Thursday, July 17, 2014


Fat Fish #5 - Mosteller Crossing

Mosteller Ranch is a hidden gem on the east end of Casper Mountain. Be prepared to get your feet wet on this ride as there will be up to 7 creek crossings per lap.  We will be keeping the course short and sweet with minimal climbing.  We want all riders to finish in about an hour so they can participate (or at least root for your buddies) in the second annual Fat Fish Foot Down Competition.  There will be extra incentive for all racers to participate in the Foot Down competition.  Course description and information can be found below.  Lastly, live music will be provided by folk musician Jami Lynn out of Rapid City, SD.

Keep in mind that the Mosteller Ranch race is entirely on private property.  Besides being kind to the private land, if you see the land owners out working say hi and give a wave :-). The day of the race is the only day you can ride this course.  Please respect the land owners by driving the speed limit on all roads (and carpool if possible to keep traffic and dust down), staying on existing trail, and keep your dogs under control.

There will not be restrooms on site so please plan accordingly. 

Additional thoughts; Mosquitoes and horse flys can be very bothersome this time of year, bring your bug spray.  Snakes have been seen in the area so please do not wander off the trails.  Bring an extra pair of socks, dry shoes and a camp chair to enjoy the music by Jami Lynn while the evening winds down!

Course Description and Information
The Mosteller Ranch race will snake in and out of several flowing creeks, cross beautiful horse pastures and even a turn of the century fish hatchery.  Expect a loop length of about 3 miles. 
How to Get There
The Mosteller race pits are a 30 minute drive from downtown Casper. 
lat 42.738865 lon -106.162135 elev 5582
From I-25, take exit 182 (Hat Six), go South toward Casper Mountain. After passing mile post 8, turn right onto dirt road with a sign for Hat Six Ranch. Proceed about 2 miles to pits following arrows and ribbon.
Parking is limited and we would love to keep the dust down, so please carpool if possible.


What to Do When You Get There
The registration will be on the west end of the pits, look for the Maxxis tent.  Checking in with the race director is a MUST.  Even if you registered online!!  This helps us with timing.  After you check in, then get on your bike and warm up.  Every 10 minutes you'll hear an update from the race director.
·    4:30pm:  Registration opens and course(s) available to pre-ride
·    6:15pm:  Race announcements and START of races
·    7:00pm:  Food will be served
·    7:00pm-9:00pm: Music by Jami Lynn
·    7:15pm:  KIDS RACE STARTS
·    7:30pm:  Second annual Fat Fish Foot Down competition
·    8:00pm:  Awards

Special Notes
·    All racers under 18 must have their parent sign a waiver, NO EXCEPTIONS!!
·    Free food provided by Qdoba!!!
·    Be kind to the land owners. Without their permission, we could not do this.
·    Be kind to your competition, have FUN.
·    Everyone must wear a helmet.
·    Watch for vehicles while riding on the road and in the pits.
Food Provided By

 




Saturday, July 5, 2014

YES!!!  We have been given the nod for legit and legal trail building!!!  

When ~July 12th, 19th, and 26th
Where ~Hogadon Ski Resort
Why ~The city has opened Hogadon up for summer use and understand the need for more recreation opportunities near Casper.  
Extras ~ Meet at 9am on the days noted above with a good attitude and any tools that might help with the construction.  Bring your own water, food.  Flags are already set and the route just needs some help with digging it in.  With your help, we can use this new trail to combine with the Mountain Sports/Lamberson's loop race in the Fat Fish Series!!!

Please RSVP for the dates you can make by posting on the Fat Fish facebook page.   Just say y'er in for trail building on the wall.  Thanks!!






Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Casper Mountain Crazy

MONDAY July 7, 2014

Who:  Anyone that wants to have some fun!

What: Classes A and B do 1 prelude lap and 2 full laps for 14.1 miles.  No sandbaggers here!  C class will do 2 prelude laps for 5.8 miles.

When: Monday.  Registration is open from 4-6 with the first race starting at 6:15

Where: Casper Mountain Nordic Lodge.  Registration is at the lodge while the course will start and finish is behind the lodge in the maze trails.  Easy to find!

Why: Because we know you can!

Our awesome food sponsor Olive Garden will provide the tastiest food to fill your belly!

Food will be ready for racers once they cross the line!  Racers first please.



Sunday, June 22, 2014

MAZED AND CONFUSED short track race

MONDAY JUNE 23rd

Who:  Anyone can race this short race.  Any age.

What: A short track race is a small loop where riders do multiple laps for around 20-25 minutes.

When: Monday.  Registration is open from 4-6 with the first race starting at 6:15

Where: Casper Mountain Nordic Lodge.  Registration is at the lodge while the course is behind the lodge in the maze trails.  Easy to find.  The finish of the race is at the timing hut about 100 yards from the parking lot.

Why: This will be the most exciting race to watch yet!  Short loops and fast racing.

Notes:  First category will be the Mens C class.  When they finish, the Women from both the B and C categories will all get to race at once.  You'll both do 3 laps on a loop that is .8 miles long.   When the women are finished, the B men will race.   After the B riders finish, the entire A category will race at once.  The kids will follow.

Food will be served after the A race finishes.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Items of Buisness

Well the 2nd race of the series is in the books and everyone should be well on their way to a fantastically fun summer of biking. Just wanted to let you know of a few items that may answer questions you have had or been curious about. First is the series standings. There is now a link in the top right corner of this page that will take you right to where you can view how things are shaping up for the year.  2nd is Team scoring- We have a couple of full teams but have more teams who are in need of some more team mates. If you are interested in being on a team, it's not too late. Just shoot us an email and we can try to find a place for you to go. 3rd is T-shirts--If you registered early then you had the option of purchasing a FFR t-shirt. If not then we will have some for sale when they come in. We anticipate this to be the third or fourth race. 4th is racer check in from here on out. From now on when checking in please have your bib number known as it's the fastest way of getting you checked in. This will be a must to get you timed for the next races and also how we know everyone has made it back safe. Well that's about it. Hope everyone is having fun and getting in lots of riding.
Thanks,
FFR

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Bessemer Bend Hill Climb directions:

-Head west out of town on hwy 220 towards alcova.
-Turn Right on Bessemer Bend (also county road 308).
Stay on pavement and about 2 miles later you'll reach the river and start of the race.

*Parking is limited. Carpool!! Some parking available at boat launch on opposite side of road.
*It takes about 15 minutes to get there from the west side walmart.




Saturday, May 10, 2014

Register NOW!!

Woohoooo, only a few days until the season starts at the Squaw Creek Kickoff!  That means that there are less days to register online.  We NEED you to register for the series online, even if you know that you'll only be making this one race the whole season.   The time savings of registering online is huge.  Last year we started the race 45 minutes late because so many people chose to sign up the day of.  Lets not make that happen again.  In fact, some people had to go home before the race started and others had to split after just one lap.

It's simple!  Please help us out by registering online.

click the link below and follow the directions.  Thank you for registering online!  Plus, prices go up day of registration and you also don't get the free custom socks.

http://www.webscorer.com/registerseries?seriesid=20149

Monday, March 31, 2014

It's Here!!!!

Hey Casper, Wyoming, and anyone else paying any attention. :)


Registration is open for the 2014 Fat Fish Racing summer series!


We are stoked and have another fantastic season lined up for you. Once again our sponsors have come through with much generosity and support and we encourage you to support them by patronizing their business's and also giving them a verbal thanks for all that they do for Fat Fish Racing.


We will once again be using Webscorer this year and hope that it proves beneficial for you as well as us. Some things to note are that for Series registration this year, you must sign up for all 7 races. We know that some may not be able to make all 7 and that's ok. We can adjust very easily for that and it won't be a problem. You will pay a $20 fee for the first race and the next 6 after that will be free. "SERIES" registration will be open until just before the first race. After that closes you will be able to register for each race individually for $5 a race. After filling in your info for the first race, Webscorer will populate all of your info for the next races. Just keep hitting the "proceed to next race" button until it confirms all of your registrations. All racers under the age of 18 will race for free just as in years past. When choosing categories please keep in mind that distances will be such that race times expected are: A class will be between 1-1.5 hours, B class between 45 minutes to an hour, and c class around 30 min. We encourage you to choose wisely and stick to the category you fit best, but also to challenge yourself and move up a category as you get better.


When registering for the races(series or individual) you will have an option to enter a team name. A team will consist of  1 rider from each  category(A, B men, B women, and C) being scored. Each persons individual score from the race will be added up for a team score. When registering your team, each individual will need to enter the exact same team name. Be creative have fun with it and please remember we do have kids  at our races. Please keep names "kid appropriate".


This year for a little extra cash you may purchase a FFR moisture wicking  t-shirt. If you register for the series you qualify for 1 shirt @ $12. You may purchase additional shirts also. 1 for $15, 2 for $26, and 3 for $36. We are hoping to have these to you by the 2nd race of the series.  Please make sure you let us know the sizes that you would like.( 1- Mens M, 2- Womens S, etc).


As a last incentive to register for the series before race day, we are offering all pre-registered riders a FREE pair of custom Fat Fish Racing mountain bike socks!  They are awesome and custom made by a brand all cyclists know, Sock Guy.  


Payment- Webscorer will tally up your grand total and you will have 2 payment options.   You may pay with a credit card through PayPal or if you are uncomfortable with that you may select the "alternative payment method" and send a check to:


                                                            Fat Fish Racing 
                                                            4474 Antelope Dr.
                                                            Bar Nunn, Wy. 82601.


When we receive your check we will  confirm your registration and you will be ready to race.


Keep looking at the blog and Facebook as we will have dates and places set up for you to get your new bib #'s. Have you seen the picture of them? They are fantastic!!


We hope you are as excited to ride and race this year as we are. The weather should just keep getting nicer as we inch our way toward spring. Hopefully everyone is starting to get out and enjoy the spring air on their bikes and get some good rides in.


Here is your link to register:


           http://www.webscorer.com/registerseries?pid=1&seriesid=20149


Good Luck and Have Fun!!
Thanks,
FFR

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Online registration for the Fat Fish Racing mountain bike series opens next week!!

New this year is TEAM RACING!!

A team can be as big as you want, but your fastest overall A rider, fastest B man, fastest B women and fastest C rider will get their points combined to give you an overall team score.  It would be good to have a few extra folks on your team in case someone can't make it to every race.

Gather your buddies at work, gather your friends, gather your family and create a team for some playful competition throughout the season.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gravel? I think so!


Call it a ride or a race or a tour.  Call it whatever you want.  For me, it is going to be great training for the upcoming race season.  Pack on the big miles to get fast and build up your endurance.  There will be just a few prizes to be given away which we've received from peopleforbikes.org.  

Rides start at 8am on the dates indicated on the flyer.  The milage on the flyer are the "short" distances and the "long" distances are double.  For rides 1 and 2, just do the course twice.  For race #3, we have a completely different 120 mile loop around the Rattlesnake mtn range just west of casper.

SELF SUPPORTED!!  This ride is all on your own or you and you buddies if you want to use it as a group ride.  All we are providing is a route.  There area a few minimum requirements to ride however....  
-2 spare tubes
-Tire pump (pumps are preferred over many Co2 cartriges in case you want to adjust tire pressures during the ride)
-Tire levers
-Chain tool (know how to use it!)
-2 quick links for  your chain
-items to fix a huge cut in the sidewalls of your tires (Just in case)
-Helmet
-Food
-At least 70 ounces of water (more for "long" distance riders

Course descriptions:

#1- This 35 mile loop has a mix of pavement and gravel that starts at Crossroads Park (by the baseball fields where the Cutthroats play).  Here is a link to the map http://www.strava.com/routes/217433
The map is downloadable, exportable to your own GPS, and you can even print out the route with turn by turn help.   The long distance dudes will do 2 laps.

#2- The 48 mile out and back is going to be amazing!!  Great terrain and a very cool hill climb.  Nearly all gravel.  Here is a link to the course  http://www.strava.com/clubs/59067/group_events/1054  
The long course riders will do this course twice minus going into town for the second time around.  Starting point is the pizza cafe in downtown Glenrock.  

#3- The 63 mile out and back is a historic route.  The Old Oregon Trail Road.  http://www.strava.com/routes/206561      The "short" distance takes you from poison spider school southwest to highway 220.  Its a beautifully quiet ride and you'll be lucky to even see one vehicle the whole day sharing the road with you.  The same goes for the 120 mile Rattlesnake Rally route.  Also starting from poison spider school this route goes straight west to the old site of Ervay (somehow it is still on a WY map).  15 miles of this course are on pavement while the rest is on gravel.  The road conditions vary from fast hardpack, to rough and rutted.  Be prepared.  NO AID AT ALL on the whole 120 mile route.   Course can be found here http://www.strava.com/routes/206572

Race 1 registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/crossroads-gravel-grinder-tickets-2888614925?aff=eorg
Race 2 registrationhttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/mormon-canyon-gravel-grinder-tickets-11029556701?aff=eorg
Race 3 registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-trail-rattlesnake-rally-gravel-grinders-tickets-11029592809?aff=eorg

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

If you're not into the gravel road riding on April 5th, support Southridge Elementary School by having some running fun with the whole family!!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Oh man.... 2014 is going to be an amazing year.  We are so excited for the rides and races in Casper and throughout Wyoming.   It is about time we share our schedule :)

The Mountain Bike series will again consist of 7 races with your top 5 finishes being combined for your final results of the year.  The dates for the 7 races with locations (pending approval) are:

May 19th Squaw Creek
June 9th Bessemer Mountain hill climb
June 23rd Casper Mountain
July 7th Muddy Mountain
July 21st TBD
August 4th Mountain Sports Loop with Hogadon
August 18th Casper Mountain

These dates are set even if the locations flop, we will still be hosting a race on these dates..... We may be doing hot laps in Leif's back yard, but the races will go on :)

Some other events that Fat Fish Racing will be a part of are the May 17th CAMBYR Trails Festival which will take place in town and consist of trail running and mountain biking in the same day.  A totally new event that already has the hair on our backs standing on end is the Glendo Trails Festival which is the weekend of June 21/22.  Group rides, races, games, food, drink, music, pump track, camping... Glendo has it all!!!  huh, I wonder if we can fit in a fly-fishing competition for Bass and Musky while we're there?? ;)

Happy Riding!!

~Adam


Fat Fish Racing aims to provide fun and sustainable events to the Casper area now, and for generations to come and to promote physical health and well-being by encouraging people of all abilities to ride, tour and race bikes.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

CX results are up!!

What a fun day yesterday at Washington Park! Results are up. Thanks for being patient with us(me) as we have fought some issues in our posting of results. Anyhow they are up with a few minor technicalities. In order for the finish order to be correct I had to manually plug in some fake finish times for those that finished a lap or two down. It sucks I know! However if I can come up with a better fix I will change it. For the time being, If you look at lap times, it will show your true finish time as of your last lap. Remember that anything in "green" on webscorer  can be clicked on and viewed. There's a lot there and if you're as nerdy as me will spend hours seeing how badly you've been creamed :) It was sure fun to have so many people cheering and so many people who traveled from around the state for the festivities. No more delaying!! Here are your results!


http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=16032

-Keith

Thats a wrap!

The year of racing for the Fat Fish has come to an end.  Like most of you, we will spend the next months taking it easy, playing the snow a bit and spending time with family.  Though we are over 6 months away from our next organized race, we have already started the planning.  Great brainstorming sessions have been had through email, over the phone and in person.

Lets take a second to remember some of this years amazing events......  Remember the first short track race when we tried to use our online timing equipment for the first time?  What a slow race that was.  Glad is was just practice.  Remember the wind?  Remember the hill climb when the weather was so perfect, it was like we were living our cycling dream ride?  The view from that peak was beautiful and worth every drop of sweat.  Remember the amazing single track of Casper Mountain?  Muddy Mountain and the way you could lean your bike into those smooth turns??  What about Creek Crossings!!!

It was a great year!!

Thank you to all our sponsors this year.  It is the push we receive from you guys that drives us to continue moving forward.  We need the help from you and your business and couldn't manage to run the series without your help!!  From the bottom of our hearts, we say Thank You.

Each year Fat Fish Racing has brought something new to racing in Casper.  Thanks to all of the feedback we have received throughout the year, we want to pick up the 2014 season right where we left off.  Fat Fish Racing hopes to have the continued support from the community (racers and sponsors) to host another 7 race mountain bike series starting Monday, May 19th.  Timing will be nearly the same as last year with some minor additions that you will enjoy to help speed up registration.  Check-in will be quicker in 2014!!  The idea of team racing has been thrown across the table multiple times now with many raised eyebrows :)  New venues??  Maybe.  One of the favorites by many racers this year was Mosteller's Ranch.  Due to the devastation caused by the flooding this summer, we might not get to race there again.  "A", hill climb is a must!!  Should we do the Bessemer HC again?  With the amazing relationship we have made over the years with the City Of Casper, we hope to get back on Hogadon to add some miles to one of our favorite Casper Mountain races.

Ok, so we are doing 7 races again..... big whoop.  What else??

In 2014 Fat Fish Racing will strive to offer at least a bi-weekly group ride for the public (May-Aug).  Could be fast, slow, could be night, women's, families.  We want to offer a few skills clinics for the public (A few of us were involved with some CAMBYR skills clinics and really enjoyed it).  Skills before the season begins!!  Weekend races.  Fat Fish will be joining up with CAMBYR in the 2nd ever Trails Festival held in Casper on Saturday May 17th.  Fat Fish has many other ideas for weekend races in the summer but one that could be really successful is an event at Glendo ;)  Keep in mind that the last is just an idea still.

One final note.  Fat Fish Racing LOVES to race and host racing.  We love to do it for free or as cheap as possible.  We also want to continue to provide all of this for free or cheap as long as we can.  Our sponsors allow all of this to happen!!  Without them, we would eventually fizzle up and fade away.  I ask that for the rest of the year, if you can, thank the Fat Fish Racing sponsors.  If you enjoyed the series, tell them!!  Show them we care by spending a couple dollars at their business.  I know they will appreciate it and they will turn around and show us their appreciation by supporting the series year after year.

Please support those that make this all possible!  Thank you.

~Adam and the Fat Fish Racing Team












Friday, November 22, 2013

final details

We are collecting Grocery items for Joshua's Storehouse tomorrow.  Bring something for the kids of Natrona County for the holiday's.  Cash will also be collected for donations.  Please help us support a fantastic cause for people who need the help.  

Races will be on time.
Register online tonight if you are coming.
Awards 3 deep for all age groups.
There is one porto-potty between the tennis courts and baseball field
****Be careful of the very very very slick road!!!!

 Lets have some fun and get a little muddy :)

Enjoy these pic's of the course
Above: This nasty bit is a hill that all categories get to enjoy :)
Below: The view from the top of Puke Hill.  This hill is only for the A category.


 Above: The northern most point in the course.  A fun little technical section that has a great view of the city to the West.  Would make for a some cool photos!
Below: The lone porto-potty on the opposite side of the road of the course.  BEWARE of ice!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

REGISTER HERE  to race in the "unofficial" Wyoming State Cyclocross Championships!!!  It's free as long as you bring a food or cash donation to support Joshua's Storehouse in Casper.  See you there!