Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Excuses, excuses.

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So, this last Saturday was the  4th annual running of the Dalles Mountain 60. I had been planning on doing the ride and then writing up an awesome recap of all the wacky shenanigans, but I unfortunately became sick last week, and opted out of both the ride, and the recap. Props to Saminal, who is the only Metropoloid to follow through and actually do it. Everyone else had an array of lame excuses ranging from being "sick" to "being on vacation in Belize". Yeah right, is that even a real country? Anyway, to make up for it, here are some similar bike related activities coming up, that I hope to attend.

First up this weekend is the inaugural Oregon Randonneurs ride of 2013, Ricky's Populaire. In randonneur speak, a "populaire" is a ride that won't be instantly fatal for a normal cyclist, ie 100K (or 62 miles if you live in 'Merica).

A little further down the road on April 6th is this, in the same neck of the woods as the Perry Roubaix, only longer and with more climbing.

And of course, if you aren't already planning on doing the Ronde Van Oest Portlandia, it's coming up on April 20th.
 Hope to see you out there!