Today we’re back with Errandonnee news. Here is the exciting rundown:
- Deadline for Submissions. You have until
February 28March 1 (deadline extended!) to submit your Errandonnee control cards. Please send them to me at gersemalina “at” gmail.com. NOTE: I will confirm receipt of your submission via email.
- Honorable Mention! If you planned to complete the Errandonnee, but were unable to fit in all twelve rides, feel free to submit those you did. You may qualify for the not-quite-as-prestigious-but-still-pretty-good Honorable Mention category! Deadline for submission to the Honorable Mention category is Sunday, March 3.
- Magic Errandonnee Map! The magic map is back, this time as the Magic Errandonnee Map. It’s not as grand or high-tech as the “magic wall” map CNN impressed me with a few months back, but almost. Look, we don’t have quite the same budget on this blog.
To date, I have received submissions from 16 states, including the District of Columbia.
Upon the addition of the Canadian errandeurs, the Magic Errandonnee Map began to struggle. Freehand drawings of parts of both Alberta and Ontario are shown, but they are really not that well-drawn nor to scale with the rest of the map.
As you can also derive from the picture above, the Magic Errandonnee Map needs an upgrade to accommodate international submissions from faraway places like Scotland, Sweden, and Spain. (And just so you all know, I am not the best at geography, but I am aware that Sweden is north of Scotland, which is north of Spain.) I’m working on adding a Magic Errandonnee Map (Europe and Canada editions!) so that I will have a better portrayal of these Errandonnee entries.
I’m so impressed by the number of people who did not let winter’s cold sway them from completing the Errandonnee. “Cold? What cold?” (I imagine they said things like this, in deep and hearty voices.) They still ventured out and got it done.
I’ll be back soon with more errandeur highlights, but in the meantime, send me your entry by March 1!
And remember, even if you did not complete the full 12 errands, you may still be in the running for Honorable Mention!