Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring 300Km Results

Well done

Jan Acuff
Peter Beeson
Asta Chastain
Doug Hiebert
Audunn Ludviksson
Susan Otcenas
Graham Ross
Gary Smith
Paul Whitney

who all finished the DRR Spring 300Km ACP brevet.

It was a typically breezy spring day in E WA but everyone worked together admirably. Many thanks to Cathy for volunteering her support. Thanks to Marcie for the Rando Cookies of Awesomeness and more support. Thanks to Ian for providing eyes on the road. Thanks to all the riders, especially those who made a trip to come ride with DRR. Thanks to Susan for post-ride breakfast. Thanks to everyone for another fun DRR brevet weekend. See you on the 400.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring 200Km Results




Rob Anderson
Norm Carr
Asta Chastain
Doug Hiebert
Susan Otcenas
Gary Smith
Paul Whitney

all finished the DRR spring 200 brevet within a few minutes of each other.

Thanks all for being such a fun and friendly group to ride with. Big thanks to Cathy and Ian for volunteering as control support and card-signers.

It's layering season out here. The day started shivery, in the low 20s, but gradually warmed up to 60ish. The wind was light and the sun shined. Blossom bloomed and bees buzzed. Everyone stayed together in a sociable clump for most of the ride while frequently demonstrating impressive paceline and drafting technique, especially into the brutal light breeze on the homeward leg. Commiserations to Doug who was required to demonstrate impressive flat fixing technique more than once. Kudos to Asta who demonstrated impressive napping technique more than once.

See you on the 300.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Spring 100 Km Populaire Results

Cruising Twin Bridges Road

Benton City Refueling

The DRR Spring Populaire had four finishers

Norm Carr
Doug Hiebert
Gary Smith
Paul Whitney

Thanks to all for being there. And thanks to Marcie for being the special-guest brevet-card-signer. See you in a couple of weeks for the 200.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DRR Summer 200Km ACP Brevet 8/16/2014

Organizer: Susan Otcenas

Ride date: Saturday 16th of August 2014

Sunrise: 06:07
Sunset: 20:11

Sign in from: 06:30
Start at: 07:00
Finish by: 20:30

Fee: $10 (cash only, at the ride start)

Start/Finish location: Riverfront Parking Lot at Brewery Overpass Rd (Interstate 84 Exit 85) The Dalles, Oregon  (Use CAR parking lot on RIGHT, not boat parking lot on left.)

Lights and reflective gear required as per RUSA rules.

Route cue sheet (coming soon)

Map / GPS download


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

DRR Spring 400Km ACP Brevet 4/26/2014

This will be a repeat of last year's route - #895, the Extended Yakima River Tour - an out and back trip from Richland to Ellensburg.

Organizer: Paul Whitney

Ride date: Saturday 26th of April 2014

Sunrise: 05:51
Sunset: 19:59
Sunrise (4/27): 05:49

Sign in from: 04:30
Start at: 05:00 (4/26)
Finish by: 08:00 (4/27)

Fee: $15 (cash only, at the ride start)

Start/Finish location:
Albertsons parking lot, Leslie and Gage, Richland, WA 99352

There likely won't be a designated greater/card-signer at the finish. The Albertson's is 24hours, so get a signature or receipt there. At the ride start we will indicate the car into which to deposit the completed route cards. Don't forget to bring a pen to sign your card at the end of the ride.

Route cue sheet

Map / GPS download (draft but very likely)
Outbound  to Ellensburg.
Return to Richland.


There will be extended riding in the dark on rural roads. Lights and reflective gear must be used, as per RUSA rules. Consider your plans for backup lights and spare batteries. Use plenty of reflective items.

It can still be chilly in E WA this time of year, especially in the hours of darkness. It's reasonable to expect some wind and maybe a shower as well. So it's therefore a good idea to carry an extra layer or two.

Although the roads on the route are all surfaced, the pavement is quite beaten up in places, especially through the Yakima Canyon. There's sections of chipseal that can be rough. If you're undecided about tire choice, a little wider for comfort won't hurt.

Like all DRR brevets, this is a minimally supported ride. There are some longer stretches (~50 Km) without services. Please be ready to carry sufficient food and drink for your needs. There might be volunteers at some controls with snacks and water, but please don't depend on it.

DRR Spring 300Km ACP Brevet 4/5/2014

For this year's edition of the spring 300Km we're resurrecting the original DRR 300 loop route, #741, Richland - Waitsburg - Walla Walla - Pendleton - Richland. You can whet your appetite with Paul's route description and photos from previous years.

Organizer: Norm Carr

Ride date: Saturday 5th of April 2014

Sunrise: 06:29
Sunset: 19:31

Sign in from: 05:30
Start at: 06:00 (4/5/14)
Finish by: 02:00 (4/6/14)

Fee: $10 (cash only, at the ride start)

Start/Finish location:
Albertsons parking lot, Leslie and Gage, Richland, WA 99352

It will be dark at both the beginning and end of the ride. Lights and reflective gear must be used, as per RUSA rules.

There will be information controls - please bring a pen.

It can still be chilly in E WA this time of year, especially in the hours of darkness. It's reasonable to expect some wind and maybe a shower as well. It's therefore a good idea to carry an extra layer or two. The last dozen or so Kms of the route are a fast descent, most likely in the dark, and are very likely to be cold.

Although the roads on the route are all surfaced, the pavement is quite beaten up in places, especially through the canyon after Pendleton. There's also some sections of new chipseal that are still rough. If you're undecided about tire choice, a little wider won't hurt.

Like all DRR brevets, this is a minimally supported ride and there are a couple of long stretches (60-90 Kms) on this route without much in the way of services. Please be ready to carry sufficient food and drink for your needs.

The route has been slightly adjusted this time to avoid the traffic of downtown Walla Walla and to join WA-125 (can be busy, but a good shoulder) a little later. This means we won't reach obvious services without a detour until Milton-Freewater. Good idea to stock up on food and drink in Waitsburg.

There might be volunteers at some controls with snacks and water, but please don't depend on it.

Route cue sheet (final)

Map / GPS download
 (final)

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DRR Spring 200Km ACP Brevet 3/22/2014

Yep. It's Flat Yak. Again. Would be a shame to break with tradition.

This is a low-level course through the Yakima River valley out to a lunch stop in Toppenish and back. It follows generally quiet roads through eastern Washington farmland. Some pre-ride notes from a couple of years ago are still relevant.

There's a good chance it can be chilly or windy or both this time of year, so consider bringing extra layers. Like all our brevets, this is an unsupported ride but there are sufficient opportunities to find food and drink along the route.


Organizer: Norm Carr

Ride date: Saturday 22nd of March 2014

Sunrise: 06:56
Sunset: 17:12

Sign in from: 06:30
Start at: 07:00
Finish by: 20:30

Fee: $10 (cash only, at the ride start)

Start/Finish location:
Albertsons parking lot, Leslie and Gage, Richland, WA 99352

As an early season ride there's a possibility for riding in the dark so lights and reflective gear must be used, as per RUSA rules.

There will be information controls - bring a pen.

Route cue sheet (updated 3/11/14
- use the File menu item to get the download format of your choice)

Map / GPS download (updated 3/9/14)