What a week. With all of you hardy randonneurs riding far and wide, MG and I have been itching to get out and get our own brevet card inked up. Luckily for us, RUSA has approved a new 608K permanent for us to ride: Lynn Kristianson’s Double Middletown 600K from Haymarket, Va.
We think it’s a little crazy –riding an unsupported 600K — but we’re on familiar roads through the Shenandoah Valley and want to complete a brevet series. We won’t get Super Randonneur credit, but our schedule did not allow us to get an ACP 600K before going on tour later this month. The route will be spectacular, following some of the same roads as the Shenandoah 1200K last weekend.
A big thank you from TDR to all the riders, especially Kelly Smith and Nick Bull, whose stories inspire us to get out and ride. Thank you also to TDR readers — the blog had a record day Thursday, topping 1,000 views for the first time. Here at TDR central, this is an exciting time to be a randonneur!