Saturday, March 08, 2008
PCL - If you don't blog about it, it didn't happen...
Nine rolled out of D street around 8 a.m. and headed off to the Lancaster Event Center. The most dangerous part of the day was getting to the LEC. Lots of ice on the roads in town.
It was damn cold. Negative with the wind chill, but that didn't stop folks from showing up for the event. Look at all those cars (see pic below)! Man, what a turn out for the PCL! Must have been around 300 people that made it before 9 a.m. and they kept comin'. Kinda weird though, most were wearing Wranglers, cowboy boots and stetsons. A few even brought some horses. Dunno why they'd bring horses to a bike race.
Riders started lining up on the east side of Havelock Avenue. Most of the crowd went inside to stay warm before the start. The concession stand was even open. Wow, they went all out for the PCL! Thanks!
A couple of new faces came out for the event. Dave and Rob. Thanks for coming out fellas! Hope you had fun.
Someone must have gotten confused. They put a bunch of dirt inside the event center! No, no, no...the PCL is outside on gravel! No one would listen to me...
Wills refuelin' with ReeseSticks sportin' the port side icicle visor. That's not easy to do. Bravo!
Blurry pic of the Saturday morning card game at the Elmwood Gas station. Looked pretty cut throat. Heard a few things muttered about choppin' off a pinky finger. Dang.
Lottery tickets were purchased at the gas station. Hopefully someone will hit it. If so, be sure to split that with the rest of the racers!
The route was pretty simple. Havelock Avenue, then south a country block to Adams Street and head east from there. Adams Street took you right into Elmwood.
Lots of rolling hills on the route. Ended up being about 15 to 18 miles to Elmwood. Not a bad distance and the wind wasn't a big factor.
Craig donning the multi-focal icicle dangler. One fell off and poked out a kid's eye. Sad.
Stopped into Coffee Emergency on the way back into town. Had a cup of great coffee. Nice little establishment with a chill atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Thanks again to all the racers and spectators that came out this morning. PCL award ceremony tonight at 6 p.m. at Oso Burrito. Bring something for the grab bag prizes. You're guaranteed to walk away with something interesting.