The map and profile of the “Beyond Hope to New Hope” PA 200K
The broken screw that almost made me DNS.
The solution that allowed me to start.
Tom Rosenbauer on the left giving instructions, Rick Carpenter on the rght. An attentive Jamie in the far right.
Ron Anderson and his tandem.
From left to right: Jamie Gartenberg, Bill Slabonik, Keith Spanger and Bill Fischer
From left to right: Tom Rosenbauer, Rick Carpenter and Jamie Gartenberg. Notice Rick's reflective ankle bands. They are the wings of Mercury, the Roman god of thieves (who served as a messenger for the other gods).
Bill's Trek Pilot
A later arrival.
The first miles along the Delaware River
Rick leading the way. This would be a constant theme.
The first river crossing.
Rick makes his way across the river.
Almost at the top of the climb on Delaware Rd.
Rick is not tired. He never is.
So far so good. The hump on my back is my Camelbak.
No Pizza at Louie's Pizzeria.
Somewhere along CR645.
This flat section was good relief amidst a first 70 miles of a lot of hills.
The info controle on the top of the Tunnel Road climb. What is the number on the silver mailbox?
Rick says it's 8!
On the crossing into New Hope.
The beautiful Delaware River
Another river crossing
At the finish, enjoying a cheese filled pretzel. I look pretty exhausted.
Rick seems all jolly!
My bike at Tom's house, after the ride.
I think Tom is still celebrating.
The sign-in sheet, instructions, map and profile, hour-by-hour weather forecast, etc.