I'm not sure what ketamine based drugs Buck is stealing and abusing right now but he sure is excited about another Too Much on 100 Cogal. Everyone who wants to live the Rule #5 life, line up here. -gianni

200 on 100 Cogal 2013

200 on 100 Cogal 2013

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I’m not sure what ketamine based drugs Buck is stealing and abusing right now but he sure is excited about another Too Much on 100 Cogal. Everyone who wants to live the Rule #5 life, line up here. -gianni

The 2013 200-on-100 Cogal, or for the crazy bastards repeating it from last year, The 400-on-100 Cogal (aka The Buck Rogers Knee Memorial ride, The Steampuck Gastro Memorial Ride, The What the Fuck Was I thinking Memorial Ride).

On Thursday, June 21st starting at V after V (actual time of sunrise-How Velominati is that?!?) in North Troy, VT the second annual 200-on-100 Cogal will kick off for another crazy, painful, endorphin-induced-hallucinogenic filled, long ass day in the saddle. Last year was amazingly awesome. I will not wax all nostalgic about it. Watch the Ryan Kelly video, read the Cogal page from last year, check out the strava links: It speaks for itself.

I will be driving support in my new-to-me 1984 12 passenger Land Rover Defender 110 with the big ass roof rack which is a right hand drive so I should be able to hand out bidons and drive all at the same time! It will also have plenty of room in case anyone gets injured and needs to bail. Rob has thrown his hat in for possibly driving a support wagon as well so support should be covered.

Logistics will be ironed out as the time approaches and hopefully Roger, aka The 200-on-100 MAN, will help with the planning as he did last year but this time around he is NOT allowed to pay for anything!!!

So be there and be pedaling square by day’s end or regret it for the next 12 months! It’s going to be Fooockin’ Awwwesome (insert Djibouti Dub Video here).”

I still need to find the Djibouti Dub video but I attached the picture of my Velo Support Wagon, BABY!

I think that this is the link for Djubouti but I cannot open it at work as it is banned! www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOmvdeNa67E

If you do not know Djubouti Dubs, you missing out. Just google them, but not at work!

Thanks!

Buck

Event Details

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Date/Time
Date - June 20, 2013
5:05 AM - 10:05 PM

Location
Troy School

Cogal Details
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// Cogal // Rule V (Hard Ride) // Rule VV (Climbing)

  1. @Steampunk

    It was 3 degrees and raining when I typed it.  So there.

  2. @xyxax

    Sounds balmy.

  3. Top shelf effort there fellas.  reading that exchange took a lot out of me.  Need to hydrate with some coconut water.

    David, i thought you were going to be able to attend a proper worlds champ party last night over in Paris but didnt work out that way.  Could you just imagine?  The cx world would have turned upside down!  And have you tossed your hat into the rt 100 ring yet?

  4. @roger

    @Jouni Welcome, and if I may be so bold, bring the VMH along! There is quite a bit to do in North Adams if she’s older than 30 and into small-town artsy shit; galleries, museums, kayaks, restaurants, antiques, that sort of thing. Up north there is stuff along the way that is always fun to see, Ben & Jerry’s, maple everything, microbreweries, cheese and crack, and small-town eateries. The day is long enough that she could stop in all the towns and pick up a postcard for your little scrapbook, and can play a slideshow of your suffering at the next card club party.

    Welcome to the site, and hope to suck wheel as long as possible lead you through beautiful vermont.

    @roger…thanks!  I’ll start preparing my sales pitch to her!

  5. I’ve put this down in my schedule.  Love the truck btw.

  6. Are we really going to do this thing again? I thought it was a joke when Roger said he wanted to make it an annual event. I will check my calendar and post back with my availability, but I will most likely be making the trip solo this year.

    -Shaun

  7. Vincent, Shaun, glad to see both of you found this article and are consider attending.  it was a sick joke when I said it last year, but then Buck emailed me and the ball started rolling shortly thereafter.  Hope both of you can make it cause it just wouldn’t be the 2much without ya.

    shaun, did you attend the cx worlds?  canuckchuck thinks he saw you down there but didnt get a chance to say hello

  8. Roger, I was at the worlds. Hell of a good time.

  9. some rides arent fitness rides, they are youth rides

  10. How locked into June 20 are we? I ask because the day before is June 19. Which is my daughter’s birthday. Which means spousal approval comes at a much higher cost. Rule #11 and all, I get it. But any chance we could push it back a week? To June 27? @roger‘s snow stands a better chance of having melted by then. Not trying to cause trouble. And I’ll stick with June 20, but thought I might inquire…

  11. Im not opposed to a week later.  I know chuck had something that sorta interfered for him so since we are still a ways out, maybe we should peg it to the 27th if its a good date for the others?  At most we should only change the date once, as it makes it seem like we know what we’re doing? Sorta?

  12. @roger

    I feel like a weenie even asking once. If the consensus prefers June 20, I’ll do what I can at this end, but June 27 would give me a free(r) pass.

  13. @Steampunk

    What better way to celebrate a birthday than seeing all of Vermont on the back of Dad’s bike?

    The only problem for me with June 27th is that I might miss my own daughter’s birthday on July 24th.

  14. The only probelm i have with July 24 is that its the day before my birthday.  And its also 5 months before Christmas.  So between holiday shopping and birthday parties, free time is hard to come by.

  15. June 27 works better for me as well, but I’ll make it work either way.

  16. @Buck Rogers

    By the way, it’s no dump truck, but it might be even more awesome!!

  17. Could we revisit the notion of doing this on June 27? Has that ship sailed, or is there a chance we could push this back a week? I am currently two months (and one week) from peaking…

  18. What’s the skinny on this ride? 200 miles is a bloody long way, especially if it goes up and down as much as I imagine.

    I keep thinking that now I’m in America, everywhere is just around the corner. Probably not. Anyway my ‘training’ schedule has me peaking in 2015 so this is perhaps a forlorn hope.Maybe I should focus on getting up to the Nortenos Cogal and be done with it.

    @Steampunk – a noble endeavor old chap. It shall no doubt require multiple recovery beverages.

  19. @Steampunk  Good question Steamy. I need to know what days to take off.

    @Joe  It actually ends up being more like 220. And there’s a boatload of up and down. I’m hoping to get at least 200k in before I have to climb into the SAG.

  20. @MJ – To those about to suffer, I salute you… just google-terrained a bit of the route. Proper puncheur territory!

  21. @MJ Moquin

    There were downs? Physical ones, I mean, rather than psychological.

    @Joe

    … just google-terrained a bit of the route. Proper puncheur territory!

    I thought puncheur, too, but the climbs are mostly long and gradual, where power seemed secondary to endurance and patience. Of which I have far less than power.

    Needless to say: I have some unfinished business in Vermont.

  22. Hmm….I’m lacking power, endurance and patience at the mo. Getting better though. By some tortuous twist of tectonic geography my commute home is up to 22miles and 2200ft. Lungs sounded like rusty tim cans full of sand and I was sweating vinegar by the time I got home. My blood is too thick for this climate…

  23. @Joe

    Don’t get me wrong: the above evaluations were relative to each other, not based on any objective scale. I’m really good at reading about cycling online…

  24. Sorry Guys!!!  Just saw the thread and the question about moving the date.

    I cannot make the 27th but that is no reason not to switch it if it works better for all of you.

    I have my leave dates locked in for the week that include the 20th.

    As I am only driving SAG it will not kill me to miss it but it would be a loss of one SAG vehicle for the day for all of you.

    Once again, I am not riding it this year, only providing SAG and I will not mind if you all decide to switch it out to the 27th of June as opposed to the 20th.

    I’ll let you guys come to a concensus and I will either drive on the 20th or cheer you on from work on the 27th!!!

  25. @Steampunk

    @MJ Moquin

    There were downs? Physical ones, I mean, rather than psychological.

    I’m sure there were since at some point we returned to normal elevation. I can’t actually recall any at the moment though.

  26. Hey allI only just checked in since mid winter, I am planing to sag with Buck (in my own vehicle) if needed and as of now I have a window on the 21st.

    And Buck you dog you, you have come up with the ultimate support vehicle and after you get to pile in all the little Buckets, Mrs. Wife and all the bikes – Pure effin Genius!!

  27. I think that seals it: if the support vehicles are good for the original date it would be best to stick to that. I fear it means I will probably have to bow out, but I’ll be thinking of ye.

  28. Hello all, I’m still looking good right now for the 20th, however now my dedication is being torn between the ride or a road race two days later. I would love to do both but I don’t think one day of recovery will be enough. Anyone set up an email list or anything more formal yet?

  29. Over in blighty we’ve got out own little double imperial century project planned in for 21/6. The thinking being that we’ll need all the light available, so the summer solstice seems ideal.

    Good luck one and all!

  30. The video of Ted, Tim, and Ryan doing 200 NOT on 100 (2012) came out today.  Not as charmingly rough as the first edition, but worth a look:

    http://vimeo.com/67230920

  31. @xyxax they are doing it again this year

  32. @Buck Rogers So you’ll definitely be there providing SAG, right?! I may need to be an on/off traveler with you throughout the day. Haven’t been able to find a podiatrist who’s familiar with cycling issues and my feets still ain’t playing nice.

  33. Not much chatter going on about this Herculean Cogal. Is everyone saving energy?!

  34. @Bespoke

    Not much chatter going on about this Herculean Cogal. Is everyone saving energy?!

    Good question.  Is anyone actually doing it?  Who is definitely in and has a room, the route and a ride all set?

  35. Good luck boys! I salute you. I did 135 solo recently. I think I could have done 150. Another 3 hours on top of that? Hmmmmn . . . I would need some crazy good support riders and helpers to get me through that. Good luck!

  36. @Buck Rogers Awesome support vehicle – although check that paperwork as that is a 110 County Station Wagon not a Defender, pre dates the Defender by a couple of years. I used to have a 1983 V8 one in green, loved it but boy it was thirsty.

    @CanuckChuck Interested to hear how the head gasket swap went on the Disco, I’ve got a 2001 II also.

    Good luck fellas!

  37. @Buck Rogers

    @Bespoke

    Not much chatter going on about this Herculean Cogal. Is everyone saving energy?!

    Good question. Is anyone actually doing it? Who is definitely in and has a room, the route and a ride all set?

    Sadly, I will not be joining you gentlemen in VT this year. I will however, be with you in spirit.

  38. @MJ Moquin

    @Buck Rogers

    @Bespoke

    Not much chatter going on about this Herculean Cogal. Is everyone saving energy?!

    Good question. Is anyone actually doing it? Who is definitely in and has a room, the route and a ride all set?

    Sadly, I will not be joining you gentlemen in VT this year. I will however, be with you in spirit.

    No problem.  MJ, you were the one I was most worried about as you did all the support last year for us and I wanted to be there for you this year if needed.  Roger will not be able to make it this year and Rob is getting ready to move and I was trying to see if we had enough people to justify trying to pull it off again. At this point we do not have any definite people riding and as it is a seven hour drive for me just to get to Troy and then the 16 hour support drive, and then another four hour drive home for me, I am pulling the plug on this one this year, at least for me.  After riding it last year I am the first to say that it is not something that I would want to do two years in a row!  Maybe next year.  It can be a biannual event!

    Cheers, maybe next year, eh?

  39. @Velocitractor

    @Buck Rogers Awesome support vehicle – although check that paperwork as that is a 110 County Station Wagon not a Defender, pre dates the Defender by a couple of years. I used to have a 1983 V8 one in green, loved it but boy it was thirsty.

    @CanuckChuck Interested to hear how the head gasket swap went on the Disco, I’ve got a 2001 II also.

    Good luck fellas!

    Ahhhh, right you are!  I looked it all up on the Land Rover website and they introduced the Land Rover 110 model in 1983 and the Land Rover 90 model in 1984.  Mine is a 1984 Land Rover 110 model.  The name of the “Defender” model was not introduced until 1990 when Land Rover introduced the Discovery model and had to apply a name to the original 110 and 90 models.  So my 1984 Land Rover is simply a 110 model, which became the Defender model in 1990.  Cool stuff!  And it is a beast, by the way!  Sooo cool!

  40. @Velocitractor

    @Buck Rogers Awesome support vehicle – although check that paperwork as that is a 110 County Station Wagon not a Defender, pre dates the Defender by a couple of years. I used to have a 1983 V8 one in green, loved it but boy it was thirsty.

    @CanuckChuck Interested to hear how the head gasket swap went on the Disco, I’ve got a 2001 II also.

    Good luck fellas!

    Also, just saw your thirsty comment!  Mine been refitted with a 200 Tdi engine that gets over 30 miles to the gallon.  A definite dog on the hills but she’ll go along all day long without trouble!

  41. @Buck Rogers

    After riding it last year I am the first to say that it is not something that I would want to do two years in a row! Maybe next year. It can be a biannual event!
    Cheers, maybe next year, eh?

    I would say that the logistics are as challenging as the riding: neither to be taken lightly. Roger did a masterful job pulling both off last year.

  42. @Velocitractor

    @CanuckChuck Interested to hear how the head gasket swap went on the Disco, I’ve got a 2001 II also.

    It actually went quite well, despite being very frustrating at times. I have the two inch thick shop manual which supplemented from some good instructions from the interweb: one site was for a Range Rover engine (close enough) and had great pictures, while another bloke posted a PDF of all the relevant sections from the shop manual. (I can provide links later if you need.) Took it very slow. Had to purchase a few extra socket bits, but no special tools were needed aside from a 3 foot steel pipe required to break/re-torque the head bolts. Once the tear down was complete, I did find a worn gasket for the right hand bank which was a relief (I was afraid I get there and find that the diagnostic was wrong.)

    Had some issues with re-installing the valley gasket: had to do it about 3-4 times because it felt like I was cross threading the bolts. Once the job was done and everything was plugged back it, it fired up right away and according to my wife, has never sounded better. This was my first major piece of engine “surgery” so it’s doable for a beginner–one shouldn’t shy away because it’s a “Land Rover”.

    Of course, now looks like I have an issue with the left front brake… sticky caliper?

  43. @CanuckChuck

    @Velocitractor

    @CanuckChuck Interested to hear how the head gasket swap went on the Disco, I’ve got a 2001 II also.

    It actually went quite well, despite being very frustrating at times. I have the two inch thick shop manual which supplemented from some good instructions from the interweb: one site was for a Range Rover engine (close enough) and had great pictures, while another bloke posted a PDF of all the relevant sections from the shop manual. (I can provide links later if you need.) Took it very slow. Had to purchase a few extra socket bits, but no special tools were needed aside from a 3 foot steel pipe required to break/re-torque the head bolts. Once the tear down was complete, I did find a worn gasket for the right hand bank which was a relief (I was afraid I get there and find that the diagnostic was wrong.)

    Had some issues with re-installing the valley gasket: had to do it about 3-4 times because it felt like I was cross threading the bolts. Once the job was done and everything was plugged back it, it fired up right away and according to my wife, has never sounded better. This was my first major piece of engine “surgery” so it’s doable for a beginner-one shouldn’t shy away because it’s a “Land Rover”.

    Of course, now looks like I have an issue with the left front brake… sticky caliper?

    Yeah, I think that I will soon be entering the world of Land Rover home repair as I think that my U joints are going bad.  Going to my Dad’s garage on Friday to check it out.  If they are gone at least he has a garage full of tools and some knowledge, although I will be doing all the work.  Should be interesting!

  44. @CanuckChuck

    @Buck Rogers

    After riding it last year I am the first to say that it is not something that I would want to do two years in a row! Maybe next year. It can be a biannual event!
    Cheers, maybe next year, eh?

    I would say that the logistics are as challenging as the riding: neither to be taken lightly. Roger did a masterful job pulling both off last year.

    Definitely!  Roger is the MASTER of the 200-on-100!

  45. @all, I am sad but relieved!

    This was such an incredible day/experience last year because of all the parts, Roger the organizer, Bates like motel, sunny tail wind day and MJ and 2 others giving unstinting and creative support all day and part of the night!

    That was the logistics, the ride is a memorable blur of joy, Rule #5, #10, #11, #20, #23, 67, 68, 71, 72 as well as the Rule that shall go unnamed and is unknown that became apparent after the 300 km mark, I still am unsure of of it but I knew it existed.

    If this comes off next year I will try to make it as support for the memories and as pay back.

  46. @Rob

    “the Rule that shall go unnamed and is unknown that became apparent after the 300 km mark, I still am unsure of of it but I knew it existed.”

    Absolutely!  The Vermont Zen State Rule only achieved after 300 k’s Of Vermont back mountain roads!

  47. @Buck Rogers

    @Rob

    “the Rule that shall go unnamed and is unknown that became apparent after the 300 km mark, I still am unsure of of it but I knew it existed.”

    Absolutely! The Vermont Zen State Rule only achieved after 300 k’s Of Vermont back mountain roads!

    THAT’s IT !!

    Bucko you have named it! Should be Rule #100

  48. Perfect when you click on the above Rule #100 it says –

    “Merckxs help us, this item can’t be found.”

  49. Would it be too much in contradiction to Rule #5 to suggest a 100 on 100 route, as well as the 200 on 100 for 2014?

  50. @Bespoke it not a contradiction by any means it just can’t be done… 100 is 200 –  meaning it goes  from Canada to Massachusetts not Canada to Stowe or Rutland to Mass. so there is no 100 on 100 or at least nobody knows where it is…

    Ok, joking aside if one has to train to ride 100 why not just train to ride 200? We decided to do it less than a year ahead which meant getting ready with more centuries done the spring leading up to it than I had done in 20 years total. The question was would it be enough and the answer was yes. Granted my kid is grown, the dog is dead and the wife likes it when I get fit so the time spent was easy to justify.

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