|"1", "2", "3",
||Specific rest stops on a particular riding day
||Bypass rest stops and/or sections of the route
in a vehicle
||Any location where there is something special
on the route
||A confirmation mark
||The part of the route that doesn't change. All
veer off of the Main Line.
||Riding 100 miles in one day
||100 miles as in a 124 mile ride is a "buck twenty
|The Yellow Brick Road
||The published routes
||Detour necessary to avoid adverse road conditions
such as road construction
||1. Routes for vehicles to follow
2. Automatic GPS routing
||A directional marker painted on the ground
||Something a cyclist has to do (turn left, bear
right, stop, etc.)
||Signage indicating an action will
be coming up soon
||Signage indicating that you performed the action
||To paint a Dan Henry mark on the ground for signage
||To tie an orange ribbon at an action point for
|Tag & Bag
||Put full signage over a section of the route
Used road marking spray paint can
||The designated first support vehicle.
The scout will check upcoming road conditions as
possible and may need to
reroute as necessary due to new road construction.
The scout will also "Tag & Bag" his
designated section of the route.
||The designated last rider or support vehicle.
||A T-intersection. Can also be used as a verb
as in "Take a right when this road t-bones."
||Road surface where gravel is laid on top of tar
||Lost time and/or added extra distance due to
road construction, especially from freshly laid
seal or where they chewed up the road
with the road eating machine.
|Sleeping at the Wheel
||Getting lost for no other reason than not paying
||GPS route points actually taken in person on
||A person riding on our routes who is not an official
||Where the route goes forward and backward on
the same road or path, especially into and out
of rest stops.
||A part of the route ridden twice
in the same direction. Used
especially on century loops and other options.
||Short for "Support and Gear." Emergency
vehicle assistance on the road when a participant
is unable to continue riding
||A very general term referring to either a "water
cooler" or "ice chest." The use
of the word "cooler" by itself without
being preceded by "water" or "ice" is
generally avoided to prevent confusion.
||The 5-gallon coolers we serve ice water from
at the rest stops. Easily confused with "cooler," "water
jug," and "ice chest."
||The 6-gallon jugs we transport extra water
in. Easily confused with "cooler," "water
cooler," and "ice chest."
||The coolers extra ice is kept in. Easily confused
with "cooler," "water cooler," and "water
||Stopping at a rest stop to replenish yourself
with ice water, snacks, and sports drinks
||Short for "Dead on Arrival". Bikes
that break down on the road and are transported
to the next stopping town because they are unrideable.
||Group meeting in the morning immediately preceding
the group departure and opening of on-road support
||The process of signing up to participate
||Receiving your official registration materials
on your first day
||The initial large group meeting held at the start
of the event
||Illinois' system of back roads that generally
run due north/south and east/west and are spaced
exactly one mile apart
||Exclusive club for participants who complete
7 consecutive centuries on all 7 days on Bicycle
Illinois and the
Tri-State Tour Chicago Century #2.
A dead animal in the road.
||Points where the route does not proceed
in only one direction and can become confusing
to follow such
as at the
start/end of options and doublebacks
or where the route
||Baggage with a bunch of separate loose items
tied or strapped to it.
Used road marking spray paint can
||Use your feet on the road instead of the brakes