I’m ramping up the miles for the California Central Coast Randonnée 1200k I’ll be riding in August, so I’ve been trying to squeeze in as many 200k brevets and permanents as I can this month!
Last December, I declared 2013 my Year of Randonneuring. After several of years of reading about other friends’ exploits on their steel bikes — riding miles and miles all throughout the Bay Area, sometimes through the night (and later I learned, even longer) — I succumbed to my perceived romance of embarking on my own long-distance endurance adventures. Read More
It’s another year, and I have another set of goals to aim for as I hope to ride Paris-Brest-Paris in 2015! After dealing with knee/fit issues with my CX and new randonneur bikes for most of last year — I think I finally have all of that sorted out (a blog post detailing that epic saga will come in the near future.) Read More
Whoooo, boy – I really earned my first R-12 award with this permanent. I chose this relatively flat out-and-back route from Sunnyvale to Tres Pinos because I knew that 1) I’d be partying the night before at our annual Ride-On “Drink-On” event; 2) I’m still figuring out some fit issues with my new bike and wanted a mellow ride to test out my new saddle. But 13 hours later, this turned out to be one of my most challenging rides to date.