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  1. #16
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    I had thought about, but like most everyone else, decided not to. This will be my first year at Randonuerring, and I want that i don't bite off too much

  2. #17
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    jobob- I think the qualifying for a tandem is actually just for one member of the team on any bike. However, if I plan on riding it with the tandem, I'd like to have done the qualifying series on the tandem with the partner because the PBP is known for strange rules that nobody's heard of (or translated from french, or that the french just assume that everyone else should know) so I'd like to make absolutely sure that there will be no issue.

    However, if I don't use the tandem, then I'll have to make some major equipment changes on my single, which I'm pretty unhappy with and wouldn't consider doing the PBP on, much less qualifying with. Those Bleriot frames sure do look nice...

    This is going to be my first 1200k, so I'm pretty gosh darn excited. I'm totally stoked (tandem joke, I'm sure) about sleeping in a haystack and all the other fun stuff.

  3. #18
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    Well keep us posted on your training and how your rides go.

    It's fun to live vicariously through others.

    The Rambouillet and the Legolas are great long distance bikes.

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  4. #19
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    This post is a little late for this thread, but I just have to comment. When I read posts from you randonneur folks, it is like walking near the edge of a dark, yet entrancing forest. I suppose that this forest is populated with creatures both admirable and frightening, and that it demands strange and horrible experiences which cause me to recoil. Yet, I continue to strain my eyes and peer into the dim periphery, intrigued.
    "The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it." ~ Doug Bradbury

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfish View Post
    This post is a little late for this thread, but I just have to comment. When I read posts from you randonneur folks, it is like walking near the edge of a dark, yet entrancing forest. I suppose that this forest is populated with creatures both admirable and frightening, and that it demands strange and horrible experiences which cause me to recoil. Yet, I continue to strain my eyes and peer into the dim periphery, intrigued.
    It's never too late! I'm in a Best Western in Morro Bay,CA waiting for my 2Nd 200K tomorrow. (I may change my mind after the 300 and 400k). Why watch the Tour Of Cali race when you can ride the route?

  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredwina View Post
    I'm in a Best Western in Morro Bay,CA waiting for my 2Nd 200K tomorrow.
    Good for you! Have a great ride!
    "The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it." ~ Doug Bradbury

  7. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfish View Post
    This post is a little late for this thread, but I just have to comment. When I read posts from you randonneur folks, it is like walking near the edge of a dark, yet entrancing forest. I suppose that this forest is populated with creatures both admirable and frightening, and that it demands strange and horrible experiences which cause me to recoil. Yet, I continue to strain my eyes and peer into the dim periphery, intrigued.
    Starfish, I thought the same thing. Those randonneur people were just a bit different from me. Then I did a 24-hour event and rode all night long. When I ended up a bit short of my goals, I started looking for another event, and lo and behold, found all these brevets that I could do. Suddenly, without warning, I was one of those odd long-distance folks! And I like it!!!
    For 3 days, I get to part of a thousand other journeys.

  8. #23
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    Hey Fredwina - I just arrived home from Solvang.

    On our way home my hubby and I drove up Highway 1 and we saw a bunch of randonneurs between Cayucos and Ragged Point, and chatted with a few at the Ragged Point turnaround (we were there around noon).

    On the way up Hw 1 we passed by a group with someone wearing a RUSA jersey, and then a ways up we passed by another group with someone wearing a Seattle Randonneurs jersey. Were you in either of those groups?

    I was so glad to see you had great weather today! Hope it went well for you.

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  9. #24
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    No, I was in a Tomato Red Novara Jacket with Fox BMX Gloves and Rite Aid tights(And people wonder why I call myself fredwina). I was in Cayucos about 10:30-11:00 and got to Ragged Point about 1. Had lunch their with and did Some Aprez-velo stuff with Bill Bryant and Lois Springsteen. Got Plenty of Picks , but no USB, so Manana on them.
    I need to Find a job up here
    PS. The Gal in the Seatlle Randoneurs was at the bottom of the climb to Ragged point. The RUSA guys name is Matt(if it's who I'm thinking of) and he's From San Diego(we talked about the SD 200k) he was riding with Bill Bryant and Lois Springsteen. I was between the two groups, going solo
    Last edited by Fredwina; 02-24-2007 at 07:51 PM.

 

 

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