View Full Version : Melon Metric - Plano, IL

07-12-2007, 09:20 AM
I received a brochure for this ride while attending another ride in Illinois last month and was thinking of doing it.


Has anyone else ever done this ride before ... or planning on doing it this year? I was hoping to get in a century ride in July, and this is about the only one that I can fit into my schedule.

It's a bit of a drive from Milwaukee, but it sounds like it could be alot of fun.

07-12-2007, 07:42 PM
Darn. I will be out of town that weekend....in Iowa...:p

$18 registration fee? and watermelon? What's not to love about that?

07-13-2007, 02:53 AM
My SO has done it and said it's a great ride, this will be my first "Melon". :D

07-13-2007, 07:37 AM
I just got invited last night by my young niece to attend a Brewers baseball game that same day. She received free tickets for getting on the honor roll, so I can't disappoint her. I guess I'll have to put that ride on my schedule for next year.

Have an extra slice of watermelon for me !!!

07-19-2007, 03:54 AM
I am planning on doing it... if the weather is nice :)

hey wait a second.. SJCzar, it's me... the one you rode with at the Ramble... I did my first century with you!! How are you? :)

ooops... just saw your last post that you won't be going... hopefully I'll hook up with you on another ride. Have fun at the game :)

07-23-2007, 06:04 PM
SJCzar: Did you ride it?

I had not heard about this ride before last week and actually rode the 100 mile route. It was a blast (I'm sore today), great rest stops (5 for the 100 miles), nice route and a beautiful day to boot. I will do it again next year.


07-25-2007, 09:02 AM
No, I wasn't able to make it. I went to a baseball game instead. I'll keep it in mind for next year. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

07-24-2008, 05:16 AM
Anyone doing it this year? I will be unless the weather forecast changes dramatically...