The Official Sheeptown Press Release Deemed Fit for Human Consumption

Posted in Uncategorized on June 14, 2011 by chopper

N 43.514937 W 114.306251 (For Immediate Liberation) About 5 years ago, the Sheeptown Fat Tire Rally was conceived on an otherwise innocuous Tuesday night, the kind of evening where the men are men and sheep are on edge.  We are proud to say it is back, yet once again, in all its glory with the brand of amazingly stupefying bike-related competitions, highly emotional grudge matches, and true tests of athletic mettle which have made it famous valley-wide since 2006.

As per normal we kick it off on Thursday June 16, 2011 with the Sheeptown Drag Races, a head to head single elimination drag race pitting two riders at a time against each other towing logs on a 50 meter course.  Registration opens at 5:30 pm at the Powerhouse Bike Shop in downtown Hailey with action getting underway at around 7:00.  The Powerhouse will be offering a lamb roast along with their standard, healthy pub fare and inebriating beer and cocktail menu.

Friday June 17th brings a new event to the Sheeptown schedule with the upturned pinky, Bike Polo.  Played on bikes with teams of eight facing off in twenty minute matches, this event will prove to be THE new gong show.  Just show up to blow up (no pre-registration or forethought needed, but putting together a team beforehand is not a bad idea).  Once the champions of Bike Polo are crowned, riders will take to the Hot Dog Hillclimb One Handed World Time Trial Championships.  The HDHCOHWTTC challenges the brave to race up a hill holding a hot dog in one hand in a time trial format in a for reals, we ain’t kidding, World Championship event.  Bike Polo action gets underway at 6:00 pm with the Hot Dog Hillclimb start slated for 8:30 pm.  All activities on Friday evening are at the park in the Cutter’s Ranch subdivision.  Real estate tours and agents will no doubt be on hand.

Saturday June 18th beckons the return of the Sheeptown Epic.  Year to year this ride fluctuates with the call of the wild and this year is no different.  The ride route will, once again, follow a route of our liking.  Done.  Nonetheless, it is a long ride for the strong of leg, weak of mind, yet true of heart.  Will any chics please ride this year and show some of the old faerts in plaed how to ride their baekes?  This good time leaves from the Powerhouse at 9:00 am and follows a secret route returning in the late afternoon.  Mid-ride surprises are in store.

Costumes optional but encouraged.

About Sheetown-Located in the heart of sheep country round about the 43rd parallel, the Sheeptown Fat Tire Rally has paid homage to the mountain maggot since 2006 with the kind of two-wheeled reverence befitting an endangered species.  We love your coat and don’t mind if you poop, pee, graze or decide to die and bloat.  We eat your young, strive to have fun and don’t really mind your dung.  Long live Idaho esto perpetua.

Sheeptown Dates are Dropping Like Dead Flies

Posted in Uncategorized on May 13, 2011 by chopper

Bike season is here and for some such as the author this is cause for excitement.  I washed my last standing chamois in a slurry of acids and soaps last night in the hopes that this wonderful piece of cow hide which we tuck between our derrieres would sit down.  Or at least stop walking out of my closet.  With the motivation of spring it seemed only appropriate that we drop a little knowledge here as well about an event which is now in its 5th year.  Yes, 5 years we have done this or will have done this granting that we do indeed not end up floating away like we have feared the past two seasons.

Sheeptown 2011 is coming. In the event you forgot or have lost memories of that spring night last year here is a little reminder.

Herewith it is a pleasure to bring back the FARCA blog in all its glory.  Glory being a flag that some consider old but is still waved proudly.

Herewith (sounds really smart on a somwhat sunny Friday afternoon) is the schedule for Sheeptown which is in fact just around the corner less than a month away:

Thursday June 16  Sheeptown Drag Races

Powerhouse Hailey Idaho

5:30-10:00 p.m.

Friday June 17

Sheeptown Night #2 (we need a name for this night so please offer suggestions)

Cutters Ranch Park

6:00pm-10:00pm

Bike Polo

6:00-8:30 pm

Hot Dog Hill Climb One Handed World Time Trial Championships

8:30 pm

Saturday June 18

Sheeptown Epic

Departs from Powerhouse at 9:00 am

Without getting too granular (this is a coy marketing term I recently picked up) and that might seem small but still large enough to matter, I would like to draw attention to the “Bike Polo” addition to the schedule of events.  This is indeed that high society of sports, the dilettante of athleticism, the pinnacle of things you would never admit you did if you ever did it, POLO on a bike.  Teams of 8 squaring off against each other in heated 15 minute matches.   This is again serious, high stakes competition and we are certain someone will looth a tooth.   Start sorting out your teammates.  Sign ups will be announced sooner or later.  But start thinking about.

For BIKE POLO you need:

Bike

Shoes

We will provide the rest.  NO LARP’ing.

Until very soon I leave you all with a little rap from our very special own musical guest at Sheeptown 2011:

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