Clean up our section of Fayetteville Road

At long last, DOT and I have sorted out the details of On Draft's road sponsorship. It's a 1-mile section of Fayetteville Road, with Massey Chapel Road at the north end and South Bend Drive at the south end.

I plan to be in the church parking lot at 10 a.m. with a stack of orange bags that I've picked up from DOT's Durham County office. I'd love to have at least three people there to start with me at 10 a.m. sharp, but you're also welcome to come later. It should be pretty easy to find us, regardless of when you come, but please call me at [masked] if you have any trouble.

Bring sunscreen and work gloves. DOT gave me a few sets of gloves, but those may not be enough.

We'll also have a stack of blue bags for recycling. We'll have to take those to a recycling center ourselves. We get to keep the cash from recycling. We can discuss whether to use it for 1) a round of drinks afterward, 2) the communal fund for the MS ride at New Bern or 3) a team-sized container of Chamois Butt'r.

Having never cleaned up a 1-mile road section, I really don't know how long it'd take to do it thoroughly, but I'll probably be ready to knock off by 1 p.m. or so. If at least two of us last the full three hours, we should go grab a beer and/or lunch at Southpoint Mall.

Dawn, Bill and I are planning to meet for a ride at about 7:50 and roll out of the parking lot sharply at 8. It'll probably be a 25-to-30-mile ride, maybe down toward Jordan Lake, maybe somethin' like this: http://goo.gl/maps/YIyxM.

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  • Chris B.

    Not all that much trash for us to pick up. I'll go scatter some along the road before the next one.

    July 6, 2013

  • Dawn

    I'm in for ride - have a route but it is 30 miles. I can take it down to about 25.5. Couple of decent hills for a workout. Let me know if you want more details.

    1 · July 2, 2013

    • Chris B.

      We'll need to roll out at 8 a.m. sharp. I'll be there.

      July 3, 2013

    • Dawn

      Rode route yesterday. 1:18 but that was at 19+ pace. Should be fine for group. No storm damaged roads.

      July 5, 2013

  • Fred

    Weather forecast looks pretty good. I think I'm in for the ride and the cleanup.

    July 4, 2013

  • Chris B.

    We'll take recyclables to Sonoco Recycling afterward: http://goo.gl/maps/P1YXb­. We get to keep the money.

    July 3, 2013

  • Chris B.

    I'll be there a 8 a.m. to ride if the weather looks good. Who's with me? I reckon we'll have enough time to do 26 to 28 miles. Feel free to suggest a route. I'm tinkin' maybe down to Lake Jordan and back.

    July 2, 2013

  • Chris B.

    As of Tuesday, the forecast for Saturday looks good. Regardless, I will be there at 10 a.m.

    July 2, 2013

  • Jack

    Can't do the ride, but happy to help with the clean up efforts. It's my first time decluttering a road, do we need to bring any equipment? Gloves? A shovel?

    1 · June 30, 2013

    • Chris B.

      Is this the same Jack who had the heart attack? Oh, man, THIS is team spirit! Thank you for volunteering!!

      June 30, 2013

    • Richard Johnson

      I haven't done this before either, but I think long pants and bug spray would help avoid ticks, etc.

      1 · June 30, 2013

  • Amanda Andersen

    I will be in Atlanta, but thanks to everyone who is able to help!

    June 28, 2013

  • Dana R

    Sorry I can't help. I will be traveling ....

    June 24, 2013

  • Pat R

    I really want to help with this but won't be returning until the evening of the 6th.

    June 23, 2013

  • Dana R

    I will probably be up north...sorry

    June 11, 2013

  • Dawn

    I would be up for a ride pre-pick up but need to be a little careful about heat / hydration if we are going to be standing around in the sun all morning.

    1 · June 11, 2013

    • Chris B.

      I'll bring a gallon of GatorAde for you!

      June 11, 2013

    • Dawn

      I live really close to road - ride / clean road team can cover over and fill up on some cold water and get out of sun before the clean up begins.

      1 · June 11, 2013

  • Chris B.

    I can give one or two of you a ride from Raleigh. Let me know if you need me to pick you up.

    June 11, 2013

  • Janice

    I'm supposed to be volunteering at Festival for the Eno that morning. If I'm assigned an afternoon shift at the Eno, then I can help with the clean-up.

    1 · June 11, 2013

    • Chris B.

      I'll cross my fingers!

      June 11, 2013

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