Gravity Race and Day-Old Pastry Joust
The shorter Gentleman's Tour on Sunday (new day and
time!) will include a Gravity
Race and Day-Old Pastry Joust. Since Sarah Jane's Bakery is not open on Sunday,
we are forced to use day old pastry. That being said, these little beauties will
still be individually wrapped and guaranteed tasty.
At noon we will depart Barley John's for the shorter
Gentleman's Tour and at roughly 12:15 AM we will arrive at an impressive bit of
grade in St. Anthony. You will get one chance at a downhill coasting race
with a long runout section.
- The object is distance via dignified coasting
while enjoying your pastry.
- Participants will keep their feet on the pedals and
be trusted to NOT turn the cranks forward lest you run the chance of
- No out-of-the-ordinary extra weight on board;
remember you'll have to pedal your kit for the rest of the day.
- The course will be open to regular street traffic;
if you are interfered with, you are welcome to try again.
- On the long runout area of the Gravity
Race, Ron Grogg will hand you a day-old delicacy from
Sarah Jane’s Bakery. Your speed will have dropped by that time so the
exchange will be quite easy and the extra weight will improve your distance
- If you are in contention, your distance will be
chalked on the pavement at the middle of your front tyre patch.
- No "sawing" of the cycle permitted.
- Gentleman and Gentlewoman racers will be sent on
- The winner _must_ have successfully completed the
Pastry Joust or presented an acceptable bribe to the Officials.
With a good tailwind it's possible to get a very good
distance indeed. If it's rainy we may chuck the whole thing and head back to
Sunday festivities begin at 10:00 AM with a Cycle Jumble
(Yanks call it a swap meet) in the parking lot at Barley John's. Bring a spare Hetchins or 2 and that big box of Sturmey ASCs
you've been meaning to give away.