Over the past weekend, Felkerino and I met up with fellow D.C. Randonneurs Chuck, Crista, and George to ride the recently approved Road Less Travelled Populaire.
This ride, designed by George Moore, totals 130K/83 miles, with approximately 60 percent of featuring unpaved roads. It starts in Haymarket, Virginia, and takes a blend of back roads and pavement to Purcellville, on to Middleburg (the heart of Loudoun County’s horse country), and back again to Haymarket.
A big CONGRATULATIONS to all the people who completed the Coffeeneuring Challenge this weekend. Remember, you must e-mail me your submissions to gersemalina “at” gmail.com. Yes, even if I have been twitterspying on your adventures, you need to e-mail me your final submissions.
Due date to send in your coffeeneuring trips is November 2. I look forward to reading about your rides and the places you patronized.
NOTE: After you send me your coffeeneuring paperwork, I will send you a response. If you do not get a response from me, then I did not receive your submission.
Winter made a brief appearance this Saturday. I wasn’t expecting snow to be part of coffeeneuring, but it was for those who had to work in two rides this weekend. Eek! Not sure if I should say “I’m sorry about that,” or “Don’t procrastinate your coffeeneuring.” In any event, the coffeeneurs who braved inclement weather get a round of applause from me!
Felkerino and I did no riding on Saturday, but ventured out to Harwood, Maryland to ride a century with a few of our randonneur friends. Our route took us from Harwood down to Solomon’s Island and back. Continue reading
This past weekend, Felkerino and I ventured out with friends to ride the South Mountain X3 Populaire, which was designed by Crista Borras. South Mountain X3 is an 84-mile ride that starts in Thurmont, Maryland, and takes you three different ways over – you’ll never guess- South Mountain.
If you’re looking for a ride that is less than a century, offers beautiful climbs, and features diverse terrain, the South Mountain X3 populaire is the ride for you. Continue reading
Randonneurs USA (RUSA) recently introduced a new domestic award called the P-12. To qualify for this award a person must ride a sub-200km randonneuring event for 12 consecutive months. You cannot qualify with an event that is longer than 200km. This award is modeled after the popular R-12, where riders must complete an event that is 200km or longer for 12 consecutive months. Continue reading
What an awesome day in the Mid-Atlantic! Felkerino and I decided to take full advantage by riding a 102.8-mile populaire out of Frederick, Maryland. Our ride was an out-and-back course that took us on fairly gentle terrain through Frederick County and into Adams County, Pennsylvania. That means no mountains, ok? We’ll save those for another day! Continue reading