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    2015 First-Time RUSA K-Hounds

    Is anyone on this forum (other than Eric) targeting the RUSA K-Hound Award for the first time this year?

    If so, please send me an email. Address: "skiffrun(at)yahoo(dot)com"

    Martin, RUSA...
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    Talk to Keith; he's done many rando rides and had...

    Talk to Keith; he's done many rando rides and had his share of struggles.

    Also, BobB, who had to skip the Tidewater 400 to attend a family funeral / memory service, usually has the kind of...
  3. Thread: First 400km

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    Yep, every non-rando will absolutely know that...

    Yep, every non-rando will absolutely know that you are crazy.
  4. Unless the cycle-confuser is VERY accurate, by...

    Unless the cycle-confuser is VERY accurate, by the time you get to 760-miles, you'll have wanted to reset the trip distance to only show the distance since the last control.


    There are these...
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    Are you going to do the April 11th Morrisville...

    Are you going to do the April 11th Morrisville 200k brevet? (27th ANNUAL NCBC BREVET SERIES)

    [The location on the website is correct, but the cue sheet and maps have not yet been updated to...
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    While not entirely car-free (I have had periods...

    While not entirely car-free (I have had periods of being car-free), I have ridden 9-miles, 15-miles, 20-miles, 22-miles to and again after Permanents, Perm-Populaires, and Brevets -- most of the...
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    I don't know about bikemig, but I'm doing the 200...

    I don't know about bikemig, but I'm doing the 200 on April 11th.
    But of course I refer to the NC: Raleigh Region 200, not an Arizona (?) event.

    Hmmn, I know Alan has to put in a detour from...
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    Let's back this up a bit. Contact the route...

    Let's back this up a bit.

    Contact the route owner, requesting a specific date and start time.

    Assuming the route owner responds, just do what they ask. ...
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    New members appear on the RUSA website...

    New members appear on the RUSA website more-or-less instantaneously with issuance of one's permanent RUSA #.

    American Randonneur is published every three months (or so). New member names and...
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    # 10486 ?

    # 10486 ?
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    WHY are you FORCING anything on a recovery ride. ...

    WHY are you FORCING anything on a recovery ride.

    For a recovery ride, go shorter on an easier course and SPIN and easy gear. Easy gear might only be one or two cogs easier than you'd ride if...
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    1. Someone that MikeD (first NC K-Hound, current...

    1. Someone that MikeD (first NC K-Hound, current RUSA prez, btw) talked into going for K-Hound late in the year, and (at least according to Joel) the ride distances just worked out to be exact. Joel...
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    A Perm, Phil? Did hell freeze over? (K-Hounds:...

    A Perm, Phil?
    Did hell freeze over? (K-Hounds: Oct-19: First-Time K-Hound Phil MacFarlane)

    I say, "if you're going to plan that definitively, you ought to target 10,000 rando kms exactly." ...
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    Jan-17: see immediately above & riders...

    Jan-17: see immediately above &

    riders checked-in & sent on their way (2 or 3 checked in after the official start -- they started late).
    1 day of ride registration.
    1 pre-reg rider did not...
  15. Have you tried meeting and talking with the local...

    Have you tried meeting and talking with the local randonneurs?

    SF is at the heart of huge concentration of USA randonneurs.
    They'd be able to SEE you in action on your bike, and give an...
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    In the U.S., the 2014 ACP brevet season ended on...

    In the U.S., the 2014 ACP brevet season ended on Oct-15. And the 2015 ACP brevet season began on Jan-01.

    I completed my first brevet of 2015 on Jan-03rd.
    A 200k -- NC: High Point Region. ...
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    ^ What river is that? In Iowa, yes? Ha! I...

    ^ What river is that? In Iowa, yes?

    Ha! I can tell I've been in NC for quite a long time. That looks like a "river" to North Carolina eyes, but looks like a wide creek if I use my...
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    Have you gotten on Tony's interested list? ...

    Have you gotten on Tony's interested list? (Bicycle for LIfe Taste of Carolina 1200k)
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    oh, yeah -- for 400's, 600's, & a Fleche, I've...

    oh, yeah -- for 400's, 600's, & a Fleche, I've put limited lightweight rain and cold gear in a shoe bag that I've carried on my back, looping the strings over my shoulders. That's been adequate. ...
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    Since August, I've been using no handlebar bag...

    Since August, I've been using no handlebar bag and no seatbag, either. I've been putting necessary stuff, including a spare tyre and a large tube of chamois butt'r in my pockets.

    I'll get a...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Oh, meant to include this: 2014 first-time...

    Oh, meant to include this:

    2014 first-time K-Hound Phil M. got to Hound status doing only brevets. He did six SR series. He also commented that he won't be doing six series again any time soon.
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    There are quite a few approaches to getting to...

    There are quite a few approaches to getting to and/or beyond 10-thousand kms:

    Grover Everett would only do one or two 200k brevets a year, rode enough 200+k permanents to keep his R-streak...
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    K-Hound in 2015?

    Sometime in the next couple or few weeks, a thread asking "what are your goals for 2015?" will appear.

    Well, for those among you that are RUSA members, and have "had K-Hound envy for a number of...
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    Although I am not familiar with the Suffolk to...

    Although I am not familiar with the Suffolk to Skippers course, I guarantee there ain't no climbing on that Suffolk to Skippers course. For a Texan, imagine a course from the southeast side of...
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