The infamous Blue Jay Roving Ride began as the brainchild of Tim Faigley. He ably managed the ride for a few years before tiring of it and turned things over to Cindy B, aka Flyin Tuna. Cindy struggled with the project and at the last minute, realizing she was in way over her head, begged me to intervene. Helping the disadvantaged has been a life time passion of mine and although the challenge of covering for her ineptness would prove a heck of a chore, I have stuck with it.
Anyway, the direction the route historically took was clockwise. Last year, we took the counterclockwise direction. Although the elevation gain was of course the same, the 2-3 major climbs were longer and not so steep in the counterclockwise direction. What direction do you want us to run the route this year? The "Old" way (clockwise) or the way of last year's ride (counterclockwise). CAST YOUR VOTE IN THE COMMENTS FIELD AND WE WILL GO WITH THE MAJORITY.
6/7/2010 02:16:21 pm
counterclockwise. If I remember right it has less lost momentum going to Rte 40 and the rest stop is more than half way through the ride.
6/7/2010 08:04:49 pm
How about going digital?
6/7/2010 10:17:06 pm
I like the traditional route, which I guess is clockwise.
6/8/2010 02:07:12 am
The Blue Jay ride must be the traditional clockwise route.
6/8/2010 04:21:16 am
Yep, saved by MW again...he's a regular knight in dull armor.
6/8/2010 12:51:36 pm
Vote for clockwise.
My vote has more "clout"
6/8/2010 11:51:55 pm
I'm with Dave, since we have so few water stops on this route, I'd prefer the COUNTERCLOCKWISE approach.
No on Kenda!
6/8/2010 11:53:04 pm
The Kenda votes shouldn't count. They're too slow and they take too many "nature" breaks.
6/9/2010 07:31:26 am
Can't attend! So I'm voting both directions. Calling on all Kenda's world way, need to put an ass whupping on the local riders.
Michele F. MD
6/9/2010 08:46:13 am
For those Kendas' wanting to put a whupping on the local riders, stop by my apartment the day before.
6/9/2010 11:20:01 am
How can you say they can't hang? How would anyone know? Usually, they arrive and discover various mechanical issues so they start late or, they start with us and then go off on their own route. I mean they could be out there hammering and preparing for the coup de gras on the Blue Jay ride. I prefer to stay neutral on this affair.
East Coast Kendas
6/9/2010 12:13:45 pm
The Kenda New England charter group will be making an appearance in support of our fellow Kenda Midwest riders.
Wake up and smell the roses, Kenda!
6/10/2010 01:54:34 am
The only "hammering" I've heard from Team Kenda is the magnum bottle of wine Kenda Dave drinks the night before a ride! What kind of training is that? God forbid if Kenda Dave stops drinking. He'll hammer us "local" riders into submission.
What about the West Coast muscle?
6/10/2010 05:46:54 am
Has anybody contacted them yet? I have a feeling they are waiting for their orders.
Director of Direction
6/10/2010 06:08:27 am
My vote is straight out 40 to Zanesville and then straight back on 40 to Nerk.
6/11/2010 04:57:21 am
I'll go with counter-clockwise so there's only one climb (instead of two) after the food stop.
6/11/2010 09:57:06 am
because of the flint ridge water stop about 12 miles from the finish, especially on a hot summer day.
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