Although sunny and mild, the weather wasn't entirely perfect, as there were some reports of swirling gusts and destabilizing crosswinds. Perhaps these were remnants of hurricane Dorian, or perhaps they were the wake of Scotty Steingart who zoomed through the 202.8 km course in six hours and fifty-three minutes.
An interesting fact is that Chris Maglieri, who clipped in to ride the Portland-Stillwater today, also clipped in the last time this course was ridden. That was back in November 2013, when Chris rode this brevet as his first PA event. Back then, he joined fellow riders Tom Matragano and Peter Phillips to set the course record of 7:58. Chris actually broke his old record this go-around with a 7:36, which is a pretty darn fast time too.
Several newly minted (and newly re-minted) PBP anciens were in attendance. Riveting stories of glory and woe in France were shared over pizza and beer at Theresa's after the ride. Congratulations and well done to all.
|George Retseck and Andrew Mead (on right)|
think about riding PBP in 2023.
Steve Schoenfelder writes: "Thanks for organizing a great ride! The most memorable aspect was the absence of suffering. The course was picturesque passing through shaded country roads and the weather was ideal, with bands of clouds keeping the temperatures in the pleasant range.
|Andrew Mead not suffering.|
Vadim Gritsus writes: "Thank you for organizing yet another glorious brevet! PA rocks!
|One of the Lackawanna Tunnels|