Category Archives: 200-300 miles

Seattle Summer 400k – Barlow Pass

Realizing that I only had less than 2 weeks left in Washington, I had to fit in one last ride with the SIRs. I had briefly considered volunteering the Barlow control, but after realizing that just getting to Seattle and … Continue reading

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2014 Cascade 1240km – Day Two – Carson to Ephrata

It was tough to get out of bed and ready in little time. I could see everyone else packing up quick and getting rolling in the morning, but I had a big breakfast, put my things together, and got rolling … Continue reading

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2014 SIR Cascade 1240km – Day One

Starting a few days before the ride, I laid out what I was planning on bringing. A few jerseys, jacket, pants, gloves, with baselayers & socks for each day, and a good supply of food would follow me. Much of … Continue reading

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May 17 – SIR 400k Race to the Border

One of the unfortunate aspects of long cycling rides is the early starts. I drove Kathy to work at 11pm, got home and finished packing my things. I had only 3.5 hours to sleep before driving up to Seattle for … Continue reading

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2014 – SIR Fleche Northwest – Team Pedal, Pedal, Coast

My hopes of creating a fleche team were short lived as everyone had knee problems or other big rides coming up (Oregon Outback) that they were preparing for. Fortunately, Mark Thomas (RBA for SIR) headed up a new team of … Continue reading

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Team Gorges Flechers – 380km in 25 hours

Having advertised some longer rides earlier this year, a few other randonneurs asked if I would like to join their “fleche” team. These rides are similar to brevets, in that there is a certain time limit, a particular distance, and … Continue reading

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Berkshire Brevet – Shelburne Falls 300k

The randonneuring series goes through rides of extended lengths of 200, 300, 400, 600 and finally 1200km. I considered riding an organized 200km (125mi) ride in Pennsylvania, but with a threat of rain, and the cost and hassle of driving … Continue reading

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