B.C. Randonneurs has opened entry for the Rocky Mountain 1200. Click Here.
After a lot of deliberation, MG and I have decided we can’t attend as we hoped. A number of factors contributed to our decision, but the big ones were time and money. Getting to Kamloops was not cheap from Washington — the best air fares were around $850 roundtrip, changing planes once or twice each way — and the entry fee is $535 Canadian. That’s before hotel nights before and after, plus meals. You can do the math.
The minimum time to travel, set up, relax for a day, ride, and recover before returning home was nine days, with just four of them out on the course. We’re talking a commitment similar to PBP, and after last year I’m ready for something different.
We now plan to ride eight or nine days on tour with our friends in Virginia and West Virginia in late June, and then possibly target the Columbus, Ohio 1000K on Labor Day. We can drive there and have the holiday to ride. This fall we’d like to take some kind of foliage tour.
The Shenandoah 1200K is right on our doorstep in early June but MG is not available due to work. Without her to ride it with me, I’d rather save my vacation time for us to use on tour.