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Old 08-27-10, 03:38 PM   #1
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Pat Stratton

Tomorrow I get up at 0-dark 30 and head up to the great north of Saranac NY - riding the Pat Stratton Memorial Century, I doubt anyone here will be there but if so - giave a shout.

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"The ride benefits Kiwanis Youth Programs. It's a great ride: scenic, not hilly, with a Century, Half Century, 25 mile, and a Free Kid's Ride. Active Law Enforcement and Military also ride free. It is a very well-supported ride (feed stations, porta-johns, sag wagons). There is a BBQ with homemade pies, and there are many prizes! All riders receive a high quality sport tee shirt! The ride starts at Mt. Pisgah Lodge on Saturday, August 28th"

Something in the description of the ride just got my attention so I had to sign up and being a member of this forum - can you spot it? I left a little hint...
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Old 08-27-10, 08:03 PM   #2
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Enjoy the day!!

I spent two years up in Saranac Lake from '69 thru '71. I kinda remember a couple of outdoor concerts at Mt. Pisgah. If I had my way, I'ld be living there now!

So tell me....when did they flatten out all the hills?
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Great ride today - a quick century. I was able to complete the ride in about 5 hrs and 30 min of saddle time. During the first third of the ride the average speed was over 20 mph but the group I was riding with blew through the first rest stop at mile 30 and I did not want to push my luck, so I took in some fuel and took off with another group but they did not keep a good pace line.

Here were the riders lined up at the start - it was a fairly small group:


And the pre-ride instructions



And of course the home made pies at the end - YUM!



This was a great ride through some pretty country, lots of lakes, streams, ponds and panoramic mountain views.
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