Saturday, November 12, 2016

December R12 Brevet: Little Britain

*** Pre-Ride Update  ***
Veteran PA Rando Bill Fischer kept his string of PA events alive by completing a course check-out ride on November 19.  His notes along with a few organizer notes have been incorporated in an updated cue sheet for the event which is posted on the website.  Please be sure that you download/print the latest version indicating "11/20, pre-ride updates."

The route is in good shape and the cue should be easier to follow than before, especially for those relying on the old standard CPS navigational standard.  As always, riders should watch for loose gravel on the inside of corners and never outride their guardian angel on descents.

Please note that there is a half-mile section of gravel road on this course which is marked on the cue sheet.  This section is easily passable, but riders will want to exercise caution as there are a few areas of deeper stones that could cause problems for the inattentive.  Both Bill and I rode this stretch on Saturday without incident.

Caution is also advised at mile 77.6 along Georgetown Road.  Repairs of the "buggy track" there have resulted in some patches with square-edges running in the direction of travel.  They are just large enough to catch a bicycle tire and mis-direct an unwary cyclist.  The road is slightly uphill here where speed should not be much of a factor.  Still, I'd prefer to avoid any spills into the vehicle lanes on Georgetown Road.  This type of buggy track repair is very common in Lancaster County so riders should always be careful when riding along the edge of these repairs.

-ADM
 
*** Original Post ***
Details and event registration for the final R12 brevet of 2016 have been on the website.  Registration will remain open through 5pm on December 1.  Please note that the starting time is 7:30 am to avoid having to start in the dark.

This route offers a different twist on Lancaster County by looping generally north and south from a central start-finish location.  The route is laid out generally as a figure-8 and returns to the start location after 60 miles providing a safety bail-out should weather conditions or rider conditioning take a turn for the worse.  No one abandoned in February, so I'm hoping for better weather and a repeat 100% completion rate.  A few tweaks based on rider feedback and a desire to make the route a bit less susceptible to bad weather have been incorporated.  You will find the updated route here.

Breakfast is available nearby at the Oregon Dairy Restaurant, approximately 1 mile north of the start location along SR 272.  The food is good and plentiful and there's even a breakfast buffet.  The baked oatmeal is one of my favorites.  The restaurant opens at 6am which leaves ample time for breakfast and to make you way to the start.  Please note that the starting time is 7:30 am to avoid having to start in the dark and allow plenty of time for a hearty breakfast.

Our finish controle will be at the Highland Pizzaria in the shopping center.  It offers a decent selection of food for hungry riders and an excellent selection of beer for those wanting a few liquid carbs to assist in post-ride replenishment.  Our own CJ Arayata is set to welcome you to the finish, so look for him when you arrive.

Parking is not abundant at the start finish area, but there should be enough to manage.  We will be staging for the start at the north side entrance along Landis Valley Rd under the sign with the clock/thermometer.  You should park in that general area away from the store fronts.  Carpooling will help.  There is ample additional parking at the Landis Valley Farm Museum (where the February event started) on the opposite side of Oregon Pike which may also be used.

A course check-out ride of the updated route is scheduled for the 19th, so check back here for any updates to the cue sheet.

Finally, as the end of the year approaches you should take the time check your RUSA and PA Randonneurs membership status and renew, if necessary.   You can check your RUSA status at:  https://rusa.org/cgi-bin/memberrenew_GF.pl   The PA membership list is posted on website. 
 

Andrew Mead
- Eastern PA RBA
 
Registered Riders (as of 12/2/2016)
1 Jimmy Aspras
2 Peter Bakken
3 Gavin Biebuyck
4 Joe A Brown
5 Taylor Brown
6 Paul I Currie
7 Jono Davis
8 Jonathan Lucas Elrath
9 Matthew Farrell
10 William Fischer - volunteer pre-ride
11 J Scott Franzen
12 Shaun Gundel
13 James R Haddad
14 James P. Holman
15 Greg Keenan
16 Andrew D Mead -organizer
17 Chris Nadovich
18 Joseph Ray
19 George Michael Retseck
20 Allison Wong

Monday, November 7, 2016

Le Retour du Stillwater 200k / Milford 100k Ride Report

Photo by James Haddad

Preliminary results for the 100 k have been posted at:
http://parando.org/PA100k_Results161105.pdf

Preliminary results for the 200k have been posted at:
http://parando.org/PA200k_Results161105.pdf

Results will be submitted in a couple of days to RUSA.

Thanks once again to the well-oiled brevet team of Bill Olsen, Guy Harris, and Chris Nadovich for making this one happen.  They make it look easy.

Fall brevets are always tricky.   Events are scheduled over a year in advance making it anyone's guess as to what weather riders will face.  Thankfully, riders on Saturday's combined Le Retour du Stillwater and Milford events enjoyed just about as nice a day for cycling as one can ask for in early November.  Consider this:  first finisher Chris Maglieri completed this event in 2013 with a finishing time of 8:38; seven riders besides Chris bested that time on Saturday.  Apparently cool weather brought out the best in several randonneurs.  More important to the organizers is that every rider who left the Milford Bakery in the morning returned within the time limit for a 100% completion rate on both events. 

Joe Ray, who was among a pack of fast finishers, had this to say:   
What a fantastic day to be on a bike!  I met a few more PA Randonneurs and we had a glorious time on the Retour.  My wife actually came to start and the finish (calling her my Uber-Rando now) which gave her the opportunity to meet and chat both before and after the ride, which was highly beneficial since she now has a few faces to go with the names I talk about after these events, but perhaps more importantly she can learn that i am not the only/most crazy person out there.
The pre-ride report was right on target with everything; Shades of Death had the worst surface of the entire day, excluding I suppose the 0.2 mile dirt stretch on Old Cemetery Road.  You know you have left Tranquility behind when you get on Shades of Death Rd.
Thanks to Bill and Chris at start/finish, and thanks to the Milford bakery folks for a great place to start!


James Haddad writes:
Andrew,
Thanks to you, Bill, and all the other volunteers that helped make Saturday’s ride another fantastic randonneuring experience. The route was beautiful, especially along the Delaware River. The view from the top of Riverton road was amazing. I’ve ridden the stretch between Milford and Portland a lot in the past months and each time I discover something new. 
James recently wrapped up an R12 and appears to be intent on going for another and perhaps a K-Hound award as well. 

Next up is a return to Lancaster County for a reprise of the Little Britain brevet.  Event details will soon be posted.  I've tweaked the route a touch based on careful notes from February's running.  There remains one small section of gravel road and most of the big hills, but the cue sheet should be easier to follow and we will bypass Nottingham Road (SR 272) in the interest of an improved ride experience.  A pre-ride is planned for later this month.  I'm talking to the weather man in an effort to keep ice out of the picture.  
 
Finally, it is the time of the year when you should check your RUSA and PA Randonneurs memberships and renew, if necessary.   You can check your RUSA status at:  https://rusa.org/cgi-bin/memberrenew_GF.pl
The PA membership list is posted on website. 
 
Andrew Mead
- Eastern PA RBA


Friday, October 28, 2016

PA R-12 Series - November: Le Retour du Stillwater


**** Update #1 ****

Pre-ride course check-out rides of both routes were conducted this weekend.  Guy Harris checked out the 100k route and found the cue sheet near-flawless.  The 200k route was check by organizer Bill Olsen and Chris Nadovich who report the following: 

It was a little chilly in the pre-dawn light at the start in Milford, but as the sun came up, melting the frost, it became a very nice day. There was some wind to contend with after we turned back from Stillwater, but these gusts died off to near calm later in the afternoon.

Pavement is in good condition most everywhere. There was active paving work underway in a few spots, leading us to conjecture that pavement would be even smoother next week. The one exception to generally smooth roads is the Old Cemetary Rd climb immediately after the penultimate controle. Old Cemetary is a narrow, broken, moderately steep grade that occasionally has auto traffic blocking the way. If you have any doubt about your mountain biking skills on skinny tires, I'd recommend dismounting to climb this short segment.


Deer were visible thoughout the course. Please be alert.


The cue sheet is mostly accurate, but we did notice a few minor discrepancies.


  -- At mile 41.2 the left onto Rt 658 / Vail Rd is actually the third left (current cue sheet says 2nd), although given the clear markings and correctly cued distance it's hard to miss this turn.  The cue sheet could be revised to simply say "L".

  -- At mile 79.8 the right onto Creek Rd is currently unmarked.  It occurs along a large, flat, open section of cornfield.  It's immediately across from the access road to Good Shepherd cemetary. If you keep your eyes on the mileage you won't miss this right since there's no other turn nearby. On the other hand, if you daydreaming on the flat, pleasant road, you might accidentally pass the turn.

  -- At mile 85.3 the right onto Shades of Death Rd is unmarked.  You can see the empty bracket atop the signpost from which the marker was stolen evidently. Swiping the road name markers on "Shades" seems to be a popular prank, especially around  Halloween. But don't be frightened. This turn is well marked by the grassy area cleaving the T intersection. I'd cue it: "go right at devil's triangle".

  -- At mile 116.7 turn off auto-pilot after summiting Tunnel Rd. The return to Milford does not use Sweet Hollow, but rather stays on 579 till the right turn onto 614 at the stop sign.  These two roads have straight, smooth, _screaming_ descents that many riders will zoom down at around dusk. Be sure you have your reflective gear on, be alert for deer, and don't descend faster than your guardian angel.


The 200k cue sheet has been updated to reflect this information.  Be sure to refresh your browser and download Draft 11, updated 10/30/2016.

****  Original Post ****
 Photo by Chris N.
The November R12 Series event again features the perennial favorite Stillwater 200k route (run in the reverse direction) AND the Milford 100k for randonneurs interested in pursuing the RUSA P12 Award.  Event details and cue sheets have been posted on the PA Randonneurs website.  Registration is open until the Thursday before the event.  Sign up now.

Registered Riders (as of 11/3/2016)

Retour 200k
1 Peter Bakken
2 Jane M  Brown
3 Joe A Brown
4 Taylor Brown
5 Dawn M Engstrom
6 Matthew Farrell
7 William Fischer
8 James R Haddad
9 Eric  K Hannon Ford
10 Guy Harris - volunteer
11 James P. Holman
12 Christopher Maglieri
13 Chris Nadovich - volunteer
14 William Olsen - organizer
15 Joseph Ray

Milford 100k
1 Althea Grace Pineda

Andrew Mead
-Eastern PA RBA

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ride Report: Fall Classic 150k/200k


PA SR Recipients Bill O, Gil L, Bob T, & Michael G. along with former RBA Tom R.


Preliminary results for the 150 k have been posted at:
http://parando.org/PA150k_Results161022.pdf

Preliminary results for the 200k have been posted at:
http://parando.org/PA200k_Results161022.pdf

Results will be submitted in a couple of days to RUSA, and then become final pending ACP certification.

Just when everyone thought summer weather might carry through the entire month, autumn arrived just in time for the Fall Classic.  Instead of temperatures of 60 to 80 and sunny skies we had seen all week, riders were greeted with starting temperatures in the mid-40s, persistent drizzle, and a strong northwesterly wind.  A few registrants looked at the forecast and reconsidered.  Of the 32 riders originally registered for both events, only 19 riders rolled out on Saturday and slowly made their way upwind and into the cold dampness.

Riders Taylor Brown, Jon Fox, Ryan Stanis, and Aleksey Vishnyakov all persevered in tough conditions on one of the most challenging 200k routes in the PA Randonneurs catalog to join the ranks of randonneurs.  Congratulations!  Grace Pineda and Eoghan Barry claimed first finisher distinctions in the 150k and 200k, respectively.  The rest of the field trickled in throughout the evening. 

The Fall Classic event, now in its eleventh running, was started during the very first year of PA Randonneurs.  It has been held every year since and continues to attract many new randonneurs to the sport.  While it may have originally signaled the end of the season prior to the R12 Series, it continues to provide a late-season fun event and provides a chance to distribute the coveted PA SR awards. Six hardy PA Randonneurs earned the honor this year.  Two of them even finished the 200k before collecting their hardware.  Congratulations to Michael Gorman, James Haddad, Greg  Keenan, Gil Lebron, Bill Olsen, and Bob Torres for their accomplishment this season.

This year we also honored PA Randonneurs founding RBA Tom Rosenbauer as he steps down from the role.  Tom's vision, dedication, and high standards in brevet organization have made PA Randonneurs one of the top regions in RUSA and introduced many individuals to the sport.  Riders and quite a few non-riding guests stopped by throughout the afternoon and evening to offer congratulations and thanks, share stories, and welcome returning riders.   If you did not get a chance to stop by, just post a comment below or drop Tom an email. 

The Welcoming Committee
 Grace Pineda writes: 
Tom, it was great to see you today.  I've a feeling you will be joining us again, maybe for a ride or perhaps simply to share randonneuring stories.  Either or both would be welcome.  And if the ride is a short ride, count me in!
Andrew, thanks for arranging everything.  I was really reluctant to go out there given forecast for all-day rain and winds, but it was fine after all.  It's a terrific route and a beautiful one regardless of the weather.
See you in the spring, maybe sooner.


I would like to thank volunteer Chris Nadovich for his tireless contributions to not only this event but for the entire season of events staged out of the Weisel Hostel.  He rode the course checkout in the sweltering heat of early October, somehow managed to find time between important personal engagement to open the hostel Friday evening, prepare breakfast and send riders on their way Saturday morning, and retrieve a delayed rider late Saturday evening.  Regular grill-master Bill Slabonik traveled down Saturday afternoon in what has become an annual volunteer event for him and offered up his truck to retrieve the delayed rider.  The weekend would have been impossible without their help. 

Next up is the Le Retour de Stillwater 200k and the Milford 100k on November 5.  Event details have been posted on the website and registration is open through November 3.

Andrew Mead
-Eastern PA RBA

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fall Classic: PA 150/200k

*** Update 2 ***

The registration deadline for this brevet is Thursday, October 20.  The event page previously indicated registration closure on the 15th which was last year's registration deadline.  If you're planning to clip in, please register by 5pm on Thursday so I have time to get all that brevet cards prepared.


*** Update 1 ***
A pre-ride was completed by Chris Nadovich on 11 October. He writes...

"This classic course is in good shape and there should be no significant cue-sheet changes needed.

Many of the roads have new or near-new pavement making for very enjoyable riding, especially on those rare stretches of relatively flat country road.  A notable exception to the smooth riding is the final descent down to the closed bridge on Headquarters Rd (mi 111). This section of road is poorly maintained. The many hazardous bumps, cracks, potholes, and downed tree branches will be hard to see in the dusk.  When you are cruising pleasantly along on the smooth, early part of Headquarters Rd, enjoying the lack of traffic because of the closed bridge, let those "Road Closed Ahead" signs remind you that the last quarter mile downhill is in bad repair.

A widespread hazard also prevalent in the final 50 km are the plethora of deer. I began seeing them after the Lommanson Glen climb. I had an ultra low speed encounter with one as I was crawling up Tunnel road. It seems that deer are also hypnotized by single, dyno powered bike headlights wobbling up a hill, even in the daytime. I had a serious talk with her about this behaviour and she moved out of my way, but I can't be sure she'll educate her friends.  Please be on the lookout for deer, especially on descents near or after dusk. Montana, Sweet Hollow, Javes, Tinicum Church, Headquarters, etc...

There is some road construction at a bridge near the base of the Fox Gap climb on Rt 191 at mi 53, but don't get your hopes up. It doesn't seem likely that they will close the road. You'll still have to climb Fox Gap, which seems to be taller than I remember -- maybe the construction has raised the mountain a few hundred feet."


*** Original Post ***

The PA Randonneurs fall series kicks off on October 22 and you have a choice of either a 150k or 200k course.  Hopefully we will see some fall colors.  The start/finish will be at our rando clubhouse, the Weisel hostel, with breakfast served 1 hour before the start  We'll also have the traditional post-ride BBQ, where we can recap the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the challenges of the coming year. Registration and other event details are at:
http://www.parando.org/PA150_200K_A.html

With only about 10.5 hours of daylight available, 200k riders will need lights and reflective gear, unless you have previously finished  the course in less than 9.5 hours.  All riders are encouraged to get into the winter habit of riding with lights and reflective gear.  You never know when your ride will be delayed and you'll find yourself returning in the dark.

Outgoing RBA Tom Rosenbauer will be on hand at the hostel in the afternoon for those wanting to thank him in person for all that he's done in creating the Easter PA Randonneurs.  So even if you can't ride, plan to stop by and wish Tom well.

Andrew Mead
Eastern PA RBA

200k Roster (as of 10/20)
1 Charles J Arayata + Fri Nt
2 Eoghan Barry
3 Gavin Biebuyck
4 Joe A Brown
5 Taylor Brown
6 Timothy T. Creyts
7 Matthew Farrell
8 William Fischer
9 Jon Fox
10 Michael J Gorman
11 Nigel Greene
12 Vadim Gritsus
13 Dmitry Gudkov + Fri Nt
14 James R Haddad + Fri Nt
15 Eric  K Hannon Ford + Fri Nt
16 Guy Harris
17 Greg Keenan
18 Gil Lebron
19 Rudi Mayr
20 Chris Nadovich - volunteer
21 William Olsen
22 Joseph Ray
23 Edward T Schantz
24 Ryan Stanis + Fri Nt
25 John van Stekelenborg
26 Aleksey Vishnyakov

150k Roster (as of 10/20)
1 Shawn Bowles + Fri Nt
2 Jane M  Brown
3 Steve Harding + Fri Nt
4 James P. Holman
5 Althea Grace Pineda
6 Anna Shipp + Fri Nt

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Ride Report: A Victory to Remember

Preliminary results have been posted at:
http://parando.org/PA200k_Results160910.pdf
Results will be submitted in a couple of days to RUSA, and then become final pending ACP certification.

HOT!  That is the one words spoken by most riders as they entered the air conditioned cool of the Victory Brewing Company finish.  It was indeed.  Temperatures at the start were in the mid-70s with very high humidity.  By noon the temperature had climbed into the 90s with high humidity pushing the heat into the triple digits.  There were reports of temperatures on the road as high as 108F.

While the heat was likely attributable to one DNF, wheel failures claimed two victims. George Metzler managed about 50 miles on the pre-ride before a spoke let go and sent his rear wheel into all sorts of mis-alignment.  He limped to E-town where a kind friend rescued him.  The second failure occurred mere minutes into the ride when Gary Rollman broke a spoke in his rear wheel and returned to the start.  He didn't feel comfortable riding on the compromised wheel for another 124 miles and didn't have a spare in the car, so his day was over.  He may have been secretly thankful to be spared from the oven.  The irony of two wheel failures is that the roads on the route were in some of the best shape ever for Lancaster County.

The rest of the riders covered the course in good order and appeared to be in decent shape at the finish.  Strong reminders about hydration as well as a shopping list of water available on course may have helped.   Good food and beverage options at the finish were a big hit with all.

Once again, a new to PA Randonneurs rider started and managed to be among the first finishers.  Rider Brian Ignatin rolled in with the always fast group of Gavin Biebuyck, Patrick Gaffney, and Greg Keenan to notch his first brevet finish.  Congratulations to Brian who may have set a record for the longest interval between joining RUSA and earning the randonneur distinction; he has a 3-digit RUSA membership number.

The remaining riders trickled in for the rest of the afternoon and joined our group that had set up camp in a corner of the brewpub.  Riders Peter Bakken and Paul Weaver added their names to the growing list of first-time PA finishers.  Congratulations to these two who rose to the challenge and finished a typically PA tough course with smiles on their faces.  Most riders hung around for a while after finishing sharing stories and generally enjoying being inside where it was cool.

Special thanks to my co-organizer George Metzler who first mentioned the idea of finishing at the VBC brewpub nearly two years ago and to the management at VBC for enthusiastically welcoming a bunch of sweaty cyclists. Every year George and I work to dream up something new and different.  We're particularly pleased with how this year's event turned out and hope everyone else enjoyed it and found it to be truly memorable.

Michael Povman writes:  Andrew, I just wanted to thank you and the other volunteers for organizing a terrific brevet around Lancaster County. I had never ridden in that area before and the combination of wonderful scenery, rolling hills, well-maintained roads and low traffic made for a special day on the bike, despite the heat.  I must say this ride was the first time I ever had to pass a horse and buggy!   I also enjoyed hooking up with some of the other riders in the second half of the ride and sharing a post-ride meal at the Victory.  My one regret for the day was not seeing anything at mile 49.8. 

George R. & CJ at the Finish (photo by Michael P.)
Chris Nadovich who normally goes to great lengths to avoid riding when the thermometer climbs above 90 wrote:  Although I severly "wilted" in the hot weather, I could not help noticing how pretty the course was. It was excellent Type B fun and the cool beer at the end tasted delicious. I look forward to riding that course again on a cooler day to better appreciate the beautiful scenery and relatively flat terrain. During the ride I noticed at least a half dozen farmers at different locations clearing trees and making bonfires in the heat of the day. Bonfires? On one of the hottest days of the year?

Lancaster is farm country where work on the farm takes few holidays.  Sundays are a different story.

Grace Pineda finished strong and smiling (I think she was smiling because it was over) and commented:  Looking back a day later - what a great ride!  Thanks for organizing.  Thanks too for that email where you listed locations for refueling and restocking on fluids.  Meant everything in those last controle-free 50 miles!

We return to our Rando Clubhouse in October for the always enjoyable Brevet/Populaire on October 22.  Check the PA Randos website and this message board for updates.

Andrew Mead
- organizer

Friday, September 2, 2016

September R12 200k: A Victory To Remember

*** Update 2 ***
Given the predicted hot and humid conditions for the ride, please make note of the following locations where water is available.

Mile 24.8 Info Control is at a convenience store.
Mile 33.5 Blue Rock Bakery & Grill where route crosses SR999/Blue Rock Rd

Mile 66.1 Turkey Hill convenience store in Campbelltown
Mile 97.9  Turkey Hill convenience store in Ephrata identified on cue.  There is also a Wawa ~1/4 mile off course north on 272 just past the Turkey Hill (turn left at the TFL and you will see it)
Mile 106.9  there is a Sheetz, McDonalds, Wendys ~ 1 mile to the east along SR23 (the route turns right, but the Sheetz is to the left)
Mile 118.4  there is a Speedway convenience store at the intersection with US 30.

You DO NOT want to leave the Silver Spring (mile 38.4) or Annville (mile 72.2) controles low on supplies.  Options for replenishing along the route are very limited. 

*** Update 1: Pre-Ride Notes (9/4) ***

A course checkout ride was completed on September 3.  An updated cue sheet has been posted at:
http://parando.org/VictoryCueSheet.pdf  Be sure to refresh your browser and confirm that you have the 9/3 Draft version.

The routing remains unchanged though it appears that we are threading the needle between a host of construction projects.  You will see what I mean when you happen across all the orange warning signs along the route.  The good news is that there are many sections of recently repaved asphalt that are an absolute joy to ride and the miles on rough roads are relatively few.  While no one got lost on our pre-ride, the cue sheet updates better depict with the way you will be perceiving signage, not necessarily the "official" road names, and make the cue much clearer.

Course Notes:
The first and last 2 miles travel along Lower Valley Rd between Atglen and Parkesburg.  The pavement in both directions in this section has many longitudinal cracks in the outboard wheel track which are wide enough to swallow most road bike tires.  Since you will be leaving in the dark and returning tired after 120+ miles, please remain alert to these hazards.

There are a couple long descents with T intersections at the bottom.  You might want to conduct a brake check at mile 14 and mile 25 to be on the safe side.

The descent at mile 37.5 is wide open and best enjoyed without braking.  As a bonus, the pavement is very smooth.

There is a three-mile descent along US 322 beginning at mile 83.1.   A full-width shoulder exists but be aware of debris in this path.  Complicating matters is sunlight filtering through trees which makes spotting these hazards a bit difficult, especially at 25+ mph which is easily obtainable.  

Somewhere in the first 40 miles is a pothole sufficiently nasty to break a wheel.  Just ask George Metzler.  With this in mind, you should scroll down and re-read the general rules Chris Nadovich so generously provided in the YARRR announcement.  We will be starting in the dark, so lighting and reflective gear IS REQUIRED.

Finally, the route offers wonderful scenery.  We saw micro breweries, interesting wood sculptures in old tree stumps, beautiful vistas (it was a very clear day for us), and a few other interesting items tossed along the roadside.  One such article was spotted around mile 49.8.  See if you can identify it assuming it remains there this week.

Andrew Mead
- organizer

*** Original Post ***

The PA summer series concludes on September 10th with a another new 200k route: A Victory to Remember. This route takes a looping tour of Lancaster County.  You will have a strong incentive to finish since the final controle is at the Victory Brewing Company brewpub in Parkesburg.  Long time riders may recognize bits and pieces of this route, but it has been at least seven years since we took a clockwise tour around Lancaster county.  Event details have been posted at http://parando.org/R12ClubVictory.html  To join the roster, use the electronic registration by 5PM on Thursday, September 8.

A course check-out ride is planned for September 3.  No less than 4 detours have been considered as this route came together.  Pennsylvania's bridge rehabilitation efforts make many routes a moving target.  As of this writing, it appears as though only one detour will be necessary and you might not even notice it.  And as always,  be sure to monitor the PA Randonneurs website and this blog periodically for updates.

Please make note that the start time is 6:00am.  This will provide more time for socializing at the finish.  We will be parking in the employee parking area at the brewery which is the first lot on the left as you enter the main driveway to the brewpub.

 Registered Riders (as of 9/7)
1 Charles J Arayata
2 Peter Bakken
3 Gavin Biebuyck
4 William Fischer
5 Patrick Gaffney
6 James R Haddad
7 Eric  K Hannon Ford
8 Guy Harris
9 Brian Ignatin
10 Greg Keenan
11 Andrew D Mead - organizer
12 George Metzler - organizer
13 Chris Nadovich
14 Althea Grace Pineda
15 Michael Povman
16 George Michael Retseck
17 Gary Rollman
18 Edward T Schantz
19 Paul G Weaver Jr

Andrew Mead
- organizer