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    YAM ride York PA

    Who are the YAMS?
    Any YAMBA member (and guests) who attempts this endurance ride. The
    ride is long and includes some of the most challenging trails the
    York County Parks has to offer. It is a fun group ride and we will
    try not to leave anyone behind. However, there will be a time cut-off
    early in the ride. Actual time cut-off is yet to be determined, but
    you should be able to ride the "Goat Trail", "Airplane Hill", and
    back to the boat launch in 2 hours without killing yourself. Riders
    failing to meet the time cut-off are expected to abandon their flee,
    but are always welcome to try again next year. If you participate,
    strive to finish the ride in its entirety. You will become a "Spud"
    and receive a collectable pin. Due to its difficulty, beginners
    should not participate. All riders will be weighed (including bike
    and all gear) prior to the start. The heaviest rider will be required
    to wear the "Sweet Potato" jersey.

    When and Where: October 13th, 2007
    Meet at 7:00 AM at the Lake Redman Boat Launch. The ride will last
    all day.
    Do not plan to do anything else that day.
    Cost to participate is FREE. However, donations for lunch are
    encouraged.

    Ride Length:
    Approximately 70+ miles, about 3/4 on trails. We will transverse
    Redman, Spring Valley, Rocky Ridge & York Rail Trail. Route is
    available upon request, however, I am entitled to change and modify
    during the flee!

    Disclaimer:
    This crazy idea is to aid in the congregation of bike riders who like
    long rides. This is NOT A RACE! However, we do not discourage fast
    riding.
    YAMBA does not intend to portray this ride as a formal event. You are
    not obligated
    to finish if you participate. Consider the ride as if you were riding
    with friends. You and only you are responsible for your safety. The
    route is very technical and dangerous. It is not for beginners. You
    will also be on public roads with traffic. You are responsible for
    riding safely. You may be injured or die. No emergency support is
    provided. You may not hold anyone else responsible for your actions,
    conduct, safety and happiness. Any questions contact the "Chief
    Advisor to the Sweet Potato" Paul Yeager @ 717 580 7082.

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    You know this is the same day as the Trexlertown bike swap? Probably not the best date, but it's your gig. We ride Redman/Williams and Rocky Ridge every week. 70 miles?? Are you actually riding your bikes from Rocky Ridge to the lakes and then to Spring Valley? Rocky Ridge is like 12 miles, the lakes are about 16 miles, Spring Valley is like 6-7 miles, so that's like 28 miles of trails. So, 40 miles on roads then?? I'm not trying to be a smartass, just trying to understand the ride.

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    They did it last year. Starts at Redman, rides down and through Spring Valley and back, rides some of Redman, Rail Trail to Rocky Ridge, all of Rocky Ridge, back Rail Trail, and the remainder of Redman.
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