Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spring 300 Results

Spring 300 results are posted.

Robb Simmons

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. As usual, this is an unsupported brevet with no volunteers at controls.

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.

All controls will be OPEN or INFO (please have a pen).

Register to ride        Who's riding?

Route cue sheet (coming soon)

Map / GPS download

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.

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.

Register to ride        Who's riding?

Map / GPS download

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Solstice Ride, 12/22/2017

Friday December 22nd 2017.

(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.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall 200km Results

Norm Carr
Ian Hoffman
Shiggy Person
Stefanie Randolph
Tom Reimbolt
Graham Ross
Corey Thompson

all finished the fall 200km brevet. It was a lovely day in the valley. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Thanks all for coming out to ride with DRR.

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That's the last scheduled DRR ride for 2017. See you in 2018.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2018 is going to be a thing.

Winter is coming. Then the spring, and a whole new season of randonneuring in the Pacific Northwest. If you're on the edge of your seat and just can't wait, here's a wee preview of DRR's modest contribution to all the fun in 2018.

We've submitted our proposed schedule of ACP sanctioned brevets in 2018 to RUSA. DRR will be organizing a full Super Randonneur series again, with a mix of new and old routes, as follows.

  • March 10th, Paul be running the popular Hermiston-Pendleton-Hermiston-Pendleton-Hermiston Spring 300km.
  • April 14th will be a 400km run by Norm using a route yet to be decided.
  • May 19th will be a new fixture, a 200km out of Wenatchee, run by Shiggy, route yet to be decided.
  • September 8th will be a new 600km brevet run by Susan using a new route from Walla Walla to Whitefish, Montana.

That's just our list of officially sanctioned ACP brevets. Look for announcements about possible group permanent rides, RUSA brevets, and other fun stuff as they might appear according to DRR members' whim.

There isn't an early-season ACP 200 scheduled in 2018. We'll no doubt be riding something around that time, however, either locally or with west-side friends. Or both.

Over DRR's summer gap, there's lots going on elsewhere, including RUSA 20th anniversary rides, and the not insignificant option of SIR's Cascade 1200, so no need to go rideless. Remember the calendar is always there to help you find an event.

Watch for more info about all these events and more on this site as the time approaches.

Happy winter.