Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Last year was a pretty big cycling year for me. Not only did I complete an R-12 (about which my readers are probably sick to death of hearing), but I also completed my first "Super Randonneur" (or in my case, Super Randonneuse) series. But for the fact of my baby brother's ill-timed wedding, I would have completed TWO series, but I won't hold that against him. Much. I also managed to clock over 5000 kilometers in "official" randonnées, and just over 7,600 total miles (including commutes).
So now what? Another year has begun, and last year's accomplishments are, well, so 2008. In this new era of hope and possibility, it seems only right that I should set my sights higher. Sure, there's that whole "Why not do back-to-back R-12s" goal, but at this point that's what we in the law like to describe as de minimis. In other words, that's my baseline. The question is, what do I do in addition to that?
And the answer is, I do this.
The third running of the Davis Bike Club's Gold Rush Randonnée. 1200 kilometers with slightly under 30,000' elevation gain in 90 hours. In July. In North Central California. What could be more fun? Yes, that was a rhetorical question.