Pittsburgh Roubaix 2010? / PR 2008

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Dave
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When Steve K says “Jump” I say “Yes sir, may I have another!”

The route is a slight modification of last year. Essentially the South Hills and Spring Hill have been culled and a few other flat boring sections are omitted.

1. START: Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park

2. Schenley Visitors Center cobbles & Schenley Fireroad between Schenley Dr. & the turn off to the fireroad to Panther Hollow Lake

3. Joncaire St. between BoundaryS St. & S. Boquet St.

4. Bryn Mawr Rd. between Centre Ave. & the end of the cobbles on Bryn Mawr

5. Soho St. between Mahon St. & Centre Ave.

6. Climax St. between E. Amanda Ave. & Arlington Ave.

7. Wyoming St. between Virginia Ave. & Sycamore St. (this isn’t the entire section of cobbles)

8. Grant St. between Blvd of the Allies & Liberty Ave.

9. Buena Vista St. between Amandale St. & Perrysville Ave.

10. E. Burgess St. between Osgood St. & Wurzell Ave.

11. Chestnut St. between Spring Garden Ave. & Phineas St.

12. Intersection of Mt. Troy Rd. & Hoffman Rd. (No cobbles here, just go through the intersection)

13. Kendall St. between Kent Way & Celadine St.

14. Murray Hill Ave. between 5th Ave. & Wilkins Ave.

15. Laketon Rd. between Marie St. & Graham Blvd

16. Washington Blvd bike oval. You must do 1 and a half laps (you must pass the finish line twice)

17. END: The Sharp Edge (320 South St. Clair Street)

Click through for the google map: Pittsburgh-Roubaix 2010 route

End point/after-party at Sharp Edge. Meet whenever the leaders are finishing. I’m guessing 3pm should be pretty safe. Fast guys speak up with when you think you’re going to finish.


Dave
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@HiddenVariable:

It’s a hard ride, but it depends on how you ride it. If you want to win: very hard. If you are riding for fun, not so bad. I’d recommend people to ride it for fun and drop after a few hours and just come to the Sharp Edge.

Depending on my schedule (i.e. if I have everything done) I might ride the first part of it slowly on my single speed winter commuter and then peel off to head to the end.


HiddenVariable
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looks like work is flying me out of town on sunday afternoon, so i can’t do it even if i want to (and with a high in the upper 30s on sunday, i want to).


eMcK
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Shake down ride for a new road bike.

Google maps claims 36 miles.


John
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… and around 3400 ft of climbing.


steve k
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I am so giddy.


Dave
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Only 36 miles? Man, the winners are going to be done in less than two hours.


Mildsnbleu
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I’ll be there and looking forward to it!


eMcK
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Sunday: Rain before noon, then rain and snow between noon and 2pm, then snow after 2pm. High near 36. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph becoming southwest. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


mark
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i would like to continue the tradition of finishing behind scott. psyched!


mark
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to all the folks that bail because of the precipitation… i envy your precaution


Dave
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There’s 12 or 13 racers on the course including 1 woman and 1 fixed rider. See you at Sharp Edge in an hour!


Dave
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I’m at the Sharp Edge and I’m bored! Someone come entertain me!


John
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This was rad. You should have done it.


that guy
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First hour: totally overheating and sweat soaked. Third hour: totally frozen.


Dave
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Rough results:

http://pghalleycat.com/races/pittsburgh-roubaix-2010/#results

Riders: write-in and let me know so I can add some color!


mark
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i call 6th place!


John
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Also, Ted was narrowly out-sprinted to the line by Eric. It was riveting.


eMcK
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I think Ted sat up, and I don’t think you could call what I was doing sprinting.

I was warm and felt OK until the Frankstown decent. I started to pop and got cold. Missed the party because my house is 5 minutes from the oval. It was warm and there was soup and ice cream.


that guy
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Is this happening again this year? Could start snowing any day now…


Dave
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I don’t have time to organize it this year, though someone else is welcome to take over


eMcK
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Dear Dave,

You need to come out of promoter retirement, kids today don’t get it.


BradQ
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Seconded.


Dave
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Shucks, thanks guys. Though the city seems to be doing ok without me, at least as long as Brad doesn’t call it quits too.

I would love to run the PR but I really won’t have time until at least next year (I’m taking some classes that end in December). Maybe it will actually be a spring classic.

And if anyone wants another alleycat idea: I’ve been trying to convince someone to run Thank You For Being a Friend, a Golden Girls themed alleycat.

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