RBA Bill Beck took his supercam to Gettysburg this morning and caught up with the S1200 riders as they arrived at the first control. He posted his pictures on his Flickr page or see them via the Slideshow.
Here’s Bill’s quick report to the DCRand list:
The Shenandoah 1200 started from Leesburg, VA at 4AM on Thursday, June 5. These pictures are from the first control in Gettsburg, PA, which was open from 7:12 to 11:16. The lead pack of about 15 riders arrived at 7:51, and the lantern rouge at about 10:04. All the riders who passed through the control seemed to be doing well. Conditions in the morning were pleasant with no rain and temperatures rising into the low 80s. But temperatures later in the day were predicted to rise into the high 80s, with substantial humidity. (Temperatures in the mid-90s with heat index around 100F are predicted for Saturday.)
Best of luck to all of the Shenandoah 1200 riders, and especially our fellow DC Randonneurs!