Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Fall Classic: PA 200k & PA 150k

*** Update 1 ***
The weather is looking like it might be ideal this weekend.  Fall colors, while probably not in peak splendor, will be enjoyable nonetheless.

A volunteer pre-ride is scheduled for Friday (Oct 20), so please be sure to check back late Friday for any last-minute corrections.  In response to several inquiries, I have updated the RideWithGPS files for the routes.  As always, the cue sheet controls in the event of any discrepancy with the GPS file.

200k Route
150k Route

A hint for the 200k riders:  there is a change to one of the controls.  Don't miss it!

*** Original Post ***

With the summer R12 events behind us we return to our rando clubhouse at the Weisel Youth Hostel for the always popular Fall Classic featuring a 200k brevet and a 150k populaire.  Event and registration details have been posted on the website.  As always breakfast will be available 1 hour before the start and there will be a post-ride cookout to replenish expended calories and swap stories about the year's accomplishments.  We will also take time to recognize those riders who have joined (or rejoined) the PA SR club and the PA R-12 club and offer congratulations.

With only 10.5 hours of daylight available, 200k riders will need lights and reflective gear unless you have a history of faster finishes.  All riders are encouraged to get into the winter habit of riding with lights and reflective gear.

You are also reminded that we are nearing the minimum order quantity for the PA Randonneur wool cycling jerseys.  There are certain to be a few examples of the first generation jerseys at his event should you wish to check out the quality. Bill Olsen has tens of thousands of kilometers on his so he is a good person to ask about the durability of these jerseys.

Several members have asked about non-wool jerseys.  We are currently working with Ascend Sportswear to replicate the iconic look of our wool jersey in modern materials and plan to have material and sizing samples available for you to try on.  You'll find sizing charts here.  The order process is a little different as you will deal directly with Ascend.  An on-line "store" for PA Randonneurs will open for a period of time during which you can place your order.  There is a minimum order requirement that once satisfied will allow the store to close and the jerseys will go into production.  Delivery is approximately 5 weeks after the store closes.  I will provide more details in a separate message once I get those details ironed out.

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend.  The Fall Classic has been around since the very beginning of PA Randonneurs and is always a good time.

Andrew Mead
-Eastern PA RBA

200k Roster (as of 10/19)
1 Michael Anderson + Fr
2 Charles J Arayata
3 Jimmy Aspras
4 Peter Bakken
5 Eoghan Barry
6 Gavin Biebuyck
7 Shawn Bowles
8 Jane M  Brown
9 Joe A Brown
10 Paul I Currie
11 Alfred Dolich
12 Matthew Farrell
13 James R Haddad + Fr
14 James P. Holman
15 Greg Keenan
16 Robin C Landis + Fr
17 Jeff Lippincott
18 Peter Macholdt
19 Nicholas Manta
20 Rudi Mayr
21 Chris Nadovich - organizer
22 William Olsen - organizer
23 Cameron O'Mara
24 Nate Osheyack
25 Joseph Ray
26 George Michael Retseck - volunteer
27 Ryan J Stanis
28 Scotty Steingart
29 Andrew Thomas
30 John van Stekelenborg
31 Aleksey M Vishnyakov
32 Paul G Weaver Jr

150k Roster (as of 10/19)
1 Barbara Solis Anderson
2 Ronald W. Anderson
3 James Bondra  +Fr,Sa
4 Christopher Daly
5 J Scott Franzen
6 Mark Hallinger + membership
7 Ari Kaputkin
8 Richard W Ramage
9 Bob Torres

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