My quest for the R-12 award continues its steady march forward, and a permanent owned by our dear RBA, Rob Hawks, was next on the agenda. It’s a 131.7-mile route with approximately 6000 ft. of climbing and takes a circuitous route from El Cerrito in the East Bay northward to Davis.
With the month of June already winding down to a close and as I’d be missing next weekend’s Russian River 200k, I scanned SF Randonneurs’ list of permanents for a last-minute substitution. I’m aiming to get my first R-12 award, so I have to ride at least one 200k (125 miles) or more for 12 consecutive months in order to earn this honor.Continue Reading
Ever wonder what possesses randonnerds to pedal miles on end through long days and nights? Mesmerized by our classically styled steel bikes, wool jerseys and flashy neon hi-vis clothing? Then you should check out a populaire to learn more about this crazy sport. It’s a great way to dip your toes into long-distance riding with its (relatively short) introductory distance of 115k (71 miles).Continue Reading
Today was my first Dart event with the San Francisco Randonneurs. It’s similar to a flèche, except the distance is shorter.Continue Reading
Over 19,500 ft. of climbing. 373 miles. 40 hours. These were the numbers I faced for my biggest brevet of this year.