With Easter just around the corner, it's getting to be that time of year again, so post your fleche plans, questions, and tales of glory here.
I rode my first fleche last year as part of a 5-machine team that cranked out 560K in Ontario on a perfect spring day. This year's ride will be 130K shorter and not at all performance-oriented (really, no randonneuring event should be, IMO), but still involves a double-crossing of the Cascades so there will be lots of adventure!
What, you say, is a fleche? See http://www.rusa.org/teamrando.html.
For those of use South of the Border, note a rule change for this year: RUSA no longer permits out-and-back segments for anything other than geetting in and out of a controle. The correct rule is stated in the current issue of American Randonneur; the rules on the RUSA site (which discourage, but do not prohibit out-and-back routes or segments) have not as of this writing been reflected to update the change.