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107.7 miles and 6,525 feet of climbing from West Chester to Lehighton

Closing out day one…

Posted by vohnjec on June 18, 2013

Today was a really great day one. All promises of a fantastic time with good friends were delivered. Many of us achieved our day one goals and everyone rode very strong! Thanks to the great organizers of this ride for making it possible for us all to enjoy! Goodnight… 🙂

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P4P Day One

Posted by vohnjec on June 18, 2013

A great beginning of day one so far… Everyone is riding strong and together as a nice group. We did get a little wet but we are almost dry now! We received a warm welcome at the Berks County SPCA and are back on the road again. Next stop = lunch!!

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We Roll!!!

Posted by charlespedaling4paws on June 19, 2012

All riders left escorted by numerous friends and well wishers! First stop in 40 miles at the Berks County Animal Rescue League. Weather is perfect, a little overcast and 72 degrees! Lots of energy outhere this morning!

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Eating at Roadies

Posted by vohnjec on June 21, 2011

Everyone knows that cyclists can eat a fair amount and we did at Roadies, a restaurant at the top of Penn’s Peak. We chose an outside table because Of the spectacular view and because of the 60’s trivia that DJ Layne “the Doctor” offered this evening. What a great night and in keeping with tradition, we want to thank our hostesses Kristen and Susie and our server Kristy who took special care of us. The Doctor mentioned our event during the evening and we just had a blast! Here are some photos!

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Pedaling4paws visits Penn’s Peak Radio

Posted by vohnjec on June 21, 2011

Our 2nd year in the row with Penn’s Peak Radio host Casey Parker on her show Afternoons with Casey Parker. Very cool!

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Day One is Done!

Posted by vohnjec on June 21, 2011

We finished our ride at 4:23pm with a 16+ average and great weather! We have 108 done and only 390 miles or so to go. Now a quick shower and change and we are off to PennsPeak Radio for an interview. More soon!

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Lunch in Topton

Posted by vohnjec on June 21, 2011

We arrived in Topton and stopped at the Market Cafe like last year. This year we met with cyclists Rob and Debbie and enjoyed a leisurely lunch!

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Rob was riding a 2006 Eddy Merckx that was number 58 out of a total 100 made and looked quite vintage!

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Mid-Ride Interview with the Ogdensburg Journal

Posted by vohnjec on June 21, 2011

Around noon, I got a call from Benny at the Ogdensburg Journal. Fortunately for him, I was climbing a long hill so the wind noise was low but unfortunately my heavy breathing made up for it! As soon as the story is published, we will post a link to it.

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Our Visit with the Animal Rescue League of Berks

Posted by vohnjec on June 21, 2011

We made good time getting to the Animal Rescue League of Berks where we were greeted by Barrie Pease and the good folks at the ARL. Barrie brought his Great Pyrenees and a rescue called Baby. Both beautiful dogs!

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We put our bikes up against the car and feasted on food provided by Barrie.

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We were also greater by Channel 69 and interviewed. As soon as the online video is available, we will post it.

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Oddly enough, though the interviewer spoke to us for about 10 minutes, in typical TV fashion, we got 21 seconds of airplay, but worst than that, they used a rather odd logo (certainly not the one we offered) and got both the final destination and the mileage wrong.  Still, we had a lot of fun with it and if you’re interested, here’s the link to the video:

http://www.wfmz.com/berksnews/28313497/detail.html

Now it’s onward to lunch in Topton!

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Rainy Start on Day 1

Posted by vohnjec on June 21, 2011

It’s 6:30AM and a heavy rain just passed about an hour ago leaving wet roads. We can’t control the weather, but we will be controlling our speed and recognizing that brakes aren’t as good in wet weather. More soon!

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Day 1 – The Quick Summary

Posted by vohnjec on June 20, 2011

Day one includes 107.7 miles and 6,525 feet of climbing from West Chester to Lehighton. Once we start riding this route, we’ll be updating the blog roughly every two hours.

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