I'm supposedly committed to riding it.
I know it will be a solo ride.
With the sole aim of finishing within the time limit.
Well, maybe I should make it a goal to actually start.
The forecast is for crappy, rainy weather.
What RBA Alan refers to as "proper brevet weather."
But I digress.
I was looking at the RWGPS map of the route:
[I was going to pull several lines of routes from my RWGPS maps, but the fools at google and the open fools that edit Firefox have decided that what used to work perfectly should now be screwed up. It used to be that one could highlight several consecutively listed routes and copy the text perfectly into an Excel worksheet, with each route on one line of the worksheet. Not now. Now each cell gets its very own line. That does not make for a nice looking chart at all. Why cannot the geeks make things easy for non-geeks?]
So I was looking at the four RWGPS that I've made for Alan's 400,
One each for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
[I'm pretty sure there is a TrimbleOutdoors map for each of 2010-11 and 2012, but
TO is a pain without an account.]
Every year a different detour because a different bridge (or set of bridges) is being re-destructed.
Recalled to me a certain "Research Trailer Park" post a couple years back by Mike Dayton:
Friday the 13th, or "Sunset Boulevard"
Mike summed it up quite well:
"... if you ride North Carolina backroads in the summertime, you know what that means. A bridge being replaced, oh, you betcha."