Monday, November 4, 2013

Stillwater 200k Ride Report

Preliminary results have been posted at:
Please let me know of any corrections or other issues.  Results will be submitted shortly, and become final, pending RUSA certification.

Last year, the November 200k had to be rescheduled because of Super Storm Sandy.  And the year before that, we had the Halloween snow storm that downed many trees and left much of the area without power. But this time around, we managed to continue the string of near ideal weather conditions we've had for the recent events.  Temperatures at the start were in the high 40F's and warmed up later in the day to the 60F's. Early morning sunshine gave way to some clouds later in the day, and a few riders encountered a brief spritz of rain. Some of the late changing trees managed to keep their colorful foliage despite all the rain and wind from the day before.

All 18 participants made it around the course in good time for another 100% finish -- well done!   Of note, Christopher Maglieri completed his first PA event, and joined fellow riders Tom Matragano and Peter Phillips to set a new course record of 7:58.  This trio obviously didn't linger too long at the controles!

Jim Holman writes: "...Thanks for organizing the Stillwater 200K this past Saturday.  It was another beautiful autumn day with great riding partners and, like you said, it was a very nice route.  I like how you scheduled this brevet and last month's brevet so as to take in as much of the fall foliage as possible..."

Mike Anderson, who made the long trip down from the Boston area to join us, writes: "...Thanks again, it was a great ride, and a great time!..."

The 2013 Eastern PA series concludes with the Retour du Stillwater 200k on December 7th -- we'll essentially be riding the same course again, except we'll start in Milford, and ride it in the reverse direction.  Event details have been posted at:
... as usual, drop me a note by the Thursday before the event to join the roster.

-Tom Rosenbauer
Eastern PA RBA

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