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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Leaf Peepers 2012 UPDATE

Hi Folks,
We are 4 weeks away from the 2012 event and I wanted to give you a shout out and invite you out to what may be your last chance at an organized ride in 2012.
We had 25 riders for the first event in 2010 and with their feedback we made significant changes for the following year. The 2011 route got rave reviews - so we didn't change much, only the start from Hocking College to the Square in Nelsonville to get started.

I rode the route on Saturday, 70 miles and I was passed by less than 40 cars - I think that qualifies as a low traffic route despite spending about 30 miles on State highways.
We also have a really nice 35 mile route that will give you some of the best parts of the longer route, but less hills (and miles)

#1) No significant changes on the route - we are starting in the same location but using the bike path to Nelsonville. This takes you right to the light that crosses into the square and then straight onto the route out of Nelsonville.

#2) 3 Rest stops are the same location, these worked really well.

#3) We have added 2 more charities to the support crew, the Lancaster Peloton for Pelotonia and the Tour de Cause. Each of the 3 charities will man a rest stop and you will get to vote on who gave you the best grub.

#4) BIG ADDITION: King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain competition. All you have to do is record your ride using a smart phone or GPS recording device and we will help you upload to STRAVA at the end of the ride.
Winner of each division will get their choice of a CCR Jersey or wind vest. At least 2 Men's divisions and 2 Women;s divisions will be awarded.
I rode the route on Saturday and recorded it on my HTC Evo using My Tracks: http://app.strava.com/rides/22836396

#5) The date! Saturday October 20th.
In July my wife was diagnosed with brain cancer and that put Leaf Peepers on the back burner for me. Mitzi's Crusaders that worked the ride are Penny's nieces and family. Since they knew what we were going through, they didn't bug me about a cycling event and just assumed we wouldn't do it.
But we are doing it, and we have enlisted some more support to help with the route.
Mitzi's Crusaders will support the Burr Oak rest stop
Tour de Cause will support the Moxahala rest stop
Lancaster Peloton (Penny's Pals) will support the New Straitesville rest stop

I will keep updating you as we get closer to the event.

Here is the link to the Leaf Peepers page on the CCR website: http://www.crookscycleright.com/ccr/upcoming-events/leaf-peepers-201/

Reply with any questions, we hope to see more of you this year!

-- 
John
Crook's Cycle Right a cycling performance center
Lighter - Stronger - Faster - Farther
Cell 614 496-8982
Office 614 417-1551
829 N. Columbus St Lancaster, OH

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