Well, well, well, here we find ourselves on the doorstep of the biggest damn thing to hit this city since Sherman burned it to the ground. Or was it Grant? No matter, it burned, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Now it's our turn to burn this mother down. As promised the details are getting sorted out and the Leghorns are coming to the fore to volunteer their services. First order of business, BEER. The craftsmen at Blakemore Brewing Company have worked up 6 custom brews for this event, along with these commemorative pint glasses. Racin' is free, so is the beer, but your gonna need this $15 souvenir cup to put it in. Keeps you wet all week. If we end up in the unique position of having extra money and lacking beer, we'll buy more.
Next order of business: A few basic ground rules. No whining. Period. Don't make an ass of yourself, this is just for fun. The FLP scoresheet is the official scoresheet, I don't give 2 turds about what your Strava time was. Any scoring protests should be written on a $20 bill. If you expect to eat, bring some food, or at least some money. Team kit, matching kit and matching team kit penalties will be strictly enforced.
Finally: Schedule. We got ya covered, with a splendid mix of road, MTB & other. Some you may have ridden, some perhaps not. Plus we have already planned out most of your social calendar.
Friday, September 18: Opening Ceremony, Brown's Island. Free but you need a ducat.
Saturday, September 19: Zoso (Led Zeppelin) concert. Pocahontas State Park.
Sunday, September 20:
You Ride - Poop Loop Individual Time Trial, 5:00pm, Ancarrow's Landing Parking Area
Afterparty - 719 West 33rd Street (Southside)
Time Bonus - Porn Star Mustache Competition
Monday, September 21:
You Ride - New Kent County, Road and Gravel, 10:00 am, New Kent Visitors Center
I know, I know "but Fogggggy, why do we have to drive all the way to New Kent?" Its friggin' 20 minutes from downtown. Get out of the city, the country air will be good for ya. I've seen some of you getting your ninja training out there, you know who you are. Minimum 25c tires and a few spare tubes recommended. Slap on the Gatorskins, expect about 60 miles.
Tuesday, September 22:
Pros Ride - Womens Elite Time Trial, 1:30 pm
You Ride - JRP Enduro Style, 9:00 am, Dogwood Dell
Afterparty - ????????
Wednesday, September 23:
Pros Ride - Mens Elite Time Trial, 1:30 pm
You Ride - Powhite Hot Laps, 5:00 pm, Powhite Park
Afterparty - Chez Andre, 1810 Blakemore Road (Southside), just like every Wednesday
Thursday, September 24:
no pro racing
You Ride - Pocahontas State Park, 10:00 am, Amphitheater Parking Area
Afterparty - ?????
Friday, September 25:
Pros Ride - Womens Jr./Mens U23 Road Race 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shmoes Ride - Conquer The Cobbles 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
You Ride - Road Course Poach - 2 laps, 4:30 pm, Starts/Finishes at 2608 East Franklin
Afterparty, Awards and Heckling - 2608 E. Franklin Street (Church Hill)
If you can survive all that, you may be a GC contender, and have your shot at some crappy homemade prize. I have good intel that the women's race is heating up already. I expect old grudges will be settled and new ones forged. Remember, the world will be watching.
Parking and car travel city-wide will of course be limited, so ride to the ride wherever possible.
As more details reveal themselves, I will update this page accordingly.