Ride Updates

  • 09 Oct 2020 5:08 PM | Larry Preble

    Hurricane Delta is on the way with forecasts for rain off and on all day on Saturday. Moving the ride to October 17th. This should be near the peak of Fall Color! Long range forecasts are unreliable, but so far, so good. I hope to see you then.

    Larry Preble

  • 09 Oct 2020 1:58 PM | Andy & Laurie Murphy

    Due to construction on the connector path between Bells Lane and Campground Road, the route being offered through November will be a 9:45 am, 30 mile ride from The Yellow Lot at Waterfront Park to Iroquois Park and back. 

  • 03 Oct 2020 12:07 PM | Barbara Martin

    Previously scheduled start time moved to 10:30 per Mike Kaufman. 

  • 02 Oct 2020 9:03 AM | H. Michael Crawford

    My replacement 50 mile ride for tomorrow (10/3) is on the schedule.

  • 29 Sep 2020 4:28 PM | Julie Morgeson
    The ride is canceled tonight due to weather.
  • 27 Sep 2020 4:35 PM | Barbara Martin

    Moved due to projected Rain per Mike Kaufman. 
    Rescheduled for Tuesday at 9:30

  • 24 Sep 2020 7:36 PM | Mark Phillips

    Hello

    I made a small change to the route. Please make sure to re download the GPS file if you had downloaded before this notification.

    Cheers

    Mark

  • 24 Sep 2020 12:49 PM | Melissa Hall

    Wanting to do a century in 2020? This one will be swept to a 14 mph moving average.


    Yesterday I rode the Story Century to do my best to ensure that there are no surprises. That does not mean they won't start construction on something today, but as of yesterday it was fine. Please note the late start time. Wheels will not roll until 8:30.


    The reason for the late start is the lunch stop. Lunch is at the Story Inn and it does open for serving food until noon. There are two choices at the Inn. You can eat inside or there is an outside grill. Plan on spending more time dining if you chose to eat indoors. There is plenty of outside seating but it does fill rather rapidly from what I have been told. https://www.storyinn.com/ If you arrive a bit early, they used to allow you to look at the rooms they rent out that are not occupied and to glance at the guest journals. Not sure if they still do this or not. Perhaps you will catch a glance of the local ghost: the Blue Lady. https://www.haunted-places-to-go.com/haunted-places-in-indiana.html


    Another option would be to pick up at sandwich at Mel's in Waymansville and eat early in the ride or carry it with you to Story.


    As a side note, at one time, the club had what they called the annual “Leaf Ride.” Part of that route is included in this ride. Susan Howell was the last to put this on the schedule. That route would pass Story Inn on the way to Nashville. The ride was held in the fall when Nashville had its festival. Those that did not stop at Story for breakfast rode to the festival, ate street fair food, then picked up the riders that ate at Story on there way back. It was a 70 mile ride that started at Brownstown and always drew a large crowd. While I feel certain that with COVID there is no festival this year, I do have the route if anyone ever wants to revive it.


    This is a fairly easy century though it is a century. Please note that at 25 miles yesterday, I had only 400 feet of climb on my Wahoo. Once you turn off State Road 39, which is no longer chip and seal but nice pavement, it is perfect for those of you who want to try a double rotating pace line. The pavement is acceptable if not great, the road is flat, wide, and fairly empty. The century is not all flat, however. Most of the climb is in the middle.


    Please note that the route is bathroom challenged. The first store stop is in Freetown and DOES NOT have public restrooms. There is a Dollar General Store that just went in there, however, that I suspect has bathrooms so feel free to stop there is you would rather. Otherwise, there are lots of corn fields. There are bathrooms at the lunch stop.


    The third store stop is in Brownstown, Indiana. Officially, it is Dairy Queen, however, yesterday there was window service only. If you would prefer, there are two gas stations: one next door to Dairy Queen and one across the street.


    There is some chip and seal in places. I did not find it particularly rough, but it was definitely noticeable. Unlike most of my routes, there are a number of miles on state roads. I don't think the traffic is any worse that on BMB so it should not be an issue.


    There remains a section where you will have to dismount, climb over a stone barrier, ride or walk a eighth of a mile or so, and climb back out. The road is closed. Please note the new GPS route. There NO LONGER IS A GRAVEL stretch. I was able to route around it. Because of this re-route, there is a new GPS file https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34242461 I don't anticipate any problem with the file, but feel free to check it yourself.


    The Shield's Covered Bridge is now completely restored and you can go through it if you like. Walking your bike is recommended, but you are big boys and girls.


    Feel free to e-mail if you have questions.

  • 23 Sep 2020 6:22 PM | Andy & Laurie Murphy

    9-24-20 Louisville Loop 50 cancelled

  • 17 Sep 2020 12:49 PM | Edwin Askew

    John made some updates to the Stone hinge route to include segments and store stops. Stone hinge is a great photo opportunity !


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