Attn. CIRC !riders! 2003 Illinois AITC ride rumors!

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Harryo, Feb 10, 2003.

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  1. Harryo

    Harryo Guest

    For the CIRC riders that frequent this group and any other riders close to Western Illinois: My
    inside sources are telling me that this year's Illinois AITC ride will probably take place in
    Western Illinois, likely in the Quad Cities area(Tom & Dave?). Also, it sounds as if they might
    change the ride format somewhat. In the past, it has been a 3 day loop of 250-280 miles, ending the
    first and second days in different cities and finishing the 3 day back at the starting site. This
    year, there is a strong possibility they will ride a loop for the first day, with 3 different routes
    of 25-30 miles, 50-60 miles and a century. Then the last 2 days would be a 2 day loop. This would
    allow riders, who can't take the time to do a 3 day ride, the opportunity to do a 1 day ride and
    still be involved with this event. This ride takes place Sept. 2nd through the 4th.

    This information is not final but it does appear that it is 90% likely. I will post more info as it
    is finalized and becomes available to me. There will also be information on the AITC web page at:
    http://www.agpage.com/aitc/index.htm ,but they are usually a little slow getting new information on
    that site and right now, it still has the stuff from last year's ride. There will also be links
    posted at: http://www.bikelib.org/rides/rides.html#September and:
    http://www.mikebentley.com/bike/ilrides.htm#September but again, I will have the final plans,
    including a preliminary route map, before it is posted to the web site and will post it here as soon
    as possible.

    Harry Jiles
     
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  2. Harryo

    Harryo Guest

    I just received some new info today. The ride will definitely start somewhere in the Quad Cities,
    probably Moline, and there will be a southward loop on the 1st day, Sept. 4th, ending back at the
    startintg point. The next day, the 5th, it will follow an easterly loop and end up back in the Quad
    Cities the next evening, the 6th. I was told that more route options are going to be added in order
    to make the ride more appealing to the experienced riders wanting more miles, as well as those
    riders who prefer shorter routes. It sounds very much as if there might be routes to do back, to
    back, to back centuries.

    Again, I will post more information as soon as I receive it.

    Harry Jiles
     
  3. Harryo

    Harryo Guest

    [email protected] (harryo) wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > I just received some new info today. The ride will definitely start somewhere in the Quad Cities,
    > probably Moline, and there will be a southward loop on the 1st day, Sept. 4th, ending back at the
    > startintg point. The next day, the 5th, it will follow an easterly loop and end up back in the
    > Quad Cities the next evening, the 6th. I was told that more route options are going to be added in
    > order to make the ride more appealing to the experienced riders wanting more miles, as well as
    > those riders who prefer shorter routes. It sounds very much as if there might be routes to do
    > back, to back, to back centuries.
    >
    > Again, I will post more information as soon as I receive it.
    >
    > Harry Jiles

    OK, I screwed up. The first day of the ride is Sept. 2 and the last 2 days are Sept. 3rd & 4th.

    Harry Jiles
     
  4. Tom Sherman

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    Harry,

    Have you convinced any other recumbent farmers to participate?

    Will there be a special rate for those using Soy Technologies Chain Butter [1]?

    [1] < http://www.soytek.com/cycling/cycleproducts.html >

    Tom Sherman - Quad Cities USA (Illinois side)
     
  5. Harryo

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    Tom Sherman <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Harry,
    >
    > Have you convinced any other recumbent farmers to participate?
    >
    > Will there be a special rate for those using Soy Technologies Chain Butter [1]?
    >
    > [1] < http://www.soytek.com/cycling/cycleproducts.html >
    >
    > Tom Sherman - Quad Cities USA (Illinois side)

    Actually, there was another recumbent farmer on the ride last year. Dennis Miller, from Danvers, IL,
    has an engineering background and rides a very interesting, homebuilt lwb lowracer. He is also
    somewhat of an ironman. We would ride an 85-100 mile day, at average riding speeds of around 20 mph,
    and Dennis would spend the evening in the pool, at the hotel, swimming laps. A great example for
    those of us over 50.

    The recumbent farmer from the Champaign area, who is an aquaintance of ours, is aware of the ride
    and thinking about it. I hope he does decide to join us, at least for the first day, if possible.
    The same goes for you. I hope you can at least do the first day. I realize the dates, during the
    week, can be a problem for those that are not self employed. By the way, I had the wrong dates in an
    earlier post. The ride actually takes place Sept. 2-4. It always starts the Tuesday after Labor Day.

    I don't know about the discount for the Soy Technologies Chain Butter but maybe they might be
    interested in some sponsorship. A bike ride put on by IAA Foundation, which promotes agricultural
    products, is a perfect opportunity for them. Do you have any contact information?

    Harry Jiles
     
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