First, I’ve decided to offer an alternate shorter route for those constrained by time or fitness. It will be about 35 miles, is a very nice scenic route, has no services, and includes the beginning and end of the standard route. It’s basically the original Ramble route familiar to veterans without the “Rosston out and back spur”. You’ll have about 10-12 miles to make a decision on which loop to take. I’ll have printed cue sheets for both routes at the start.
Next, I finally made a decision regarding the prizes for the winners of each of the three categories of the photo contest. I’ll let that remain a surprise for now, but considering how low-budget this affair is, I think most retro-minded cycling folks would be pleased. More details (same as last year) on the photo contest will be posted soon.
Have you blocked out the day (Saturday, November 15) and let me know you are coming yet?
The Grand First Place Winning Prize will be ….
A fabulous 12 week old boxer-mix puppy, named Sloane Peterson!!!
Enter Early, Enter Often!!
Actually, my prize package was developed independent of Mrs. Pondero’s puppy offer. That said, I’m not particular about the circumstances under which the puppy vacates the premises.
Inside information…Mrs. Pondero’s award-winning agility dog is named Ferris Bueller.
PUPPY! You could throw in an espresso, like some places do for unattended children.
Great idea, Philip. Actually, i’m hoping the puppy is asleep when its time to award prizes. She’s more adorable when she’s not destroying things.
I will be there in spirit, Chris. Have a lovely time.
Thanks, Chandra, we’ll miss you. I hope you have your own chance to ramble way out Georgia way.
In solidarity with your Ramble, the Southern California Rivendell Appreciation Society (or something like that) is doing an S240 to San Mateo SP in San Clemente (on the San Diego / Orange County line). We’ll hoist a few to toast your event. Enjoy!
That’s excellent, Doug, thanks for the strong show of support! You boys have a great time!
I’ll be there. With camera, of course.
You can win the puppy!
Peterson, you say?
The Puppy? You want the Puppy? Yes, Sloane Peterson. It fits with the Ferris Bueller theme. No relation to Grant Peterson…
I think Mrs. Pondero meant Grant PetersEn.
My name is Val Phelps, I’m friends of Ronnie & Nanette. I’ve done this ride twice & I plan on bringing two friends. Can you email your physical address so I can put it in my car Garmin? I look forward to the ride. Thanks
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Val, thanks for coming again and for bringing friends! I sent my address via email on 10/23, and again just now. Hopefully it’ll go through and not get mistaken for junk mail.
I’ll be there! Haven’t been since 2011 and am looking forward to it.
Thanks, Pat, you are on the list.