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Photo Contest - Week 5

Photo Contest - Week 5

Since I rode up to Oregon Ridge for the Madonna Ride Thursday, I rode home with a climb into the wind over Jerome Jay.  Brings the mileage for the day to a metric.  As usual while doing the Jerome Jay "commute" climb, my mind wandered off thinking of other thoughts - like doing my taxes and the tardy responses to the Week Four Photo Contest.  In fact I was about to post that Week Four would be a two week contest and then be able to declare a winner.

Instead I get this great email from Tom Valenti

I have been enjoying your "where are we" pictures on the BBC forum/web site.
I'm not sure if you are accepting candidate photos or this is something you want to only do yourself (which is fine if that's your preference).
Anyway, couldn't resist taking this picture on today's ride and sending it to you.

Tom, I can't resist using this for the next contest - today!!!
Nice photo and I am sure many riders, and even past winners will recognize the location.

So BBC Riders, were can you see this great view?

http://www.baltobikeclub.org/images/stories/where_5.jpg

Best response wins a boule of Pain aux Noix.  This loaf of Nut Bread will be baked by Steve himself from the recipe from Bernard Clayton Jr. who spent the year of 1965 bicycling in France collecting bread recipes.

Steve wrote:

You MUST Enter To WIN current/lol
BBC Riders, please do not send your entries via email to Steve.
You must post them on this forum to be eligible.

(Winner chosen by the usual manner - at random.  However slower  responders may be dropped, faster responders ought to regroup at hill tops,  and points will be awarded for good pulls.)
This contest will close 8:00 am on the Ides of March, 15 March 2012.

Edited by: Steve Zeldin - Mar-08-12 10:17 pm

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Re: Photo Contest - Week 5

This photo was taken on Maple Grove Road, at the farm on the right as you ride toward Route 30.  I have ridden past this big chicken many times over the years.  There is a pond across the road that is usually populated by lots of water fowl.  Years ago there was a large saw mill on the right just before you arrived at this point.  The remains of it are still there.  It's a great stretch of road to get you from Brick Store to Route 30, on the way to some great ice cream just a few miles further in Snydersburg by way of Cape Horn.

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Re: Photo Contest - Week 5

As I more closely observed the photo after posting my response, I see that chicken has indeed crossed the road; why, I'm not sure.  It has now taken up residence right next to the pond, not across from it.

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Re: Photo Contest - Week 5

Last summer I was riding by this big chicken on Maple Grove Road with a younger rider (unfortunately whose name I can't remember) when I exclaimed, "Look!  It's Foghorn Leghorn!"  and he had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.  So I had to tell him about the Looney Toons character Foghorn J. Leghorn and the chicken hawk, Henery Hawk, a baby hawk who is trying to catch his first live chicken.  Now, everytime I ride by that chicken, it reminds me of that day.

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Re: Photo Contest - Week 5

I have passed the chicken many times but have no memory of the cue or cues that go past it.

What are the cues that take you past this fowl and which is the best of them?  I did a search of the Cue Library for both "chicken" and "rooster" and got no hits.  It would be great if the cues that had this on them as part of the description.  (Who is the cue librarian, anyhow?)

ed

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Re: Photo Contest - Week 5

Seven Towns and Seven Valleys passes the chicken early on.

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Re: Photo Contest - Week 5

The chicken is also on the "Mt. Carmel-Westminster Loop #2 - CW" that Rich Burn's often leads.

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Re: Photo Contest - Week 5

In June of 1998 Judy Broadwater modified a Hunt Valley 100 fifty mile cue sheet and named it "A Blast from the Past".  We test rode it on June 9th, 14th and 21st, and she and I led it as a club ride for the first time on July 5, 1998.  The temperature that day was in to 80's, it was partly cloudy and the wind was from the North at 10 to 15 mph.  Other than that, I don't remember much about it, except for that chicken!  Eventully, Phil Orwig adjusted the format and entered it into the cue sheet library.  I will forward the cue sheet to Ed off line.

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Re: Photo Contest - Week 5

Tom

I could not find this cue in the cue library. Do you have a copy that you can throw in the cue library? (or do you Rich?) or is it in the library under some other name?

thanks

ed

Ed Hopkins
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Re: Photo Contest - Week 5

Craig Martin, when he was leading Tuesday Rides, offered"A New Blast From The Past" ride which I assume was based on Judy's adapted cuesheet.  The ride is 56 miles with about 4100 feet of climb.  This ride goes by the Chicken at mile 22.  This ride features the infamous left turn from Dutrow Rd onto the sharp ascent of Carrollton Rd at mile 33 with the cuesheet note of "be ready for steep uphill as you turn".

I last led this ride on 21 July 2009 under partly sunny skys and 78F.   On that ride were Jon, Marybeth, Tim, Lukasz, Mary Ellan, Roger,  Bob, and Susanne.

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