Ixsa Golliur writes "...Hope all went well with the ride yesterday. Bill (Reagan) and I were a bit sad we were not able to participate. I was wondering if this ride is available as a permanent or a post-ride(if there is such a thing)?
Tom Rosenbauer responds " -- No, unfortunately there is no such thing as a "post-ride make-up", but if anyone is interested in adopting the revised "Beyond Hope to New Hope" course as a permanent, it's up for grabs.
The Randonnerd replies "After doing all the upfront work to lay out this new route and get it approved as a PA Brevet, Tom has graciously allowed me to adopt this route as a Permanent. I've spent the last couple of days putting it into a Permanent format for submission and will be looking to delete the Milford controle but add two controles in Riegelsville to keep folks from short-circuiting the course along the Delaware. YES!!! All you who thought to take that climb you couldn't imagine Tom neglected to include in the routing would have actually shaved a coule of miles off of the course. (Q: What is the exchange rate for climbing vs. mileage?)
In lieu of the Riegelsville controles I had considered changing the route slightly but in the end decided to keep the course pretty much as is, as some may want to use it as a tool to measure their fitness throughout the year.
Hopefully I'll get these new controles set tommorow and submit the Permanent Application over the weekend. Since this route is already approved as a brevet, I anticipate a fairly quick approval turnaround from Christa. Thanks again Tom for doing all of the upfront work.