Sunday, November 19, 2017

Ride Results: Milford 100k

Preliminary results have been posted at:
Results will submitted to RUSA in a few days and become official at that time.

The prospect of windy, cold, wet weather had many registrants re-thinking their plans for the Milford 100k with half of the field opting to stay inside and warm.  Four hearty randonneurs clipped in and, along with tireless organizer Bill Olsen who completed the course check-out ride the weekend earlier, finished for a 100% completion rate.  Temperatures were moderate compared to the week before and the rain held off for a while so riders at least didn't have to start in the rain.  Congratulations to Sean O'Connor who notched his first populaire finish.  After finishing the Milford course, he should be ready to tackle a brevet. 

Much appreciation goes to organizer Bill Olsen.  You've seen him at a majority of the 2017 brevet events as he is tireless in making sure PA Randonneurs can offer the number of quality events on the calendar.  Bill's insistence that we include populaires on the calendar is the reason the Milford 100 happens.  Not only is it a way to attract new potential randonneurs, but it offers another opportunity for randonneurs pursuing the RUSA Cup. Be sure to thank Bill the next time you see him.  As for populaires in 2018, we scheduled only the October 150k for now.  RUSA has eased the requirements for adding new events to the schedule.  Our intent is to offer a few more populaires in 2018, but consider volunteer availability, rider interest, and weather with the hope that populaires will be well attended and fun.

Next up is the Little Britain 200k on December 2.  Event details have been posted on the website.  A partial course checkout ride yielded a few minor tweeks to the cue sheet.  Look for an update after Thanksgiving.

Andrew Mead
-Eastern PA RBA

1 comment:

  1. I want to echo the thanks to Bill. It was a fun ride despite the weather and I really appreciated his showing up early to sign us all in and give the final instructions, and then waiting around for all of us to return.