Hi, all. I`ve been interrsted in randonneuring for a while, but only recently decided to give it a try. Just registered and sent in my check for 2013 RUSA membership (I want the damned pins!) I plan to make the Davis "Last Chance 200" on New Years eve my first event. Anybody else from this board ride with DBC? That`s the closest club to me, and their routes look pretty nice, but the bulk of them are in early spring, when I`m just barely comming out of semi hibernation- gonna try some anyway. I definitely plan to do the Last Chance (or the 01/01 First Chance, if the registration for it opens up in time) and probably try another 200 and a 300 next year, not sure if I`m ready to attempt a 400. Scheduling is going to have to work around a Feb or Mar tour that I can`t yet nail down dates for, but should be able to do that soon.
Any comments on the SF club? I see they still have two more rides scheduled for this year, though no information on start location or routes. From the information they provide on other routes, I can see that a lot of them look very challenging with mega climbing and a lot of offroad, so I would be hesitant to register for any of their rides without knowing what I was getting into.
Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa are also reasonably close to home. Anybody here ride with those groups?