Thursday, September 20, 2007
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.
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
Below, my kids Kelsi and Zachary finishing the 50 mile and 100 mile loops.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
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?
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!