Sunday, April 24, 2016

DRR Spring 600km ACP Brevet - 5/21/16

Work in progress, more details soon, but for now....


Organizer: Norm Carr

Ride date: Saturday, 21st May, 2016

Sign in from: 05:30 Sat
Start at: 06:00 Sat
Finish by: 22:00 Sun

Free entry for RUSA members.

Sunrise Sat: 05:16
Sunset Sat: 20:30

Probable start/finish location: John Dam Plaza, Richland WA and/or Parking lot of Red Lion Inn, Richland WA (across the street from each other)

There will be riding in the dark. Lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be used.

There will be long sections well outside of cell phone coverage.

There will be information controls - please have a pen.

Questions? Use the contact form over there --->>
to get in touch.

Register to Ride

Who's riding? (your entry might not show up here for a few minutes)

Provisional:
Route Cue Sheet

Provisional route:

Route Part I

Route Part II

Monday, April 11, 2016

RUSA.org Now Accepting Results

The RUSA website is now once again accepting the input of brevet results. I have submitted results for both the DRR 200 and 300 spring brevets. If you rode either, your result should now be visible in your results page on the RUSA website.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring 300 ACP Brevet Results

Norm Carr
John Kramer
Susan Otcenas
Michael Russel
Paul Whitney
Michal Young

...all successfully completed the DRR Spring 300 km brevet in commendable time (4 minutes quicker than last year!) and with style, grace and class on a beautiful day in beautiful country in NE Oregon. There were no DNFs, so there. Well done to all and thanks for the entertaining and charming company that helped the kilometers (and miles) roll by.

Reith Road

Some say it's not possible to ride further than 300 km in one sitting (and occasional standing). Not so. Which will be demonstrated on April 30 when we hold the spring 400. See you there.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Spring 200 km Results

NormCarr
JohnKramer
KathyMullet
RonMullet
SusanOtcenas
MichaelRussell
Charlie White
KathyWhite
PaulWhitney

...all made completing the DRR Spring 200 km ACP brevet look easy. There were no DNFs and only one collapsed bridge.

It was a beautiful day in the Yakima valley with blue skies and very warm temperatures. Previous versions of this event have been cold, sometimes below freezing. This time we got temps over 60 F. Even the forecast strong winds we were dreading on SR22 out to Toppenish failed to arrive, with only a couple of windy sections early in the morning giving way to an afternoon of tailwind breezes. Lovely.

Our weather luck was balanced by flats misfortune with four (or was it five?) between us all. A small price to pay.

It was great to welcome lots of rando friends from out of town. Thanks for visiting and we're hoping you'll take home stories of how delicious the riding can be out this way and encourage more to follow your pioneering endeavors.

See you again on the 300 on March 19th.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

DRR Spring 400km ACP Brevet 4/30/2016


Details below!

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Organizer: Paul Whitney

Ride date: Saturday, 30th April, 2016

Sunrise: 05:43
Sunset: 20:05

Sign in from: 05:30 Sat
Start at: 06:00 Sat
Finish by: 09:00 Sun

Entry fee: $5

Start/Finish location: John Dam Plaza, Richland WA and/or Parking lot of Red Lion Inn, Richland WA (across the street from each other)


There will be riding in the dark. Lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be used.

There will be long sections well outside of cell phone coverage.

There will be information controls - please have a pen.

Questions? Use the contact form over there --->>
to get in touch.

Last year's excellent route is being (get ready for it...) re-cycled. The description from last year is still relevant.

Register to Ride

Who's riding? (your entry might not show up here for a few minutes)

Route Cue Sheet
Here is the cue sheet for the 2016 version - a slight slight update from 2015.


Map / GPS download

Sunday, February 21, 2016

DRR Spring 300km ACP Brevet 3/19/2016


Back by popular request, this will be the same NE Oregon route as last year. Last year's information is still relevant. The ride start and finish are in Hermiston, OR, which offers plenty of services and accommodation options.


*** Technology Update ***
Track Spots on this ride with Michal's marvellous map app.
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*** Weather Update ***
Looks like it will could be cold first thing in the morning (low 30s), but quickly warming up, with a high of ~ 60 F in the afternoon. Likely a breeze, not a wind, and a little cloudy, not wet. Pretty nice for March hereabouts.
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Organizer: Norm Carr

Ride date: Saturday, 19th March, 2016

Sunrise: 07:01
Sunset: 19:09

Sign in from: 05:30 Sat
Start at: 06:00 Sat
Finish by: 02:00 Sun

Free entry for RUSA members.

Start/Finish location:
Hermiston Plaza, Highway 395, Hermiston, OR
Hermiston Plaza has plenty of parking. The only thing open before 6am, however, will be the Shari's restaurant (24 hrs). Safeway is open 6am to 1am.

This is an unsupported ride with long distances (sometimes more than 50 miles/80 Kms) between services. Please prepare accordingly and carry sufficient clothes, tools and spares, and food and drink for your needs.

There will be riding in the dark. Lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be used.

Much of this route follows rural roads that serve working farms, so there can sometimes be muck, mud, gravel and other debris on the road surface. Please keep your head up and take care, especially if it's wet.

Be advised that outside of Hermiston and Pendleton and anywhere away from major highways (most of this route, in other words) it is very unlikely that you will receive a cell phone signal.

There will be information controls - please have a pen.

Questions? Use the contact form over there --->>
to get in touch.

Register to Ride                     Who's riding?

Route Cue Sheet

Map / GPS download

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DRR Spring 200km ACP Brevet 2/27/2016

Yep. It's Flat Yak. Again. Would be a shame to break with tradition. All welcome to our season-opening brevet.

This is a low-level course through the Yakima River valley out to an open control 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.

Mt Adams from Toppenish.

There's still a possibility of wintery weather at the end of Feb, and there's a good chance it could be chilly or windy. Bring extra layers and a weatherproof shell. 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, 27th February, 2016

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

Free entry to RUSA members.

Start/Finish location:
Starbucks, corner of Gage Blvd. & Keene Rd., Richland, WA 99352
(NOT the Starbucks inside Albertson's!).
Lots of parking available in Albertson's adjacent parking lot.

Sunrise: 06:40
Sunset: 17:39

As an early season ride there's a significant possibility of riding in the dark so lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be brought and used.

There will be information controls - please have a pen.

Register to ride            Who's riding?

Route cue sheet



Map / GPS download