Next week is the Christy
Century. The cue sheet and GPS file are up on Larry "Gizmo's" web
site. Please understand that I am NOT the best GPS route designer in
the world. I "think" it is okay, but feel free to use the cue sheet to
program your own GPS file if you are anal about such things.
Christy Century was not named for anyone I know, unlike the Maple Syrup
ride which technically is Carl's Maple Syrup ride and was designed to
honor Mad Dog Carl "Screech" Davis who harvested maple syrup in his
youth. The Christy Century was named for a picture hung in a now
defunct bar and only a few, select Mad Dogs ever made her acquaintance.
ride starts in the park next to the Scott County YMCA. There are
bathrooms that are normally open. The first store stop does NOT have a
bathroom. Lunch is in Vernon. There are a few choices, but some will
take you off route. The route is designed for Burger King, but if you
continue further you will come upon a Wendy's and McDonald's. There are
gas stations, but I have not found them to have much to offer. Whatever
floats your boat. There is also a quaint little bar that is normally
open on Sundays and has pretty good food. The third store stop is is in
of the roads are NOT marked. I tried to note those on the cue sheet,
but signs in the country tend to be there one day, gone the next. One
of the roads has a gravel stretch. There are dogs in places. None have
been aggressive, but I am not God and can't tell you that none of them
become aggressive or that a new person with a new dog may not have moved
in. There are a few busy roads because that is what happens sometimes
if you want a store stop.
will be sweeping the route, but I can only sweep if you stay with me.
If you shoot ahead and get lost....well, it becomes your problem and not
this being said, this route does flood and we are predicted to get LOTS
of rain this week. Please be aware that if flooding is an issue, I
will try to find a work around since most people are averse to wading
flood waters. If I cannot, however, another route may be substituted
and it is quite likely if that is the case that it will be a much harder
route to avoid flooded areas. Again, I am not God. I am going to try
to work on a alternative, just in case, route today. It is hard to do
in Indiana because so many stores are closed on Sunday, and the ride is
scheduled for Sunday.
pay attention to the list serve and club web site. I will only cancel
if I have to due to lightening, flooding that cannot be skirted, safety
issues. Call if in doubt. I will also announce any route change ahead
of time. Puddle