Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tour de Shunk Results Recap

Email received by the event Director...........I will provide because there is very little on this worthwhile event.
This year we had another successful Tour de Shunk. The weather was sunny, light wind and a brisk temperature of 50 at the start, warming up to 61 in the afternoon. Great conditions for riding a bike. Every year I like to share some statistics about the ride with the participants and friends of the Tour de Shunk, they are as follows:
182 registered riders plus 6 registered no-shows
158 male riders, 24 female riders
Average male rider was 47 years old
Average female rider was 39 years old
Youngest rider was 12 and there were 3 of them. All 3 did 50 miles on BMX style bikes!
Oldest rider was Lance at 68, he did 100 miles. Lance was our second oldest rider a couple times in the past - he always seemed disappointed when I told him there was someone older - it goes to show that persistence pays off.
140 riders came from Pennsylvania. The other 42 riders came from NY, MA, RI, VA, DE, MD, NJ, IN, CT and TX.
The rider that traveled the farthest to ride was Charles from San Antonio, TX.
About 150 riders completed the full 100 miles.
We had a couple of bike breakdowns, one of note was the tandem bike ridden by John Proctor. Proctor's seat post tightening screw snapped. Proctor's breakdown occurred just outside the town of Proctor. Coincidence?
The first riders finished the 100 mile course in 5hr 13mins - this was Doug Carlson and another rider but I did not get his name.
Overall we collected $5,165 in registration fees and raised about $5,300 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. My goal every year is to get enough sponsorship to cover the cost of the event so that all registration fees make it to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. I will update everyone later with the exact amount once I get all the expenses finalized and the donation made. Not bad for a Sunday ride in NE PA.
Thanks again to all the sponsors, volunteers, and of course the riders for making this a great day.

Greg White
Tour De Shunk Event Director
Endless Mountains Cycling Club
RR 2, Box 301 A-2
Mehoopany, PA 18629
Work Phone (570) 746-3000 x7378
Home Phone (570) 833-4261
Fax (570) 746-6349


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tour de Shunk

The 9th Annual Tour De Shunk Century, 100 mile fully supported ride through the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. RECAP RESULTS. Local newspaper article.with 25 and 50 mile options. Voted "Most Challenging Century Ride" by the League of American Bicyclists. Event benefits Peloton Projects - LA LiveStrong. There were options for 25, 50, and 100 mile course ventures. ZTR did 100(my Giant), Kels did 50(10 spd Fuji), and I did 25(GF mtn bike). As a minority gal and bike with body issues of pins and needles numbness through my left arm/hand(all night)and my foot. There were three "roadie" guys I rode with back and forth. I wanted to get back so bad that I blazed the last few miles past them to get back first. Actually, I was really tired hammering away on the road. This course is really an accomplishment, no matter which course you take, even the 50 - turn around REtackle Wheeler Mtn again! There were all ages levels especially in the older bracket and was quite amazing! Fastest time was 5 hrs 13 minutes by two individuals.

Below, my kids Kelsi and Zachary finishing the 50 mile and 100 mile loops.
Totally cool Rocky's Bicycle Shop hosted the event with contains just about anything, Bikes, Paintball, Skateboards, Clothing and Hobby stuff. There is a BMX and skateboard area - like a low budget Woodward Camp - great for the kids of this remote area of PA which scores the coldest temperatures (in AM Lopez area had frost).

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

2007 SM100

The kids & I went to VA for volunteering duties at The 9th Annual Shenandoah Mountain 100.
Photos by Karin & Zach (short video clip) & links to others are below.
Floyd assuming the roadie position.
Slated as painful and fast from the start by many eyes. Did Floyd Landis create the high levels of adrenaline to flow through the mountains?

Video by Z to Tillman Rd CP1

Harlan held his #2 as natural occurrence.

The kids were out on a rescue operation since late morning on top of Wolfe Ridge and made it back at 5PM. The EMTs took along Harlan's sister, John (Timing), my kids, Kelsi & Zachary to assist taking the flat board several miles to the road. Hope all is well with Tim.

New course records were set by both the 1st place men & women .
1 Jeff Schalk (Trek / VW) 7.06.13
1 Sue Haywood (Trek / VW) 8.12.36

As more info becomes available, such as results, I will post.

Results are up

Photos Bob Popovich!

CyclingNews - Recap & Photos!

Photos taken by me & my son Z. Gwadzilla tiddly wink rants on 9/3, 9/4, 9/5 - Cool urban cycling photos