We got a couple rules we'd like you to follow. Here they are.
1. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.
2. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.
3. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.
4. If you accept help from anyone beyond that offered by a fellow racer, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
5. The exception to Rule #4 is: You may accept help and supplies from anyone you deem to be your support crew within the city of Preston near mile 40. Any assistance from this person(s) outside the city of Preston will disqualify you.
6. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.
7. You must wear a helmet.
8. In the event of rain, you must have and use a red rear flasher. (it's just a good idea anyway considering the dust)
9. You will be supplied directions to the Almanzo staffed checkpoint. At the checkpoint, you will receive directions to the finish line.
10. GPS units: If you are using a GPS unit to track your distance/speed/elevation/etc. that is fine and the use will be allowed. If you use your GPS unit to navigate the course, in place of or in addition to the cue sheets that will be provided to you, you will be disqualified. If you acknowledge your use of a GPS unit to track and record, it would be nice if you could *forward your collected data to the race director upon completion of the event (*email data after you've downloaded it at home)
11. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.
12. You must stay the course. If you leave the course for any reason, you must re-enter at your point of exit or you will be disqualified.
13. The organizers and volunteers of this event are not going to bail you out. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU.
14. RIDE SAFELY, you represent the entire cycling world when you undertake riding in an event like this so you should do so with respect and dignity. (DO NOT BE AN ASS AND RESPECT THE LAND YOU TRAVEL ACROSS AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE YOU MIGHT MEET ALONG THE WAY)
15. There is a 12 hour window for completion of the Almanzo 100 and 15 hour window for the Royal 162.
16. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY ON YOUR OWN. You must bring with you everything you will need to ride (self-supported) for 100 or 162 miles.
17. There is no sag support.
18. THIS IS A SELF-SUPPORTED EVENT. You are on your own.
I hope these are clear. You are entirely on your own during this event. As the race director, I will supply you a course, directions to navigate it and a finish line with refreshments. I will not come and get you if you become stranded. I will not change your flat tire or bring you a tube. I will not be held responsible for your injury. I will, however, be there to welcome you across the finish line and be the first to congratulate you on your accomplishment. That's that. Those are the rules. Questions? Concerns? Let me know.