Descends Like Avalanche
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somewhere between Funkytown and Margaritaville, PA
Bikes: Lynskey R330, Litespeed Classic, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp (1988!)
I think there were 1,000 or 1,100 cyclists on Sunday. There was definitely a lot less participation this year. I expected that, but I was still shocked by how few there were compared to previous years. There used to be a traffic jam on 202 to get in to the campus, and the parking lots were full. This year, I drove right up with just a car or two turning in to the lot in front of me. At the start, there were big gaps between the staging areas for the different distances. I'd guess there was a quarter or a third of the turn out compared to the peak years.
The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.