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    Senior Member Cadillac's Avatar
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    Red Deer 300 km brevet

    If you live near Red Deer, Alberta, you are invited to participate in the RD300.

    http://www.machka.net/2006/RD%20Brev...nouncement.htm

    The route is scenic yet relatively flat.
    View the pictures on this url
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    Nice.

    I think Alberta brevets should only count for half milage when compatred to British Columbia brevets since you have a lack of hills

    Looks fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarery
    Nice.

    I think Alberta brevets should only count for half milage when compatred to British Columbia brevets since you have a lack of hills

    Looks fun
    I've never been there but my first thought when I viewed the pics was 'no natural windbreak'... I'll bet the winds are unrelenting.

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    Just a few comments on the ride.

    1) The route is about 320 kms long, rather than the "usual" 300 kms. This allows riders to get a double century out of it, and makes up for the fact that there are no significant climbs.

    2) That said ... there's about 10 kms of flat stuff out there. The rest is all rollers of various shapes and sizes ... undulating ... small hills ... whatever you'd like to call them. 300 kms of up and down.

    3) Although the photos may not show much of a windbreak, there are actually a lot of trees on the route. If you've got a headwind though, you might be fighting that a bit, but if there's a crosswind, in most places you shouldn't have much of a battle ... or at least not an extended battle.

    4) And you'd have to keep an eye out for the hail. Yet another reason to wear a helmet.

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    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
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    It's done!!

    Here's the write-up ....

    http://www.machka.net/2006/2006_300_RedDeer.htm

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