I hope you are excited about this weekend! Here is some information to update you on what to expect:
— The final cue sheets have been posted to the Events page for each ride. We’ll have printed copies at the start. Please let me know if you have any questions.
— Expect it to be colder than we’re used to. Saturday’s start-time temps will bottom out at freezing in the countryside and it will struggle to warm into the 50s. For our slower riders, be prepared for a chilly night Saturday night, too. On the plus side, you’ll have 95 miles of tailwind to Avon Park. On Sunday, the 200K will start in temps in the 30s. Dress appropriately.
— Please arrive in plenty of time to check in, futz with your bike, hit the head, etc. Brevets start on time, with or without you. There will be pre-ride announcements five minutes before the ride, and then we’ll be off, on-time.
— Lights and a reflective vest or sash are required on the 300K, which starts in the dark. Please set your tail light to solid, non-flashing. Flashing tail lights are illegal in Florida (they are not legal on PBP, either). Lights/reflective stuff is not required on the 200K, but you will be disqualified if you ride in low-light or dark conditions without using those items.
— Scotch? Yes, by God.
— It’s not too late! Bring a friend or three. Just be sure to have them register by this evening! And if you registered but can’t come, that sucks, but please drop a note to let us know not to expect you.
— Upcoming rides! Our next event is an audax (UAF-sanctioned) 200K brevet on February 11. It’s at my house and there will be amazing food, beverages, and a new lunch spot. If you’ve not done an audax brevet before, please join us! The rest of the ACP and UAF rides (and a 100K RUSA populaire) are up on the calendar. Check ’em out and come ride!
See you this weekend,