ELKMONT, ALABAMA MAY 5, 2018
2018 SPRING KRUSHER RIDE REPORT
Another dismal weather forecast discouraged a good number of people from showing up for the Krusher, but WOW, those who did had an amazing outlook and finished up with a smile! We saw an impressive number of past CHAMPIONS and Ride Directors…click on this pic to see who they were:
Also first-rate were Ride Directors, Liz Howell & Rusty De Shazo, calm in every respect including handling of weather challenges that were to come. They along with Ham Radio and many course and headquarter volunteers made quick decisions on keeping everyone safe. Even though the Start rolled out with dry conditions, it wasn’t to last! An imposing storm rolled through headquarters with wind, rain, and hail and the same things were happening on sections of the routes. The decision to encourage riders to sag back and still receive medals went out through text messages, ham radio, and sag contacts. Kudos to those who had traveled some distance but heeded the message and returned in awesome spirits! Congratulations to all of our Krusher CENTURIONS!
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Proceeds from this ride benefit the counseling program at Family Services Center, Inc. The counseling program provides affordable, professional mental health counseling to residents of Madison County and the surrounding areas. For more information regarding counseling and other services offered by Family Services Center, please visit our website at www.fsc-hsv.org
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Here are the Spring Krusher Official ABCS Routes:
2017 SPRING KRUSHER RIDE REPORT
In just its 3rd year, the Spring Krusher put on this event like pros! Growing from 88 total riders in 2016 to 185 on Saturday, they ended up supporting 110 century riders. The send-off from Elkmont High School went very smoothly with faster century riders rolling out first followed by those doing the shorter distances. Battling increasing winds, the ABCS Support Staff set up a nice Welcoming & Awards Station and were very happy to begin seeing the first century riders coming in 5+ hours later.
We thank our dedicated troop of volunteers who took photos, signed in people, awarded medals and patches, and generally provided the best Welcome Back you could wish for: Marsha Burt, Kathy Thornton, and Terrie Hinton as well as Cycle Club members who seemed to be everywhere! The entire event was so well supported by all! The comments heard over and over again were how well the course was marked and how beautiful the views were! If you missed it, this is one you want to put on your 2018 calendar. Ride Director, Liz Howell and Organizer Rusty DeShazo deserve big kudos for a job well done!
We awarded 42 patches to cyclists who completed their 4th century and are on the road to becoming a 2017 CHAMPION.
Yes, when you are good enough to give up riding on ride day to support the cyclists, you have the opportunity to make up the ride, earn your medal and get credit toward becoming a CHAMPION. Click below to see Volunteer Ride photos:
The post-ride spaghetti lunch with your choice of Buffalo Rock drinks, was topped off with an ice cream sundae bar served up in a cool Krusher glass to take home with you. Here’s Felipe Torrjon showing how happy it made him!
We thank this grand couple for setting us up with our new efficient sign-in method and wish them luck at the upcoming Cheaha Challenge, pedaling their tandem!
Riders of the Week: This ride’s SHOUT OUT goes to Bo Bozeman and Mandy Nichols as our Riders of the Week. Bo was encouraging to several riders that day but is one of Mandy’s many friends wishing her the best in becoming a 2017 CHAMPION. There’s something about this girl! Congrats to you both on getting “patched.”
Pose of the Week: This photo of Felip Torrejon is just a sample of what unique and independent individuals we have participating in our rides. Phil rode his “bike” from Opelika to Elkmont in the rain with his other bike attached and ready to roll the next day!
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