Next Up – Fall Populaire

 Posted by on July 31, 2017
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Next up is our “Randonneurs 101 Populaire”, coming on October 14th at 9:00 a.m. Hopefully everyone is having a successful cycling season. Do some of your friends and family wonder what that “randonneuring insanity“ you do involves? Do you want to introduce a rider or two to randonneuring? Do you see someone who is showing potential as an ultra-distance cyclist? Let’s corrupt them. In October we will have a sample of randonneuring that includes cue sheets, brevet cards, all the different types of controls they might encounter, a few hills, and a 65 mile out and back course that runs from Cyclist Connection in Canal Winchester to Granville and back. See what randonneuring is all about…rain or shine. If we are real nice, Ric and his guys will have a cookout at the end of the ride for all participants. We may even work something out with the new Micro Brewery nearby. Stay tuned for details.  Be safe out on the roads in the meantime.

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ACP Series/600K Summary

 Posted by on July 16, 2017
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Stop if you have already heard this one.

An Engineer, an Artist, a Librarian, and a Teacher decided to stage the 2017 Ohio Randonneurs ACP series…………………..and with the help of several of you……………………………I can say: “We Did It”.

The Process

During my first year as RBA for Ohio Randonneurs, I decided that it would be fair to all members if we moved each series to the four corners of the state. To that end, I told Paul Bacho, a long time randonneur, that I needed some routes that started in Northeast Ohio. After covering Southwest, Central, Southeast, and Northwest Ohio, it was Northeast Ohio’s turn. I have to admit that I badgered Paul every year to get some routes together, and with Cindy Watkins and a host of others, this year he was able to do so. This past winter when the snow was flying deep in the Northeast, Cindy and I went out to preview the route that they had put together. Word got out and soon other randonneurs in the area chimed in on the route. Lynn Clark, as well as Kevin Madzia of Century Cycles, offered solutions to some of the problems we were having. After another trip to preview the route with another randonneur, Steve Gassman, we finally had something to turn over to the engineer.

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