Tuesday, November 22, 2011

December R-12: Le Retour du Stillwater 200k

*** Update #1 (11/28)
The cuesheet has been updated to draft 4, dated 11/28/11, after a scouting ride  completed this past weekend.  Controle #3 in Lafayette was changed from the Millside Cafe to the QuickChek a bit further down the road.  While the Millside Cafe offers some good food and ambiance, it is very busy and slow around noon time when we'll be passing through.  So the QuickChek will be a better option for us.  There are a couple of other items listed below that you should take note of:

-Mile 70.9: as noted on the cuesheet, there is a very large gap between the road and the shoulder, as you descend down to a small bridge over a creek.  This crack is wide enough to swallow your wheel and ruin your day.

-Mile 71.5: as noted on the cuesheet, the driveway entrance to the QuickChek controle is raised above the roadway.  You'll be riding along Rt 15 as you turn into the controle -- since this is a busy highway, you'll be riding close to the shoulder, so you'll have a bad angle over the bump as you turn into the driveway.  Please take extra caution here or better yet, dismount before the driveway.  When you are ready to leave the controle, use the exit in the rear, which will avoid the busy intersection at the traffic light.

-With some chilly weather in the forecast, you might want to stop and get warmed up between the controles.  There are options at:
~Mile 15: Stewartsville (deli on left just past TFL)
~Mile 30: Belvidere (Skoogies deli on left)
~Mile 51: Off-course in Blairstown on Rt 94 and in town
~Mile 85.3: Deli in Tranquility at turn
~Mile 110.0: Minimart off-course to the right on Rt 31

*** Rider List (as of 12/1) ***

Barbara Anderson
Ronald Anderson
Geoff Brunner
John Capriotti
Richard G Carpenter
Jonathan Clamp
Ed Dodd
Matthew Farrell
Joe Fillip
William Fischer
Nigel Greene
Doug Haluza
Guy Harris
Cynthia Hearing
Donald Jagel
Christine Newman
William M. Olsen
Peter C Phillips
Tom Rosenbauer
Norman Smeal
Bob Torres
Roy Yates
Leonard Zawodniak

*** Original Post ***
The December R-12 is on Saturday, December 3rd. We'll be running the same course as the November R-12 in the reverse direction: Le Retour du Stillwater 200k. 

The start/finish has been moved to Milford, NJ -- the southern most extent of the course.  There is plenty of parking in the large parking lot on Church St in Milford.  The start controle will be at the Milford Station Bakery, which opens at 6AM and has breakfast sandwichs along with an assortment of baked goods.  The finish controle  and post ride gathering will be at Pipolo's Pizzera, a couple of stores down the street from the Bakery. 

Lights and reflective gear will be checked. Be sure to check back on the PA message board for any updates ... the cuesheet will likely be updated after an upcoming course checkout.

I've already heard from a couple of riders planning to clip-in. If you're planning to join us too, please send me a note.

-Tom Rosenbauer
Eastern PA RBA

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