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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 04, 2011 - 03:19 AM
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Just a reminder that pre-registration price break ends this Friday at Midnight. Save $5 and go ahead and register now! Online registration will end at midnight on May 11th. Of course, you may still register the day of the ride.

Breakfast will be pancakes, pastries, fruit, coffee, tea, milk, OJ. We don't really know how many people will choose to eat, so breakfast will be offered until we run out of food!

Lunch will be a baked pasta dish(meat sauce or marinara, & cheese), salad/fruit, roll, variety of home made desserts, and beverage.

All routes will be marked with lime green stenciled arrows. Watch for the split marks on the pavement and signs. The 101/60 and the 42/28 mile routes will split at about 5.5 miles. The 101 & 60 mile routes will split at about 12.9 miles after the first sag stop; however, the two routes will come back together again briefly before the 2nd sag stop. If you don't want to do the Little Sand Mt. climb, you can stay with the 60 mile group (cuts off about 5 miles from the 101 route) until after the 2nd sag stop and then continue on the 101 mile route. Conversely, if you are doing the 60 mile route, but want to do the Little Sand Mt. climb, you can follow the 101 mile route until it comes back in with the 60 mile before the 2nd sag stop. Sounds confusing, but very simple. Web site has maps. We will also have a map posted on site that morning and someone to answer any questions regarding deviations in routes.

Since we are a BRAG training ride, we will have the Safety Pledge posted for all to read and agree to follow. Our first priority is having a SAFE ride. We remind everyone that this is a "ride" not a "race," but we realize there are some riders who enjoy the competitive nature of a group ride. We just ask that you follow the safety guidelines and always be cognizant of the motorists and other cyclists on the road. Most of the roads we use are narrow and winding, so it is important that you try to ride no more than two abreast, and to not cross the yellow line(especially on hills and curves). Be aware that we ride through farming country and you could encounter slow moving farm vehicles at any time. The bottom line is.....have fun, but be safe!

We do not encourage people to leave early, as we will have police present at 8 a.m. to escort us across Hwy 27 and up to Hwy 156. If you do leave prior to the mass start, you will have to use extra caution to cross safely. There is a slight hill that impairs your vision of cars coming south. We also would like riders to wait until after crossing Hwy 27 to increase their speed. When returning to the school, if you have been in one of the competitive groups, we would ask that you have an agreement amongst yourselves to start your "cool down" prior to coming back across Hwy 27 (about one mile from the finish).

Gosh...I didn't mean to rant on and on, but I guess I did.

Post or e-mail me with any questions.

Hope to have a good turnout and great weather!

p.s. Don't forget the new start location is at Armuchee High School (2.6 miles north of old mall location).

Thanks,
Chris

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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 04, 2011 - 12:38 PM
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Just mailed mine in for the 100.
Looking foward to it, even if I have to scale back for the metric.

Can't wait to ride one of my favorite, if not favorite, route and support these fine people.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 05, 2011 - 12:10 PM
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[quote="TomA"

Same here goob....It sure was fun pointing and laughing at the slow pokes. I don't think they appreciated it though.[/quote]

...and I always thought you were just smiling and happy to see me. Very Happy
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 08, 2011 - 05:30 AM
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Forgot to mention that post-ride, we will have massage therapists( located in the gym area) to ease those sore muscles! Smile

Rest rooms will be located along the hallway leading to the cafeteria. There
are 2 separate sets along the hallway and each will accommodate approximately 5 people, so that means about 10 for each gender. Rest rooms will also be located to the left of the registration area in the gym.

Armuchee High School football players, identified by jerseys, will be assisting with parking and directions, so ask them if you need assistance with directions. There will be signs posted also.

We are asking any riders who register the morning of the ride, to please write their e-mail address legibly. We would like to get to the point where everyone could be contacted electronically for future rides.

Thanks,
Chris
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 10, 2011 - 09:58 AM
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Please note that Wednesday, May 11th is the last day to register on line. You may still register the morning of the ride.

Hope to see you Saturday!

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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 14, 2011 - 09:34 PM
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I hope no one stayed home due to the weather forecast as the weather was great today. What? The weather forecast was a load of crap??? Yep like it always is.

I rolled up just as the last of the pack was leaving so I had to weave my way through a ton of people. Once the 100 route split it thinned out nicely. I ended up bumping into my buds Jack and Edgar and we rode together the rest of the way.

As usual great route, nice folks, great SAG stops, and excellent organization and help from the police. The climb up Little Sand Mtn Rd was a good addition and I appreciate that it was early rather than at the end.

Also a shout out to Wolverine for the carpool. He rode the metric and is getting his form back nicely. Plus he was patient to wait for me to get back.

I ended up with an 18.5 avg and 4144 ft of climbing over 101 miles.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 15, 2011 - 02:58 PM
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as God as my witness, I thought I was riding a different route. I rode it back in November with hollywood and thought it was that one. so, I told my riders about it and one of them actually came up to ride it. Gulp, I don't know if he will be talking to me.

I enjoyed the route and ended up rolling the dice and did the Century,
Glad I did. Unfortunately, because it was overcast and felt certain I would be doing the metric, I didn't put on suntan lotion and ended up with some weirder than usual tan lines- bibs for the first time.

I will be back. The SAG stops were AWESOME and some of the best. In fact, I liked them better than 3S3M. I also enjoyed the people working the ride- you knew they were glad to have us there- very genuine.

Honestly, the shirts are da bomb! very smart to go with the material they did which is a very welcome alternative to the typical event t shirt. I wish more rides would do this as they do double duty. Color was good although I think it may clash with my red hair some Laughing

well done.
I have been and always will be all about the food and shirt.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 15, 2011 - 10:00 PM
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Big thank you to all who came to support the UTC ride this year! Mother nature gave us a scare, but then was very kind to us and the weather was great! I think there was a slight misting early in the ride, but didn't last long and then the sun came out. We were very lucky.

Missed seeing some of our regular riders. Don't know if it was the threat of rain, conflicts with other events, or what, but we had expected 700-800 (700 last year) and ended with a little less than 500. I had to throw out a bunch of pbj sandwiches and donate a couple boxes of bananas to other organizations. You always have to plan for a big group, but then have extra if you have less people. It is all good though because I think everyone that came had a good time and were glad they didn't listen to the forecasts.

Pleased to have the "Hollywood led group" present. I made him the leader since he is famous now. Darn...forgot to get his autograph! Sorry that Ned missed the lunch. Don't think I saw bjp or Wolverine, but glad you came.
Glad bjp liked the climb. I heard there were some "walkers" and they might not have enjoyed it so much. I rode it last fall and I thought if an "old woman like me" can make it up, almost everyone else could also!

Judy G. and Paul were there. Hadn't seen them for ages. They both did the century, although Judy rode it by herself. She still looked fresh when she came in!

I think the event went well, especially considering it was a new location and there were a lot of changes to implement. The AHS Touchdown Club did an excellent job for us. Of course we are critiquing everything and listening to what the riders had to say and will make adjustments as necessary to make the UTC even better next year.

Thanks again to everyone!

P.S. Hollywood, what route did you take Funchik on last November that she confused with our ride???
 
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