PA 1000K — Congratulations Finishers!

You hardy randonneurs continue to impress. A number of our riding buddies triumphed at Tom Rosenbauer’s PA Randonneurs 1000K this last weekend — Chip Adams, Rick Carpenter, Patrick O’Donnell, and George Winkert were among the eight riders who started and finished within the time limit. From what we know, completing one of Tom’s ultra-scenic courses in the time limit is no small feat.

With their completions, George and Chip also qualify for R-5000 medals. Way to go guys!

Tom also had help from able volunteers Ron Anderson and Jim Logan, among others. Read Tom’s comprehensive reports on the ride at the New Jersey Randonneurs Forum and results at his PA Randonneurs site.

Back here in TDR-land, MG and I have decided to set aside our plans to ride John Lee Ellis’s Last Chance 1200K in September. We could not put together enough long rides between now and then to be confident of finishing. Maybe next year.

Instead, we’ve decided to ride Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway down to Mt. Pisgah near Asheville, N.C. later this summer. We can ride from home and drive back in one day, allowing us to complete the trip in eight or nine days. More to come on our trip.

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