Rough spring for Wisconsin cyclists though with all the snow. Down here in Winston Salem, NC, we are lucky to be able to road ride all year round with skinny tires…

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