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Megabeth
11-22-2013, 08:10 AM
Hi there, I知 Megan (aka Megabeth here on the forum) and I知 going to be riding around Hains Point loop for 100 miles* on Sunday, December 22nd. I知 doing this to raise awareness and funds for the Washington Area Bicycling Association痴 Women & Bicycles program. Come join me for a day of food, festivities, and fun!

Last year, I had a crazy idea. I was going to ride 100 miles around the Hains Point 3-mile loop on a cold December day. I asked the cycling community to join me on that cold December day and the results were beyond my wildest dreams. We had over 100 riders join me throughout the day as well as other friends and supporters that hung out at the pit stop. We had contests, giveaways, hand-ups, freebies from generous sponsors and food.

I知 doing the ride again this year. And, I know it痴 going to be bigger and better! WABA's Women & Bicycles program is now in full swing and it's been an awesome program.

Sure, I知 riding 100 miles* but *you* can ride as much or as little as you like. Or, you can just show up to participate in the festivities to show your support.

Be sure to visit www.HainsPoint100.com (http://www.HainsPoint100.com)for all the ride details and to let me know you're coming (or donating!) I'll be posting updates, details and other info here on the forum, as well


* Actually 115 miles this year because friends took me up on my WABA Membership Challenge where I would ride extra miles this year if they became a new WABA member...thanks, ya'll.

consularrider
11-22-2013, 09:32 AM
Ok, I signed up for 100 miles and made my donation. Like last year, I may be traveling on that day, so I can't guarantee to actually be there or be able to finish 33 laps (I got seven laps in last year on a 51 mile ride).

TwoWheelsDC
11-22-2013, 09:43 AM
Pro-tip: plastic Rudolph blinky noses do not breathe well.

Megabeth
11-27-2013, 10:15 AM
The event is really taking on some traction and I've already lined up some great sponsors that will be helping out with some prizes, hand-ups, donation incentives and a whole lot more.

Here's a list of who I have lined up already...some of these haven't even been announced on the Facebook event page yet.

So, folks, you're seeing some of these here first!


Bike Arlington (http://www.bikearlington.com/)
Sticky Fingers Bakery (http://stickyfingersbakery.com/)
WTFKits (http://wtfkits.tumblr.com/)
Gripped Films (http://grippedfilms.com/)
Bicycle Space (http://www.bicyclespacedc.com/)
Special Fx Lighting (http://www.fxlight.com/rainbows/index.html)
At My Local Bike Shop (http://www.amlbs.com/)
Kozie Prery hats (http://www.etsy.com/shop/KoziePrery)
Ass Savers (http://ass-savers.com/)
Knog (http://www.knog.com.au/)


Be sure you visit www.HainsPoint100.com (http://www.hainspoint100.com) to sign up and go to the Facebook Event Page. (https://www.facebook.com/events/480460938718458/) (Follow @HainsPoint100 (http://www.twitter.com/hainspoint100) on twitter, too!)

Vicegrip
11-27-2013, 02:24 PM
In for 100 miles and a donation too.


..100 all flat, my butt is mad at me already.

Tim Kelley
12-06-2013, 08:36 AM
Have you guys seen the official flyer for this? Megan has a ton of sponsors onboard now. (Also, I spotted the Loch Ness Monster)

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dbb
12-06-2013, 08:51 AM
I beg to differ. That seems to be the shadow of the ostrich that Dirt photographed when he was in Africa. It may have followed him home!

rcannon100
12-06-2013, 09:03 AM
I am going to make The Kid ride all 100

GB
12-06-2013, 09:12 AM
Has anyone tried the Ass Savers? Looks like a good product to me at a reasonabl price. Anyone interested in going in on an order? (free shipping when you buy 3, and shipping is 1/2 the price of the product).

http://ass-savers.com/products/smartass_mudguard

dasgeh
12-06-2013, 09:20 AM
Has anyone tried the Ass Savers? Looks like a good product to me at a reasonabl price. Anyone interested in going in on an order? (free shipping when you buy 3, and shipping is 1/2 the price of the product).

http://ass-savers.com/products/smartass_mudguard

Yes. They're awesome. My husband even uses them in ELITE racer mode.

Megabeth
12-07-2013, 08:33 AM
Have you guys seen the official flyer for this? Megan has a ton of sponsors onboard now. (Also, I spotted the Loch Ness Monster)

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Nice spot, TK. But, that would actually be the Dirtness Monster....

Updated flyer with 22 sponsors on it now.

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Megabeth
12-07-2013, 12:12 PM
So, you're probably wondering, who are the sponsors for the HP100 so far. Please be sure to check out these folks as they are providing handups, raffle items, treats for the riders, and more. Don't forget to visit www.HainsPoint100.com (http://www.HainsPoint100.com) to let me know if you're coming and/or to donate to WABA Women & Bicycles!

Ass Savers (http://ass-savers.com)
At My Local Bike Shop (http://www.amlbs.com)
Bicycle Space (http://www.bicyclespacedc.com)
Bike Arlington (http://www.bikearlington.com)
Bikie Girl Bloomers (http://www.bikiegirlbloomers.com/Default.asp)
Bird Industries (http://www.birdind.com/)
Falcon Guides Best Bike Rides Washington D.C. (http://amzn.to/1hwDj0K)
Gripped Films (http://grippedfilms.com/)
Honest Tea (http://www.honesttea.com/)
KIND Snacks (http://www.kindsnacks.com/store)
Knog (http://www.knog.com.au/‎)
Kozie Prery (http://www.etsy.com/shop/KoziePrery)
Momentum Magazine (http://www.momentummag.com)
Oury Grips (http://www.ourygrips.com/)
Peanut Butter and Company (http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/)
Phoenix Bikes (http://phoenixbikes.org)
Pure Fix Cycles (http://purefixcycles.com/)
Revolution Cycles (http://revolutioncycles.com/)
Special Fx Lightbulbs (http://www.fxlight.com/rainbows/index.html)
Sticky Fingers Bakery (http://stickyfingersbakery.com/)
Tri360 (http://www.tri360.com/)
WTFKits (http://wtfkits.tumblr.com/)

consularrider
12-10-2013, 04:23 PM
Megabeth, the restrooms were open this morning (but the gates were closed :confused:). Also, last year the golf course club house was open (warm restrooms and hot food).

Megabeth
12-11-2013, 10:16 AM
Yay! Fingers crossed that they stay open!

PotomacCyclist
12-17-2013, 12:24 AM
Too bad the weather is going to be brutal on Sunday, with a high of only 66F.

consularrider
12-17-2013, 07:57 AM
Too bad the weather is going to be brutal on Sunday, with a high of only 66F.
But that's a wet 66ーF!

PotomacCyclist
12-17-2013, 03:11 PM
The forecast keeps getting revised upward. Yesterday, the forecast was 63. Then it changed to 66. (I edited the previous post.) The new forecast is for a high of 70F!

If this trend continues, you may have to worry about heatstroke more than cold fingers.

consularrider
12-17-2013, 03:33 PM
The forecast keeps getting revised upward. Yesterday, the forecast was 63. Then it changed to 66. (I edited the previous post.) The new forecast is for a high of 70F!

If this trend continues, you may have to worry about heatstroke more than cold fingers.
From wunderground.com (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=22205): "Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 69F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%." Quartering tail wind on the Potomac leg! :D

Fast Friendly Guy
12-18-2013, 04:43 AM
But that's a wet 66ーF!

Yup, thankfully by then the fenders/mud guards should be on my new bike by then.

PotomacCyclist
12-18-2013, 07:45 AM
Forecast update:

"Cloudy skies with a few showers later in the day. High 72F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%."

At this rate, the forecast will be close to 80F by Saturday. Leave your winter coats and winter bike shoes at home this Sunday.

TwoWheelsDC
12-18-2013, 08:47 AM
Probably won't know if I'm going to make until the last minute...there are some issues complicating our holiday travel plans. Either way, you'll get some of our money :D

jrenaut
12-18-2013, 09:11 AM
I keep forgetting to sign up except when I'm at work and can't access Google Docs, but I plan to come in the morning and bring one or two children and zero or one wife.

Megabeth
12-18-2013, 09:18 AM
I keep forgetting to sign up except when I'm at work and can't access Google Docs, but I plan to come in the morning and bring one or two children and zero or one wife.

I accidentally read "zero" as "zebra". And, got really excited that you were bringing a zebra. Oh well, I'll be just as excited to see the one or two children and the zero to one wife...

jrenaut
12-18-2013, 09:25 AM
It's kind of late notice, but if I can bring a zebra, I'll bring a zebra. They have a bunch that AREN'T DOING ANYTHING on PA Ave.

ShawnoftheDread
12-18-2013, 11:52 AM
I keep forgetting to sign up except when I'm at work and can't access Google Docs, but I plan to come in the morning and bring one or two children and zero or one wife.

You really shouldn't limit yourself. n+1

JimF22003
12-18-2013, 12:16 PM
If it's raining, and 70 degrees, I think I'll just bring my bike down and give it a good thorough cleaning on the grass and just watch the rest of you go round and round and round...

consularrider
12-18-2013, 01:28 PM
Time for a WABA bike wash facility in the pit stop? Much better than bike valets!

culimerc
12-18-2013, 01:38 PM
Time for a WABA bike wash facility in the pit stop? Much better than bike valets!

Bikini Bike Wash starring Pete and Tim

PotomacCyclist
12-18-2013, 02:02 PM
Bikini Bike Wash starring Pete and Tim

I thought the idea was to get more people to show up, not fewer...

consularrider
12-18-2013, 02:03 PM
Bikini Bike Wash starring Pete and Tim
Not my preferred bikini clad washers.

KelOnWheels
12-18-2013, 04:44 PM
So when do we get our route maps and cue sheets? :D

dbb
12-18-2013, 06:14 PM
So when do we get our route maps and cue sheets? :D

I think we can use the one from last year. Credit to TwoWheelsDC for the development.

http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?3533-12-23-Hains-Point-100-A-Ride-to-Benefit-WABA-s-Women-on-Bikes-Program/page3&highlight=hains+point

Megabeth
12-18-2013, 08:58 PM
A-ha! Thank you! Was wondering where that cue sheet was so I can post it for folks. Thanks!

Megabeth
12-18-2013, 09:17 PM
My fine forum peoples...if you run into anyone that is thinking of showing up for the Hains Point 100. Can you help me out and send them to www.HainsPoint100.com (http://www.HainsPoint100.com) to sign up?

Want to make sure I'm able to get pre-ride messaging out to everyone, etc. and have an idea of how many we're expecting. Because, this thing is growing super-fast (especially with the awesome temps we're looking to have on Sunday!)

If you've signed-up on the form to help out, bring something, etc. you'll be getting some messaging in the next few days. Thanks for your patience!

Arlingtonrider
12-18-2013, 09:31 PM
Done! And donation to the worthy cause made. We all should go for a bike ride! ;)

Phatboing
12-19-2013, 02:03 PM
There is some vague talk of rain on Sunday. I assume this is rain or shine, si?

Either way, it seems it'll be an excellent day to ride.

rcannon100
12-19-2013, 03:41 PM
72 degrees and thunderstorms... during winter solstice. You sure this wont be a Climate Ride?

jrenaut
12-19-2013, 04:44 PM
I'm glad I stopped in to this thread - all this time I was thinking the ride was Saturday, except that the ride is on Sunday.

consularrider
12-19-2013, 05:50 PM
72 degrees and thunderstorms... during winter solstice. You sure this wont be a Climate Ride?
If you get out there early, maybe you can get done before the rain arrives. Anyone up for a dawn patrol?

KelOnWheels
12-20-2013, 09:09 AM
I'm glad I stopped in to this thread - all this time I was thinking the ride was Saturday, except that the ride is on Sunday.

Well if you start on Saturday, you'll get to 100 way before everyone else. WINNAR!

KelOnWheels
12-20-2013, 09:14 AM
Do I wanna swap out my tires (Freedom Ryder 35s) for 28s or 25s or something? That would require going and buying tires :P

bikeeveryday
12-20-2013, 09:43 AM
I say "Yes" - go with 25s


Do I wanna swap out my tires (Freedom Ryder 35s) for 28s or 25s or something? That would require going and buying tires :P

ShawnoftheDread
12-20-2013, 09:46 AM
Awesome license plate, Kel (though I'm sure your Hyundai is very nice).

rcannon100
12-20-2013, 09:59 AM
Awesome license plate, Kel (though I'm sure your Hyundai is very nice).

I had to look up the rule. Sweeeeeeet!

Kel: I would go with 23s. But, that's just me talking ;)

DaveK
12-20-2013, 10:19 AM
For a fast, flat ride like this one, deep-section carbon wheels would be ideal. Something like a Zipp 808, maybe a disc on the rear depending on the wind direction. You should really start stretching the tubulars tonight on the wheels to be ready.

americancyclo
12-20-2013, 10:23 AM
will my glue be dry by dawn patrol?

vvill
12-20-2013, 10:25 AM
Do I wanna swap out my tires (Freedom Ryder 35s) for 28s or 25s or something? That would require going and buying tires :P

I would. My Kona Jake came stock with those in 32s, and I really didn't like them - I generally agree with this review (http://road.cc/content/review/71814-freedom-ryder-deluxe-tyre), although mine weren't the "Deluxe" - I think I have a previous model year. The tread is the same though (easy to get small gravel bits stuck in it).

KelOnWheels
12-20-2013, 10:47 AM
I would. My Kona Jake came stock with those in 32s, and I really didn't like them - I generally agree with this review (http://road.cc/content/review/71814-freedom-ryder-deluxe-tyre), although mine weren't the "Deluxe" - I think I have a previous model year. The tread is the same though (easy to get small gravel bits stuck in it).

They're fine for commuting and gravel and stuff, but speedy they are not. (I read that review too :D)

KelOnWheels
12-20-2013, 11:14 AM
Gatorskins maybe? (looking at what REI has in stock). Will I need to swap tubes too? :confused:

dbb
12-20-2013, 11:20 AM
Gatorskins maybe? (looking at what REI has in stock). Will I need to swap tubes too? :confused:

I've had pretty good success with Gatorskins. I'd think that going from 35 to 28 may be easier with new tubes as well. REI has novarra tubes in 700-26/32 so that might be a good choice.

Raymo853
12-20-2013, 11:24 AM
Do I wanna swap out my tires (Freedom Ryder 35s) for 28s or 25s or something? That would require going and buying tires :P

28 maybe, 25 no. 25 and narrower tires are for race day only.


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ShawnoftheDread
12-20-2013, 11:38 AM
I generally agree with this review (http://road.cc/content/review/71814-freedom-ryder-deluxe-tyre), ...

Two Quid Dearer is now my band name.

Megabeth
12-20-2013, 11:47 AM
Be sure to check out the HP100 Facebook Event page (https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/480460938718458/506657799432105/?notif_t=like)....you may be one of the lucky winners today! First drawing already occurred. More to come!

Want to get in on the action? People who make donationsbefore 4:00 today are entered into the super special drawings! So, visit www.HainsPoint100.com (http://www.HainsPoint100.com), sign-up for the ride, and go to the donation page.

If you're not able to make it to the ride, you can go straight to the "donate" page via the link at the top.

PotomacCyclist
12-22-2013, 03:50 AM
Severe thunderstorm watch until 10 am, for D.C. and surrounding jurisdictions. The winds have already picked up. Possible gusts as high as 60 mph, according to NBC Washington!

Would a later start time be in order?

rcannon100
12-22-2013, 07:14 AM
Severe thunderstorm watch until 10 am, for D.C. and surrounding jurisdictions. The winds have already picked up. Possible gusts as high as 60 mph, according to NBC Washington!

Would a later start time be in order?

You can start any time you want. This is apparently formally informal.

Fast Friendly Guy
12-22-2013, 07:44 AM
You can start any time you want. This is apparently formally informal.

My plan was to leave 730-800 and go via Arl Loop by way of Shirlington and the airport. I decided to hold off a bit until the first predicted round of rough weather came through--nothing much materialized, so I guess I'll just get started. After all that's why Santa got me a rain/winter bike. I'm sticking with my route. Maybe I'll see you if you're going my way!? Dave

Greenbelt
12-22-2013, 08:22 AM
Looks like a line of heavy showers now entering the beltway from the west. Should be in downtown within the hour I'd say, looking at the radar.

jrenaut
12-22-2013, 10:12 AM
Glad I could be there to get something resembling two+ laps in, including taking part in the "official" start, before returning home to the kids (who might have been with me had the weather cooperated).

Good luck to everyone still riding.

JimF22003
12-22-2013, 03:22 PM
Lots of fun on the ride today, until I broke a spoke after about 60 miles (I rode 15 from home to get to the start.)

I wasn't too terribly sad having a good excuse not to make one more d*** loop, I must say :)

KelOnWheels
12-22-2013, 03:30 PM
I was reaaaaaally happy I put the 28s on. :D

I managed 12 laps before my legs wore out. Not terrible for having been sick the last couple of weeks. Had fun riding and chatting with people!

dbb
12-22-2013, 03:30 PM
Fine time for all. Was great to see a lot of friends.

Amazing support for riders and onlookers. Kudos to Megabeth and WABA.

Pretty weird that on the first full day of winter we were riding in the rain in short sleeved jerseys and cycling shorts.

Fog on the Potomac was pretty neat.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/HainsPoint201312225_zpsd0fe6465.jpg (http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/dbb-bike/media/HainsPoint201312225_zpsd0fe6465.jpg.html)

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/HainsPoint201312224_zpscf612ab9.jpg (http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/dbb-bike/media/HainsPoint201312224_zpscf612ab9.jpg.html)

consularrider
12-22-2013, 03:54 PM
Great to see everyone who braved today's freezing weather (oops, rainy weather ;)). Megabeth, thanks for organizing this and making sure the squall went through before the official start! :D I did 21 laps and ended the day with just over 103 miles. See you all for the repeat on January 1st!

Megabeth
12-22-2013, 04:15 PM
Thanks to everyone for coming out. Am trying to thaw out then head to a holiday party. In the next few days, I'll get out a proper thank you....but in the meantime please accept this THANK YOU!!!!

APKhaos
12-22-2013, 04:48 PM
Additional kudos to Megabeth and WABA! Great event!
Vicegrip and I rolled out for a few laps before the official start. Looking left across the river there was a strong squall line heading right for us. We both bailed, and headed back counter-race to the shelter of the tents just before it hit.
I left around 1PM, and will be back next year for sure.

hozn
12-22-2013, 04:55 PM
I showed up at what i assumed was a fashionably-late 3:45, but I guess that was in fact not fashionably late; it was too late. Enjoyed a couple of laps. Kudos to y'all that did 100 miles of those laps. HainsPoint is pleasant, but ... damn! :)

KLizotte
12-22-2013, 05:24 PM
OK, so who has the super awesome "NPlus1" license plate?!

se1kang
12-22-2013, 08:01 PM
New member here. Thank you for organizing such a wonderful event for a very good cause.

I biked to the event from Vienna at 8am hoping rain would not start until the afternoon. Despite the wet weather we were in high spirit. It was fun. Unfortunately I had to leave bit early back to Vienna. When I came home and saw "track" on my backside, I wished I had some Ass-Savers (http://ass-savers.com/).

Here is video clip of the event start.


http://youtu.be/ZgPXPfjz-r8

Raymo853
12-23-2013, 08:47 AM
I just joined in for some laps on my way to and from my ride. Very glad I got a fender-ed bike for such days.


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Tim Kelley
12-23-2013, 09:02 AM
Lots of fun on the ride today, until I broke a spoke after about 60 miles (I rode 15 from home to get to the start.)

I wasn't too terribly sad having a good excuse not to make one more d*** loop, I must say :)

I also broke a spoke yesterday! I think it happened somewhere around mile 20, but I managed to finish out the last 80 without too much trouble after it was tied around another spoke.

MattAune
12-23-2013, 10:36 AM
Much fun was had, and many cookies were consumed. Thanks again.

Vicegrip
12-24-2013, 11:07 AM
Additional kudos to Megabeth and WABA! Great event!
Vicegrip and I rolled out for a few laps before the official start. Looking left across the river there was a strong squall line heading right for us. We both bailed, and headed back counter-race to the shelter of the tents just before it hit.
I left around 1PM, and will be back next year for sure.That was funny. Looking over and thinking "Cool weather today, that looks just like a squall line" then realizing that it was a squall line. Rain coat in back pack, back pack under tent = 180 deg turn and 2XFPT watts.


Much fun was had, and many cookies were consumed. Thanks again. Cookies are fuel in my book.

Thanks to Revolution for the bike support. Got a flat on the Potomac side and once again the backpack with what I needed was back at camp. Walk of shame and a tube from Revolution rather than my patched back up and I back on track in short order.

consularrider
12-25-2013, 06:49 PM
Megabeth,

There were a couple of photographers out taking lots of pictures. Are these going to be posted somewhere?

Megabeth
12-25-2013, 09:38 PM
Some have been posting links and pics on the Facebook event page.

I am awaiting some others and will try to do a comprehensive post once I hear from everyone. I haven't poked anyone yet for them considering the holidays and random work week. (In fact, we have pics in our camera I haven't had a chance to pull off and cull through yet...)

Megabeth
12-26-2013, 01:17 PM
The winning numbers from the drawing are posted on the official Hains Point 100 Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/#!/HainsPoint100)!

The prizes that aren't claimed will magically turn into raffle prizes at a Women & Bicycles Happy Hour that will be scheduled for some time in January. Thanks again!

Tim Kelley
12-30-2013, 10:37 AM
Megabeth,

There were a couple of photographers out taking lots of pictures. Are these going to be posted somewhere?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvjantzen/tags/2013hp100/