Wednesday, October 19, 2011


*** Update #1 (10/20) ***
Len Zawodniak and Doug Haluza completed a volunteer preride on Thursday, 10/20.  Doug reports: "...OK, we lived to tell about it (hills build strength, but headwinds build character, so you can say we are a couple of characters now). The cue sheet was great. All the roads were good. Just a few notes:

Mile 9.5: SS at bottom of hill. Blind curve left.
Mile 12.5: Caution pine needles on sharp turn on descent at Cascade Lodge.  
Mile 75.7: (not unmarked). River road goes right. 
In general, beware of fallen leaves and pine needles, especially if wet. Also watch out for sharp dropoffs at the edge of the pavement where rainwater runoff has eroded the shoulder.."

*** Original Post ***
The next event is on October 22 and you have a choice of either a 150k or 200k course.  The start/finish will be at 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. 
PA Members can register by sending me an e-mail, and pay the $25 entry fee when they sign-in.  Non-members can register by mailing in the registration form posted at:
With only about 10.5 hours of daylight available, lights and reflective gear will be required, unless you have previously finished the course in less than 9.5 hours.
There are 2 bridges under construction and not passable. Unfortunately, one of those bridges is on Sweet Hollow Rd, one of my top 10 favorite roads -- there was a road crew ripping up the deck as I passed on through during a recent scouting trip (probably as the last cyclist to do so for the foreseeable future).  The other bridge out is on Headquarters Rd.  There's actually a third bridge out, also on Headquarters Rd, but that one is still passable.  I keep hearing talk about stimulus spending for our nation's crumbling infrastructure but see little evidence of any real progress with our roads and bridges!

Current Cuesheets:
200k: Draft 3 (updated 10/13/11)
150k: Draft 2 (updated 10/18/11)

Registered Riders:

1 comment:

  1. For garmin route addicts, the cue at 115.4 "Bridge Construction" can cause a problem. Only when you zoom in on the map, does a grayed out "Headquarters Rd (Planned)" appear on the map. You have to turn off auto routing to follow it.