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Best Metric Century in Central PABudMan101
Sep 29, 2001 11:26 AM
I have just returned from a metric century ride called "Ride to Read". This year, it has got to be the best local metric century ride I have been on. For those of you from the Harrisburg area, it takes place in Perry County to support the Newport Library. Let me dispel 2 myths about Perry Co. (1) The roads ARE paved, better than those in Dauphin County, I might add. (2) There are more than 10 books in the library, and they are not all bout' huntin' and a fishin'.
The course was extremely well laid out. I usually get lost a few times on an organized ride but the markings were highly visible and well placed.
Difficult enough for fit riders to be challenged, but if you did not try to set a PR then it did not kill you either.
The rest stop had home made scooter pies as its main attraction. But beware, the rest stop is just before a long uphill grind. Don't stuff yourself like I did.
Mark you calendars to try this one out next year. They only had about 50 riders but hope to expand that number with a bigger marketing effort. It would be a great tune up for the Seagull Century.