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May-13-17 10:12 pm
Category: Social

I know both of your bikes Janet. You should have no problems with a 28. If you had a short wheelbase crit frame bike, you might have trouble with a 28.

Hi All
Put SRAM eTap on my Parlee 6 months ago. In a word--I love it! I still ride other bikes with mechanical shifting (including 70's downtube friction shifters on my retro bike) so I know the difference. Just a little tap, no hard throws of the the shifters.
In fact, the eTap is so easy and accurate, the bike manufacturers (Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, etc) should be subsidizing the power train manufacturers so they can put electronic shifting on entry level bikes. A lot more people would use road bikes if the shifting were as easy and reliable as the eTap. No cables to constantly to readjust, no missed shifts, etc.

The big ring shifting is especially easy; I go back and forth on the big rings just as easily as I shift on the rear cassette.

The Di2 now has an optional fully auto mode. I would have a problem with that as I like to stay on the little ring even on gently rolling terrain. The intervals work out better than on the big ring.


I have moved the start time to 10 AM from 9:30 AM. At a 13 mph pace, that will bring us into the Subway at noon time; hopefully at about the time the All Pace Shorts are arriving. Also it will be a little warmer at the start.

To make the 47/55 All Pace Long ride more of joint ride with All Pace Short ride, I have moved the start time to 10 AM from 9:30 AM. At a 13 mph pace, that will bring us into the Subway at noon time. Also it will be a little warmer at the start.

Since there is another ride in this area, I have cancelled to avoid reducing the turnout for both rides.

GWCC is hosting an event on Saturday. Parking will have to move to the adjacent PL at the athetic field 1/4 mile down Carr's Mill Rd.
Sorry for the change.

I will bring 9 cue sheets for the 40 mile version of this ride. There were some requests. The first 26.5 miles are the same for all 3 distances. Only the return routes differ.
While I expect the average pace to be 14 mph or above, I will be riding with a slower friend at a pace of 12 to 13 mph.
Also, while most of us will probably stop at the Subway, there is a pizza place just before the Subway.

Just a reminder; the 44 mile version of this ride will be available. Looks like the weather forecasting for Saturday is worse than the Presidential election polling. It could be windier than I thought. The original version knocks off 5 miles after Shrewsbury.

I have cancelled the Hanover ride. Winds will be in excess of 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. The winds will increase through the day before finally decreasing this evening. It is not safe to ride in winds this high.

Since the weather for Sunday is predicted to be windy and colder than this week (most of the ride will be in the 50"s), I am placing the 50 mile version on the back side of cue sheet. It cuts out 10 miles after lunch in Emmitsburg. The cue sheet is in the library.

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