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Old 05-16-07, 10:21 AM
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2007 Lancaster Covered Bridge Metric...who's going?

Ok gang Aug 19th is the date...who is going this year? Looking forward to see all of the usual suspects.

https://www.lancasterbikeclub.org/cbm.php

Ride start update...the plan is to meet between the registration tents and the trail to the portapotties between 7:35 and 8:00 and then wheels down between 8:00 and 8:15.

Please keep in mind that the lines for the potapots is REALLY LONG so go before you get there...also keep in mind that there are like 3000 riders each year for this thing so your not going to just roll right up at 8:15, park and show up...once you exit 30 there is a line from there to the parking lots...it takes like 20 min (guessing here) once you get off the highway to get out of your car...then you have to put your bike together yada yada yada. Leave yourself some time.


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While not a "usual suspect", I was there in 2005 and enjoyed it thoroughly. I couldn't make it last year due to previous commitments.

This year, I made sure the commitments happened on different weekends :-)

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I couldn't make last year, was there in '05 but I missed the meet up. I am going to try and move some things around to get back there this year.
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I plan on going again this year and I think I can convince the wife to go too. She'll just be getting back into shape so she can hang with her dad this year and I can (hopefully) ride with the BF group.
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I coming to represent the S. Western corner of the Commonwealth. 2nd annual, and I hope for many more returns.

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Beware, we'll be there.
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How's the rolling hills and terrain on this thing?
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I believe there's two threads on this - one in Foo and another here someplace as a BF ride.

It's on my calendar - sounds awesome!
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Here is the elevation profile for the ride from last year.
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Whoa...little steeper than I imagined. Booyah!
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It does sound awesome, and a can't miss. What's the pace on this?
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Originally Posted by Air
Whoa...little steeper than I imagined. Booyah!
Yeah, but at least it's a decline for the last half
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Found those threads!

NE thread bouncing to the

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Originally Posted by jyossarian
How's the rolling hills and terrain on this thing?
The average gradient for this ride is 2% overall. Most rail-trails are rated at the same percentage. I'm not saying this is as flat as a rail-trail. Most rail-trails you would climb a steady 2% grade for miles on end, or vice-versa descend it. On this ride, just imagine yourself going up, and down like your on a rollercoaster on nice country roads. There's a couple not too steep climbs right around the lunchstop. After that it's back on the rollercoaster for the remainder of the ride.
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Originally Posted by MTBLover
It does sound awesome, and a can't miss. What's the pace on this?
If your going to be with the BF group, consider the pace as recreational / friendly. This isn't treated as a race, it's more of a meet-n-greet.
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Originally Posted by TrekDen
If your going to be with the BF group, consider the pace as recreational / friendly. This isn't treated as a race, it's more of a meet-n-greet.
Sounds great- I'll plan on it. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Air
Whoa...little steeper than I imagined. Booyah!
Heck, that don't look bad at all. You gotta look at the miles vs the elevation gain which is only a couple of hundred feet. My commute is worse than that.
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I always seem to translate the elevation to building. 100 feet - that's a 10 story building

I guess the bridges here are 300 feet in a little less than a mile give or take. I forget as soon as you leave New York it gets hilly.

Not daunted - just initially subtly surprised

Really looking forward to meeting a bunch of ya!
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I plan to meet at the rest stops soon enough to actually take a short break... and continue after the lunch stop!

Last year I was able to keep up after each rest stop until gravity became my enemy with the first tiny climb... I hope to do a little better this year.
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin
I plan to meet at the rest stops soon enough to actually take a short break... and continue after the lunch stop!

Last year I was able to keep up after each rest stop until gravity became my enemy with the first tiny climb... I hope to do a little better this year.
Stick with me, pal. I'll have you laughing so hard you won't even notice them hills. Unless I am grouchy that day...in which case just watching me might have you laughing too hard to ride at all!
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Me too, me too!!!
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
Ok gang Aug 19th is the date...who is going this year? Looking forward to see all of the usual suspects.

https://www.lancasterbikeclub.org/cbm.php
You know I'll be there - I have to, since I still have last year's BF sign

I am really looking forward to seeing you guys again . . . grasschopper, oh ye of fabulous calves, glad you got the ball rolling! And SB, we can carpool - this is a great bunch to ride with. We had a blast both years we rode together. No doubt it'll be a hoot to meet more of you guys!

The ride is just as TrekDen described . . . rollers all the way. The corn is high at that point, too, so if it's at all windy, there will be stretches that you'll be riding in what feels a little like a wind tunnel.

Now we have to round up the rest of the "usual suspects" - and add some new faces to the mix. Fun stuff!

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Last year's route is posted on Routeslip; it comes up at about 2600 total feet of climbing over 62 miles.

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Originally Posted by MTBLover
It does sound awesome, and a can't miss. What's the pace on this?
Pretty variable, with a lot of effort to meet up at the rest stops and enjoy lunch together.

There will inevitably be one or two spots where we crank it until the oxygen debt kicks in (about 1/2 mile for me), but it's not some hammerfest that drops people all over the place.

It's a nice ride to get to know folks on BF.
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Originally Posted by SpongeDad
Pretty variable, with a lot of effort to meet up at the rest stops and enjoy lunch together.

There will inevitably be one or two spots where we crank it until the oxygen debt kicks in (about 1/2 mile for me), but it's not some hammerfest that drops people all over the place.

It's a nice ride to get to know folks on BF.
Just checked my info from last year. . . I finished with a 16 avg over 64 miles. Through the course of the day I think I had the chance to ride and chat with just about everyone in our BF group, which was the best part of the ride

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