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  • 11 Feb 2011 7:29 PM | Deleted user
    To all interested,

    Time to start gearing up for the riding season. I'm looking forward to another year of riding and eating as much as I want. To do that I tend to ride alot. I have been apart of the TMD for many years and always look forward to March when it all starts. Every year more and more people show up and there are always new faces. We started out as a small group of people and sometimes we would stay together the whole ride. Every year we have grown in numbers and sometimes I don't even realize we have new riders. It is getting to the point where 60 people will show up for a century. With the expansion of the group we need to remember why we do this. RIDING IS FUN!,etc. When people train for the goal of a century and need a comfortable, encouraging environment to ride in we have been there since 2004. This is evident by the number of people who show up at TMD Stages. The desired group of 6 or more riders at the finish is in place to help the newer riders,help the older riders,  and he
     lp any rider who may not be having his or her best day. There is much joy in helping your fellow rider reach a new goal or help them when they need reassurance that they can do it. Groups of people can accomplish great things.

    The 2011 Tour de Mad Dog Schedule is set. The rules this year have not changed but there will be 2 new bonuses added to the drawn pool of bonuses.
    First off I'll start with the bonuses.
    1. There will be a LBC Ride captain bonus. This Bonus will be 10 seconds for a max to 2 minutes(12 rides) for any club member who has captained and turned in ride sheets for ANY club ride(s) during the touring season which is from March 1st to October 31st. this will be determined by me from looking on the club statisticians website.

    2. There will be a LBC Ride captain bonus. This Bonus will be 5 seconds for a max to 1 minute(12 rides) for any club member who has captained and turned in ride sheets for ANY club ride(s) during the touring season which is from March 1st to October 31st. this will be determined by me from looking on the club statisticians website.

    These aim of these 2 bonuses is to help the touring schedule. I'm sure there are some new routes out there that people know about and hopefully they will share them with the club. Also, I know some of the usual routes need ride captains from time to time as well. The Recovery rides, Burdorfs rides and Saturday Slow and Easys come to mind. The VP of touring and every ride captain should be able to direct you as to how to become a ride captain.

    Secondly,
    Below is the 2001 TMD Schedule: Times and contact informatoin will be on the schedule:

    Sunday   3-6   Prologue, Sun 3-20 Prologue makeup        RC: David R. King
    Sunday   3-27 Stage 1  "Honest Abe" or "Dishonest Abe" RC: Susan and John Pyron
    Saturday 4-9   Stage 2   "Lawrenceburg Loop"                  RC: Steve Rice
    Sunday   4-24 Stage 3   "Wises Landing"                        RC: Larry Prebble
    Saturday 5-14 Stage 4   " Crestwood Killer"                     RC: Jody Patterson and Steve Maurer
    Sunday   5-22 Stage 5   " Salem Century"                       RC: Steve Mongomery
    Saturday 5-28 Stage 6   " Medora Century"                      RC: Melissa Hall
    Sunday   6-12 Stage 7   " Green River Century"                RC: Jim Moore
    Saturday 6-18 Stage 8   "Danville Century Plus"               RC: David R. King
    Sunday   6-26 Stage 9   "Pottershop Century"                  RC: Ford Barr
    Saturday 7-2  Stage 10  "Madison Century"                     RC: Ellen Mueller and Alan Darby
    Sunday   7-10 Stage 11 "Salt River Ford"                         RC: Susan Howell
    Saturday 7-23 Stage 12 "Frankfort Century"                     RC:Steve Maurer and Jody Patterson
    Sunday   7-24 Stage 13 "Tour DuPont"                            RC:Janice Theriot

    Saturday 8-13 Stage 14  "Urbane Century"                       RC: Vicky and Ron Dobbs
    Sunday   8-21 Stage 15 "Sink or Swim"                           RC: Larry Prebble
    Saturday 8-27 Stage 16 "Virgin Century"                          RC: Mark Rougeux
    Saturday 9-3  Stage 17 "Salvisa Century"                         RC:Mike Kamenish
    Monday  9-5  Stage 18 "Uphill Time Trial"                         RC:David R.King
    Saturday 10-8 Stage 19 "Dolittle Century"                        RC: Dick Rauh
    Saturday 10-15 Stage 20 "Carefree Century"                    RC: Cathy Hill and Kirk Roggenkamp
    Sunday   10-23 Stage 21 "BMB"                                     RC: David R. King

    Hope to see you on the road,
    Ride Safe,
    David R. King
    2011 TMD Director
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