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2011 Ted’s Excellent Double Adventure Preview

– This Sunday Chris Henning leads the Northbrook Bicycle Club and Flatlandia North to the YMCA Camp Duncan for the relocated and rebranded Ted Excellent Double Track Adventure for stop 11 of the CCC. This race takes the place of the races held in Northbrook for the past few years. Online reg closes tonight so please pre-reg.

– To get to Camp Duncan head North on Hwy. 12 and look for the sign marking the entrance to the camp. The address is 32405 N US Highway 12 Volo, IL 60041-9312.

– Unfortunately due to YMCA rules no alcohol nor pets are allowed on the property. We’d like to be invited back again next year so please be on your best behavior. Fire is allowed though, and there will be at least one bonfire going throughout the day, so bring s’mores fixins!

Parking will be tight so please carpool if you can.  NBC and Flatlandia will have parking attendants but please do not park on grass unless an attendant directs you there. When entering and exiting camp please follow posted speed limits and look out for riders on bikes.

– The Northbrook Bicycle Club will be accepting donations of kids bikes at registration for the YMCA biking program, where they teach the kids at camp to ride the trails in the summer and introduce them to mtn biking. We’re sure they’ll start CX clinics very soon.

Food:  The camp chuck wagon will be parked down at the large boat house (near the waterfront) and will be selling food and camp Duncan clothing items. Beverages: Gatorade, Juice, Hot Chocolate and Coffee. Snacks: Chips, candy, cookies & granola bars. Hot Food: Vegetarian Chili, nachos & hot dogs.

Showers!  The Central Wash House will be open for racers to clean off/shower after the race. However, if the grounds are muddy please DO NOT bring your bike(s) into the buildings or showers to clean them off. There’s a lake… use that instead.

Payouts:  Standard CCC payouts except the Juniors (both age groups) which will have the same payouts as the Women Cat 4, thanks to the newly established Astellas Oncology Cycling Team p/b ABD based in Glenview.

Warm-ups.  Please stay off the grass fields.  Chris Henning notes the entrance road is probably your best bet since it is nice & long… or bring a trainer.

– There is a playground for the kiddies.

– If you ordered CCC tshirts, embro, or socks please see us at the finish line to pick up your merchandise.

– The race is sponsored by George Garner Cyclery, a full-service shop with locations in Northbrook, Libertyville & Lake Zurich. Paul McAllister from George Garner Cyclery in Northbrook will be offering free neutral support in the pit which will be located near the S/F. Unfortunately due to the spread out nature of the course the equipment pit is NOT double sided.

– The Course: Goes clockwise. See pictures here. The TEDTA offers a great mix of grass, pavement, double track (duh) through the woods, a little singletrack, a sandy beach, a Teepee for crying out loud… and what Dave Pilotto can only describe as the hardest stair run up you’ll ever do in your life. Good luck!

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  1. brentW
    11/17/2011 at 9:33 am

    oh man, I have never been so excited after seeing a course preview!!!!


  2. Burger
    11/17/2011 at 11:10 am

    Teepee down! Teepee down! High winds this past weekend damaged the teepee and they will need to repair. It will not be up for this weekends race. Sorry.


  3. robotspblove
    11/17/2011 at 12:08 pm

    Dave Pilotto uses the elevator to get to the 2nd floor, so i’m not worried about the stairs


    • 11/18/2011 at 8:13 am

      robots p/b jerks


      • brentW
        11/18/2011 at 9:25 am

        ………and Fat Tire


  4. 11/17/2011 at 1:01 pm

    Are there boat rentals? I’m better at racing boats anyway. I hate bikes.


    • robotspblove
      11/17/2011 at 9:49 pm

      it appears there is a boat but it is a casino on it. bigger payouts!


    • Helge Pedersen
      11/18/2011 at 8:59 pm

      Your 16th place while being drunk/hungover last weekend proves otherwise. That being said I would like to see you bunny hop the bonfire.


  5. al weigel
    11/17/2011 at 2:58 pm

    Do I read the map correctly? 400′ of stairs?


  6. Tim Homola
    11/19/2011 at 11:55 am

    This should be by far the best course of the year. Can’t wait.


    • Jason Steeno
      11/20/2011 at 8:43 am

      That was yesterday at Norge…but this one looks fun too.


  1. 11/22/2011 at 1:28 pm

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