Last Call: 2014 HinesTT - Reg ends Thurs July 24

 
The 2014 Hines Park Time Trial will be held on Sunday July 27th at Hines Park (Helms Haven Picnic Shelter this year). This is an event in the Michigan Challenge Series! Mail in registration is now closed. On-line registration ends Tuesday July 22nd. On-line late registration ends Thursday July 24th. There is no possibility to sign up after that time and there will be NO DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION. Please sign up now, THIS IS IT!! 

A link is at www.fredericjames.com/events to take you to www.active.com where on-line registration is available.

This event is open to all racers and tourists. This is the Race of Truth, yourself against the clock; give it a try! 

The Yellow Line Rule started in Michigan . . . sort of.

We can credit K.I.Sawyer with creating the highway center line and, by extension, the yellow line rule that we all must observe during our road races.

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(As you can see on the sign, Sawyer basically took credit for the idea of his underling. Isn't that always the case?)
The yellow line rule is just one of many rules in the rulebook designed to keep riders safe on the roadway. It's one of the easiest to violate accidentally and probably the most dangerous. It's also one of the harder ones to enforce for an official who is riding in the passenger seat of a follow vehicle. Sight lines are limited. Depth perception is challenging. And distractions with other aspects of the job make it difficult, which is why they rely on the collective eyeballs of the peloton to self-police itself.
Don't be that rider who takes advantage of this hard-to-enforce rule. Never cross the yellow line to advance your position. And always keep in mind the danger of oncoming traffic for yourself and your fellow competitors. Even if you don't cross the line, your riding may force others out into the opposing lane. 

Making it to the finish safely should be your ultimate goal. 

In the meantime, be proud of the fact that the YLR has its roots in Marquette County, Michigan in 1917. 

Did you know...?

You will receive a fine for presenting your bib number incorrectly (that is, pinning it on upside down or in an incorrect position) during the Tour de France, but the number 13 is actually exempted from this rule?

Not exactly sure where the tradition of pinning #13 upside down started, but it also applies to team cars in the caravan which are numbered according to their riders' position on GC. 

Tony Martin, during the recent Tour de Suisse, wore #13 right-side up and lost that race on the last day to Rui Costa.

Challenge Series Points Leaders

Points updated through Miller Energy Criterium (2014-07-12)

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