|Numbers have been personalized and are ready to go.|
Anyway, there are numbers assigned to each rider now which you can see on the T.I.v13 site. These numbers are locked in stone, or Sharpie pen, as it were, so you cannot request something else. It is what it is.
After the aforementioned course recon this coming weekend the course will be locked in and cue sheets will be sent to be printed and cut. Then all I will have to do is arrange them into sets, bag them, and the bare basics for Trans Iowa will be all ready to go.
Volunteers are almost 100% accounted for and committed. I have a few more folks to get around to. If you haven't contacted me recently, or vice-versa, that should happen very soon. I have everything covered and I really shouldn't need anything unless you happen to be at the Pre-Race and want to pitch in. I might have a thing or two needing done there. But it will be okay if no one does.
|Don't get in these guys and gals way! Yield or be trampled!|
Besides that, always RIDE TO THE RIGHT when climbing hills. You won't hear that farm truck barreling down the road toward you at 50mph until it crests the hill and it will be too late. Riders should police themselves in this as the day goes on. Anyone we catch not abiding by this risks getting DQ'ed.
In the same vein, please YIELD TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES! We had an incident last Spring where a volunteer fire department complained that bicyclists were not yielding the right of way to emergency vehicles. If we hear about this again we will vigorously investigate and disqualify any riders suspected of being an obstruction. I expect to not have to do that, but I never thought it would happen last year either, so do not test me in this. Yield to farmers, STAY RIGHT going up hills, and get out of the way of emergency vehicles!
That should cover things as far as what I expect other than this one thing- Don't take unnecessary risks crossing highways, traveling through towns and cities, and FOLLOW ALL TRAFFIC RULES! These are open roads under the jurisdiction of local and State authorities. If the authorities don't deal with you, I will. Don't be a dumb ass!
Stay tuned. More Trans Iowa v13 thoughts to unload as we get closer to the date.