UPDATE (Sat @ 10:00): LOOKS LIKE ONE MORE BAND OF RAIN COMING THROUGH SO FINGERS CROSSED THE ROADS ARE DRY BY 1:00. ROLL AT 1:00.
Roll Sat at 1:00 from the St Elmo Food City aka Steady’s campground. CHECK THE WEBSITE IN THE MORNING FOR UPDATED TAKEOFF TIME – MAY SLIDE IT TO 12:30 IF RAIN GETS OUT EARLY OR MAY HAVE TO SLIDE IT BACK IF THE RAIN STICKS AROUND. We’ll pare back the route so folks can get home to decorate the tree. Head over the toe, up Elder then down Raccoon (don’t go to top), then the Cummings Speedway (regroup at Cummings before the starting flag is dropped and regroup again at the store on the left at the bottom of the stairs). 299 to Murphy and then decisions must be made. Main route is left on Slygo back to 299 for 46 miles, 3500 feet. Go right on Slygo and wind around to the Creek Rd/foot of Burkhalter and that should get you in the metric range. For those with less time I believe staying on 299 instead of making the Murphy turn may shave a few miles. Post ride we’ll gather at Tailgate to enjoy the festivities on Main so make sure you invite Mrs. BubbaClaus to join us. (Yes, a Hail Mary to keep Bubba out of the dog house for riding Sat afternoon.) Here’s the map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41541578
Sunday is the penultimate chicken cross race at BeezleBubb’s (1546 Burnt Mill Rd. Flintstone GA 30725). (I know, I know, “penultimate” is a big word but my New Year’s resolution is to expand my vocabulary beyond 4-letter words!) Racin’ starts around 3:30 but heckling starts before then! Don’t forget to make a contribution to the chicken cross fund – not only does this take lots of Bub’s time but also involves lots of expense particularly when we factor in the cost of the chickens that get run over.