Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hawk Mountain 200k

*** Update #2 (9/7) ***
Don Jagel has put together a webpage that shows all of the SPOT GPS trackers on a single page:

*** Update #1 (9/6) ***
The cuesheet has been updated to Draft 9, dated 9/6/12.  This update includes some minor corrections and clarifications from the recent volunteer prerides.  Based on the current weather forecast, it looks like it would be good idea to laminate your cuesheet!

In order to help coordinate the volunteers, 5 SPOT GPS trackers will be handed out to selected riders.  The PA Randonneurs tracking website is at this link:

Norman Smeal's SPOT tracker:

Don Jagel's SPOT tracker:

*** Original Post ***
Pennsylvania Randonneurs presents The Hawk Mountain 200 for the September R12 series.  This year's route has been tweaked to avoid the traffic on Rt 72 through the Swatara Gap.  Event details have been posted at:

A pre-ride course checkout was conducted this past Saturday and a confirmatory trip is planned for Wednesday.  The route features a few stretches of fresh pavement which offer great improvement over the former rough chip-seal and the tweaks are certainly memorable.  A final updated cue sheet will be posted on the PA Randonneurs website Thursday afternoon.  As always, follow this message board for any last-minute updates.

Reminder: Sundown is 7:21PM.  While it certainly is possible to finish before then, unforeseen circumstances may keep you out on course longer than anticipated, so lights and reflective gear are strongly recommended.  If you are out riding past sundown without lights and reflective gear, a DQ will be the least of your problems!

It's always a good idea to start with a hearty breakfast and The Pancake Farm in Ephrata is just around the corner from the starting location.  It opens at 5:15am ... directions are on the event webpage.

One final note:  please park along the east side of the K-Mart parking lot (furthest away from the Turkey Hill) so we minimize our impact on K-Mart's customer parking.

Those planning to clip in so far include:

*** As of 9/6/12 ***

1 James Aspras
2 Clair Beiler
3 Gavin Biebuyck
4 Jeffery S Butt
5 Jonathan Clamp
6 Timothy Creyts
7 Eric Dahl
8 Matthew Farrell
9 William Fischer
10 Scott Franzen
11 Donald Jagel
12 Eric Keller
13 J Michael Lutz
14 Andrew D Mead
15 William Olsen
16 Tom Rosenbauer
17 William M Slabonik
18 Norman Smeal
19 Keith A Spangler
20 Ivan M Umble

Drop me or Tom a note by Thursday, September 6th, if you would like to join the roster.

-Andrew Mead, Organizer
-Tom Rosenbauer, RBA

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