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Old 11-20-18, 07:38 PM
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I mentioned somewhere above that I'm planning to do a 1000 km brevet somewhere in 2019, and by "somewhere" I mean I don't know where or when. Obviously it has to be somewhere I can get. Less obviously, I'm looking for something that covers some ground, see some changes in the landscape. I mean, a route that starts each day at one place, and ends it a another one. Not the same place, if you get my drift. A big loop, or a point to point. Not what they call a "cloverleaf."

I understand that having all the riders and volunteers stay in the same hotel four nights in a row makes for manageable logistics, I understand the attraction to an organizer who reasons, "we can do this, and it's better to do this than to do nothing." Yes .That's good logic.

But that's not the logic that makes me want to ride a route. To speak plainly, I'm not interested.

So... for those of you with intel: can you direct me to the1000 km rides that aren't a cloverleaf? I know about LOL and it is a great ride, but I've already done that one.

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