Last post for 2011. Seems fitting that the subject should be the first ride of 2012.
We’re speaking of the annual Penance Ride, which goes (starting in the pre-dawn dusk) on Sunday morning, 1 January 2012. Yes, it will be dusky out for the start, but that gives us a bit of extra daylight at the other end of the ride. (One never knows when an extra hour of sun may just come in handy.)
The Cue Sheet Question: Well after a lot of thrashing around (We’ll spare you the technical details. It was low comedy.) we have managed to post the cue sheets on the South Side Cycling Club
website. They can be found on the Documents page. The two sheets are labeled Penance 68 and Penance 106. Astute readers will not that the top of each of these cues has a header that includes the words “2011 Edition.” Not to worry! These are the actual and real cues for the 2012 ride. Honest. (Please spread the word.)
As of this writing, the forecast for Sunday looks pretty good. (I’ll be carrying a rain jacket. There is that pesky 20% rainchance.) Ride time temps will be in the 40s, and temps should rise to the mid 60s, under a mostly cloudy sky. It’s not going to be Summer, but it shouldn’t be bad out.
By the way… If you aren’t a South Side Cycling Club member, or if you have trouble downloading and printing the cue sheets, don’t fret. I’ll have some copies of both available at the start of the ride.
Have a good safe weekend all. I look forward to seeing you in the coming New Year!