Boy, it sure is quiet in the Pacific Northwest sub-forum these days. I guess you're all out riding (?).
In any case, time to do this: The Seattle Randonneurs and Cascade co-sponsor a Winter Training Series that kicks off this Saturday, January 9. Rides range from 36 miles to 81 miles, each Saturday until the end of February.
This gets you ready for the Feb. 28, when you can ride either the (a) Chilly Hilly or (b) the SIR's 100k Spring Populaire (unfortunate this year that both of these events are on the same day).
Details of the Winter Training Series (maps, ride starts, cue sheets, etc.) are here:
Anyone else going? I'm planing to make a few of these, depending on time/travel/weather...
Here's the schedule:
1/9/10. 36 m Redmond, Carnation, Union Hill, Redmond
1/16/10. 54 m Stanwood - Camano Island - Stanwood
1/23/10. 43 m Southcenter, Des Moines, Dash Point
1/30/10. 71 m Snohomish, Marysville, Happy Valley, Arlington
2/6/10. 44 m Hills of Bothell, Kirkland, and Woodinville
2/13/10. 70 m Auburn, Lake Tapps, Orting,Carbonado, Buckley
2/20/10 81 m. Redmond, North Bend, Issaquah