That said, I'd like to see as many people out there enjoying as much as they can, so here's the hint: the "bow tie" is effectively a figure 8, crossing itself in the middle. I'd wager there is a pretty easy way to cut it down, but remember, you're only cheating yourself!
Welcome to the site for all the latest information about Connecticut's dirty little century, roughly 118miles in early September, about half off paved surfaces. Please start by reading The Basics (this is a link) for information about the ride (if current year Basics is not yet available, the previous year will give a general gist).
Rather than answer individual questions repeatedly, please address questions as "comments" to the MOST RECENT post and I will answer in a blog posting for all to see.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Just a hint
A smattering of people have asked about a shorter version. Officially (for this unsanctioned ride), I am not acknowledging such an option exists. This isn't just because I'm a stubborn grouch, but also because it would be something like Sofie's Choice; how do you ask a route designer which part to cut? How could I love one part less?