Friday, August 17, 2012
All 5, registered riders clipped-in at 4am and started riding from Quakertown -- they have until 7AM Monday, to cover 623 miles and make it back to Quakertown within the 75-hr time limit. Temperatures at the start were a pleasant 60F with low humidity. There was some patchy fog in the valleys, but this has quickly burned off with sunrise. Volunteer Laurent Chambard reports that all riders have cleared the Danielsville controle at 7:10 (mile 38). As they head back out on course, they are faced with a climb over the Blue Mountains at Little Gap.