Friday, April 20, 2018

Spring 200km ACP Brevet, 5/19/2018 - Wenatchee

*** Update 5/13/18 ***
Route, cue sheet and GPS all final.

Please sign up soon so we have an idea of numbers.

Weather is looking just about perfect.

Thanks
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New route Basin's Edge. New location (Wenatchee). Thanks to Shiggy for putting this one together. Going to be a fun one...

Follow the Columbia River to the edge of the basin.
Mostly on quiet back roads  we will travel past the Quincy Lakes on gravel, drop down Frenchman Coulee to the river, and climb back out. Head into the sagebrush step north of Quincy for a bit more gravel and return to East Wenatchee.
About 5300' of climbing. 14 miles of gravel (two sections). 32mm or wider tires recommended

Organizer: Shiggy

Ride date: Saturday, 19th May, 2018

Sign in from: 06:30

Start at: 07:00
Finish by: 20:30

Fee: tbd.

Start and Finish location:
14 Fraley Lane, E Wenatchee, WA.

Sunrise: 05:19

Sunset: 20:36

There will be some long stretches without services. Please ensure you are carrying enough food and drink for your needs. Away from towns cell phone coverage may be unavailable.

There will be several info controls (please have a pen).

Questions? You can comment below or use that form over there --->>

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Route cue sheet:
Google        RWGPS(pdf)


Map/GPS




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spring 400 Results

Spring 400 results have been submitted to RUSA.

GaryBaker
MatthewBell
BarryChase
WillDanicek
TrishKimbell
JeffMudrakoff
Roy Neifer
SusanOtcenas
Ed Person
TomReimbolt
GarySmith
Maciej Szarecki
KenWard

all completed, despite a chilly, wet morning and some difficult headwinds for some of the course. Thanks all for visiting DRR.

Many thanks to Cathy for the Starbuck control and Marcie for other helpful support.

Next up, 200 ACP kms out of Wenatchee, May 19th. See you there.


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spring 300 Results

Spring 300 results are posted.


KevinHumphreys
JohnKramer
KeithMoore
VincentSikorski
Robb Simmons
GarySmith
KarelStroethoff
PaulWhitney

all completed a chilly breezy course. But we managed some springtime sunshine too. And avoided rain. Well done all. See you on the 400.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring 400km 4/14/18


An oldie but a goody. Out to Kahlotus, up to Washtuca, over to Starbuck down to Walla Walla across to Hermiston and up over Plymouth Road back to Richland. Lots of empty desert scenery and a few small towns. Long distances without services - be ready to carry what you need - see the cue sheet for details.

Unusually for DRR, we expect to be able to provide a couple of controls personned by volunteers in a couple of more out-of-the-way places this time, but please plan on being self-reliant anyhow.

Organizer: Norm Carr

Ride date: Saturday, 14th April, 2018

Sign in from: 05:30
Start at: 4/14 06:00
Finish by: 4/15 09:00

Free entry to RUSA members.

Start and Finish location:
John Dam Plaza, Knight St, Richland, WA 99352
Parking is available in the big Richland Federal Building parking lot across the road and north on Jadwin Ave. Don't park in the plaza (there might be an event on), nor in the hotel parking lot across George Washington Way (they might tow you, unless you're staying there).

Sunrise: 06:10
Sunset: 19:44

There will be riding in the dark. Lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be carried and used. There will be an inspection at the start.

There will be some long stretches (>50 miles) without services. Please ensure you are carrying enough food and drink for your needs. Away from towns cell phone coverage is often unavailable.

There will be info controls (please have a pen).

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Spring 300km 3/10/2018


By popular demand, this year's spring 300 km brevet will be a replay of the quiet and scenic Hermiston-Pendleton-Hermiston-Pendleton-Hermiston route. The original description for this route is still valid. Please follow that link, read and digest if you're planning on joining us for this ride.

This early in the season there's a small risk that there will be snow or ice on the high parts of this route. We'll be watching the weather and might cancel or reschedule if it's looking very sketchy. Whatever the weather, it'll be a few degrees colder up in the hills than at the start/finish, so you'll be wise to bring an extra layer or two.

*** Update 2/25/18 ***
Did a wee bit of a pre-drive couple of days ago. Snow on the shoulders in many places but likely to be clear by the time we ride. Roads all open and clear.
The Umatilla Canyon Rd/Rieth Rd between Echo and Pendleton is very beaten up. More potholes and rocks in the road than last time I was down there. Take care and keep your eyes open along there.
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Organizer: Norm Carr

Ride date: Saturday, 10th March, 2017

Sign in from: 05:30
Start at: 3/10 06:00
Finish by: 3/11 02:00

Free entry to RUSA members.

Start and Finish location:
Shari's Restaurant, 800 S Hwy 395, Hermiston, OR 97838
Shari's is open 24 hours and there's plenty of parking available.

Sunrise: 06:16
Sunset: 17:57

There will be riding in the dark. Lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be carried and used. There will be an inspection at the start.

There will be some long-ish stretches (40-50 miles) without services. Please ensure you are carrying enough food and drink for your needs. Away from towns in NE OR cell phone coverage is often unavailable.

There will be information controls - please have a pen.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Solstice Ride, 12/22/2017

Friday December 22nd 2017.

*** RIDE CANCELLED ***
(ice and possible snow)


Current plan is to meet early afternoon for festive carbo-loading somewhere holiday-appropriate (Indian, Thai, Chinese?) and start riding late afternoon.

Route will be a group pop perm 100km or so and away from the hills, starting and finishing in Richland (so 5Cities3Rivers, then).

In the event of bad weather (chance of slippery stuff), we'll still do the eating part but skip the riding part.

All welcome as always of course.

Please let us know in advance if you'd like to join us.
You can use that form over there ===>>>

Saturday, October 21, 2017

DRR AGM 2017

DRR Annual meeting, ride and potluck.
Next Saturday, 10/28/17.

Mystery ride - because I haven't decided which route yet.
100km group permanent.
Starting at Roaster's Coffee, George Washington Way, 10am.

Potluck at Norm and Marcie's house,
6pm onwards.

All welcome.

Let me know if you're coming.