Tour de Lakes 2000
a fully loaded bicycle tour
Tour de Lakes is 6 weeks away.
Are your going?
Are you ready?
It will be a
short trip this year, only 4 days ,3 nights, est. 300+ miles, May 12-15.
It will be a fun trip, after day 3 you will never want to go home!
You must be
a current member of either the Carolina Tarwheels or North Carolina Bicycle Club
and have signed their respective release / waiver of liability statement to
participate in this tour. There is no registration fee for this tour and we only
want a few good cyclist. This is a fully loaded tour with tent camping each
night and eating at camp site, food prepared by you!
unsettled as to where we will start. Possibilities are: we may start from Jerry
Allen’s in north Durham or may start from Blue Jay Point north Wake CT, or may
start from Jack Powell’s/Ed Downing’s house south Raleigh. I will work out
details after we know who is going. People in Chapel Hill/Durham may want to
leave from there and meet Raleigh people on the road or at HYCO Lake. If we
start from Jack’s/Ed’s house, it is at least 90 miles day 4 from Kerr Dam to
Jacks' via Knightdale / Auburn( we do not have to ride through Raleigh); 70miles
tentative plan is to go:
day 1 Your base (start point) to HYCO Lake, NC,
day 2 HYCO to Stanuton River Park, VA
day 3 Staunton river Park to North Bend Park @ Kerr Dam,VA
day 4 North Bend to your base.
This tour is
a vacation for some, an AoMM training ride for some, and a training tour for
others before they go to France this summer. These mean dogs will be pushing
their pace. So, if you are a newcomer to TdL, please try hard to be fit.
We wake up 6
AM each morning and leave camp by 9AM, each day.
We will have
maps and queue sheets. Plus, General Jerry, Captain Jack and Oh Melo Ed are
familiar with the territory and can point the way, (we never get lost, just
will be about 75+ miles per day. But you should have your condition sufficient
to do a century , if necessary.
The cost of
camp sites will be divided by the number of cyclist each day. We will optimize
the number of sites to the number of cyclist to the groups advantage.
share a bag of ice at camp each day, if ice is available, and whatever we can
find to melt it.
be no Laundromat stop this year, wear 1 and bring 3 set of clothes, or wash by
hand. No roughing it please.
There is a
local convenient store at end of day 1. We stop at Food Lion for food day 2 at
South Boston VA, stop for food @ Food Lion day 3 at Chase City VA. There is also
a country grocery store at Dam at end of Day 3.
If you do
not have a light weight stove, it is possible you may be able to share with
another cyclist. This has to be worked out before departure and you will be
expected to help haul camp fuel. We will attempt to match up people, one stove
serves three people well.
You must have
your own tent and sleep set, also you haul it so keep it light.
We will try
to carry and share an emergency tarp, you may be ask to haul it one day (6 lb).
We will carry one set of tools and share as needed.
carry two tubes, patch kit, air, boot, spare tire optional.
by April 22 ,if you plan to go.
Questions, e-mail email@example.com