Helluva is on my list every year. But I live close enough that if it's going to rain, I stay home. More often than not, heat and the UV index are the issues, not rain. I can't say that I have THE distinctive recumbent anymore; but I CAN say that we're all in the same group.
What are you saying B.P. you ridin a diamond frame now?
I'm doing some extensive bodywork on the carbon lowracer in my avatar. I sure hope I can get it on the road this year, but there's a lot of work to do!
I've had an obligation come up and won't make it for the May 5th ride, but probably will for One Helluva Ride, I plan to make the Torch Lake ride this year also, I was in the area last year and it looked like that will be a beautiful way to spend a day.
Keep yer fingers crossed - weather is looking Ok for the MGST at the moment - partly cloudy and 68.
I indicated my intent to do the 45-mile ride, but considering the 27 miles I did last Saturday is the most I've done in one shot all season, I'm not sure I'm ready for the 45. On the other hand, the 27 had lots of little hills, and I understand MGST is pretty flat. I'm hoping to get a quick 20 in tomorrow after work, so we'll see how I feel about things on Sunday.
Just visited the AABTS site. What's interesting is they make a mass migration down to Kentucky for the Horsey Hundred on Memorial Day weekend. Come to think about it, there always seems to be good representation from MI on the major local rides.
Looks like a fun ride. Probably a tough sell for the anchors. Any good outlet malls up there?
Hmm, I'm a noob training for a 5 day/250 mile tour in August. The 64 mile OHR ride might be a fun fit into my schedule. Is it rookie friendly?
I'm planning on doing the metric at the OHR.
At least for the Tour de Cure: Hampton roads, the minimum that had to be raised was $175 in addition to the registration fee. The Capital to Capital ride in VA is dependent on the distance you register for and the time at which you register(see below).
2013 Registration for the Cap 2 Cap 2013 ride
RIDE & DISTANCE BEFORE
RIDEDAY SyCom Century
$55 $65 $75 $80 Sands-Anderson Half Century
$50 $60 $70 $80 Busch Gardens Quarter Century (25 mi) $50 $60 $70 $80 Youth (under 17)
(any above ride)
$35 $35 $35 $50 Eco-Discovery Park Fun Ride
$30 $35 $35 $40
The website for full details. http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap-ride/
But back on topic--it looks like a good event.
Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
If you see a Tour de Cure event, consider participating or supporting a Red Rider or other participant.
My nephew's and his two friends' blog about their riding the East Coast, Maine to the Keys:
My Strava account
Which tour ya doing, Chuck?
Me, I do bike tours because I like to ride; and if they contribute some of the proceeds to a cause so much the better. Some of the 'charities' seem to have turned the tables, though. They want you to fund-raise until it hurts, and to reward you for your efforts they offer a bike ride. Those rides I don't do. If I want the charity to get money, I donate; if I want to ride I can go elsewhere.
wheelsovermichigan.weebly.com For me it's an adventure that has the huge bonus of a cool (to me) cause, and it's helping me to lose weight.
Ludington to Mackinaw City mostly up the coast; there are no hills, right?
Last edited by ChuckHubbert; 04-30-13 at 03:16 PM.