The 2007 Belly of the Beast Ride (BOB) will begin tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. The intricately detailed planning, coordination, communication and gut checking that has occurred this past week promises to make this the most twisted BOB yet!
To date we have four confirmed participants in the 140-mile event, while only one (1) entrant will line up for the full BOB (180 miles). WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR VICTIMS, UMMMM, I MEAN PARTICIPANTS TO RIDE WITH US.
Please let me clarify one point: You do not need to ride 180 miles to participate in the BOB! The 100-mile BOB starts at Robert's and goes to Flamingo and back. The 140 Mile BOB start at Deering and back. The Full BOB - 180 miler starts in Key Biscayne and back. You are welcome to jump in and out at any point along the way.
See the route here.
If for some reason the link wraps, please copy and paste it into your browser window. If you still cannot get it, go to www.mapmyride.com and search for " Belly fo the Beast Ride". If you still cannot pull it up, please stay home and consider taking up golf.
The Schedule for the 2007 BOB looks like this.
Depart Key Biscayne - 0315
Farm Store near Deering - 168st and Old Cutler - 0430
Circle K Florida City - 0550 ***5 minute stop***
Flamingo - 0810 ***15 minute stop***
Robert is Here - 1045 ***15 minute stop***
Key Biscayne 1400
The plan is to buy drinks and some snacks at Circle K to stage at the midpoint between Roberts and Flamingo so that we can pick them up on the way back. There is a store at Flamingo that has Gatorade and other treats.
If you were considering participating in some fashion in this event please contact me at kmkbike@... or call me at 305.305.2722 before 7pm today.
I encourage everyone to bring two tubes, two cylinders of air, two bottles, sunscreen, lipbalm, tire boots, some cash, an ID, some hydrocortisone cream (for chaffing and swelling) and most importantly a positive attitude and willingness to suffer.
DO NOT BRING AN IPOD, MP3 PLAYER, OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WEAR EAR
BUDS OR EAR PHONES TO LISTEN TO. IF YOU MUST LISTEN TO MUSIC I WILL
BE SINGING SHOW TUNES, SELECTED ARIAS FROM MY FAVORITE OPERAS,A
COUPLE OF MY DEAN MARTIN AND BOBBY DARIN COVERS (from my famed Vegas
show at the Stardust '70 - '72) AND A FEW STANZAS OF THE MARINE CORPS
THIS IS NOT AN EVERGLADES BICYCLE CLUB SANCTIONED, SPONSORED,
CONDONED, ENCOURAGED OR ACKNOWLEDGED EVENT. EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS
OR FAILS TO HAPPEN BEFORE, DURING, AFTER, WHILE YOUR READING THIS
POST OR WHILE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE BOB IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Friday, December 28, 2007
The BOB Ride is on. Are you up to it?
Kevin Kerwin is putting out the word:
at 11:04 AM