Thursday, December 10, 2009

Is this thing on?

Well, due to earlier than expected requests for more info, I decided to get the ball rolling a bit earlier than usual this year.

Dates I have in mind:

April 30th or May 7th. Leaning hard towards the 7th.

East to West this year, starting in Phllly.

Same time-5:00am.
Same route.
Same rules.

This is a boring event, nothing ever changes, and more of you people show up every year. What is wrong with you?

17 comments:

Reddan said...

Me vote is for the 23rd...

Fxdwhl said...

i'd say the 30th. full moons on the 28th for added illumination.

Crush the Commonwealth said...

Hmm, The 23rd is a bit close to Sea Otter, and I'm always beat down after that trip. I'm leaning towards the 30th, if not May 7th.

Reddan said...

The 7th would rock, actually.

I'm planning to do Calvin's Challenge on May 1st; I somehow doubt I could start in Philly on the 30th and make it to Ohio in, oh, 28 hours. Plus I might be a bit too wrecked to put on a good showing in a 12-hour race immediately after CTC.

Not to say that my plans should mean much, but I hope to defend my CTC title this year. ;-)

Bruce said...

I vote for 30th April or 7th May. If the May date it gives me a goal of finishing under 48 hours (an hour for every year I will have lived through by then).

What is wrong with us indeed?

james said...

I think the 7th sounds good, if people are planning on doing Calvin's Challenge.

Fxdwhl said...

i'd be fine with the 7th.

Bruce said...

Holiest of shit! Cyclists seemingly agreeing on something without arguing with one another!

Where did I put that chammy cream???

Wesley said...

may 7th - don't punish us further with potentially wet and cold conditions. it makes the trip a lot more fun since ppl are willing to talk with each other when the skies are sunny

DC said...

Thanks for the update. Rookies don't get a vote on the date...Your race - your call :-)

dhd said...

Looks like there's a growing consensus for May 7th... do we have a pittsburgh randonneurs schedule yet? I have a conference paper deadline on April 30th, but that isn't a big deal. I do prefer May 7th personally.

Reddan said...

Pittsburgh Randonneurs schedule is available here. First 200K is April 19th, the next brevet isn't until mid-June.

Most of the routes have yet to be determined (because the route guy has been, uh, slacking), but the dates are pretty firm.

Crush the Commonwealth said...

MAy 7th seems to be getting the nod, have one more schedule to check, I'm thinking a decision will be made in the next few days.

Justin C said...

Hi, first time here, definitely interested. Is anybody doing this fixed?

Fxdwhl said...

I've done it in 06 and 07. Maybe I'll bring back the fix for this year...

DC said...

We official for the May 7th start date?

Bruce said...

Who else is looking for a ride pace that one would not consider hammer-head? I', looking for a 72-80 hour finishing time.

The guy I was going to ride with has to pull out, and I'm looking for someone else to chat with across the Keystone.