Thursday, August 8, 2013

Controle #6 Carbondale (Update 1)

*** Update 1 ***
Looks like a heavy rain storm caught up with a large group of riders at the Carbondale controle.  Larry Midura is at the top of the big climb before Carbondale, and looks like he may be able to join up with this group.  The last 3 riders are approaching the base of the big climb.  Victor U. and Kate M. are the first arrivals to the Halstead overnight controle at around 8:30PM, with several others now in the home stretch. Meat and vegitarian lasagna is on the menu tonight, compliments of volunteer Dan Barbasch, who is running the show there.

*** Original post ***
Nearly half the riders have reached Carbondale.  The lead group of riders are in the home stretch to the overnight controle, and are expected to arrive around 8:30PM.  Most of the remaining riders are on the big climb to highest point of the course.  Volunteer Len Zawadoniak is waiting on Middle Creek road to check on the last 2 riders, who are projected to reach Carbondale around 11 PM.

Weather conditions remain very humid, with several showers popping up in the area.  But it appears that most of the riders have dodged some of the bigger rain showers.

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