11 riders to start. It was exciting to be back on the road again but once we got started the wind chill on the face was not so much fun. After a few minutes on the road everything was ok, especially since we were back on the road after being stuck indoors for the entire month of February. The sunshine also made a big difference. For 7 of the riders who went on the long routes, the winds on one of the long, 10 mile false flats, caused someone to say that he was struggling to stay in double digits. It was like climbing a mountain and we were grinding for about 2 hours southward. Overall, everyone was excited to be on the road.

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Weather Conditions

Let’s see. Pretty much in this order: Cold, wind, sun, freezing rain (for 5 minutes), sun, wind, and sun. When we ran into the freezing rain there were several of us who couldn’t figure out if it was sand or ice. It was ice and it felt like pins sticking into our faces.

Riders included:

Bryan Reyes Jim Boland
Bryan Sharp Mark Thomas
Chuck Seitz Mike Hritz
Duane Kunze Tim Furey
Eric Overton Tony Kascak
Jeff Chapman  

Newcomers included:  0

Riders   11 riders  
Max. Miles   102.5 miles  
Temperature   23-38 deg.  
Close Calls   0  
Mechanical Failures   Tony K. had a crank arm/pedal spindle failure. Bryan R. dropped his tail light.  
Mishaps   0  
Fixed Gear, Single Speed, Cyclocross, or Mountain Bike   Mark Thomas was on a cyclocross  


5 riders to start. The weather conditions were similar to the day before but slightly warmer, sunnier, and with calmer winds.

Riders included:

Chuck Seitz
Duane Kunze
Tony Kascak
Joe Ochmanski
Mike Roach

Newcomers included:  0

Riders   5 riders  
Max. Miles   102 miles  
Temperature   30-40 deg.  
Close Calls   0  
Mechanical Failures   0  
Mishaps   0  
Fixed Gear, Single Speed, Cyclocross, or Mountain Bike   0  

“The only thing better than a 12 hour challenge is a 24 hour challenge.”            –John Clay


About Eric Overton

Long Distance Cyclist in the Cleveland area

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