OK, time to get lose those holiday pounds. The joint Cascade / SIR winter training series starts again January 8.
I've done a couple of these rides each of the past two years, and will hope to make a few this year as well. Great mix of rides; varying terrain; nice routes. And a very nice group of riders.
Here's a link to the schedule -- rules, expectations also on the SIR site:
Ride / Date/ Route/ Start/ Distance
1 1/8/11 Redmond-Carnation ( Sammamish Valley Cycles) 36 miles
2 1/15/11 Camano Island (Stanwood Haggen) 54 miles
3 1/22/11 Southcenter-Dash Point (Southcenter Starbucks) 43 miles
4 1/29/11 Snohomish--Arlington (Top Foods - Snohomish) 71 miles
5 2/5/11 Vashon Island (Fauntleroy/Lincoln Park ) 44 miles
6 2/12/11 Auburn-Orting (Auburn Fred Meyers ) 70 miles
7 2/19/11 Conway-- Chuckanut (Conway- TBD ) 85 miles
8 2/26/11 Greater Seattle Century (CBC Office) 100 miles
[Note that the Chilly Hilly this year is on Sunday February 27]
Then on March 5 the SIR will sponsor their annual Spring Populaire -- a 100k brevet, an intro to randoneering for all riders, whether SIR members or not. Not sure if this year's route has been announced; usually it's hilly.