Saturday, August 10, 2013

Controle #15 Mt. Union (Update 1)

*** Update 1 ***
All riders have cleared Mt Union within the time limit.  Volunteer Hugo Safar took some photos of the riders at the Sheetz, which have been posted here:

And special thanks to Michael Wali for getting this posted.

*** Original Post ***
Several riders have reached the Sheetz controle in Mt Union at mile 534.  Volunteers Hugo and Gloria Safar are there to greet the riders and sign cards.

As shown on the profile, Mark T. and Vincent S. are nearing the top of the Sugar Grove climb.  They will be greeted by volunteers Jud Hand and his wife, who are manning a secret controle there.  Jud reports: "...Peter Victor and Kate were the first to arrive at the secret control at mile 549 at the top of Sugar Grove Rd at 13:35. All three looked good. Temperature at top of climb a mild 74 degrees...."
Your three leaders are now tackling the next big climb up to the Jo Hayes vista, which overlooks Happy Valley (home of the Penn State Nittnay Lions).

Below, is a picture of a happy Mike Sturgill at the Mt. Union controle.

 Mike limped into the controle with a wobbly rear wheel due to broken spokes.  Volunteer Len Zawodniak notched another save by bringing a replacement wheel for Mike to borrow.

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