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October 20, 2007 1pm - sHs Sleepover Endurance Ride
Proposed Route #1 You will see:
- That Really Curvy Section of Schenley Park.
- Hot Metal Bridge
- Page's Dairy Mart
- Trax Farms
- Mt. Lebanon
- Mt. Washington at Dusk
- Downtown at Dusk
- Oakland at Night
- Includes all the above, plus stopover at the Double Wide Cafe in S. Side, a pass through Carson St. at dusk, and a final stop at Chasers in The Lost Valley Under 376. Ride time increased by 30 minutes.
- Proposed Route #2.1
- Same as above, but gets rid of the boring Forward ave route to Chasers with a quick jaunt through Schenley
Route Check Rides
- Route Check #1 - October 6, 2007, 1pm at the 61C cafe. Travel time, 3-4 hours. Expected weather is sunny, 84F.
- Route Check #2 - October 13, 2007, 1pm at the 61C cafe. Test the revised route. Expected weather is cloudy, 54F.
- Route Check Rules
- Leader moped will announce (three short horn beeps) a short pit stop at a gas station every 30 miles or 60 minutes, whichever comes first.
- Any rider can signal trouble with three long beeps. All riders must stop and give assistance if there is no chase vehicle.
- Unless announced otherwise, expect no chase car.
- We are not stopping at Trax, Granview Ave, etc.
- Endurance Ride: October 20, 2007, 1pm at the 61C cafe.
- Leader moped will announce (three short horn beeps) a pit stop at a gas station every 30 miles or 60 minutes, whichever comes first.
- Any rider can signal trouble with three long beeps. The chase vehicle will then assist.
- A chase vehicle will be provided.
- Expected total ride time is 8 to 9 hours, of which 4 hours will be on your moped.
- Expected sights and stops:
- Page's Dairy Mart - Get your ice cream fix!
- A-1 Gas Station in Mt. Oliver (if needed)
- Chase vehicle can offload early-dead mopeds at Jason McMullan's house.
- Trax Farms (expect 1 to 2 hour stay)
- This is the halfway point w/respect to total mileage
- Chase vehicle can offload at Jason McMullan's house and/or switch drivers.
- Mt. Lebanon - Any suggestions? Probably a good coffee shop? (30 minutes)
- Grandview Avenue, Mt. Washington - the highlight of the trip - the city at evening! (30 minutes)
- Downtown (no stops, but make sure to take it all in!)
- Carson St. (not really a stop, but it'll take ~15 minutes to crawl it on a Saturday night)
- Double Wide Grill - Dine like no other kid in the trailer park. (expect a 1 1/2 to 2 hour stop)
- Chase vehicle can unload at Jason's again
- Oakland (no stops - see and be seen!)
- Squirrel Hill (no stops, but party poopers can leave early, as we will pass by the 61C Cafe at this segment)
- Chasers in The Lost Valley Under 376.
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