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    I know a few people that have said something like...

    I know a few people that have said something like the following:

    "I knew my racing days were over when as I dived into the corner and I thought about my kids and realized I had important...
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    There are a LOT of Perms in Texas. Also, DD...

    There are a LOT of Perms in Texas.

    Also, DD puts on a lot of brevets in a calendar year. I haven't carefully checked, but I suspect that one could often get in 3, and sometimes 4, Series in a...
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    I think the "qualifying" distance went away AFTER...

    I think the "qualifying" distance went away AFTER 2008. (For example, see RUSA #2942 .)

    I'm speculating that the Texans had sufficient Permanents by 2007 so that they could do a different Perm...
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    I second the "here's an idea for you to implement...

    I second the "here's an idea for you to implement throng that disappears" comment.

    I used to be a veep & then prez (& just generally involved with running) a local running club -- 2 runnings,...
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    The "no duplicating" permanent rule allowed one...

    The "no duplicating" permanent rule allowed one to count a particular route in a given calendar year for R-streak purposes, but not for RUSA distance award purposes. (For example, see RUSA #1589 ,...
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    You could be the first K-Hound from Pennsylvania.

    You could be the first K-Hound from Pennsylvania.
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    2014 Taste of Carolina 1200

    Tony Goodnight just posted on the Taste of Carolina Facebook page (group?) that he can still accommodate a few more riders on the 1200.

    October is almost here. Hope ya'll have had a great summer...
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    K-Hound blog & First-time K-Hounds

    As a way of further promoting the idea of attaining K-Hound status & also advertising the honoring of first-time K-Hounds, I'm copying the following text from my email sent yesterday to the "randon...
  9. There are still a couple brevets on the Colorado...

    There are still a couple brevets on the Colorado schedule this year. Why not ride one or both of those?



    More likely to have others to ride with.
    And, although I don't know for sure,...
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    To the OP -- your definition is by far the...

    To the OP -- your definition is by far the simplest and most direct description of the difference between a brevet and permanent (RUSA defn's), and is a def'n that de-confuses the messy def'n that is...
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    RUSA membership -- not license. Btw, if you...

    RUSA membership -- not license.
    Btw, if you join on or after October 1st, you'll be paying for your 2015 membership, AND get the last 3-months of 2014 free.
    So ... my advice is: wait until...
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    Ha! I know who you are! No hellweeks in NC...

    Ha! I know who you are!

    No hellweeks in NC next year. TG is not that crazy, and neither is Alan.

    But I am very sure, T, that one will be able to get in full SR in NC by the end of February...
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    I see that the original question / subject of...

    I see that the original question / subject of this thread references "Rando events."

    In the USA, there are two types of "rando events" governed by "Randonneurs USA" -- Brevets & Permanents. ...
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    $20 a year. The database does include...

    $20 a year.



    The database does include the names and times for everyone. However, it is true that on-line, only the names (and times) of "then-current" RUSA members are shown.
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    IF you have a serious suggestion for RUSA,...

    IF you have a serious suggestion for RUSA, contact the board members or your RBA. Their email addresses are easily gotten off the RUSA website, and I think you'll find that a responsible contact...
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    I can only take about 40 minutes of "This...

    I can only take about 40 minutes of "This American Life" at a time.

    In 2011, my friend Robert didn't know about PBP until AFTER Jan-01-2011:
    ...
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    I've used both. Chamois Butt'r on the recommendation of my mechanic / bike shop owner. Lantiseptic on the recommendation of 4 local randonneurs, one of whom is the current RUSA prez. His take on...
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    Best dang sleep I've had in years -- lobby floor...

    Best dang sleep I've had in years -- lobby floor of the Currie, NC post office:
    Irregular Velo Adventures: May-14/15: Morrisville 600 km Brevet


    But on NC-210, I am dangerously nodding...
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    Parked cars!? You be riding the wrong roads! ...

    Parked cars!?

    You be riding the wrong roads!
    I seldom see a parked car (http://irregularveloadventures.blogspot.com/2010/11/nov-13-colorful-long-assault-on-flat.html).
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    As far as I know, the author of this series of...

    As far as I know, the author of this series of blog posts (Research Trailer Park: Search results for lantiseptic) still uses Lantiseptic almost exclusively. (As far as I know, the "Cap'n" is still...
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    For training --> just go ride. You'll...

    For training --> just go ride.

    You'll probably only need two gears on the Seagull ride --> one for when riding with a tailwind and one for riding into a headwind.

    I think you'll have adequate...
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    Sometimes it is just your "lucky day." You...

    Sometimes it is just your "lucky day."

    You only do 1 to 3 rides a year that are over 100k --> neither your brain nor your body has been trained or grown accustomed to dealing with the distance...
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    Slow down a little. Keep pedaling. Take a...

    Slow down a little.
    Keep pedaling.
    Take a wash cloth and use it to rinse your face (and maybe your arms) at every control. This is mostly psychological, but distance is mostly between the ears,...
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    Pickle juice and mustard do NOT prevent, nor do...

    Pickle juice and mustard do NOT prevent, nor do they "cure" cramps.

    I understand that current medical thinking is that a chemical in each tricks the brain into thinking that everything is okay...
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    Just to add to the "no one cares what your ride"...

    Just to add to the "no one cares what your ride" refrains --
    No one worth knowing cares what you ride.

    On occasion, we've had groups of fast bents (Bachettas (?)) come down from Ohio to do the...
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