Don Jagel completed a volunteer preride this past Sunday (and did manage to finish in time for the Super Bowl). Don reports that the course was in reasonably good shape, considering all the snow and limited number of days above freezing over the past month. Based on his scouting report, a minor route tweak was made to avoid a shaded secondary road on the approach to controle #2. Along with the usual cautions of winter riding, Don pointed out the following areas that you should take some extra caution:
- The Rt 80 underpass (which you will cross twice) may be icy (a note has been added to the cuesheet to remind you of this hazard)
- A couple areas of the course are a bit narrow and have potholes (e.g. Rt 32) -- this will be especially hazardous if you're traveling in large, fast paceline.
It looks like the weather at least will be dry, and trending warmer as we head into the weekend. However, there is still plenty of snow on the ground which will be melting during the day and freezing overnight, so be on the watch for any black ice. The forecast is also calling for some breezy conditions.
There is plenty of parking at the Belvidere diner start/finish. But please keep to the area to the left as you pull into the parking lot (away from the spots near the building).
*** Ride Roster (as of 2/9) ****
-Don Jagel (volunteer preride)
-Bill Olsen (organizer)
Please drop me a note if you decide to join us on the 12th.
Eastern PA RBA