Archive for November, 2012

Ride results for Flatbread 200km

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

A near-record total of 76 riders started the Eastern Shore Flatbread 200K RUSA brevet on Saturday, and 74 qualified! The weather was a little chillier than expected, but a very pleasant day and fortunately the winds were pretty calm.

Special thanks to Chip Adams for again organizing this gorgeous ride. It was a big job with so many riders. A big thanks also to volunteers Katie Adams, Sherrie and Clint Provenza, Dan Oldale, Lori Janssen, and and Bryan Nelson who kept everything organized and kept pizzas being delivered.  No small task!  Thanks also to Crista Borras for cue sheet magic.

We show eleven riders as having become randonneurs by finishing their first brevet: Nabeel Alsalam, Crystal Bae, Susannah and Paul Barsom, Eric Bertrand-Loesch, Carolyn Frazee, Adam Grosshans, Ravi Kanne, Jesse Marsen, Jeff Miller, and Debbie Taylor.  Looks like John Zenter has finished his first R-12 award, Theresa Furnari and Dan Oldale finished their R-36, Clint Provenza finished R-48, Chip Adams R-60, and Tom Reeder R-84.  Wow!  Did we miss anyone?

Preliminary results are posted here.  Photos were posted by Bill Beck, Dave Sweeney, Maile Neel, Ed Felker, and Mary Gersema. And Ed has a write-up at The Daily Randonneur.  A GPS track is posted here.

Next up is the Woodbine-Dillsburg 207km December 8.  Since it’s a RUSA brevet, you get credit (and a little extra time) for those additional 7km! It’s a pretty moderate ride, with around 8600 feet of climbing.  But leave some gas in the tank for the end, as the last thirteen or so miles have more-than-their share of climbing on Buffalo, Roop, and Watersville roads.

Many who finished in the daytime on Flatbread may finish in the dark on Woodbine-Dillsburg.  Make sure to have required reflective gear as well as proper lights, attached firmly to your bicycle, aimed so drivers can see them, with freshly-charged batteries (or dynamo), and set on “steady” not flashing: see here.  If in doubt, remember lights and reflective gear are lightweight and comparatively inexpensive!

Nick

Cue sheet and GPS files for November 10th Flatbread 200km

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The cue sheet for the Flatbread 200km RUSA brevet starting at the Good Guys Sports Bar in Centreville, MD at 7:00AM on November 10, 2012 is now posted at 2012 DCR Flatbread 200km DOC cue sheet. (PDF version at 2012 DCR Flatbread 200km PDF cue sheet)

The ride starts from the parking lot of the Good Guys Pizza at 7:00am. Registration will also be at Good Guys and opens at 6:00am. Parking will not be permitted in the Good Guys parking lot, but there is ample parking along the streets and there is a public lot within a 2 minute walk or 30 second ride from the start. There is no restroom facility available at the start, so please find one on the way in. If you use Route 213 north from Route 301, there is a McDonalds on the right 1 mile north from the exit. If you’re coming in from the North, there is a truck stop at the intersection of Rts 304 and 301.

The Milton Control will be an “open” control this year, meaning that you can choose any business in Milton. But you must get a receipt from that business. If the receipt does not include the name and address of the business, write it on your control card.

We strongly recommend that you set your GPS to the settings below. We cannot guarantee that these will keep you on the official route, but if you have your GPS set some other way, it is entirely possible that it will take you off route, possibly onto unsafe roads. Go to the Setup->Routing page and set as follows:

Guidance Method: Follow Road
Follow Road Method: Shortest Distance
Next Turn Pop-Up: On
Follow Road Options:
Off Route Recalculation: Prompted
Calculation Method: Best Route
Calculate Routes for: Car/Motorcycle
Avoid: (set to none – the route itself should control this)

By the way … make sure that your GPS either has maps already downloaded, or select the relevant maps around the routes.

GPS files are posted at GPS Files - 20121110 Flatbread 200km Brevet.