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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ian Foyster January SECOND Ride Details

As promised, some important things to know about the Ian Foyster ride straight from Toby Porter's brain to this blog:

The 2010 New Years Lake Loop will take on a different meaning this coming January. I am inviting all my local cycling friends to come and join me to honor Ian’s memory. The route this year, due to increasing traffic and safety concerns in the Lexington and surrounding areas, will have more dirt road sections and less bridge crossings/lake views.

When: Saturday January 2, 2010 10 a.m.

Where: Lex High School. (N33*58’43.3” W81*18’35.9”) 0.4 mi West of intersection of US1 & Pisgah Church Rd (3rd Left after intersection on Olde Farm Road, 1st Parking lot on left)

Why: To honor the memory of our friend Ian Foyster who was all too suddenly and tragically taken this past year. For the folks who did not get a chance to meet Ian, you missed the opportunity to meet one heck of a fella. Ian was a constant figure in the cycling and enduro-moto community for many years. A regular trickster and all around funny man, he loved humor and a good bike ride. This is the chance to celebrate with a group of likeminded folks, which can come together and give back as a group to a worthy cause. A donation is encouraged and will be greatly appreciated. All donations will be presented to Ian’s daughter from the midlands cycling community.

This route will be a 40 mile multi surface loop. There will be various sections of Lexington County’s finest dirt, clay, sandy and gravel to ride. The rural rolling terrain will be very low on traffic. You be will be chased by a dog or two but don’t worry, a squirt of water will do the trick. This loop will be a character builder and a great winter day ride.

The biggest question will be what bike do I bring? Well this route will be most enjoyed on a cross bike. Set up with tires ranging from 28-42c. tires. A mtb will be equally as nice. Slap on some semi slicks or be a bad ass and show up with full knobbies. If you see yourself as THE diehard classics specialist by all means bring out that road bike. However be warned I would not ride it with anything less than 28c. tires. That’s that!

In other exciting and somewhat unnerving news, Julie Goguen brought in a Christmas decoration some neer do well friends of hers from Canada foisted upon her.

The concept is simple. Take a bunch of snowpeople who are apparently kneeling, praying to their pagan snow god whilst sitting in an upside down umbrella as they are showered by flecks of styrofoam! In one word: "Genius!" In two words: "What the?!" Sadly, Edward, interim king of the shipping department, was rushed to a local physician after ingesting approximately 70 percent of the Styrofoam pellets despite repeated warnings against ingesting said Styrofoam pellets. To quote Megan: "Edward. The pellets are toxic. Do not eat them" 45 seconds later, ambulance sirens are heard in the distance... and the circle of life continues.

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