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    Team Clydesdale Rides Again! Tour de Cure in Boiling Springs, May 30

    Team Clydesdale, AKA Bautieri, vXhanz, and The Historian, are reuniting to ride the Tour de Cure in Boiling Springs, PA, on Saturday, May 30. You can read about the ride at:

    http://tour.diabetes.org/site/TR/Tou...try&fr_id=5580

    We haven't registered the team yet, but it should be up in a day or so. Any clydes and athenas that want to ride for a good cause are welcome to join us. Bautieri is our team captain, and I'm sure he'll be along at some point to provide more details.

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    Ok, details as follows:

    Boiling Springs is mainly farm land and quite gorgeous at that. The terrain will be quite comparable to the Lancaster Covered Bridge ride only minus the road apples and A-hole tourists that Lancaster county is saturated with that time of year. In college I volunteered to assist in this tour de cure operating my ham radio from a SAG vehicle, so I can say that the terrain is rolling but not too bad. Only one or two memorable uphill slogs. Rest stops are well stocked (or were 5 years ago) and the course itself is generally on low traffic roads.

    Fundraising wise, the more people we get the less we have to raise per person. A team of five or more is only required to raise a minimum of $750 to participate. That works out to $150 each. If we get ten people then it's $75 each and so on and so forth. Not that we should look at it that way but the more people we get the larger the donation pool becomes.

    I'm not sure what else to add at this point other than that I am available to plot out some training rides and field questions.

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    CRAP!!! Already on a team with my gym (Gold's). Maybe I'll see you there.

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    Goodluck on your Tour guys! And thanks for helping out!
    Join the fight to stop Diabetes! You can help improve the lives of those living with this disease!Sponsor me in the 2012 Tour de Cure in Redmond Washington!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    CRAP!!! Already on a team with my gym (Gold's). Maybe I'll see you there.

    Snapperhead huh? You listen to 105.7 the "X"? Cool if you do man! Good on you for joining a team and riding either way, don't worry about who you're assigned to as you're still fighting the same war.

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    let everyone know about they training rides in case they want to join

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    Quote Originally Posted by vXhanz View Post
    Snapperhead huh? You listen to 105.7 the "X"? Cool if you do man! Good on you for joining a team and riding either way, don't worry about who you're assigned to as you're still fighting the same war.

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    What's up with 105.7? I do listen sometimes.

    I was on the same team last year. We did 43 of the planned 63 in the rain. What a drag. We even did the optional 3 mile climb. Of course, on our way down the sky opened up. Let's hope it stays nice and dry this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    What's up with 105.7? I do listen sometimes.

    I was on the same team last year. We did 43 of the planned 63 in the rain. What a drag. We even did the optional 3 mile climb. Of course, on our way down the sky opened up. Let's hope it stays nice and dry this year.
    One of the guys on there, Earl David Reed uses "snapperhead" as a retort to people who call periodically. It's the only time I've heard of it, so I thought you might listen to the "X".

    I hope so, I've never ridden the course before so it might be fun to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vXhanz View Post
    One of the guys on there, Earl David Reed uses "snapperhead" as a retort to people who call periodically. It's the only time I've heard of it, so I thought you might listen to the "X".

    I hope so, I've never ridden the course before so it might be fun to do.

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    Nope, I swiped it from a (I mean the) Andrew Dice Clay movie, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.

    The course is nice. Nice rollers and one optional 3 mile glimb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Team Clydesdale, AKA Bautieri, vXhanz, and The Historian, are reuniting to ride the Tour de Cure in Boiling Springs, PA, on Saturday, May 30. You can read about the ride at:

    http://tour.diabetes.org/site/TR/Tou...try&fr_id=5580

    We haven't registered the team yet, but it should be up in a day or so. Any clydes and athenas that want to ride for a good cause are welcome to join us. Bautieri is our team captain, and I'm sure he'll be along at some point to provide more details.
    OK, it's up. I'm registered, and Team Clydesdale is a go.

    http://main.diabetes.org/site/TRC/To...580&px=4653951

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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    Ok, details as follows:

    Boiling Springs is mainly farm land and quite gorgeous at that. The terrain will be quite comparable to the Lancaster Covered Bridge ride only minus the road apples and A-hole tourists that Lancaster county is saturated with that time of year. In college I volunteered to assist in this tour de cure operating my ham radio from a SAG vehicle, so I can say that the terrain is rolling but not too bad. Only one or two memorable uphill slogs. Rest stops are well stocked (or were 5 years ago) and the course itself is generally on low traffic roads.

    I'm not sure what else to add at this point other than that I am available to plot out some training rides and field questions.
    BUMP!

    Folks, is it going to be just Bau and I?

    As for the climbing, Bikely shows it as about 1700 feet of it over 60 miles. My 11 mile local loop has 600 some feet of climbing. I should be ready for it. Six weeks, folks!

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    Any of Team Clyde riding in the PA State Police Benefit Ride next weekend?

    http://www.pspbenefitride.com/
    Last edited by Snapperhead; 04-20-09 at 06:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Any of Team Clyde riding on the PA State Police Benefit Ride next weekend?

    http://www.pspbenefitride.com/
    Not me. I'm planning my first tour of 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    BUMP!

    Folks, is it going to be just Bau and I?

    As for the climbing, Bikely shows it as about 1700 feet of it over 60 miles. My 11 mile local loop has 600 some feet of climbing. I should be ready for it. Six weeks, folks!
    Bump! Little more than three weeks left. I've done one long ride of 34 miles. Can The Historian get into a shape other than round for the ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Bump! Little more than three weeks left. I've done one long ride of 34 miles. Can The Historian get into a shape other than round for the ride?
    The Historian is still pretty round, but he should be able to complete the metric century. Also, he's going to shave his head for the ride provided he's raised 500 dollars by 8:00 Am DST Friday May 29. See the link below.

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    The weather cooperated for the Tour de Cure in Boiling Springs this year. Last year it rained, but Saturday this time was dry with temperatures in the mid 70s. The only drawback was a headwind - and it was always a headwind, never a kindly tail-breeze.

    The three members of Team Whatever - the former Team Clydesdale - rode together to the first rest stop 15 miles out, but then separated. The Historian reached the split between the 50K and 100K routes, and decided to not spend his afternoon battling Central PA rollers and the headwind. He took the shorter route, took pictures, and had a great time. Bautieri and vXhanz did the complete 68 mile route, including the 4 mile continuous uphill into King's Gap, a state park.

    A 'rad' xVhanz and his new Long Haul Trucker.



    Bautieri gets his rider number pinned on. The rider pinning Bau is truly hardcore - he was first to arrive at 6:30 AM, and rode 15 miles to get there!



    The ride started and ended at the Yellow Breeches Middle School. This fellow must be the mascot.



    Riders pulling out of the first rest stop.



    The scene that made The Historian give up the 100K and ride the shorter route:



    Bau and vXhanz pulling into the finish.



    vXhanz, Bautieri, and The Historian at the finish. Note The Historian's full head of hair. He didn't meet his goal of 500 dollars, and so didn't have to shave his head as he promised.


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    More photos:

    The Tour de Cure routes passed through downtown Carlisle, the seat of Cumberland County. I was tempted to ride off course into the historic district and take photos, but with the rider number on my back I feared I'd be seen by other Tour participants and followed. So on the way back to my hotel in Harrisburg I stopped in the middle of this 250 year old town. And I was rewarded by seeing the old jail. How often do you see replicas of a Norman castle in an American city?



    Across the street is the First Lutheran Church:



    Another view of the church:



    If Carlisle were in Europe, American tourists would travel to spend a morning or afternoon visiting. But instead they drive by it on the Turnpike or other highway. Pity.

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    I was warned that if I posted these to the group I'd receive some smart comments in response. I took these photos at about the 20 mile mark of the ride.






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    OK, just couldn't resist... sheep macro! Sheep macro.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I was warned that if I posted these to the group I'd receive some smart comments in response. I took these photos at about the 20 mile mark of the ride.





    I never expected to meet posters to the Touring Forum on the ride! :-)

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    Those sheep look nervous!!!!



    PA - Where men are men, and the sheep are nervous!!!!!

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    How many people were in the tour? I was going to go but a duathlon in New York was the same day. I am a diabetic, so thanks for riding for us.

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