Jan 29, 2011
Rider Cup went to the Whiners.
Highway Patrol did issue some warnings last year to people riding left of center, Genie didn’t think there were any tickets issued.
Housing & Campground committies different. Housing only for groups under 15. DON’T contact towns before May 1, if you do, you go straight to the end of the line. Register baggage truck opens doors 4-4:30 am for 1,500 people, be aware of where their space is if you want to sleep in. They figure 150-175 tents per acre, don’t ask for an acre for 50 tents.
SAG wagons, 4 of them, no wrist and bike band? no ride. Last Sag leaves town at designated closing time ( unless extreme conditions exist) Want to catch it? turn your bike upside down on the LEFT side of the road and stay close. If it’s a mechanical issue, they will let you off at the next bike shop, otherwise you are on for the rest of the way into the overnight.
Bike shops, 10 on the routes in the pass through towns, not every shop may have your exotic parts but the coordinate and may know which shop does. #1 repair? broken spokes, #2 repair, flat tires. carry a pump, tube and learn how to change it and avoid long lines. volunteer to help someone out if you can.
Karras Loop, 2 big blue signs, Patch ahead, and patch here. on the right side of the road, must have week ot that days wrist band. Also must stop and get off bike. only handed out during posted hours, too early or too late, too bad.
Route marking Orange for riders, Green to vehicals (they will pull vehical passes to those on the bike route) and Pink for the vehicals that want to go into the meeting towns. Groups avoid Black on orange or green to campground direction signs, Also DON’T spraypaint messages on the streets.