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Old 03-18-19, 10:51 AM
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Pennsylvania Randonneurs kicked off the 2019 SR series yesterday with a 200 km ride that was pretty extreme.

I saw @unterhausen, @iTrod, @seajaye, @greg3rd48, and a few dozen other riders. There was a fatbike and a tadpole tricycle with faring, and a lot of variety among the other bikes we well. It was a big roster. 41 starting Saturday morning, I'm told this is the most riders ever on a PA Randonneurs brevet.

The route was hilly and the day was windy, not very warm. Big hills, little hills, steep hills, some steeper than others. And unrelenting wind with a sneaky way of changing direction now and then so it always felt like a headwind.

Oof. That was a hard ride, but almost everyone finished.
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